There's no better way to get to know Ringling College than to spend some time visiting our campus, touring our facilities, and meeting students. In addition to individually scheduled tours, the College also hosts two Preview Day events each year, on weekends in February and October. Visit for information about upcoming events.

We encourage potential students interested in attending Ringling College, as well as art teachers, guidance counselors and parents to visit our campus. Student-led tours and meetings with admissions counselors are available by appointment. To guarantee that someone will be available to welcome you, please follow the instructions below to arrange for a visit.

Campus tours are scheduled by appointment Monday through Friday at 9:30 AM and 1:30 PM.  To participate in a group tour led by a student, and to schedule a meeting with an admissions counselor, please fill out an online prospective student campus tour request or call the Admissions Office at 800-255-7695 or 941-309-0195. We do our best to accommodate all visitors, but please keep in mind that some dates fill early due to heavy demand. Please wait until your appointment has been confirmed before finalizing travel arrangements.

On Wednesdays, limited studio classes are in session, so students might not be able to see classes in their major(s) of interest.

Please note that there are no classes in session on the following dates:  September 29, 2015; November 25-27, 2015; December 3-January 11, 2016 (Winter Break); February 2, 2016; March 7 - 11, 2016 (Spring Break).

Offices are closed and tours are not scheduled on the following dates:  September 7, 2015; November 26-27, 2015; December 21-January 3, 2016; January 18, 2016; May 16, 2016; May 30, 2016; July 4, 2016.

Ringling College also hosts two Preview Day events each year, on weekends in February and October/November.  Visit for information about upcoming events. The next Preview Day will be November 7, 2015.

Group Tours for High School Students

Campus tours for groups of up to 25 high school students who are interested in art and design are available most Wednesdays during the academic year. Please schedule an appointment for your group at least four weeks in advance by calling the Admissions Office at 941-309-0195 or 800-255-7695.


Aside from the degree program, Ringling College offers a number of opportunities for the community to visit our campus, view wonderful art exhibitions, and study as lifelong learners:

Community members not pursuing admission to Ringling College are invited to come to campus for a "behind-the-scenes" tour of the College campus. During this interactive walking tour we'll explore parts of our beautiful 42 acre campus while interacting with students.  We'll also visit our new Academic Center, the Verman Kimbrough Memorial Library, and view an exhibition at Ringling College's Selby Gallery. Please click here to sign up for a tour.

Explore a Photo Tour

Discover a number of Ringling College of Art and Design campus images, and take a sneak peek of the surrounding Sarasota community without leaving your home or office!