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  

Preview Days

Preview days are a great opportunity to get to know Ringling College from the people who know it best - our students and faculty. You'll have the opportunity to explore our majors, check out the campus, learn how to prepare your portfolio, and much more. The next Preview Day will be on Saturday, November 7. Click here for information and to register online (required). 


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, including specific locations and times, please visit portfolioday.net/2015-16-schedule

Ringling representatives will be available at the following National Portfolio Days:

2015-09-27 Atlanta, Georgia    

2015-10-03 Cincinnati, Ohio  

2015-10-04 Cleveland, Ohio  

2015-10-10 Austin, Texas    

2015-10-10 San Diego, California  

2015-10-11 Dallas, Texas  

2015-10-11 Minneapolis, Minnesota   

2015-10-18 Chicago, Illinois   

2015-10-24 Kansas City, Missouri    

2015-10-25 St. Louis, Missouri  

2015-10-31 Hartford, Connecticut  

2015-10-31 Richmond, Virginia    

2015-11-01 Boston, Massachusetts  

2015-11-08 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  

2015-11-08 Rochester, New York  

2015-11-15 New York, New York  

2015-11-21 Washington, DC  

2015-11-22 Baltimore, Maryland  

2015-11-22 Charlotte, North Carolina  

2015-12-05 Phoenix, Arizona  

2015-12-06 Albuquerque, New Mexico  

2016-01-16 New Orleans, Louisiana  

2016-01-16 San Francisco, California  

2016-01-17 Los Angeles, California  

2016-01-23 Miami, Florida  

2016-01-24 Sarasota, Florida