2015-2016 INFORMATION 


Looking forward to seeing everyone...NEXT WEEK!!!!




Greetings New Students and Families! 

 Please, review the following Check-List Items/Forms 

 to assist you towards your New Student Orientation arrival  

at Ringling College of Art and Design:


updated 7.24.2015

Please, review all Check-List Items:


(1) Self-Service: Self-Service is the system used to creating your Ringling College online account. It can be accessed via the Ringling portal at my.ringling.edu. The “New Account” link will provide the information required to create your new account. 


(2) Health Information Form: All full-time and part-time students are required to complete and return a health information form. For any inquiries, please contact Health Services Office Manager, Reenie Page - rpage@ringling.edu 


(3) Required Insurance or Insurance Waiver

Ringling College of Art and Design requires all degree-seeking students to be covered by a health insurance plan. A cost-effective health and accident plan designed to meet the regulations of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act standards is available to both domestic and international students. Newly enrolled Ringling Students who do not complete an online waiver showing coverage under a comparable comprehensive health insurance plan may be automatically enrolled, however enrollment is not assured unless you ACTIVELY ENROLL.  If you wish to complete the waiver because you have your own insurance, please allow two weeks processing time before the charge is removed.

If you received a bill and already have insurance, you may pay the rest of your tuition bill minus the insurance bill.  A full credit will be issued if the Online Waiver is completed within one month after the first day of classes (Sept 17, 2015). Please complete enrollment or waiver ASAP using the following link:


There you will find information about the group plan, how to enroll or complete the waiver form.  

•       For further questions related to waiver requests, eligibility, enrollment, benefits or claims students may directly contact: HSAC at (888) 978-8355 and simply identify themselves as a Ringling College student.

The Servicing Administrator for the RCAD Sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan is HSA Consulting, Inc. (HSAC).

Questions regarding health forms can be directed to Reenie Page rpage@ringling.edu

Ringling Health Insurance Plan Details

The current Ringling College specific plan is available here.

All enrolled students (including incoming first years) are eligible for the Ringling Student Group Insurance Plan. A student may continue an existing fully paid policy after withdrawal until it’s expiration, but may not open a new policy as part of our student group or “renew” a student group policy while not currently enrolled (which includes time on leave).


(4) Residence Life Housing Contract: Please, contact reslife@ringling.edu with questions/concerns. Direct Link to Online Contract Form: https://www.ringling.edu/fileadmin/NewStudentHousingContract/lobby.php 


(5) Review Academic Calendar: Want to know when mid-terms begin? Winter Break dates? Please, review the Academic Calendar at www.ringling.edu/calendar.


(6) Mail Services Information: To ensure prompt delivery of mail/parcels; all new students need to address their mail as such:








During Orientation, they will receive a mail box number (NOT PO Box) which 

will replace the “New Student” heading within the address. Keep in mind that

a Ringling College ID is required upon redemption of all package pick-ups. 

Thank you,

RCAD Mail Services


(7) ON-LINE New Student Orientation: is a pre-requisite to attend fall classes and mandatory. You will receive an email to your Ringling College account (c.ringling.edu) on July 1, 2014 directing you how to log on to this on-line orientation. If you do not receive an email to your Ringling College account (c.ringling.edu), please contact nso@ringling.edu for assistance. 


(8) ART Supply Kits:  

New Student First Year Basic Supply Kits 

All first year students at Ringling College of Art and Design are required to have certain art supplies at the beginning of Fall semester. To make your transition to Ringling College as smooth as possible, Ringling College Art Supply Store offers three different pre-assembled kits, Design Arts Kit, Studio Arts Kit, and Media Arts Kit. The Kits are offered at a substantial savings through the Campus Store, and will be available for pickup during New Student Orientation. 

Please use the links below to access more information on the specific kits and the order form. 

You may direct questions to the Ringling College Art Supply Store.

Mack Whatley 

Ringling College Art Supply Store Manager 

Phone:  941.359.7565

Email:  store@ringling.edu

Fax:  941.359.7608 

Mail:  Ringling College Art Supply Store 

2700 N. Tamiami Trail 

Sarasota, FL 34234-5895




2015 Supply Kit Order Form


Design Arts Kit (For the following majors: Motion Design, Advertising Design, Interior Design, Business of Art and Design, Graphic Design) 

Total cost is $197.95 including tax. 

Please note the Design Arts Kit is non-returnable. 


Studio Arts Kit (For the following majors: Fine Arts, Film, Photography and Imaging) 

Total cost is $251.45 including tax. 

Please note the Studio Arts Kit is non-returnable. 


Media Arts Kit (For the following majors: Game Art and Design, Computer Animation, Illustration) 

Total cost is $384.13 including tax. 

Please note the Media Arts Kit is non-returnable. 


(9) Residential Life Information: (Roommate information available after August 1, 2015 on Self-Service for Fall Semester Admits.) Check regularly for any changes. If you need to speak with Residence Life directly, please email reslife@ringling.edu


(10) Self-Service: Sign-In to view for Schedule and Transfer Credits (if applicable) after August 1, 2015.


(11) Review Meal Plan Information: For clarification or more information, email Ron Haynes at rhaynes@c.ringling.edu or click HERE.


(12) Complete Community Service Project Sign-up by August 13, 2015.

All information pertaining to projects is NOW available. 

Please read through this year's 2015 Project Descriptions here: http://www.ringling.edu/campus-student-life/student-life/new-student-parent-information/orientation-and-dates/service-projects

Then complete the Volunteerism Sign-Up Form by August 13th - thanks! 

QUESTIONS? CONTACT: volunteerism@ringling.edu 


(13) Read, Review, and Sign the Responsible Use of Electronic Communication Form and bring with you on Thursday, August 13th during your processing time to the IT Department station.


(14) Ringling College Vehicle Parking & Bicycle Permit Form Available in August during Thursday, August 13th New Student Orientation Processing or Online: http://www.ringling.edu/campus-student-life/campus-services/public-safety/public-safety/vehicle-and-bicycle-permits-parking/


(15) Student Processing Day Map Available in August during Orientation.


(16) Student ID Processing: We wanted to give you the opportunity to speed up your processing time during New Student Orientation, by submitting a photo for your Student ID before your arrival.  Your Student ID is very important and must be carried at all times while on campus and will be used for residence hall access, renting from the library and meal plans.  


Photos must be submitted via email by Monday, July 27th.  Files must be saved in .JPG format and with your last name, then first name (robinson-jekeyma.jpg).  Please ensure that your picture is in a file size that will send over email.


Send a head and shoulders color photo against a solid background (same as a passport photo) to Miss Jess jnagy@ringling.edu. It is important that the photo is taken against a plain background/wall. We will not accept photos that have objects in the background. Please use ample lighting, and do not add photo effects. Hats and sunglasses should not be worn in the photo.


(17) Read, Review, and Sign the Ringling College Handbook and Ringling College Handbook Form!


(18) Orientation Schedules will be available through an Ap called Guidebook. Please check back in August for more details! Please, click on the following current Orientation Schedule to view details! Thanks!


(19) WAIVERS! In order to participate in Orientation functions, please complete the following waivers. Only original signature copies will be accepted. 

Original hard copies can be turned in during New Student Processing on Thursday, August 13 2015 to the Activities/Leadership table and Recreation and Wellness table

and/or mailed  to Office of Student Life Attn: Jekeyma Robinson 2700 N Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34234.