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Summer 2014

April

1-10
tues-thurs
Pre-registration for Summer courses.
11-22
fri-tues
Summer registration closed for Fall registration (online via Banner for continuing students).
23-June 25
wed-wed
Late registration period for Summer courses.

June

22
sun
Residence halls open.
23
mon
Summer Session begins.
25
wed
Last day to change courses. (All students MUST be in their registered courses by Thursday, June 26.)

July

4
fri
Independence Day holiday. No University exercises.
8
tues
Last day to change grade options.

August

2-5
sat-tues
Reading Period.
5
tues
Last day to drop a course.
6-8
wed-fri
Final examination period.
8
fri
Summer Session ends.
9
sat
Residence halls close.
31
sun
Last day to initiate a Course Performance Report via ASK.

Fall 2014

August

1
fri
Last day for payment of charges.
29
fri
Beginning of Graduate School Orientation.
30
sat
Beginning of College Orientation.

September

2
tues
Opening Convocation: 4:00 p.m. Registration of new students for the first semester (7:00 pm to midnight).
3
wed
Classes of the first semester begin. Web registration begins at 8:00 a.m.
10
wed
First day of RISD Fall Session
16
tues
Last day to add a course without a fee (5:00 p.m. deadline). The web will be taken down for approximately one hour. Once relaunched, all course adds require Instructor override and will be charged late fee of $15 per course.
17
wed
Last day to register for a Fall RISD course without a fee or change a grade option for a Fall RISD course - (5:00 p.m. deadline).
30
tues
Last day to add a course (includes late fee), change from audit to credit, or change a grade option declaration (5:00 p.m. deadline).

October

13
mon
Fall Weekend Holiday. No University exercises.
14
tues
Date by which sophomores entering their 5th semester must file their concentration declaration forms via ASK to avoid having a "No Concentration" hold placed against their Banner registration. (5:00 pm deadline).
15
wed
Deadline for students currently on leave to apply for readmission for Semester II.
17
fri
Mid-semester deadline. Last day to change from credit to audit in a course (5:00 p.m. deadline).
20-31
mon-fri
Advising period for spring pre-registration. Students in their first through third semesters will need to procure their advising PIN from their advisor in order to register.
30
thurs
Date by which advisors must approve sophomore submitted concentrations in ASK to avoid having a "No Concentration" hold placed against the student's Banner registration. (5:00 pm deadline).
31
fri
Deadline for submission of proposals for undergraduate group study projects (GISPs) for Semester II.

November

4-11
tues-tues
Registration for Semester II. (Note: No student will be permitted to register for his or her fifth semester unless an approved declaration of concentration has been filed.)
11
tues
End of the pre-registration period. Last day for advisors to approve second concentrations in ASK for students in their 7th semester declaring a second/additional concentration. (5:00 p.m. deadline) *Any declarations not "advisor approved" and recorded in Banner by the Office of the Registrar by the 5:00 p.m. deadline will not be honored.
26-30
wed-sun
Thanksgiving recess beginning Wednesday at noon.

December

1
mon
Classes resume. Deadline for undergraduates to declare a leave for Semester II.
5
fri
Last day of Fall RISD classes.
6
sat
Midyear Completion Celebration at 4:00 p.m. in Salomon De Ciccio Family Auditorium. Reception to follow in Sayles Hall.
7-11
sun-thurs
Reading Period (optional and at the discretion of the instructor).
11
thurs
Classes end for courses not observing the Reading Period. Last day to drop a course (5:00 p.m. deadline) or to request an incomplete from an instructor.
12-20
fri-sat
Final Examination Period. (Inclusive of Sunday Dec. 14)
31
wed
Last day to initiate a Course Performance Report via ASK.

Spring 2015

January

1
thurs
Last day for payment of charges.
19
mon
Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. No University exercises.
20
tues
Registration of new students for the second semester (4:00 pm to midnight).
21
wed
Classes of the second semester begin. Web registration begins at 8:00 am. Theses of candidates for Masters and Ph.D. degrees in May (on Semester I registration fee) due.

