Rhode Island College Student Handbook

Students should read the College's Student Handbook for information on general college policy, regulations, procedures and their obligations and rights as students.

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The Student Handbook, published by the Office of Student Life, is an important guide to academic facilities and services, student organizations, academic policies and procedures, and rules on student conduct.

Department Student Handbook

The Department of Art provides a handbook that highlights much of the information contained in this site. Stop by the Main Office to pick one up.


It is essential that students select an advisor from among the full-time faculty in their degree program or area of specialization. All program plans, required art course selections, variations in programs, and transfer credits must be approved by the advisor and department chair.

Declaring A Major

The Declaration of Major Form must be completed and left in the Main Office of the Department of Art. Without this, students cannot be notified of important events and announcements. Students should declare themselves as Art Majors as soon as they begin taking art courses (their first semester), even if they are undecided on what their major concentration will be.

After-Hour Building Use

Art projects must often be completed after normal building hours have past. Arrangements for after-hour building use, along with security guidelines, will be posted in the Alex & Ani Hall at the beginning of each academic year.

Storage Lockers

A limited number of storage lockers are available. The number of the selected locker must be given to the department secretary. All lockers must be emptied after the Spring semester final exam week or the lock will be removed.


Any problems concerning grades or any other matter related to a course should first be discussed with the instructor, and, if not resolved, with the department chair.

Bulletin Boards

It is important to periodically check the bulletin boards in the Alex & Ani Hall main hallway. Announcements of due dates, scholarships, lectures and various events are posted throughout the academic year.

Transfer Student Portfolio Review

Students wishing to transfer studio art credits from another institution must present a portfolio representing the courses for which they want credit. Please include as much art work as possible to support your request. Contact the Art Department's Main Office for due dates and application forms. Please review the Transfer Student section of this site for complete information and a downloadable version of the Transfer Credit Form.

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Page last updated: Monday, November 17, 2014