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COVID-19 Safety Information

Below are the current requirements and protocols pertinent to COVID-19 and in-person Pre-College programs. 

Health Services

All students participating in RISD Pre-College will have daily (during business hours) access to RISD Health Services.


Pre-College students are required to submit proof of vaccination — including booster — via the registration process upon admittance into the program.

Religious or Medical Exemptions
Students may submit a request for exemption from the vaccination requirement via the Health Services Portal. Individuals with vaccination exemptions may be subject to additional health safety protocols.

Types of Testing

Students experiencing COVID-like symptoms should contact Health Services to determine what type of visit or test they recommend for you.

CE and Pre-College programs follow current RISD policies related to testing, which are subject to change.

Symptomatic Testing
Symptomatic testing for residential pre-college students will be available via Health Services. Students can also get their own rapid tests from RISD Public Safety and RAs, then report results to RISD Health Services.


  • Designated isolation housing will be provided for residential pre-college students.
  • If they wish to do so, parents or guardians are permitted to pick up their student from the program after a positive test result is received.
  • Additional information will be communicated directly to pre-college students and parents/guardians via email.