For first-year students

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. If you are considering deferring your admission, please refer to RISD's deferral policy.

December 2022

  • December 14: Early Decision students notified

January 2023

  • January 12: Early Decision students submit $500 enrollment deposit (non-refundable) R

March 2023

  • March 17: Regular Decision students notified
  • Mid-March: Register for online info sessions
  • March 31: Brown | RISD Dual Degree acceptance notification

April 2023

  • Early April: Incoming student forms available to fill out via your incoming student portal (health forms, RISD alerts, student policies) R

May 2023

June 2023

  • Early June: International students complete all international forms R
  • June 1: applications due for RISD First-Generation to College Pre-Orientation Program: RISD FGC POP
  • Mid-June: Watch your RISD email for regular outreach from Student Financial Services and respond to any requests for missing financial aid information

July 2023

  • July 1: Submit final high school transcripts R
  • July 3: Review your fall bill, which will be emailed to your student RISD email address. Students can add authorized users
  • Mid July: Submit all incoming student forms and to-do items R
  • July 14: Submit all health forms and vaccine information to your online Patient Portal. R
  • End of July: Gather original documents/materials needed for student employment (ex: driver’s license, government photo ID, US passport, social security card, birth certificate with seal)

August 2023

  • August 1: Fall bill is due
  • August 31: Residence halls open for new international students
  • August 31 - September 2: International Student Orientation for Undergraduates

September 2023

  • August 31 - September 2: International Student Orientation for Undergraduate students
  • September 3: Residence halls open for First-Year undergraduate students
  • September 3: First-Year undergraduate students move-in
  • September 3 - September 5: New undergraduate student orientation
  • September 6: First day of classes and Welcome Back evening activities for ALL students

More upcoming events at Involved site

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