Important dates

May

6

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You can access the Housing Portal starting May 6 through the link below (your RISD username and password are your login credentials). Once logged in you’ll be able to begin your housing application. You will share information about your lifestyle preferences and connect with potential roommates. The application process will remain open through May. In late May, you and your selected roommate will be given a time slot and instructions on how to select a room. Continue to check your RISD email and participate in webinars to learn more about this process.

If you have a medical need that requires a housing accommodation, please follow the Medical Housing Accommodation guidelines in addition to completing the housing application. We also offer a range of housing options for transgender and gender non-conforming residents. If you are interested in learning more about these options, please contact Anu Meschisen, Associate Director for Housing Operations.

More information about the selection process can be found on the FAQ page for first-year students.

May

1

Begin to ship your belongings for Summer EFS arrow clothed

Students participating in Summer Experimental and Foundation Studies should ship their items directly to RISD. Please check out the "For Transfer Students" section of the detailed instructions for new students provided by Mail Services.

RISD has partnered with Jones Storage to meet your storage needs for your belongings between the end of SEFS and the start of the fall semester.

May

6

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During the first year of enrollment in the Dual Degree Program, all students reside in RISD housing. At RISD, all first-year students live together. In addition, Dual Degree Program students are housed together within the first-year buildings to provide an additional opportunity for mutual support.

You can access the Housing Portal starting May 6 through the link below (your RISD username and password are your login credentials). Once logged in you’ll be able to begin your housing application. You will share information about your lifestyle preferences and connect with potential roommates. The application process will remain open through May. In late May, you and your selected roommate will be given a time slot and instructions on how to select a room. Continue to check your RISD email and participate in webinars to learn more about this process.

If you have a medical need that requires a housing accommodation, please follow the Medical Housing Accommodation guidelines in addition to completing the housing application. We also offer a range of housing options for transgender and gender non-conforming residents. If you are interested in learning more about these options, please contact Anu Meschisen, Associate Director for Housing Operations.

More information about the selection process can be found on the FAQ page for first-year students

May

22

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Submit a nonrefundable enrollment deposit of $500 to reserve your space (this is applied to your first tuition bill). Please use our secure online site to pay your deposit by credit card or authorize a bank transfer from your checking or savings account via the link below. You’ll need to indicate your name, RISD student ID number and the semester you will enroll (as indicated in your acceptance letter). All future tuition bills and other fees can be paid at this site as well.

June

1

Housing portal opens arrow clothed

You can access the Housing Portal starting June 1 through the link below (your RISD username and password are your login credentials). Once logged in you’ll be able to begin your housing application. You will share information about your lifestyle preferences and connect with potential roommates. The application process will remain open through May. In late May, you and your selected roommate will be given a time slot and instructions on how to select a room. Continue to check your RISD email and participate in webinars to learn more about this process.

If you have a medical need that requires a housing accommodation, please follow the Medical Housing Accommodation guidelines in addition to completing the housing application. We also offer a range of housing options for transgender and gender non-conforming residents. If you are interested in learning more about these options, please contact Anu Meschisen, Associate Director for Housing Operations.

More information about the selection process can be found on the FAQ page for transfer students.

June

5

Housing applications due

June

7

Transcript deadline arrow clothed

Have your final college transcript sent to the Admissions Office as soon as possible. RISD requires all transfer students to have satisfactorily completed at least the first or freshman year at a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.

June

13

Summer Studies students move in arrow clothed

If you're participating in Summer Studies you can expect to receive a notification from Residence Life about summer housing after you fill out an application in the housing portal.

June

13-15

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If you're participating in Summer Studies you are required to attend an orientation program in the summer as well as the general orientation for new students in September (detailed schedule forthcoming).

June

1

Housing applications due

July

1

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RISD Health Services requires all new students to submit health forms. Please be aware that your registration is not considered complete until your completed and signed forms have been received by Health Services. Students who have not submitted completed health forms will not be able to receive their course schedule and begin attending classes.

June

18

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First-year and transfer students may apply for the Pre-Orientation Service Experience (POSE), an intensive five-day program prior to New Student Orientation that fosters incoming student engagement with the community around campus. This program empowers you to use art and design to make a difference in the world and creates a foundation for your continued involvement in community service during your time at RISD.

