Begin to ship your belongings for Summer EFS
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.
Begin to ship your belongings for fall semester
Dual degree acceptance notifications
Students accepted to the Brown|RISD Dual Degree program will be notified by Brown University.
Summer EFS classes run
If you're participating in the Summer Experimental and Foundation Studies program 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.
Pre-Orientation Service Experience application release
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.
POSE application due
Students who apply for POSE will be notified of their acceptance by mid-July.
Summer EFS move out
Cultural Community Survey deadline
Offered by the Office of Intercultural Student Engagement (ISE), this survey is an opportunity to share your background so ISE can best tailor programs and services to your needs.
Please check back soon for the Cultural Community Survey.
BRDD students move in
Brown|RISD Dual Degree students move into their first-year housing at RISD and participate in BRDD Pre-Orientation.
Brown classes begin
For a listing of all important academic dates, see the 2017-2018 academic calendar.