Academic Calendar

Summer 2016
April 1 - 21, 2016 Fri. - Thurs. Pre-registration for Summer courses.
April 22 - May 2, 2016 Fri. - Mon. Summer registration closed for Fall registration (online via Banner for continuing students).
May 3 - June 29, 2016 Tues. - Wed. Late registration period for Summer courses.
June 26, 2016 Sun. Residence halls open.
June 27, 2016 Mon. Summer Session begins.
June 29, 2016 Wed. Last day to change courses. (All students MUST be in their registered courses by Thursday, June 30.)
July 4, 2016 Mon. Independence Day holiday. No University exercises.
July 12, 2016 Tues. Last day to change grade options.
Aug 6 - 9, 2016 Sat. - Tues. Reading period.
August 9, 2016 Tues. Last day to drop a course. Last day to initiate a Course Performance Report via ASK.
Aug 10 - Aug 12, 2016 Wed. - Fri. Final examination period.
August 12, 2016 Fri. Summer Session ends.
August 13, 2016 Sat. Residence halls close.
Fall 2016
Aug. 1, 2016 Mon. Last day for payment of charges.
Sept. 2, 2016 Fri. Beginning of Graduate School Orientation.
Sept. 3, 2016 Sat. Beginning of College Orientation.
Sept. 6, 2016 Tues. Opening Convocation at 4:00 p.m. Registration of new students for the first semester (7:00 pm to midnight).
Sept. 7, 2016 Wed. Classes of the first semester begin. Web registration begins at 8:00 a.m.
Sept. 8, 2016 Thurs. First day of RISD Fall Session.
Sept. 15, 2016 Thurs. Last day to register for a Fall RISD course without a fee or change a grade option for a Fall RISD course - (5:00 p.m. deadline).
Sept. 20, 2016 Tues. Last day to add a course without a fee. (5:00 p.m. deadline.) The web will be taken down for approximately one hour. Once relaunched, all course adds require Instructor override and will be charged late fee of $15 per course.
Oct. 4, 2016 Tues. Last day to add a course (includes late fee), change from audit to credit, or change a grade option declaration (5:00 p.m. deadline).
Oct. 10, 2016 Mon. Indigenous Peoples' Day. No University exercises.
Oct. 11, 2016 Tues. Date by which sophomores entering their 5th semester must file their concentration declaration forms via ASK to avoid having a No Concentration hold placed against their Banner registration (5:00 pm deadline).
Oct. 14, 2016 Fri. Mid-semester deadline. Last day to change from credit to audit in a course (5:00 p.m. deadline).
Oct. 15, 2016 Sat. Deadline for students currently on leave to apply for readmission for Semester II.
Oct. 17 - Oct. 28, 2016 Mon.- Fri. Advising period for spring pre-registration. Students in their first through third semesters will need to procure their advising PIN from their advisor in order to register.
Oct. 27, 2016 Thurs. Date by which advisors must approve sophomore submitted concentrations in ASK to avoid having a No Concentration hold placed against the student's Banner registration. (5:00 pm deadline).
Nov. 1 - 8, 2016 Tues. - Tues. Registration for Semester II. (Note: No student will be permitted to register for his or her fifth semester unless an approved declaration of concentration has been filed.)
Nov. 4 , 2016 Fri. Deadline for submission of proposals for undergraduate group study projects (GISPs) for Semester II.
Nov. 8, 2016 Tues. End of the pre-registration period.  
Nov. 23 - 27, 2016 Wed. - Sun. Thanksgiving recess beginning Wednesday at noon.
Nov. 28, 2016 Mon. Classes resume.
Dec. 1, 2016 Thurs. Deadline for undergraduates to declare a leave for Semester II.
Dec. 3, 2016 Sat. Midyear Completion Celebration at 4:00 p.m. in Salomon De Ciccio Family Auditorium. Reception to follow in Sayles Hall.
Dec. 7, 2016 Weds. Last day of Fall RISD classes.
Dec. 8 - 12, 2016 Thurs. - Mon. Reading Period (optional and at the discretion of the instructor.)
Dec. 12, 2016 Mon. Classes end for courses not observing the Reading Period. Last day to drop a course (5:00 p.m. deadline) or to request an incomplete from an instructor. Last day for advisors to approve second or third concentrations in ASK for students in their penultimate semester(for most students this is 7th semester) who are declaring a second/third concentration(5:00 p.m. deadline). *Any declarations not advisor approved and recorded in Banner by the Office of the Registrar by the 5:00 p.m. deadline will not be honored. Last day to initiate a Course Performance Report via ASK.
Dec. 13 - 21, 2016 Tues. - Wed. Final Examination Period.
