Off-campus Living

RISD has a number of undergraduate and graduate students who live off campus, and while it is impossible to monitor or control the living conditions or behaviors of such students, off-campus students should follow state health guidelines for residents.

Off-campus Gatherings

RISD will take swift and decisive action to address, adjudicate, and resolve noncompliant behaviors including off-campus parties that violate gathering restrictions. The State of Rhode Island will also fine the student(s) who violate the social gathering restrictions repeatedly.

Coming to Campus

While on campus, off-campus students should follow additional public health guidelines particular to RISD, including daily screening. Off-campus undergraduate and graduate students will have the option to purchase a meal plan if they wish, but they will be prohibited from visiting on-campus residences.

Rhode Island Health Guidelines for Residents

Isolation for off-campus students

Off campus students who test positive for COVID-19 are encouraged to isolate on campus. There are no additional fees for housing and dining for the time student is in isolation.