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Year 3




You are now well into your major courses. This is a time to explore internship opportunities and off-campus global study during Wintersession as relevant for your major, and to make sure you are making progress meeting distribution requirements in Liberal Arts and non-major studio electives.

Year 3
Third Year Advising Highlights
  • There’s still time to pursue a Concentration

  • Be sure to to discuss off campus global learning opportunities with your advisor

  • Conduct a preliminary degree audit with your advisor to make sure you are on track for graduation

By the end of the third year you should have: 96 credits

  • Major: 18
  • Non-major studio elective: 3

  • Liberal Arts: 9
First Day of Fall Semester

September 7, 2017

Add/drop registration period begins. If you have questions about adding/dropping a class, consult your advisor.

Ask your Advisor!

Remember to talk with your advisor about global opportunities, travel courses, internships, getting involved with student groups, and more.

There’s a lot you can do beyond the classroom that will enhance your time at RISD and introduce new possibilities and opportunities. Take advantage of as much as you can.

Mid-semester Warnings

Students are notified via RISD email if they receive a midterm warning of “unsatisfactory” performance. If you receive an “unsatisfactory” you should contact your advisor as soon as possible.

Last Day of Fall Semester

December 15, 2017

First Day of Wintersession

January 3, 2018

Add drop registration period begins. Ends on January 10.

Last Day of Wintersession

February 6, 2018

First Day of Spring Semester

February 15, 2018

Add drop registration period begins. Ends on February 22.

Ask your Advisor!

Remember to talk with your advisor about global opportunities, travel courses, internships, getting involved with student groups, and more.

There’s a lot you can do beyond the classroom that will enhance your time at RISD and introduce new possibilities and opportunities. Take advantage of as much as you can.

Mid-semester warnings

Students are notified via RISD email if they receive a midterm warning of “unsatisfactory” performance. If you receive an “unsatisfactory” you should contact your advisor as soon as possible.

Prep for Senior Year

Early May

Meet with your advisor to discuss senior year plan.

Last Day of Spring Semester

May 25, 2018

Finish Year 3