February

3
tues
Last day to add a course without a fee (5:00 p.m. deadline).The web will be taken down for approximately one hour. Once relaunched, all course adds require Instructor override and will be charged late fee of $15 per course.
14-17
sat-tues
Long weekend. No University exercises.
18
wed
Classes resume. Last day to add a course (includes late fee), change from audit to credit, or change a grade option declaration (5:00 p.m. deadline).

March

6
fri
Mid-semester deadline. Last day to change from credit to audit in a course (5:00 deadline).
21-29
sat-sun
Spring Recess.
30
mon
Classes resume.
30-Apr 10
mon-fri
Advising period for fall pre-registration. Students in their first through third semesters will need to procure their advising PIN from their advisor in order to register.

April

1
wed
Deadline for students currently on leave to apply for readmission for Semester I. Date by which sophomores entering their 5th semester must file their concentration declaration forms via ASK to avoid having a "No Concentration" hold placed against their Banner registration. (5:00 pm deadline).
3
fri
Deadline for submission of proposals for undergraduate group study projects (GISPs) for Semester I.
9
thurs
Date by which advisors must approve sophomore submitted concentrations in ASK to avoid having a "No Concentration" hold placed against the student's Banner registration. (5:00 pm deadline).
14-21
tues-tues
Registration for Semester I, 2015-16.(Note: No student will be permitted to register for his or her fifth semester unless an approved declaration of concentration has been filed.)
21
tue
End of the pre-registration period. Last day for advisors to approve second concentrations in ASK for students in their 7th semester declaring a second/additional concentration. (5:00 p.m. deadline) *Any declarations not "advisor approved" and recorded in Banner by the Office of the Registrar by the 5:00 p.m. deadline will not be honored.
24-May 5
fri-tues
Reading Period (optional and at the discretion of the instructor).

May

1
fri
Deadline for undergraduates to declare a leave for Semester I. Theses of candidates for Masters and Ph.D. degrees in May due.
5
tues
Classes end for courses not observing the Reading Period. Last day to drop a course (5:00 p.m. deadline) or to request an incomplete from an instructor.
6-15
wed-fri
Final Examination Period. (No exams on Sunday May 10).
24
sun
Commencement.
31
sun
Last day to initiate a Course Performance Report via ASK.

Summer 2015

April

1-9
wed-thurs
Pre-registration for Summer courses.
10-21
fri-tues
Summer registration closed for Fall registration (online via Banner for continuing students).
22-June 24
wed-wed
Late registration period for Summer courses.

June

21
sun
Residence halls open.
22
mon
Summer Session begins.
24
wed
Last day to change courses. (All students MUST be in their registered courses by Thursday, June 25.)

July

3
fri
Independence Day holiday. No University exercises.
7
tues
Last day to change grade options.

August

1-4
sat-tues
Reading Period.
4
tues
Last day to drop a course.
5-7
wed-fri
Final examination period.
7
fri
Summer Session ends.
8
sat
Residence halls close.
31
mon
Last day to initiate a Course Performance Report via ASK.

Fall 2015

August

1
sat
Last day for payment of charges.

September

4
fri
Beginning of Graduate School Orientation.
5
sat
Beginning of College Orientation.
8
tues
Opening Convocation: 4:00 p.m. Registration of new students for the first semester (7:00 pm to midnight).
9
wed
Classes of the first semester begin. Web registration begins at 8:00 a.m.
16
wed
First day of RISD Fall Session
22
tues
Last day to add a course without a fee (5:00 p.m. deadline). The web will be taken down for approximately one hour. Once relaunched, all course adds require Instructor override and will be charged late fee of $15 per course.
23
wed
Last day to register for a Fall RISD course without a fee or change a grade option for a Fall RISD course - (5:00 p.m. deadline).

October

6
tues
Last day to add a course (includes late fee), change from audit to credit, or change a grade option declaration (5:00 p.m. deadline).
12
mon
Fall Weekend Holiday. No University exercises.
13
tues
Date by which sophomores entering their 5th semester must file their concentration declaration forms via ASK to avoid having a "No Concentration" hold placed against their Banner registration. (5:00 pm deadline).
15
thurs
Deadline for students currently on leave to apply for readmission for Semester II.
16
fri
Mid-semester deadline. Last day to change from credit to audit in a course (5:00 p.m. deadline).
19-30
mon-fri
Advising period for spring pre-registration. Students in their first through third semesters will need to procure their advising PIN from their advisor in order to register.
29
thurs
Date by which advisors must approve sophomore submitted concentrations in ASK to avoid having a "No Concentration" hold placed against the student's Banner registration. (5:00 pm deadline).
30
fri
Deadline for submission of proposals for undergraduate group study projects (GISPs) for Semester II.

