CONGRATULATIONS RINGLING COLLEGE SENIORS, FAMILIES, AND FRIENDS!
Commencement is a recognition and celebration of academic achievement and the lasting contributions that students have made to Ringling College of Art and Design. The faculty, staff, and graduating class of Ringling College of Art and Design announce Commencement exercises on Friday, May 9, 2014 3:30pm (Seniors please arrive at 2:30pm!) at the Bradenton Area Convention Center in Palmetto, Florida.
SPECIAL EVENTS & DETAILS TO REMEMBER:
Ringling College of Art and Design President Dr. Larry R. Thompson will host a reception for graduating seniors and their families on Thursday evening, May 8, 2014 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Ulla Searing Student Center on the Ringling College of Art and Design campus.
A Baccalaureate service will be held on Thursday, May 8, 2014, preceding the President's Reception at 3:30 in the Academic Center Auditorium.
Graduation rehearsal for students will be held Wednesday, May 7 at 10 a.m. at the Diane Roskamp Exhibition Hall.
Tickets and Announcements:
Each graduate will receive 12 announcements and 8 tickets to use at their own discretion. Tickets are distributed evenly per Graduating Senior based on the graduating class size. Seating at the Bradenton Area Convention Center is first come/first serve. There will also be an online video feed available for viewing the day of Commencement. Website links will be available on the College website the day of Commencement.
Cap, Gown, Tassels, and Class Rings:
March 14, 2014 - Deadline to order Cap, Gown, and Tassel. Please visit the Campus Bookstore or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, height, and weight.
There is no fee for the Cap, Gown, and Tassel when you order through the Ringling College Bookstore!
Options for buying individual personalized class rings can be found on the Jostens website: http://www.jostens.com/rings/class_rings_lp_college.html.
Informative mailings & emails:
Families of graduates will be sent a letter from Dr. Tammy Walsh VP Dean of Students in February, 2014. Further details will be posted to our website as they become available. Seniors will also receive information via their campus mailbox and email.
Hotel Accommodations: Visit the Hotel section of the Ringling College Website, click here.
Please feel free to contact the Office of Student Life at 941.359.7509 or email email@example.com if you have any specific questions regarding Commencement.
Graduation Images and Discounts
GradTrak is offering students a $5.00 discount on any photo order over $25.00 when they register their email address prior to graduation. To obtain the discount, click on the GradTrak logo below, then click on "Preregistration," and search for "Ringling" to register your email address and obtain the discount.