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For transfer 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.

May 2021

  • May 6: Transfer decisions released

June 2021

  • June 1: Deadline for students to submit $500 enrollment deposit
  • Mid-June: Housing portal opens
  • TBA: Join ArtWorks (RISD Careers’ opportunity board)
  • June 21: Housing application due R

July 2021

  • July 1: Submit final high school transcripts R
  • July 1: Submit all incoming student forms and to-do items R
  • July 7: Summer Experimental and Foundation Studies begins online
  • 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 2021

  • August 1: Deadline to submit vaccine information R
  • August 16: Students requiring vaccinations arrive on campus

September 2021

  • September 2: International orientation begins (optional). Residential halls open for those attending.
  • September 4: Orientation begins for incoming new students. Residential halls open for those attending.