Timeline & Checklist




    October, 2015 - Deadline for Nominees of the National Who’s Who Among Students in Colleges and Universities Applications due to the Office of Student Life. Email Jess Nagy jnagy@ringling.edu for inquiries.

    November 1, 2015- Deadline to Submit Diploma Application to, Office of Advising, Records, and Registration Services . Make sure your name and information in Self Service is correct - notify Office of Registration to correct any discrepancies. 

    To view more important Graduation Checklist Reminders from the Office of Advising Records, and Registration, click here!




    February 2016 - Commencement Letter sent to Parents & Families of Graduates from Dr. Tammy Walsh, VP Dean of Students Office of Student Life

    March 14, 2016 - Deadline to order Cap, Gown, and Tassel. Please visit the Campus Bookstore or email ringling@bkstr.com 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.

    Late March 2016Commencement Announcements available at the Office of Student Life Front Desk. Must have ID to obtain. 

    GradImages Photography Forms & Forwarding Mail Address Forms must be completed at time of Ticket pick-up. 

    Interviews for Commencement Student Speaker & National Anthem Singer begin. Contact commencement@ringling.edu if interested.

    Mid April 2016 - Cap, Gown, and Tassels available for pick-up at the Campus Bookstore. Check your Ringling College email for the announcement.


    Monday, May 9 - Thursday, May 12, 2016 - Senior Week. Check your Ringling College email for Senior Week Events email announcements.


    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 10am Diane Roskamp Exhibition Hall - Commencement Rehearsal *Mandatory attendance! Special details, Awards, and Honors & Recognition Cords will be distributed to honorees. 


    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 4:30pm -Deadline to collect Tickets, Announcements, Cap, Gown, and Tassels for Commencement Ceremony at the Office of Student Life. 


    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 3:30pm Academic Center Auditorium - Baccalaureate Ceremony for Graduates and Families. Enjoy this non-denominational faith-based recongnition of your achievements! *Dress is Florida casual!


    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 4:30pm-6:30pm Ulla Searing Student Center Deck & Plaza - President’s Reception for Graduates and Families. Enjoy this festive celebration with live music and hors d'oeuvres!*Dress is Florida casual!

    Thursday, May 12, 2016 3:30pm Bradenton Area Convention Center
    Commencement Day! CONGRATS! **Graduates please arrive at 2pm**




    Friday, May 13, 2016 4:30pm - Student Housing for graduating seniors closes. Contact reslife@ringling.edu with special inquiries.

    Summer 2016
    : Order GradImages graduation photos. Arrangements have been made with professional photographers GradImages to record the moment you cross the stage. There is no obligation to purchase. www.GradImages.com