Plan a visit

Want to visit us?

We would love to have you! Plan a visit to campus to meet our students, speak with our knowledgeable staff, and tour our world-class facilities.

 

 

Prospective student tours

Participate in a student-led group tour and meet with an admissions counselor. By appointment, Monday-Friday at 9:30 AM and 1:30 PM. 

Call 800.255.7695 (Toll-free U.S. only) or 941.309.0195 or fill out the form below:

Request a tour

High School Class Groups

Teachers are invited to schedule a group tour for up to 25 high school students who are interested in the creative arts. Please schedule at least four weeks in advance. 

Call 941.309.0195 or 800.255.7695.

 

Community and alumni tours

During this "behind-the-scenes" walking tour, we'll explore parts of our beautiful 48-acre campus while interacting with students. 

Contact communitytours@ringling.edu or 941.359.7622

 

Take a virtual tour from the comfort of your own home.

 

 


 

Visitor Information



 

Ringling College of Art and Design
2700 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234-5895

+1 941.351.5100
Toll Free (U.S. only): 800.255.7695

 

Download a campus map

 

An art and design haven on the scenic coast of Florida, Sarasota hugs the Gulf of Mexico about midway on the state's western coast. Our campus is located at the intersection of North Tamiami Trail and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way in northwestern Sarasota.

From Tampa

Take Interstate 75 south to University Parkway [Exit 213], west to U.S. 41 [Tamiami Trail], and south two miles to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way/Indian Beach. Turn left onto Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way and turn right into the parking lot adjacent to Selby Gallery. The Office of Admissions is located across the street in the new five-story Student Center, the largest building on campus. As you face the main entrance to the Student Center, the office is on the right (east) side on the ground floor.

 

From Orlando

Take Interstate 4 West to Interstate 75 South to University Parkway [Exit 213], west to U.S. 41 [Tamiami Trail], and south two miles to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way/Indian Beach. Turn left onto Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way and turn right into the parking lot adjacent to Selby Gallery. The Office of Admissions is located across the street in the new five-story Student Center, the largest building on campus. As you face the main entrance to the Student Center, the office is on the right (east) side on the ground floor.

 

From Miami

Take Interstate 95 North to Interstate 75 North to University Parkway [Exit 213], west to U.S. 41 [Tamiami Trail], and south two miles to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way/Indian Beach. Turn left onto Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way and turn right into the parking lot adjacent to Selby Gallery. The Office of Admissions is located across the street in the new five-story Student Center, the largest building on campus. As you face the main entrance to the Student Center, the office is on the right (east) side on the ground floor.

Google Map

 

Many hotels offer special rates for guests of Ringling College of Art and Design, so be sure to ask about the "Ringling College of Art and Design Special Rate" when you call to make your reservations.

For more assistance planning your visit, contact the Office of Admissions at 800.255.7695 (Toll-free U.S. Only), 941.351.5100, or via email at admissions@ringling.edu.

Ringling College Friends and Family hotel rates are subject to change and will vary during different times of the year. Please confirm the listed rate directly with the hotel when making your reservation, and note that each hotel has different cancellation policies.



Courtyard by Marriott

(1.71 miles)
850 University Parkway
941-355-3337 or 1.800.321.2211

Rates start at $89.00 per night. Call hotel directly and request Ringling College Code or click here.

 


Hampton Inn & Suites

(2 miles)
975 University Parkway
Phone: 941-355-8140

Rates start at $94.00 per night.


Hilton Garden Inn

(2.44 miles)
8270 North Tamiami Trail
Reservations: 877.STAY.HGI [782.9444]
Phone: 941.552.1100

Rates start at $94.00 per night.


Hyatt Place Sarasota/Bradenton Airport

(1.8 miles)
950 University Parkway 
Reservations: 888-492-8847
Phone: 941-554-5800 

Rates start at $96.00 per night.

*Hyatt also offers FREE shuttle service to Ringling College for their guests!*
**During the week of New Student Orientation there will be a special rate! Availability limited*


LaQuinta Inn & Suites

(1.5 miles)
1803 North Tamiami Tr.
Reservations 1-800-531-5900
Phone: 941-366-5128

Rates start at $79.00.

 


Residence Inn by Marriott

(1.97 miles)
1040 University Parkway
Call hotel directly and request Ringling College Code.
Phone: 941.358.1468 or 1.800.331.3131

Rates start at $109.00 per night.

