Summer 2017

Jun 19

Summer Experimental and Foundation Studies (SEFS) classes begin

Jun 26

CE Summer Studies programs begin

Jul 4

Independence Day

RISD is closed but SEFS classes will be held.

Jul 28

SEFS classes end

Fall 2017

Aug 4

CE Summer Studies programs end

Sep 7

Fall classes begin for all degree prorams

Oct 9

Columbus Day (RISD open)

Degree program classes held and all offices / library open.

Nov 20

Nov 21

Community & Development Days

No courses held.

Nov 23

Nov 26

Thanksgiving recess

No courses held and offices closed.

Dec 6

Last day of fall semester classes

Dec 7

Fall semester reading/prep/study day

No exams or crits held.

Dec 8

Liberal Arts + Graduate Studies exams

Dec 11

Dec 15

Fall studio review days (crits)

Dec 15

Last day of fall semester

Dec 24

Jan 1

Winter break

Winter 2018

Jan 3

Wintersession classes begin

Jan 15

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

RISD is closed for this day of public service.

Feb 6

Wintersession classes end

Feb 7

Feb 14

Wintersession break

Spring 2018

Feb 15

Spring degree program classes begin

Mar 24

Apr 1

Spring break

May 16

Last day of spring semester classes

May 17

Spring semester reading/prep/study day

No exams or crits held.

May 18

Liberal Arts + Graduate Studies exams

May 21

May 25

Spring studio review days (crits)

May 25

Last day of spring semester

May 28

Memorial Day

RISD is closed for the holiday.

Jun 2

RISD Commencement 2018

Departments

Apparel Design Architecture Ceramics Digital + Media Experimental and Foundation Studies Film / Animation / Video Furniture Design Glass Graduate Studies Graphic Design History of Art + Visual Culture History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences Illustration Industrial Design Interior Architecture Jewelry + Metalsmithing Landscape Architecture Literary Arts + Studies Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Textiles