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 2023


  • Early May: Transfer student notification
  • May 31: Deadline for students to submit $500 enrollment deposit (non-refundable)

June 2023

  • Mid-June: Housing portal opens / Complete housing application R
  • Mid-June: Watch your RISD email for regular outreach from Student Financial Services and respond to any requests for missing financial aid information
  • Mid-June: Join ArtWorks (RISD Careers’ opportunity board)
  • Mid-June: Submit vaccine information R

July 2023


  • July 3: Submit final transcripts R
  • July 3: Review your fall bill, which will be emailed to your student RISD email address. Students can add authorized users
  • July 3: Submit all incoming student forms and to-do items R
  • Early July (date TBA): Summer EFS begins
  • 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
  • Early August: Deadline to submit vaccine information R

September 2023


  • International Student Orientation
  • New Student Orientation for incoming undergraduates
  • September 6: First Day of Classes
  • See Involved for more information

More upcoming events at Involved site

Please visit involved.risd.edu for events this coming year at RISD.