RISD is open for fall 2020 with students taking a blend of in-person, online and hybrid classes. The semester started online on September 10, with in-person instruction on September 17.

What you need to know


Wear a face covering

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

De-densified campus

  • campus spaces support physical distancing
  • staff will work remotely wherever possible

Testing and care

  • RISD will test 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

Fall 2020 instruction

  • classes will take place in person and/or online
  • use the lookup tool to confirm course formats

Seek support


Keep informed

Personal, confidential and quality health care – right on campus.

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.