April 8 (Weds): Final date to withdraw from a course with “W” grade
May 13 (Wed): Last day of Spring Semester degree program classes
May 15 (Fri): Liberal Arts and Graduate Studies exams
May 18 – 22: Studio Review Days
May 22 (Fri): Last day- Spring term
May 26 (Tues): Grades due by noon, graduating students
May 30 (Sat.): RISD Commencement 2015
June 1 (Mon): Grades due, non graduating students
June 15 (Mon): Faculty narratives of students due on WebAdvisor
See the Academic Calendar for other important dates.
Tuesday, September 8— Convocation
Thursday, September 10— Fall semester classes begin
Monday, October 12 (Columbus Day)— Degree program classes will NOT be held
Tuesday, December 8— Last Day of Classes Wednesday classes will meet this day. Tuesday classes will NOT be held this day.
This meeting session is not a conflict with Tuesday classes as the last Tuesday class session is December 1, 2015. A calendar adjustment is necessary to ensure that Tuesday and Wednesday classes meet the proper number of times for the semester.
Suggested Crit Schedule (provides one week between last class day and crit day)
As departments set their own crit times, please confirm the actual crit day for a given class with the instructor once classes begin.
Dec 9 Wednesday— crits for Tuesday classes
Dec 10 Thursday—crits for Thursday classes
Dec 11 Friday—crits for Friday classes
Dec. 14 Monday—LA and Grad studies exams
Dec 15 Tuesday—crits for Monday classes
Dec 16 Wednesday—crits for Wednesday classes
See the full 2015-16 Academic Calendar for other important dates.