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Welcome Ringling College Alumni!

We are so honored to be a part of your creative career, and we are here to support and connect you long after you graduate. Let us keep you in the loop and in touch with former classmates, our extensive alumni network, career opportunities, and Ringling College news and updates.

There are so many ways to stay in touch! Attend a Ringling College alumni event, use our lifelong career services, or make a gift to support a new class of creative students. We can’t wait to hear from you.

You are part of Ringling College forever! You are the reason why Ringling College is great and growing. Contact us anytime.

Office for Advancement
941.309.4733
alumni@ringling.edu

Alumni Benefits and Services

Find out what resources and services are available to you!

Ringling College Career Services are free for all students and graduates. Throughout your creative career, we are dedicated to connecting you with the right networks, providing you assistance with your job search, offering extensive interview and resume prep, and landing you work in your field of interest. 

College Central Network®

View opportunities for graduates, update your resume (get a free review), and use additional portfolio space & link to your website. collegecentral.com/ringling 

 

Center for Career Services

Career assistance is free, all you need is a current Ringling account. You'll have access to

  • EmployOn, ARTSEARCH, GOING GLOBAL
  • Recruiter Contact Information
  • Ringling College specific tutorials and resume samples

Current students, faculty, staff and graduates from 2003 to present: Login here (use your current Ringling College ID and Password)Graduates without a current Ringling College user name and password, please call 941.359.7502 or email the Center for Career Services for access to this resources section.

Did you know as an alum of Ringling College you have lifetime check-out privileges at the campus library? Ringling College’s Alfred R. Goldstein Library holds our entire collection in addition to countless digital resources and collaborative work spaces to get all the information you need in once place. Enjoy quiet study spaces or relax on one of our outdoor terraces. Grab a coffee in the library cafe and then jump into a brainstorm in the Creative Cauldron. Use our resources to study and learn in the manner that best suits you.

Download the Alumni Library Benefits PDF for all the details. Please see attached for updated Alumni Library Benefits.

Now available to you 24/7: Request your transcript

Madeby is the exclusive on-campus gallery for current student and alumni to show and sell their work. You can participate in a group exhibition or submit for sale your one-of-a-kind and limited edition works, including: fine art, photography, prints, posters, greeting cards, original paintings, screen-printed clothing and other wearables, published books, jewelry, handmade sketch books, toys, glass, pottery, sculpture, furniture and more! This is a great way to meet other Ringling alumni and artists, gain exposure and a local following, and practice marketing and selling your work.

Learn more here.

Ringling College branded gifts and apparel are now available online from the Campus Bookstore.

Keep in Touch!

We love to hear from our alumni. Share your stories, successes, and recent work. Let us know about all the amazing things you are doing now - we'd love to share your inspiring story in our campus publications! 

 

Share your news!

Make sure you update your information to receive the latest news and events from Ringling College.

Read our publications

We have added new majors and our campus is evolving all the time. You can download out latest viewbook and read current and past issues of CONTXT magazine.

View our latest publications

Come to Campus

Let us know if you’re in town! We’d be delighted to arrange a special tour, a visit to the residence hall you lived in or the classrooms that changed your life, or a meeting with an instructor or staff member. 

Contact the Alumni Office at alumni@ringling.edu if you plan to visit campus. 

Get Involved!

Ringling alumni mentors are so valuable because you can speak with first-hand knowledge about your experiences and education at Ringling College. Emerging artists and designers can benefit tremendously from connecting with Ringling alumni as they follow in your footsteps or make a new path. There are a number of ways that you can help current Ringling College students prepare for a creative career such as portfolio critiques, resume reviews, interview prep, networking, and more.

 

Contact 941.359.7502 or talent@ringling.edu to set up your account.

We love our alumni volunteers, and we offer countless ways to donate your time and effort. Consider assisting with portfolio review days, hosting an event, or speaking to your local high school about Ringling College. Your expertise is invaluable to spreading the word about our programs.

 

Alumni Volunteer Form

You can make a Ringling College education a reality for emerging artists and designers by contributing to the scholarship fund or to any special project that mirrors your passion. We offer many ways to contribute and to specify what projects, initiatives, and funds you'd like to support. Your generosity makes us what we are today.

Learn more

Alumni Events + Gallery

3X10 ALUMNI GATHERING

What’s 3×10?

