Academics

Academic Calendar

  • Essential Dates 2017–2018


    Summer 2017


    6/19/17
    Summer Experimental and Foundation Studies (SEFS) classes begin


    6/26/17
    Continuing Education Summer Studies programs begin


    7/4/17
    Independence Day (classes held in SEFS*, offices closed)


    7/28/17
    SEFS classes end


    8/4/17
    Continuing Education Summer Studies programs end



    Fall 2017


    9/7/17
    Fall classes begin for all degree programs


    10/9/17
    Columbus Day (degree program classes held / all RISD offices and Library open)


    11/20 – 11/21/17
    Community & Development Days (no courses held)


    11/23 – 11/26/17
    Thanksgiving recess (no courses held, offices closed)


    12/6/17
    Last day of Fall classes


    12/7/17
    Reading/Preparation/Study Day (no exams/crits held)


    12/8/17
    Liberal Arts and Grad Studies Exams


    12/11 – 12/15/17
    Fall Studio Review Days (crits)


    12/15/17
    Last day of Fall Term


    12/24/17 – 1/1/18
    RISD closed for Break



    Wintersession 2018


    1/3/18
    Wintersession classes begin


    1/15/18
    No degree program classes (MLK, Jr. Day)


    2/6/18
    Wintersession classes end


    2/7 – 2/14/18
    Break (offices open)



    Spring 2018


    2/15/18
    Spring classes begin for all degree programs


    3/24 – 4/1/18
    Spring break (offices open)


    5/16/18
    Last day of Spring classes


    5/17/18
    Reading/Preparation/Study Day (no exams/crits held)


    5/18/18
    Liberal Arts and Grad Studies Exams


    5/21 – 5/25/18
    Spring Studio Review Days (crits)


    5/25/18
    Last day of Spring Term


    5/28/18
    Memorial Day Holiday (school closed)


    6/2/18
    RISD Commencement 2018 Ceremony