Policies + Disclosures

Room Condition Reports, Check-Out & Closings

Each time you check into a new room at RISD you will be provided with a room condition report that describes any damages or deficiencies in your room. We assume that all rooms are provided to you in clean condition, good repair and appropriately furnished. Please check the form for accuracy, notify your RA of any discrepancies and sign the form. It will remain on file until you vacate your room.

When you vacate a housing assignment, your room and its contents are inspected by a member of the Residence Life staff to compare current conditions to those at the time you checked into the room. Necessary charges for damaged or missing items will be assessed. RISD reserves the right to charge for any damages that are not detected until after you have vacated the room. Public area damage charges are not finalized until each building has been vacated. Detailed closing and check-out instructions are distributed to residents at the end of each semester.

All housing except Charles Landing closes during the December recess. No residents may remain during that time and must vacate by the deadline specified. Charles Landing remains open 12 months of the year.


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Graduates let loose at the close of RISD's colorful outdoor Commencement.