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Academic Calendar

Fall 2021
Aug. 1, 2021 Sun. Last day for payment of charges.
Aug. 31, 2021 Tues Beginning of Graduate School Orientation.
Sep. 2, 2021 Thurs. Beginning of College Orientation.
Sept. 3 - Sept 5, 2021 Fri. - Sun. Registration of new undergraduate and all graduate students students for the fall semester begins at 4:00 pm EDT through 11:00 am EDT Sunday Sept 5. (Maximum of 4 credit hours allowed for undergraduates).
Sept. 5, 2021 Sun. Registration re-opens at noon EDT on Sept 5 for all students for the fall semester. (Up to a maximum of 5 credit hours allowed).
Sept. 6, 2021 Mon. Opening Convocation at 4:00 p.m. EDT
Sept. 8, 2021 Wed. Classes of the first semester begin.
Sept. 8, 2021 Wed. First day of RISD Fall Session.
Sept. 10, 2021 Fri. Theses/Dissertations of candidates for Masters and Ph.D. degrees due.
Sept. 15, 2021 Weds. 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. EDT deadline).
Sept. 21, 2021 Tues. Last day to add a course without a fee. (5:00 p.m. EDT deadline) Banner Web will be taken down for approximately one hour. Once relaunched, all course adds require Instructor override and will be charged a late fee of $15 per course.
Oct. 1, 2021 Fri. Deadline for students currently on non-medical leave to apply for readmission for Semester II.
Oct. 5, 2021 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. 11, 2021 Mon. Indigenous Peoples' Day. No University exercises.
Oct. 12, 2021 Tues. Last day to receive any partial tuition refund.
Oct. 15, 2021 Fri. Last day to change from credit to audit in a course (5:00 p.m. EDT deadline).
Oct. 16, 2021 Sat Mid-semester
Oct. 19, 2021 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 p.m. EDT deadline).
Oct. 25, 2021 Mon. Advising period for spring pre-registration begins. Students in their first through third semesters will need to procure their advising PIN from their advisor in order to register.
Nov. 4, 2021 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 EDT deadline).
Nov. 9, 2021 Tues. Registration opens for Semester II, 2021-22 for undergraduate students semester level 07 and above and all continuing graduate students at noon EST. Registration remains open until Tuesday, November 16, 5:00 p.m. EST. (Maximum of 4 credit hours allowed for undergraduates).
Nov. 10, 2021 Wed. Registration opens for Semester II, 2021-22 for undergraduate students semester levels 05-06 at noon EST. (Students are unable to register for 5th semester unless approved concentration is filed). Registration remains open until Tuesday, November 16, 5:00 p.m. EST. (Maximum of 4 credit hours allowed for undergraduates).
Nov. 11, 2021 Thurs. Registration opens for Semester II, 2021-22 for undergraduate students semester levels 03-04 at noon EST. Registration remains open until Tuesday, November 16, 5:00 p.m. EST. (Maximum of 4 credit hours allowed for undergraduates).
Nov. 12, 2021 Fri. Registration opens for Semester II, 2021-22 for undergraduate students semester levels 01-02 at noon EST. Registration remains open until Tuesday, November 16, 5:00 p.m. EST. (Maximum of 4 credit hours allowed for undergraduates).
Nov. 12 , 2021 Fri. Deadline for submission of proposals for College Curriculum Council-approved undergraduate group study projects (GISPs), independent study projects, and internships for credit) for Semester II.
Nov. 12 , 2021 Fri. Students on serious warning who wish to drop a course after this date must meet with an academic dean for advising and to obtain a drop code.
Nov. 13 - 16, 2021 Sat. - Tues. Registration for Semester II, 2021-22 continues until Tuesday, November 16, 5:00 p.m. EST.
Nov. 24 - Nov. 28, 2021 Wed. - Sun. Thanksgiving recess beginning Wednesday at noon EST.
Nov. 29, 2021 Mon. Classes resume.
Dec. 1, 2021 Weds. Deadline for undergraduates to declare a leave for Semester II.
Dec. 3, 2021 Fri. Last day of Fall RISD classes.
Dec. 8 , 2021 Wednesday Beginning of Reading Period (optional and at the discretion of the instructor.)
Dec. 11 , 2021 Sat. Midyear Completion Celebration at 4:00 p.m. in Salomon De Ciccio Family Auditorium. Reception to follow in Sayles Hall.
Dec. 12 , 2021 Sun. Classes end for courses not observing the Reading Period. Last day to drop a course (5:00 p.m. EST deadline) or to request an incomplete from an instructor.
Dec. 12 , 2021 Sun. UG CONCENTRATIONS: Last day for advisors to approve second or third concentrations in ASK for students in their penultimate semester (typically the 7th semester) who are declaring a second/third concentration(5:00 p.m. EST deadline). *Any declarations not advisor approved and recorded in Banner by the Office of the Registrar by the 5:00 p.m. EST deadline will not be honored. Last day to initiate a Course Performance Report via ASK.
Dec. 12 , 2021 Sun. UG CERTIFICATES: Last day for students in their ante-penultimate (typically 6th) semester to declare an undergraduate certificate in ASK.
Dec. 13, 2021 Mon. Last day for approved 7th (or penultimate) semester undergraduates in eligible concentrations to submit writing completed in the concentration in ASK to complete part II of the writing requirement. Concentration advisors must approve submitted writing in ASK by the last day of the semester.
Dec. 13 - 21, 2021 Mon. - Tues. Final Examination Period (inclusive of Sunday)
Winter 2022
Nov. 18 - Dec. 6, 2021 Thurs. - Mon. Registration for Wintersession courses (begins at 9:00 a.m. EST).