Winter 2017
Oct. 5 - Oct. 18, 2016 Wed. - Tue. Registration for Wintersession courses.
Oct 19 - Nov 8, 2016 Fri. - Mon. Wintersession registration closed for Spring registration.
Nov. 9 - Nov. 14, 2016 Wed. - Mon. Late registration period for Wintersession courses with late fee (5:00 p.m. deadline).
December 15, 2016 Thurs. Wintersession tuition due.
December 22, 2016 Thurs. Wintersession online courses begin
January 2, 2017 Mon. Residence halls open (for students registered for Wintersession classes only).
January 3, 2017 Tue. Wintersession begins (face-to-face courses). Verney-Woolley opens.
January 6, 2017 Fri. Last day to change a grade option declaration.
January 16, 2017 Mon. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. No University exercises.
January 20, 2017 Fri. Last day to drop a course or request an incomplete from an instructor. Last day to initiate a Course Performance Report via ASK.
January 23, 2017 Mon. Final examinations. Wintersession ends.
Spring 2017
Jan. 1, 2017 Sun. Last day for payment of charges.
Jan. 4, 2017 Wed. First day of RISD Winter Session.
Jan. 11, 2017 Wed. Last day to register for a Winter RISD course without a fee or change a grade option for a Winter RISD course (5:00 p.m. deadline).
Jan. 16, 2017 Mon. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. No University exercises.
Jan. 24, 2017 Tues. Registration of new students for the second semester (4:00 pm to midnight).
Jan. 25, 2017 Wed. Classes of the second semester begin. Web registration begins at 8:00 am. Theses of candidates for Masters and Ph.D. degrees in May (on Semester I registration fee) are due.
Feb. 7, 2017 Tues. Last day to add a course without a fee. (5:00 p.m. deadline) The web will be taken down for approximately one hour. Once relaunched, all course adds require Instructor override and will be charged late fee of $15 per course.
Feb. 7, 2017 Tues. Last day of Winter RISD classes.
Feb. 16, 2017 Thurs. First day of RISD Spring Session.
Feb. 18 - 21, 2017 Sat. - Tues. Long weekend. No University exercises.
Feb. 22, 2017 Wed. Classes resume. Last day to add a course (includes late fee), change from audit to credit, or change a grade option declaration (5:00 p.m. deadline).
Feb. 23, 2017 Thurs. Last day to register for a Spring RISD course without a fee or change a grade option for a Spring RISD course (5:00 p.m. deadline).
March 10, 2017 Fri. Mid-semester deadline. Last day to change from credit to audit in a course (5:00 p.m. deadline).
Mar. 25 - Apr. 2, 2017 Sat. - Sun. Spring Recess.
April 1, 2017 Sat. Deadline for students currently on leave to apply for readmission for Semester I. Date by which sophomores entering their 5th semester must file their concentration declaration forms via ASK to avoid having a No Concentration hold placed against their Banner registration. (5:00 pm deadline).
April 3, 2017 Mon. Classes resume.
Apr. 3 - Apr. 14, 2017 Mon. - Fri. Advising period for fall pre-registration. Students in their first through third semesters will need to procure their advising PIN from their advisor in order to register.
April 7, 2017 Fri. Deadline for submission of proposals for undergraduate group study projects (GISPs) for Semester I.
April 13, 2017 Thurs. Date by which advisors must approve sophomore submitted concentrations in ASK to avoid having a No Concentration hold placed against the student's Banner registration. (5:00 pm deadline).
April 18 - 25, 2017 Tues. - Tues. Registration for Semester I, 2017-18. (Note: No student will be permitted to register for his or her fifth semester unless an approved declaration of concentration has been filed.)
April 25, 2017 Tues. End of the pre-registration period.  
April 28 - May 9, 2017 Fri. - Tues. Reading Period (optional and at the discretion of the instructor).
May 1, 2017 Mon. Deadline for undergraduates to declare a leave for Semester I. Theses of candidates for Masters and Ph.D. degrees in May due.
May 9, 2017 Tues. Classes end for courses not observing the Reading Period. Last day to drop a course (5:00 p.m. deadline) or to request an incomplete from an instructor. Last day for advisors to approve second or third concentrations in ASK for students in their penultimate semester(for most students this is 7th semester) who are declaring a second/third concentration(5:00 p.m. deadline). *Any declarations not advisor approved and recorded in Banner by the Office of the Registrar by the 5:00 p.m. deadline will not be honored. Last day to initiate a Course Performance Report via ASK.
May 10 - 19, 2017 Wed. - Fri. Final Examination Period. (No exams on Sunday May 14).
May 17, 2017 Wed. Last day of Spring RISD classes.
May 28, 2017 Sun. Commencement.