November

3-10
tues-tues
Registration for Semester II. (Note: No student will be permitted to register for his or her fifth semester unless an approved declaration of concentration has been filed.)
10
tues
End of the pre-registration period. Last day for advisors to approve second concentrations in ASK for students in their 7th semester declaring a second/additional concentration. (5:00 p.m. deadline) *Any declarations not "advisor approved" and recorded in Banner by the Office of the Registrar by the 5:00 p.m. deadline will not be honored.
25-29
wed-sun
Thanksgiving recess beginning Wednesday at noon.
30
mon
Classes resume.

December

1
tues
Deadline for undergraduates to declare a leave for Semester II.
4
fri
Last day of Fall RISD classes.
5
sat
Midyear Completion Celebration at 4:00 p.m. in Salomon De Ciccio Family Auditorium. Reception to follow in Sayles Hall.
7-11
mon-fri
Reading Period (optional and at the discretion of the instructor).
11
fri
Classes end for courses not observing the Reading Period. Last day to drop a course (5:00 p.m. deadline) or to request an incomplete from an instructor.
12-21
sat-mon
Final Examination Period.
31
thurs
Last day to initiate a Course Performance Report via ASK.

Spring 2016

January

1
fri
Last day for payment of charges.
18
mon
Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. No University exercises.
26
tues
Registration of new students for the second semester (4:00 pm to midnight).
27
wed
Classes of the second semester begin. Web registration begins at 8:00 am. Theses of candidates for Masters and Ph.D. degrees in May (on Semester I registration fee) due.

February

9
tues
Last day to add a course without a fee (5:00 p.m. deadline).The web will be taken down for approximately one hour. Once relaunched, all course adds require Instructor override and will be charged late fee of $15 per course.
20-23
sat-tues
Long weekend. No University exercises.
24
wed
Classes resume. Last day to add a course (includes late fee), change from audit to credit, or change a grade option declaration (5:00 p.m. deadline).

March

11
fri
Mid-semester deadline. Last day to change from credit to audit in a course (5:00 deadline).
26-Apr 3
sat-sun
Spring Recess.

April

1
fri
Deadline for students currently on leave to apply for readmission for Semester I. Date by which sophomores entering their 5th semester must file their concentration declaration forms via ASK to avoid having a "No Concentration" hold placed against their Banner registration. (5:00 pm deadline).
4
mon
Classes resume.
4-15
mon-fri
Advising period for fall pre-registration. Students in their first through third semesters will need to procure their advising PIN from their advisor in order to register.
8
fri
Deadline for submission of proposals for undergraduate group study projects (GISPs) for Semester I.
14
thurs
Date by which advisors must approve sophomore submitted concentrations in ASK to avoid having a "No Concentration" hold placed against the student's Banner registration. (5:00 pm deadline).
19-26
tues-tues
Registration for Semester I, 2016-17.(Note: No student will be permitted to register for his or her fifth semester unless an approved declaration of concentration has been filed.)
26
tue
End of the pre-registration period. Last day for advisors to approve second concentrations in ASK for students in their 7th semester declaring a second/additional concentration. (5:00 p.m. deadline) *Any declarations not "advisor approved" and recorded in Banner by the Office of the Registrar by the 5:00 p.m. deadline will not be honored.
29-May 10
fri-tues
Reading Period (optional and at the discretion of the instructor).

May

1
sun
Deadline for undergraduates to declare a leave for Semester I. Theses of candidates for Masters and Ph.D. degrees in May due.
10
tues
Classes end for courses not observing the Reading Period. Last day to drop a course (5:00 p.m. deadline) or to request an incomplete from an instructor.
11-20
wed-fri
Final Examination Period. (No exams on Sunday May 15).
29
sun
Commencement.
31
tues
Last day to initiate a Course Performance Report via ASK.