Applications are reviewed during a 1-2 week period after the deadline and students will be notified of acceptance shortly thereafter. On average, 65-70% of applicants are accepted to the POSE program.

In order to access the POSE application below, please sign into your RISD gmail account.

July

10

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RISD Health Services requires all new students to submit health forms. BRDD students are also required to fill out and submit Brown's health forms to their Health Services office.

Brown|RISD Dual Degree students may use the health and counseling services of either institution, regardless of where the student resides. Students will pay Brown’s health services and health insurance fees.

July

1

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Have your final transcript for this year sent to RISD's Admissions Office and Brown's Office of College Admission. Both RISD and Brown require all incoming freshmen to have satisfactorily completed secondary school.

Jun/Jul

17-27

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If you're participating in the Summer Studies you will take three studios: Drawing, Design and Spatial Dynamics. Led by EFS faculty with wide-ranging backgrounds in art and design, courses are structured to encourage a creative process that is fundamental to all departments at RISD.

June

29

Summer health insurance waiver deadline arrow clothed

This is optional and is only for those transfer students enrolled in Summer Experimental and Foundation Studies who do not want to participate in RISD's health insurance plan.

July

1

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Have your final transcript for the year sent to Admissions. RISD requires all incoming first-year students to have satisfactorily completed secondary school.

July

13

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Students who apply for POSE will be notified of their acceptance by mid-July.

July

27

Summer Studies students move out

July

31

ID card photo deadline arrow clothed

Details about how to submit an ID photo forthcoming.

July

31

ID card photo deadline arrow clothed

Details for how to submit an ID card photo forthcoming.

August

14

Fall health insurance waiver deadline arrow clothed

The waiver is optional and is only for students who do not want to participate in RISD's health insurance plan for the 2019/20 academic year.

August

15

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Financial arrangements need to be in place by August 15 to avoid any registration issues and/or late fees.

August

29

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Brown|RISD Dual Degree students move into their first-year housing at RISD and participate in BRDD Pre-Orientation.

August

29-31

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Brown|RISD Dual Degree students attend BRDD Pre-Orientation, a program organized jointly by RISD and Brown, in addition to the general new student orientations at both RISD and Brown.

August

29

Project Thrive students move in

August

30-31

Project Thrive Orientation

August

28

POSE participants move in arrow clothed

Open to first-year and transfer students, POSE (Pre-Orientation Service Experience) is an intensive five-day program prior to new student orientation that fosters incoming student engagement with communities around campus. More information about how to apply to POSE will be shared in the spring.

Aug/Sep

30-2

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Open to first-year and transfer students, POSE (Pre-Orientation Service Experience) is an intensive five-day program prior to new student orientation that fosters incoming student engagement with the community around campus. Students who submit their POSE applications will be notified mid-July of their acceptance.

August

28-31

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Incoming international students move into their accommodations on August 28 when International Student Orientation begins (detailed schedule forthcoming).

Aug/Sep

30-2

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This orientation is required for international students who require a visa to study in the US. If you do not require a US visa but consider yourself part of the international student community and want to attend International Student Orientation, please fill out the following form. Assistant Director of Orientation & Student Programs Marisa Iovino will follow up with you. If you have any questions please contact orientation@risd.edu.

September

1-4

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BRDD students participate in select events within Brown's orientation.

September

1-4

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Students who haven't participated in POSE or orientation for international students may move into their accommodations on September 1 when New Student Orientation begins (detailed schedule forthcoming).

September

2-5

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All new students are asked to participate, including those who went through summer, Brown|RISD Dual Degree, POSE and international student orientations.

September

5

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For a listing of all important academic dates, see Brown's academic calendar page and select the "2018-2019" tab.

September

5

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For a listing of important academic dates, see the calendar below.

October

11-13

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During RISD Weekend, alumni, parents, students and friends get together on campus for a celebration of everything that makes RISD extraordinary—the people, the studios, the conversation, the work. The two and a half day event features a mix of exhibitions, panels, talks, tours and demonstrations—along with plenty of other opportunities to engage with the campus and its incredible mix of artists and designers.


December

13

Fall semester classes end

There are no events at this time.