Category Archives: Fall Semester

Fall 2022 Semester Important Dates

The Fall 2022 semester begins on 9/7/22 and ends on 12/14/22.

Wednesday, September 7:

  • RISD courses begin – Add/Drop period (through 9/14/22) – review the process for Add/Drop here
  • Brown courses begin – RISD students may register for Brown classes (review the process here)

Wednesday, September 14:

  • Last day to add or drop a course
  • Brown Cross-registration forms must be submitted no later than 5:00PM
  • Internship application deadline through RISD Careers

Thursday, September 15 : Course Withdrawal period begins, “W” grade
Wednesday, November 2: Final date to withdraw from a course, “W” grade
Monday, December 5: Fall 2022 degree program classes end
Wednesday, December 7: Liberal Arts and Graduate Commons Exam Day
Thursday, December 8 – Wednesday, December 14: Crit Week
Wednesday, December 14: Final Day of Fall Semester
Monday, December 19: Final Grades due for Fall Semester

See all important academic calendar dates in the full academic calendar published here

Registration Instructions for Incoming Transfers & Graduate Students

Web registration for incoming Transfer and Graduate students opens Monday, August 1, 2022 at 10:00AM and remains open through Sunday, September 4, 2022.

Note: Incoming freshmen do not register on August 1 as freshmen schedules are created by the Divisions of EFS and Liberal Arts. Read more about freshmen schedules here.

Students in the MA in Design Engineering (MADE) program, please review the information here for registration information.

Viewing Your Schedule
You should check your schedule first before you register for any additional courses. You can view your schedule online through Student Planning. This page provides step-by-step instructions on how to find your schedule in Student Planning.

Course Modalities
Courses have a modality type of in-person instruction, hybrid instruction, or online instruction. You can view the modality type in the ‘location’ information in each course, or you can filter by modality when searching. For more information, refer to our webpage on course modalities.

Major Required Courses
In most cases, you have already been pre-registered into your major required courses by your major department. Major required courses are managed by each Academic Department. Any questions about those courses should be discussed with your department, since you cannot add or drop them online. Contact info for departments can be found at

Student Planning (web-registration system):
It is recommended that you watch the YouTube videos below to familiarize yourself with Student Planning prior to registration.
Student Planning: Introduction
Student Planning: Planning Classes for Registration
Student Planning: Registering for Classes

Additional registration information and navigation instructions are available: