Family Weekend

Ringling College Family Weekend

October 23-25

Welcome parents and family members! We are excited to see you on campus this fall. We look forward to meeting you and opening our classrooms, residence halls, and facilities to you. We have a number of events, panels, and workshops planned for you to enjoy, so register now at the link below!


Register for 2015 Family Weekend


Where to Stay

Some of the local hotels are offering special rates for this weekend.  Check our Visitor's Page for more information.



Schedule At-A-Glance

Find a meeting, workshop, or reception that sparks your interest below.


Residence Life Lil’ Sibs Event Final Registration

Friday, October 23, 2015, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Residence Life Lobby, First Floor Goldstein Hall 

This weekend isn't just about the parents, it's about our Ringling student siblings as well! We would like to welcome the younger generation of future artists to participate in our Lil’ Sibs event during Family Weekend. Residence Life is sponsoring this special opportunity for big brothers and sisters to have their Lil’ Sibs stay on campus, participate in activities, and attend brunch on Saturday, October 24, 2015. Please, complete the Liability Release and Medical Treatment Permission Minor Form and bring it with you to the Lil’ Sib Registration or email the completed version back to Residence Life at


Ringling College Faculty Art Workshop Registration and Check-In

Friday, October 23, 2015 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Residence Life Lobby, First Floor Goldstein Hall

Become your Ringling College student for an hour! Enjoy learning from Ringling College faculty and participate in a workshop on Saturday, October 24th. Details will be available online as Family Weekend approaches. There is no charge for participating in any of the events. 


Parents’ Association Meeting

Friday, October 23, 2015, 3:30 pm  4:30 pm
Academic Center Auditorium 

Meet your PALS! Come and learn more about ways that you can become actively involved and meet other Parents/Family members. Please, join us for our Parents’ Association Meeting and Reception. Dress attire is Florida casual.


Parents’ Association Reception

Friday, October 23, 2015 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Academic Center Lobby

Meet and mingle with other Parents/Families and Ringling College Faculty and Administration!


Artful Giraffe Ceramics Project

Friday, October 23, 2015 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Goldstein Hall, 1st Floor Lobby

Please, plan to stay for the Artful Giraffe Ceramics Project - it is a great opportunity to meet, mingle, and have some fun! 


Official Welcome with Ringling College of Art and Design President, Dr. Larry Thompson

Saturday, October 24, 2015, 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Diane Roskamp Exhibition Hall

Ringling College is “On The Move”! Learn about our upcoming growth and development that is happening on the college campus!


Career Preparation and Discussion Panel 

Saturday, October 24, 2015, 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Diane Roskamp Exhibition Hall 

The Center Services Department offers a session on art and design recruiting and networking: LinkedIn and Laika representatives – Gain Networking insights from LinkedIn with over 300 million members and our Laika recruiter - Coraline, ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls - will share recruiting information: Rob Humphrey, Senior Account Executive, Education Vertical, LinkedIn, (Mountain View, CA) and Anna Kvorning, Laika Recruiter, (Hillsboro, OR).


Check-In and Final Registration for Faculty-Led Workshops

Saturday, October 24, 2015, 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Diane Roskamp Exhibition Hall Entrance

Don't miss out on having a creative experience!         


Ringling College Art and Design Faculty-Led Workshops

Saturday, October 24, 2015, 11:15 am – 12:30 am
Various Locations

Stay tuned for more details! Registration at check-in is required.