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.
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.
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.