Student Resources

Registration support, advising, online learning strategies, policies and more

A number of services can help you make the most of your art and design education. Select a topic below for more information.

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Academic Resources

Departments and services are available to assist RISD Continuing Education students in their academic journeys, including Disability Support Services; the Center for Arts & Language; art supply stores; and the RISD Museum, Library and Nature Lab.

Academic Advising

RISD CE’s academic advisor helps students and potential students develop their personal, educational and professional goals. Learn more about the advising process and make an appointment to meet with an academic advisor.

Online Student Guide

Learn some strategies to help you be a successful online learner. Includes details about our online instruction formats, how to prepare a dedicated workspace at home, and how to communicate with your instructors, your classmates, and the RISD CE office.

Campus Resources

Find information about art and design career opportunities via the RISD Career Center; download the My RISD app; explore options for eating on campus; access the RISD Rides shuttle; and familiarize yourself with RISD Public Safety’s contact information and recommendations for personal safety.

Registration Help

Find out how to use our course registration system to create a student account, search for and register for a course, withdraw from a course and more.


General, academic and financial policies, including the academic code of conduct, refund policy and more.

Scholarship Opportunities

Many scholarships have different deadlines, timelines and application requirements. Please review carefully and visit the specific websites listed on this webpage for more information. Scholarship applications are reviewed confidentially and do not influence admission decisions.


Plan your year: Find class dates, registration timelines, and holidays for current and upcoming terms.

Contact RISD CE

Our team is here to help.
Hours: Monday–Thursday, 8:30 am–4:30 pm ET and Friday, 8:30 am–1 pm ET
401 454-6200