Welcome to RISD!
We are excited to meet you and welcome you in to the RISD community! Please carefully review the checklist below. This page will be updated throughout the summer with new information, so please visit frequently.
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Monday, June 6, 2016
Deadline to submit Housing application to Residence Life
Housing Addendum to receive Accommodation in Residence Life due (only for students requesting accommodations based on a disability. Contact email@example.com with questions.)
Monday, June 13, 2016
ID card photo deadline
Submit a photo that meets the following requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A high quality, clear color photo with a plain light colored background
A front view of your whole face ALONE
Taken within the last three months
No hat or dark glasses
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Summer Orientation begins (only for transfer students participating in Summer Foundation Studies and graduate students enrolled in MDes Interior Studies or MARCH Architecture programs).
Friday, June 17, 2016
Health Form due (for all new students).
Monday, June 27, 2016
P.O.S.E. applications due (optional; first year students who are not attending International Orientation or participating in Brown| RISD Dual Degree only)
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Cultural Community Survey due. This survey is administered by the Office of Intercultural Student Engagement (ISE). Please take this opportunity to share your background, so ISE can best tailor programs and services to your needs.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Summer health insurance waiver due (optional, only for transfer students enrolled in Summer Foundation Studies who do not want to participate in RISD's health insurance plan).
Monday, August 1, 2016
Application for Disability Services Form due (only for students requesting accommodations based on a disability.)
RISD Summer Reading was distributed. These readings will be a focus of discussion when you arrive on campus in September.
Monday, August 15, 2016
Health insurance waiver deadline (optional, only for students who do not want to participate in RISD's health insurance plan for the 2016-2017 academic year)
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Students participating in Pre-Orientation Service Experience (P.O.S.E.) move in.
P.O.S.E. programming begins
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Brown|RISD Dual Degree (BRDD) class of 2021 moves in
Brown|RISD Dual Degree welcome events
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Brown|RISD Dual Degree pre-orientation events (through September 2)
New International Students move in
International Orientation begins. International Orientation is required for international students who require a visa to study in the US. If you do not require a U.S. visa but consider yourself part of the international student community and want to attend International Orientation, please email email@example.com.
Sunday, September 4 – Wednesday, September 7, 2016
New Student Orientation begins. All first-year undergraduate students, including those who have participated in Summer Orientation, BRDD pre-orientation, P.O.S.E. and International Orientation, participate.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
RISD classes begin. For a listing of all important academic dates, see the 2016-2017 academic calendar.