Change of Address

Students must promptly notify the Registrar’s Office of changes in permanent (home) address and telephone, as well as local address and phone. Students living in a RISD residence hall need not report a local address. A RISD box number is not sufficient for a local address, and all students who are not living in RISD residence facilities should have their local address and a local phone number on file at all times.

Students need to inform the Registrar or Student Financial Services of the address to which bills and billing information is to be sent.

All students on F-1 visas must report both local and foreign address information through the Registrar’s Office; a home address in the native country must be on file at all times. Changes may be reported in person or via phone or email to

To comply with RISD identity theft prevention programs, the student ID number or social security number must be included in correspondence or when the change is presented in person. Using the RISD Alert screen of WebAdvisor, students are requested to maintain emergency address information: A contact number in case of campus wide emergency as well as a phone number to contact in case of personal emergency.