 


Springhill Suites by Marriott

(1.97 miles)
1020 University Parkway
Call hotel directly and request Ringling College Code.
Phone: 941.358.3385 or 1.888.287.9400

Rates start at $84.00 per night. Link to Ringling Rate Site

Hotel Indigo Sarasota

(1.3 miles)
1223 Boulevard of the Arts
Reservations: 941.487.3800

Rates start at $124.00 per night. Ask about our Commencement promotion.

 


Hyatt Regency Sarasota

(1.41 miles)
1000 Blvd of the Arts
Reservations: 1.800.233.1234
Phone: 941.953.1234

Rates start at $147.00 per night.

 


Ritz-Carlton Sarasota

(1.18 miles)
1111 Ritz Carlton Drive
Reservations: 1.800.241.3333
Phone: 941.309.2217

Rates start at $209.00 per night.
 

The Sandcastle Resort

(5.8 miles)
1540 Ben Franklin Drive
Reservations: 941.388.2181

Rates start at $107.00 per night. Request Ringling College rate when booking!

 


Holiday Inn at Lido Beach

(4.45 miles)
233 Ben Franklin Drive
Reservations: 1.866.306.5452
Phone: 941.388.5555

Rates start at $114.00 per night.

 


Lido Beach Resort

(4.83 miles)
700 Ben Franklin Drive
Reservations: 1.800.441.2113
Phone: 941.388.2161

Rates start at $125.00 per night. Request Ringling College rate when booking!

 


The Resort at Longboat Key Club

(6.17miles)
220 Sands Point Rd, Longboat Key, FL 34228
Reservations: 1.800.237.8821
Phone: 941.383.8821

Rates start at $210.00 per night. Request Ringling College rate when booking!

 

REVISED 2/12/2016

 

There are several airports that offer access into the Southwest Florida and Sarasota area, one of which is only 5 minutes from the Ringling College campus.  Not sure where these airports are in relation to campus?  View a map of all airports and then read below for more details about each airport and print driving directions to campus. 

 


 

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)

Located just 5 minutes from the Ringling College campus, Sarasota Bradenton International serves over one million passengers a year as a gateway to the southwest Gulf coast of Florida. Major domestic and commuter airlines provide daily scheduled service, as do seasonal international and domestic charter carriers.  Rental cars are available on site, as well as hotel shuttles and taxi service. 

www.srq-airport.com

Directions: From Sarasota Bradenton International to Ringling College

 

St. Petersburg - Clearwater International  Airport (PIE)

Information:  Located approximately 45 miles northwest of Sarasota, the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport provides direct service to convenient destinations throughout the United States and Canada as well as various chartered services to exciting domestic and international destinations.  Rental cars and taxi service are available on site for transportation to the Sarasota area. 

www.fly2pie.com

Directions: From St. Petersburg-Clearwater International to Ringling College

 

Tampa International Airport (TPA) 

Located approximately 55 miles north of Sarasota, Tampa International Airport is served by most major airlines which provide nonstop daily service to more than 70 national and international destinations.  Rental cars, taxi service, bus service, and car service are available on-site for transportation to Sarasota. 

www.tampaairport.com

Directions: From Tampa International to Ringling College

 

Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)

Located in Ft. Myers and approximately 90 miles southeast of Sarasota, the Southwest Florida International Airport serves Florida's greater Gulf Coast area with 20 airline partners that offer nonstop service throughout North America and international service to Canada and Germany as well as flights to major gateways like Atlanta, Chicago, New York, and more.  Rental cars, taxi service, bus service, and car service are available on-site for transportation to Sarasota.

www.flylcpa.com

Directions: From Southwest Florida International to Ringling College

 

 

 

Admissions Events

Each academic year, Ringling College hosts a variety of events, both on and off campus, for prospective students and their families.

 

Preview Days

Fall Preview Day – Saturday, October 29, 2016

Spring Preview Day – Saturday, February 18, 2017

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, learn about life on campus, find out how to apply, and much more.

Ringling National Portfolio Day

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Portfolio Day is a great opportunity to get feedback on your work. You can have your portfolio reviewed by Ringling faculty and representatives from 40 other NASAD-accredited colleges. You’ll also learn about financial aid, careers in art, and student life.
 
Pre-registration is not required, but you can save time by registering online.

Accepted Student Day 2017

TBA

 

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