Each academic year, Ringling College hosts a variety of events, both on- and off-campus, for prospective students and their families. Be sure to check this page often, and click on "join our mailing list" to receive updated information and invitations.

On-Campus Events  

Fall Preview Day

Saturday, November 1

10:00 - 2:00

Preview Day is an opportunity for prospective students to get in-depth, insider information about our majors and life on campus from the people who know us best - our faculty and students! You'll also learn about careers in art and design, financial aid, portfolio preparation, and much moreHighlights of the day include:

Majors Showcase

Student Activities Fair

Open Houses in the Majors - visit with faculty and students in their studios and labs, and see artwork being created.

Financial Aid presentation

Portfolio Preparation presentation

Student artwork exhibitions

 Register here. 

Off-Campus Events  

"Discover Ringling" Info Sessions

You’re invited to Discover Ringling, an information session for prospective students. During this session you’ll learn about Ringling’s majors, careers in art and design, how to apply, and how to create, edit and submit your portfolio.

We will discuss the application process and share tips on portfolio preparation using examples submitted by high school students. Individual portfolio reviews will not be available at these events. RSVP is required. Check back for upcoming events.

Nov. 17, 2014 - Long Island, New York  REGISTER NOW!

Nov. 20, 2014 - New Jersey  REGISTER NOW!


National Portfolio Days

National Portfolio Days provide opportunities for students who are interested in studying art or design to meet with representatives from NASAD-accredited colleges from throughout North America. They are held in major cities each academic year, beginning in September and ending in January. All are free and open to the public. RSVP is not required. 

For detailed information about National Portfolio Days, including specific locations and times, please visit http://portfolioday.net/2014-15-schedule 

  • Houston, TX – Sat., October 4
  • Dallas, TX – Sun., October 5
  • Los Angeles, CA – Sat., October 11
  • Hartford, CT – Sat., October 18
  • Milwaukee, WI – Sat., October 18
  • Boston, MA – Sun., October 19
  • Chicago, IL – Sun., October 19
  • Kansas City, MO – Sat., October 25
  • Syracuse, NY – Sat., October 25
  • Grand Rapids, MI – Sun., October 26
  • St. Louis, MO – Sun., October 26
  • Richmond, VA – Sat., November 1
  • Atlanta, GA – Sat., November 8
  • Purchase, NY – Sat., November 15
  • New York, NY – Sun., November 16
  • Washington, DC – Sat., November 22
  • Baltimore, MD – Sun., November 23
  • Charlotte, NC – Sun., November 23
  • New Orleans, LA – Sat., January 17
  • San Francisco, CA – Sat., January 17
  • San Diego, CA – Sun., January 18
  • Miami, FL – Sat., January 24
  • Sarasota, FL – Ringling College of Art and Design – Sun., January 25


Performing and Visual Arts College Fairs

 ​Ringling College representatives will be at the following NACAC Performing & Visual Arts fairs. All programs are free and open to the public. Advance registration is not required.

Chicago Performing And Visual Arts Fair
DePaul University - Theatre School
Sunday, September 21: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Washington D.C. Performing And Visual Arts Fair
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Sunday, September 28: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Atlanta Performing And Visual Arts Fair
Cobb County Center for the Excellence in Performing Arts
Monday, September 29: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ft. Lauderdale Performing And Visual Arts Fair
Dillard Center for the Arts
Tuesday, September 30: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

New York City Performing And Visual Arts Fair
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Tuesday, October 7: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Boston Performing And Visual Arts Fair
Boston University - Fuller Building
Wednesday, October 8: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Houston Performing And Visual Arts Fair
Rice University - Alice Pratt Brown Hall
Monday, October 20: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dallas Performing And Visual Arts Fair
Irving Convention Center
Tuesday, October 21: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Los Angeles Performing And Visual Arts Fair
University of California, Los Angeles - Ackerman Union
Saturday, October 25: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

San Francisco Performing And Visual Arts Fair
South San Francisco Conference Center
Sunday, October 26: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm