RISD will not host on-campus summer programming. Students are required to be fully vaccinated by the fall semester, at which time RISD will open with fewer health and safety restrictions.

Latest updates

Vaccination status: 66% of the RISD community is fully vaccinated

RISD must achieve a minimum of 80% immunity in order to relax public health protocols and shift to Near Normal

JULY 15, 2021

Testing results: RISD had a total of 1 positive result out of 936 tests since July 1, 2021

JULY 15, 2021

Travel update: New RISD-sponsored travel policies for summer and AY21/22

JUNE 29, 2021

Tillinghast access: Tillinghast Farm exterior spaces now accessible to RISD community with active ID

JUNE 29, 2021

Library access: Fleet Library reopens June 28th, by appointments only

JUNE 22, 2021

Museum access: Advance tickets required for access to the RISD Museum

JUNE 22, 2021

Employee job aids: Instructions for uploading employee vaccination status via Workday are available in English, Português and Español

JUNE 7, 2021

Mask Update: RISD no longer requires masks OUTDOORS on campus

JUNE 5, 2021

What you need to know


Wear a face covering

  • face coverings are required indoors on campus
  • community members are expected to provide their own coverings
Social Distancing

De-densified campus

  • campus spaces support physical distancing
  • staff are working remotely wherever possible

Testing and care

  • RISD is testing 50 percent of its on-campus population every week
  • COVID-19 evaluation is available to students at Thompson House respiratory clinic staff 
  • Learn more about testing

Tracking COVID-19 at RISD

  • the COVID-19 dashboard provides up-to-date statistics from ongoing campus testing
  • data is updated daily Monday—Friday with laboratory-verified results

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Keep informed

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Supporting and promoting good mental health at RISD.

Stay updated on COVID-19 with community updates, FAQs and resources.

Announcements and Events

Sometimes we’re all affected by a health condition — from cold and flu season to more serious issues. Check here for important, timely news on events or services to help you stay healthy — and to get the latest updates on any campus-wide health alerts.