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Summer 2021 Important Dates

The Summer 2021 Semester runs June 1st – August 31st. Please review important dates below. For a complete list of dates for the academic year, please refer to the Academic Calendar by clicking here.

Summer 2021 Important Dates:
June 14 – Master of Arts in Adaptive Reuse program courses begin (Hybrid)
June 18 – RISD Offices and Library Closed (observance of Juneteenth)
July 5 – Master of Landscape Architecture program courses begin (Hybrid)
*Master of Design (Adaptive Reuse) program courses begin (Hybrid)
*Master of Design (Exhibition and Narrative Environments) program courses begin (Hybrid)
*English for Art and Design Summer Course begins (Online)
*RISD Offices and Library Closed (Observance of July 4th)
July 6 – Master of Arts in Teaching Summer Program courses begin (Online)
*Orientation for Summer Foundation Program courses begin (Online)
July 7 – Summer Foundation Program courses begin (Online)
July 12 – Master of Architecture Summer Program courses begin (Online)
August 2 –  Fall 2021 Web Registration for New Graduate and New Transfer Students
August 9 – Remembrance Day; Offices and Library Open, Classes Held
August 31 – Summer 2021 Degree Conferral Date

Zoom Drop-in Hours Begin September 21st

Beginning the week of September 21, the Registrar’s Office will hold weekly Zoom hours.

Zoom Drop-In Hours for 2020/2021:

**NOTE: Only users accessing Zoom with an or an email address will be able to access these meetings.**

Tuesday 9:00 AM-11:00 AM EST

Thursday 1:00PM-3:00PM EST

Students are welcome to drop by during these times to speak with a member of the Registrar’s staff. Meetings longer than 15 minutes will need an appointment.

Registrar’s Office Working Remotely

The Registrar’s office is available remotely. Please contact for assistance.

Please visit RISD’s site for additional details regarding returning to campus and what you need to know.

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 registration.  Login to Student Planning directly at this link:

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 Information Technology Services at (401) 454-6106 or email

Questions about specific degree requirements:
Contact your Academic Advisor.