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.

Quarantine Upon Arrival

  • To keep our community safe, on- and off-campus students are required to quarantine when they arrived on campus for 14 days, as well as take a COVID-19 test.
  • Students will be required to quarantine for two weeks prior to accessing campus, from February 15 to February 28.
  • The first week of Spring Semester courses, February 22 to 28, will be offered on-line only.
Spring 2021 Quarantine

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 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. If they choose to remain in off-campus housing, their roommates are required to quarantine during their 10-day isolation in addition to 14 days after.  There are no additional fees for housing and dining for the time student is in isolation. Isolation and Quarantine housing