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  


Spring Preview Day

Saturday, February 14

10:00 - 2:30

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:

Check in: 9:30 - 11:00

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



Accepted Student Day

April, 2015

An invitation-only event for accepted students.


Off-Campus Events  

"Discover Ringling" Info Sessions

Discover Ringling events are special information sessions for prospective students. 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.



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, please visit http://portfolioday.net/. A schedule of events for the 2015-16 academic year will be posted in the spring of 2015.