Academics

Academic Calendar

  • Essential Dates 2016–2017


    Summer 2016


    6/20/16
    Summer Experimental and Foundation Studies (EFS) classes begin


    6/27/16
    Continuing Education Summer Studies programs begin


    7/4/16
    Independence Day (Classes held in EFS*)


    7/29/16
    Summer EFS classes end


    8/5/16
    Continuing Education Summer Studies programs end



    Fall 2016


    9/8/16
    Fall classes begin for all degree programs


    10/10/16
    Columbus Day (degree program classes held / all RISD offices and Library open)


    11/21 – 11/27/16
    Thanksgiving recess


    12/7/16
    Last day of Fall classes


    12/8/16
    Reading/Preparation/Study Day


    12/9/16
    Liberal Arts and Grad Studies Exams


    12/12 – 12/16/16
    Fall Studio Review days (crits)


    12/16/16
    Last day of Fall Term


    12/24/16 – 1/1/17
    RISD closed for Break



    Wintersession 2017


    1/4/17
    Wintersession classes begin


    1/16/17
    No degree program classes (MLK, Jr. Day)


    2/7/17
    Wintersession classes end


    2/8 – 2/15/17
    Break



    Spring 2017


    2/16/17
    Spring classes begin for all degree programs


    3/25 – 4/2/17
    Spring recess


    5/17/17
    Last day of Spring classes


    5/18/17
    Reading/Preparation/Study Day


    5/19/17
    Liberal Arts and Grad Studies Exams


    5/22 – 5/26/17
    Spring Studio Review Days (crits)


    5/26/17
    Last day of Spring Term


    5/29/17
    Memorial Day Holiday (school closed)


    6/3/17
    RISD Commencement 2017 Ceremony