For first-year students

September may seem far away, but there’s still a lot to do once you've been accepted. The following list gives you a month-by-month view of upcoming events, deadlines and next steps to remember.

Please note:

Required tasks (marked with an R) need to be completed in the incoming student portal. This page will be updated over the coming months with additional deadlines and tasks. If you are an international student please make sure to refer to our international student support content.

December 2019

  • Celebrate! You got in!

January 2020

  • due January 12: Submit your $500 enrollment deposit R

February 2020

  • February: Required forms available in the portal R
  • February 1: Housing portal opens

March 2020

  • TBA: Regular Decision students notified

April 2020

May 2020

  • TBA: Join ArtWorks (RISD Careers' Opportunity Board)

June 2020

  • due June 1: Complete housing application R
  • due June 1: Complete International forms (required for international students) R
  • due June 1: Sign up for RISD Alerts R
  • due June 1: Complete FERPA form R
  • due June 1: Complete Title IX online training R
  • due June 1: Review student policies R
  • due June 1: Complete health forms R
  • due June 1: Submit ID card photo R

July 2020

  • due July 1: Submit final high school transcripts R

August 2020

  • due August 15: Submit first bill payment R

September 2020

  • TBA: Move in and orientation

October 2020

  • October 9–11: RISD Weekend

November 2020

  • TBA: Thanksgiving break

December 2020

  • TBA: Winter break