RISD Students

Forms and Documentation

Make sure you’ve read, completed and submitted all required forms and documents prior to your arrival on campus. Planning ahead will make your arrival on campus as smooth as possible. Note: All forms and documentation must be read and responded to prior to your arrival on campus for the program. You cannot attend classes until all required materials have been signed and submitted.

  • Student Handbook
    Download Summer Programs Student Handbook
    Contains detailed information about arrival and departure; housing, dining and safety; academic and disciplinary policies and procedures. Please read the handbook carefully. Students should be completely familiar with RISD’s official policies and procedures contained in the handbook, prior to arrival on campus. Since the handbook contains a lot of important information, we recommend printing the PDF and keeping it nearby as a reference during the program.
  • Health Insurance Requirements
    Review Health Insurance Requirements
    The College requires all students to carry adequate medical insurance to help cover the extra expenses of medical treatment that is not covered by our Health Services. All medical insurance policies must be from a U.S. domestic insurance company. Medical insurance is mandatory for all students at RISD, including summer students. If you do not have medical insurance from a U.S. domestic insurance company, you may purchase a six(6)-week short-term medical insurance policy for $156. To assist in providing you with the coverage you will need during your summer studies at RISD, we have contracted with University Health Plans Insurance Program to offer the Summer Studies Student Health Insurance Plan. The Plan includes a local and national network of preferred providers, and is designed to be an affordable option. You can review the plan by visiting the University Health Plans website and selecting “Summer Programs Student.” Should you have questions regarding the the Summer Programs Student Health Insurance Plan or to enroll, please contact Marcia O’Neill at University Health Plans at 800-437-6448, ext.116.
  • Housing
    You must contact the Residence Life Office directly to confirm your housing plans for the summer. Contact Residence Life at rlo@risd.edu or 401-454-6654.

If you have any questions when you review the forms and documentation, or any other questions concerning the program, please feel free to email cemail@risd.edu or call us at 800-364-7473, ext. 2, or 401-454-6200. We look forward to seeing you this summer!