Welcome to RISD!

RISD Orientation Leaders

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                              

 Housing Portal Opens

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  bboyne@risd.edu with questions.)

Monday, June 13, 2016

ID card photo deadline 

Submit a photo that meets the following requirements to campusid@risd.edu.

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
JPEG format

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 oiss@risd.edu. 

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