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Spring 2017 Course Withdrawal Deadline April 13

This is a reminder that the Spring 2017 Course Withdrawal deadline is
Thursday, April 13.

Course withdrawal forms are available in the Registrar’s Office, 20 Prov Wash, 1st Floor. If you intend to withdraw from a course, you must submit an instructor signed “Course Withdrawal Form” to the Registrar’s Office by 4:30pm April 13. A grade of “W” will be recorded on the permanent record, which does not count negatively in the RISD grade point average.

Midterm Grades and Evaluations

Midterm grading/warning  is available for Spring 2017 and is primarily to provide early notification for students not doing satisfactory work.  All midterm warnings must be submitted on WebAdvisor by Friday, April 7.  

Faculty have the ability to enter mid-term grades/warnings  and evaluations directly in WebAdvisor.  Every “U” grade (unsatisfactory) assigned must be accompanied by a corresponding Midterm Warning comment.   Faculty may also wish to enter comments for students in other circumstances, such as those doing exceptionally well (in this case no grade need be entered).

View the following instructional videos at the links below for an overview of entering these grades and comments:
Faculty Entering Midterm Warnings/Evaluations
Advisors Viewing Midterm Warnings/Evaluations and Final Evaluation Narratives
Students Viewing Midterm Warnings/Evaluations and Final Evaluation Narratives

Faculty Office Hours

View the Spring 2017 Faculty Office Hours
Students, signed in to their RISD google accounts, can consult this list to find the office hours and location of their faculty advisors.

Student Planning Online Registration Tool

Student Planning is available for students and advisors!  The web-based tool integrates degree planning, registration, scheduling and advising.

All students are encouraged to access Student Planning prior to the upcoming Wintersession registration.  Login to Student Planning directly at this link: or through WebAdvisor ( and click the link for ‘Student Planning’.

Watch the following short video tutorial series to familiarize yourself with the many features and benefits.

For Students:
Tutorial 1: Introduction to Student Planning & Registration
Tutorial 2  Student Planning: Preparing for Registration
Tutorial 3: Student Planning: Registering for Classes

For Advisors:
Tutorial 4: Student Planning for Advisors

FAQs are available on this site at Student Planning.

Questions about navigating Student Planning:
Contact the Office of the Registrar (401) 454-6151 or email

Questions about access:
Contact the Service Desk of the Office of Information Technology (401) 454-6106 or email

Questions about specific degree requirements:
Contact your Academic Advisor.