Academic Calendar 2021–22

Fall 2021

Aug 1: Deadline to submit vaccine information
 
Aug 16: Students requiring vaccinations arrive on campus
 
September 2: International orientation begins (optional), residential halls open for those attending

September 4: Orientation begins for incoming new students, residential halls open for those attending

September 5: Residential halls open for Sophomores

September 6: Residential halls open for returning students

Sept 8: Classes start
 
Nov 24-26: Thanksgiving break
 
Dec 14: Semester ends

Wintersession 2022

Jan 6: WS starts

Jan 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Feb 9: Semester ends

Spring 2022

Feb 17: Classes start
 
Mar 28-April 1: Spring break
 
May 27: Semester ends
 
June 4: Commencement


  • Arrival Quiet/Quarantine Periods

    Vaccinated students will not be required to quarantine upon arrival to campus in the fall and spring semesters. Unvaccinated students can coordinate to arrive early to allow time to be fully vaccinated prior to the start of classes. These students must quarantine until they receive the full vaccination doses and have time for them to be effective.

  • Delayed Arrivals

    Students who are significantly delayed from arriving on campus for fall coursework due to circumstances beyond their control may have an opportunity to continue their program of study with online coursework. This opportunity applies to EFS and other select programs of study. Students anticipating such a delay should contact their department/program to determine what online options exist for spring semester. Graduate students should contact their Graduate Program Director (GPD).

    If students anticipate a significant delay that would require the majority of their semester spent remotely, they should contact remote@risd.edu for approval before it goes to the academic unit for review.

  • Brown Cross Registration

    The opportunity to cross-register with Brown University is available for fall 2021.