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Academic Calendar

Summer 2019
April 1 - April 11, 2019 Mon. - Thurs. Registration for Summer courses for continuing Brown undergraduates opens at 9:00 a.m. on Monday April 1 and continues through Thursday April 11 at 5:00 p.m.
April 24 - June 26, 2019 Wed. - Wed. Registration period for Summer courses for Brown undergraduates re-opens at 9:00 a.m. and remains open until Wednesday June 26 at 5:00 p.m.
June 23, 2019 Sun. Residence halls open.
June 24, 2019 Mon. Summer Session begins.
June 26, 2019 Wed. Last day to change courses. (All students MUST be in their registered courses by Thursday, June 27.)
July 4, 2019 Thurs. Independence Day holiday. No University exercises.
July 9, 2019 Tues. Last day to change grade options.
Aug 3 - 6, 2019 Sat. - Tues. Reading period.
August 6, 2019 Tues. Last day to drop a course. Last day to initiate a Course Performance Report via ASK.
Aug 7 - Aug 9, 2019 Wed. - Fri. Final examination period.
August 9, 2019 Fri. Summer Session ends.
August 10, 2019 Sat. Residence halls close.
Fall 2019
Aug. 1, 2019 Thurs. Last day for payment of charges.
Aug. 27, 2019 Tues Beginning of Graduate School Orientation.
Aug. 31, 2019 Sat. Beginning of College Orientation.
Sept. 3, 2019 Tues. Opening Convocation at 4:00 p.m. Registration of new students for the first semester (7:00 pm to midnight).
Sept. 4, 2019 Wed. Classes of the first semester begin. Web registration begins at 8:00 a.m.
Sept. 5, 2019 Thurs. First day of RISD Fall Session.
Sept. 12, 2019 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. 17, 2019 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. 1, 2019 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. 1, 2019 Tues. Deadline for students currently on non-medical leave to apply for readmission for Semester II.
Oct. 8, 2019 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, 2019 Mon. Indigenous Peoples' Day. No University exercises.
Oct. 18, 2019 Fri. Mid-semester deadline. Last day to change from credit to audit in a course (5:00 p.m. deadline).
Oct. 21 - Nov. 1, 2019 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. 31, 2019 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. 5, 2019 Tues. Registration opens for Semester II, 2019-20 for undergraduate students semester level 07 and above and all continuing graduate students at 8:00 a.m.  Registration remains open until Tuesday, November 12.
Nov. 6, 2019 Wed. Registration opens for Semester II, 2019-20 for undergraduate students semester levels 05-06 at 8:00 a.m. (Students are unable to register for 5th semester unless approved concentration is filed).  Registration remains open until Tuesday, November 12.
Nov. 7, 2019 Thurs. Registration opens for Semester II, 2019-20 for continuing undergraduate students semester levels 03-04 at 8:00 a.m.  Registration remains open until Tuesday, November 12.
Nov. 8, 2019 Fri. Registration opens for Semester II, 2019-20 for continuing undergraduate students semester levels 01-02 at 8:00 a.m.  Registration remains open until Tuesday, November 12.
Nov. 8 , 2019 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. 9 - Nov. 12, 2019 Sat. - Tues. Registration for Semester II, 2019-20 continues until Tuesday, November 12.
Nov. 14, 2019 Thurs. Students on serious warning who wish to drop a course after this date must meet with an academic dean for advising and to obtain 'drop-code.'
Nov. 27 - Dec. 1, 2019 Wed. - Sun. Thanksgiving recess beginning Wednesday at noon.
Dec. 1, 2019 Sun. Deadline for undergraduates to declare a leave for Semester II.
Dec. 2, 2019 Mon. Classes resume.
Dec. 4, 2019 Wed. Last day of Fall RISD classes.
Dec. 7, 2019 Sat. Midyear Completion Celebration at 4:00 p.m. in Salomon De Ciccio Family Auditorium. Reception to follow in Sayles Hall.
Dec. 8 - 12, 2019 Sun. - Thurs. Reading Period (optional and at the discretion of the instructor.)
Dec. 12, 2019 Thurs. 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, 2019 Fri. 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 approved submitted writing in ASK by the last day of the semester.
Dec. 13 - 21, 2019 Fri. - Sat. Final Examination Period.
Winter 2020
Nov. 13 - Dec. 3, 2019 Wed. - Tues. Registration for Wintersession courses (begins at 9:00 A.M.).
Dec. 3, 2019 Tues. Last day to register for a Wintersession course (5:00 p.m. deadline).
Dec. 15, 2019 Sun. Wintersession tuition due.
Dec. 22, 2019 Sun. Wintersession online courses begin.
Jan. 1, 2020 Wed. Residence halls open (for students registered for Wintersession classes only).
Jan. 2, 2020 Thurs. Wintersession begins (On-Campus and Destination courses).
Jan. 7, 2020 Tues. Last day to change a grade option declaration.
Jan. 14, 2020 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. 18, 2020 Sat. Final examinations. Wintersession ends.
Spring 2020
Jan. 1, 2020 Wed. Last day for payment of charges.
Jan. 3, 2020 Fri. First day of RISD Winter Session.
Jan. 10, 2020 Fri. 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. 20, 2020 Mon. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. No University exercises.
Jan. 21, 2020 Tues. Registration of new students for the second semester (4:00 pm to midnight).
Jan. 22, 2020 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. 4, 2020 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. 6, 2020 Thurs. Last day of Winter RISD classes.
Feb. 13, 2020 Thurs. First day of RISD Spring Session.
Feb. 15 - 18, 2020 Sat. - Tues. Long weekend. No University exercises.
Feb. 19, 2020 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. 20, 2020 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 6, 2020 Fri. Mid-semester deadline. Last day to change from credit to audit in a course (5:00 p.m. deadline).
Mar. 21 - Mar. 29, 2020 Sat. - Sun. Spring Recess.
March 30, 2020 Mon. Classes resume.
March 30, 2020 Mon. Advising period for fall pre-registration begins and will end on April 10. Students in their first through third semesters will need to procure their advising PIN from their advisor in order to register.
April 1, 2020 Wed. Deadline for students currently on non-medical 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).
Apr. 7, 2020 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 'drop-code.'
April 9, 2020 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 10, 2020 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, 2020 Tues. Registration opens for Semester I, 2020-21 for undergraduate students semester level 07 and above and all continuing graduate students at 8:00 a.m.  Registration remains open until Tuesday, April 21.
April 15, 2020 Wed. Registration opens for Semester I, 2020-21 for undergraduate students semester levels 05-06 at 8:00 a.m. (Students are unable to register for 5th semester unless approved concentration is filed).  Registration remains open until Tuesday, April 21.
April 16, 2020 Thurs. Registration opens for Semester I, 2020-21 for continuing undergraduate students semester levels 04 and below at 8:00 a.m.  Registration remains open until Tuesday, April 21.
Apr. 17 - Apr. 21 2020 Fri. - Tues. Registration for Semester I, 2020-21 continues until Tuesday, April 21.
April 24, 2020 Fri. Reading Period begins and will end on May 5 (optional and at the discretion of the instructor).
May 1, 2020 Fri. Deadline for undergraduates to declare a leave for Semester I. Theses of candidates for Masters and Ph.D. degrees in May due.
May 5, 2020 Tues. Reading Period ends.
May 5, 2020 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 6, 2020 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 approved submitted writing in ASK by the last day of the semester.
May 6 - 15, 2020 Wed. - Fri. Final Examination Period. (No exams on Sunday May 10).
May 13, 2020 Wed. Last day of Spring RISD classes.
May 24, 2020 Sun. Commencement.