Dec. 6, 2021 Mon. Last day to register for a Wintersession course (5:00 p.m. EST deadline).
Dec. 15, 2021 Wed. Wintersession tuition due.
Dec. 22, 2021 Wed. Wintersession online courses begin.
Jan. 11, 2022 Tues. Last day to change a grade option declaration.
Jan. 17, 2022 Mon. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. No University exercises.
Jan. 18, 2022 Tues. Last day to drop a course or request an incomplete from an instructor. Last day to initiate a Course Performance Report via ASK.
Jan. 21, 2022 Fri. Final examinations. Wintersession ends.
Spring 2022
Jan. 1, 2022 Sat. Last day for payment of charges.
Jan. 6, 2022 Thurs. First day of RISD Winter Session.
Jan. 13, 2022 Thurs. 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. EST deadline).
Jan. 14, 2022 Fri. Theses/Dissertations of candidates for Masters and Ph.D. degrees due.
Jan. 17, 2022 Mon. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. No University exercises.
Jan. 25, 2022 Tues. Registration of new students for the second semester (4:00 p.m. EST to midnight).
Jan. 26, 2022 Wed. Classes of the second semester begin. Web registration begins at 8:00 a.m. EST
Feb. 8, 2022 Tues. Last day to add a course without a fee. (5:00 p.m. EST deadline) Banner web will be taken down for approximately one hour. Once relaunched, all course adds require Instructor override and will be charged a late fee of $15 per course.
Feb. 9, 2022 Wed. Last day of Winter RISD classes.
Feb. 17, 2022 Thurs. First day of RISD Spring Session.
Feb. 19 - 22, 2022 Sat. - Tues. Long weekend. No University exercises.
Feb. 23, 2022 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. EST deadline).
Feb. 24, 2022 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. EST deadline).
March 1, 2022 Tues. Last day to receive any partial tuition refund.
March 11, 2022 Fri. Last day to change from credit to audit in a course (5:00 EST p.m. deadline).
March 12, 2022 Sat. Mid-semester.
March 21, 2022 Mon. 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 p.m. EDT deadline).
Mar. 26 - Apr. 3, 2022 Sat. - Sun. Spring Recess.
April 1, 2022 Fri. Deadline for students currently on non-medical leave to apply for readmission for Semester I.
April 4, 2022 Mon. Classes resume.
April 4, 2022 Mon. Advising period for fall pre-registration begins. Students in their first through third semesters will need to procure their advising PIN from their advisor in order to register.
April 8, 2022 Fri. Deadline for submission of proposals for College Curriculum Council-approved undergraduate group study projects (GISPs), independent study projects, and internships for credit) for Semester I.
April 14, 2022 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 p.m. EST deadline).
Apr. 19, 2022 Tues. Students on serious warning who wish to drop a course after this date must meet with an academic dean for advising and to obtain a drop code.
April 19, 2022 Tues. Registration opens for Semester I, 2022-23 for undergraduate students semester level 07 and above and all continuing graduate students at noon EST. Registration remains open until Tuesday, April 26, 5:00 p.m. EDT. (Maximum of 4 credit hours allowed for undergraduates).
April 20, 2022 Wed. Registration opens for Semester I, 2022-23 for undergraduate students semester level 05-06 at noon EST. (Students are unable to register for 5th semester unless approved concentration is filed). Registration remains open until Tuesday, April 26, 5:00 p.m. EDT. (Maximum of 4 credit hours allowed for undergraduates).
April 21, 2022 Thurs. Registration opens for Semester I, 2022-23 for continuing undergraduate students semester levels 04 and below at noon EST. Registration remains open until Tuesday, April 26, 5:00 p.m. EDT. (Maximum of 4 credit hours allowed for undergraduates).
Apr. 22 - Apr. 26 2021 Fri. - Tues. Registration for Semester I, 2022-23 continues until Tuesday, April 26 5:00 p.m. EDT.
April 29, 2022 Fri. Reading Period begins and will end on May 10 (optional and at the discretion of the instructor).
May 1, 2022 Sun. Deadline for undergraduates to declare a leave for Semester I. Theses of candidates for Masters and Ph.D. degrees in May due.
May 10, 2022 Tues. Reading Period ends.
May 10, 2022 Tues. Classes end for courses not observing the Reading Period. Last day to drop a course (5:00 p.m. EDT deadline) or to request an incomplete from an instructor.
May 10, 2022 Tues. UG CONCENTRATIONS: Last day for advisors to approve second or third concentrations in ASK for students in their penultimate semester (typically the 7th semester) who are declaring a second/third concentration(5:00 p.m. EDT deadline). *Any declarations not advisor approved and recorded in Banner by the Office of the Registrar by the 5:00 p.m. EDT deadline will not be honored. Last day to initiate a Course Performance Report via ASK.
May 10, 2022 Tues. UG CERTIFICATES: Last day for students in their ante-penultimate (typically 6th) semester to declare an undergraduate certificate in ASK.
May 11, 2022 Wed. Last day for approved 7th (or penultimate) semester undergraduates in eligible concentrations to submit writing completed in the concentration in ASK to complete part II of the writing requirement. Concentration advisors must approve submitted writing in ASK by the last day of the semester.
May 11 - 20, 2022 Wed. - Fri. Final Examination Period. (No exams on Sunday May 15).
May 18, 2022 Wed. Last day of Spring RISD classes.
May 29, 2022 Sun. Commencement.