Category Archives: Fall Semester

Fall 2021 Semester Important Dates

The Fall 2021 semester begins on 9/8/21 and ends on 12/14/21.

Wednesday, Sept. 8:

  • RISD courses begin – Add/Drop period (through 9/15/21) – review the process for Add/Drop here
  • Brown courses begin – RISD students may register for Brown classes (review the process here)

Wednesday, Sept 15:

  • Last day to add or drop a course
  • Internship application deadline through RISD Careers

Thursday, Sept. 16 : Course Withdrawal “W” grade period begins
Tuesday, November 2: Final date to withdraw from a course, “W” Grade
Friday, December 3: Last day degree program classes
Tuesday, December 7: Liberal Arts and Graduate Commons Exam Day
Wednesday, December 8 – Tuesday, December 14: Crit Week
Tuesday, December 14: Final Day of Fall Semester
Friday, December 17: Final Grades due for Fall Semester

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