Admissions Events

We're Glad You're Here

The best way to experience Ringling College is to visit. Our studios, labs, and classrooms empower students to learn by making and doing, while developing their professional skills using the best equipment and the most advanced technology in the world. However you choose to experience Ringling College, we can’t wait to meet you.

Ringling Open House

Meet our students and faculty, learn all about our majors, tour the campus, and get tips on how to create a terrific portfolio. Find out about on-campus living, career services, student activities and clubs, financial aid, and more.

Open House is held on a Saturday twice a year, in the fall and spring.

Spring 2024  Open House
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024
9 am-2 pm

Accepted Student Day

Accepted Student Day is a fun-filled day celebrating acceptance to Ringling College that is usually held on the first Saturday in April. Accepted students will have a chance to meet faculty and future classmates and begin the Ringling College experience.

This event is open to accepted students who have received an email invitation with additional details and the registration link (and their families). Registration is required.

2024 Accepted Student Day
Saturday, April 6
9 am-2 pm

National Portfolio Day

Each year Ringling College attends National Portfolio Days around the country. These events are free and open to the public and a great way to speak with accredited art and design colleges across the US and beyond to get feedback on your portfolio. Our National Portfolio Day dates include:

Sunday, January 21, 2024
11 am-3 pm
Ringling College of Art and Design
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, Florida 34234

Other Ways to Visit

Campus Tours

The Office of Admissions hosts student-led campus tours Monday through Friday at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm EST. Each tour begins with an information session with an admissions counselor which is followed by a tour of campus conducted by a student tour guide. 

Online Info Sessions

Attend an online information session with an admissions representative and learn more about Ringling College.

Virtual Tour

Unable to visit our campus? We’ve got you covered with our Virtual Tour.