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Change of Address
Students must promptly notify the
Registrar’s Office and their major department of changes in local address and telephone as well as permanent
(home) address and telephone. Changes may be reported in person or via phone, fax or email
Most paper correspondences and notifications are sent to the RISD
mailbox, with the important exception of billing information which is
mailed to the billing address on file with the Student Accounts Office.
A RISD box number is not sufficient for a local address, and all
students who are not living in RISD residence facilities should have
their local address and a local phone number on file at all times. Students living in a RISD residence hall
need not report a local address.
International students may not use a permanent home address in the
United States; A home address in the native country must be on file at
On WebAdvisor, there is a link for “Emergency Notification.” As part of
a continuing effort to enhance College safety, RISD has established
RISD!Alert, an emergency notification system. This system will allow
RISD to distribute time-sensitive information quickly to faculty, staff,
and students by means of broadcast telephone, email and text
messaging. Please keep your emergency contact information up-to-date by
periodically checking this link and confirming a
contact number in case of campus-wide emergency as well as a phone
number to contact in case of a personal emergency.