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Building Hours

Academic buildings and facilities are open and accessible only for certain hours of the day and night. These hours adjust to allow for additional access towards the end of the semester/term. The schedule of available hours in academic buildings is available at the beginning of each academic year on All academic buildings are accessible during available hours via your RISD ID card. See the posted hours for more details on specific building access. Shops and computer labs are accessible during many, but not necessarily all, of the hours a building is open. Graduate students have 24-hour access to their graduate studios at the discretion of their department.