General Policies


All participants must have a high school diploma or the equivalent, and be 18 years old or older. Knowledge of the English language is essential and is required of all students. International students not enrolled in the RISD degree program must achieve a minimum test score on an English proficiency exam (see International Student Information for more details).

Personal Conduct

A school community depends on the good judgment and considerate behavior of its members. Student status at RISD is not an unconditional right, but a privilege subject to certain expectations and regulations. Students are responsible for knowing and observing RISD|CE policies and procedures. Therefore, the RISD|CE office provides the Summer Programs Student Handbook, which clearly outlines rules and regulations. The handbook is accessible as a downloadable pdf document (only); instructions for downloading the Handbook are provided in the registration confirmation email. Students are responsible for reading and knowing its contents. Violations of college policies and regulations may subject students to such sanctions as a warning, probation or dismissal. RISD reserves the right to dismiss students at any time for conduct detrimental to the RISD community or conduct that violates the laws of the United States or the State of Rhode Island.

Non-Discrimination Notice

Rhode Island School of Design does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law in admission to, participation in, or administration of its educational programs and activities; in employment; or in its other programs and activities. Learn more.

Notice to People with Disabilities

Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education attempts to make its classes, programs, events and services accessible by providing reasonable and appropriate accommodations. If you need accommodations to participate in any class, program or event offered by RISD|CE, please contact the Office of Disability Support Services at Requests for accommodations should be made at the time of registration. Arrangements for all accommodations requested less than two weeks before the start of the program/course(s) cannot be guaranteed, and many accommodations take time to arrange. It is in your best interest to make your formal requests as early as possible to ensure accommodations are in place prior to the start of the program/course(s). Failure to do so might limit our ability to meet your needs. Learn more.

Please note that modifications cannot be made to program or course curriculum. If you need access to the RISD Continuing Education offices at 345 South Main Street, Providence, please contact an Enrollment Assistant at 401 454-6200 or for further assistance.

Photographs and Videos

RISD|CE occasionally takes photos and videos of students and their artwork for the purpose of promoting Summer Programs on our website and in our catalogs and other print materials. If you are currently registered in a Summer Programs course and would like to request that your photo or video not be taken or shared, please make your wishes known to the photographer or videographer during class, and we will be happy to accommodate you. All photos and videos are the property of RISD|CE.

Use of Student Artwork

In accordance with RISD’s Intellectual Property Policy, Summer Programs students generally own, and are free to exploit, the intellectual property rights to the artwork they produce in Summer Programs classes, while RISD|CE has a limited right to make, use, and display images of student artwork for marketing, promotional, archival, reference, research, classroom, educational, and other noncommercial purposes. RISD|CE will credit students for the use of such images wherever possible. Reproductions of student artwork may be edited at RISD|CE’s discretion, but in doing so, RISD|CE will make a good faith effort to act respectfully and responsibly so as not to unduly compromise the integrity of the original artwork.

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