Three different Ringling Alumni sharing ten images of their work, interests and inspiration, in a fast-paced format on Zoom.

Lively Q&A session with the artists afterward, plus a chance-drawing for Ringling prizes!

We want to keep the conversation going. Tune-in to upcoming 3x10s:

Thursday, 5/20/21 – Register Here.

Questions? Want to suggest a future speaker? Email alumni@ringling.edu

We want to see YOU at the next 3×10!

Contact Us

We’re happy to answer any questions you may have, just send us an email at the addresses below.

Admissions Questions
(applying, portfolio, transfers, deadlines, events)
admissions@ringling.edu

General Questions
info@ringling.edu

Media Inquiries
(contact, releases, news)

Accessibility Inquiries
communications@ringling.edu

Ringling College of Art + Design

2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234-5895
info@ringling.edu
Phone:(941)351-5100

Office Hours:
M-F 8:30 am – 4:30 pm EST

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Interlibrary Loan

Attention: Due to ongoing closures from our partner libraries as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be unable to fill most book or book chapter interlibrary loan requests. We will continue to do our best to process article requests in a timely manner depending on availability.

  • Loan Request
  • Magazine/Article Request
Interlibrary Loan Magazine/Article Request

Staff

Director of Library Services

941-359-7582

Kristina Keogh

Digital Curation and Special Collections Librarian

941-359-7583

Janelle Rebel

Technical Services Librarian   

941-359-7586

Janet Thomas

Instructional Design Librarian

941-309-0038

Claire Powell

Instructional Design Librarian

941-359-7671

Kayla Morrell

Archivist

941-309-4055

Alexandra Vargas-Fournier

Library Technician III (Cataloging and Metadata Assistant)   

941-359-7631

Lisa Martinez

Library Technician II (Periodicals and Interlibrary Loan)

941-359-7630

Katy Brandes

Library Technician III (Circulation Manager)  

941-359-7587

Tim DeForest

Library Technician III (Acquisitions Manager/Office Support)  

941-359-7584

Yolanda Coleman

Library Technician II (Circulation Assistant)  

941-359-7587

Sean Farrell

Circulation Assistant

 

Vacant

Circulation Assistant

 

Christina Song

Circulation Assistant Arianna Westerfield

Borrowing

Patron Type # of Items Type of Material Borrowing Time
Student 40 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* 7 days
Faculty and Staff 40 Books 6 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 7 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* 7 days
Trustee, Alumni, Cross College Alliance, and  15 Books 3 weeks
Ringling College LibraryAssociation Members CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
PreCollege 5 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
Local Teacher 15 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
Chartwell’s and Follett employees located at Ringling 15 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
*The video game collection supports the research and teaching of the Game Art & Design program. Video games may not be checked out by Alumni, Ringling College Library Association members or Family members.

Spaces

The Alfred R. Goldstein Library features a wide variety of quiet, group study, and work process spaces. Looking for a quiet study area? Make your way up to the 3rd floor to look for a book in the Research Collection or peruse the new art magazines while relaxing in comfortable seating. When the weather is nice, you can take your coffee from Roberta’s Café on the first floor to one of the four terraces to work outside and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Looking for meeting space to get together with a group? Check out the group study rooms, which are available on all three floors of the Goldstein Library. The 10 group study rooms are available to students on a first-come first served basis, or available for booking by Ringling College faculty and staff for group and class meetings.

Library Hours

The library remains closed to all non-Ringling College visitors, including the general public and alumni, until further notice.

Library Services Hours (when classes are in session):

Monday -Thursday: 8 AM – 11 PM
Friday: 8 AM – 7 PM
Saturday: 12 PM – 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM – 11 PM

Holidays and Breaks:
The Library is closed on holidays, as designated by the institution, and typically operates on a Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM schedule during breaks.

Ringling College ID Access Only

Please note a Ringling College ID is required for access.

Hours for the Brizdle-Schoenberg Special Collections Center:

By appointment only from Monday – Friday 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM, no drop-ins. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Contact specialcollections@c.ringling.edu to schedule an appointment.

Visit Us

Ringling College of Art + Design
Alfred R. Goldstein Library
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234-5895

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Suggest a Purchase: Library Acquisitions Request

We welcome recommendations for new library materials from the Ringling College community. Librarians will consider all requests bearing in mind their appropriateness for the collections and the current budget.
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