Guest Information

2023 Information for Families, Friends, and Guests

Parents, families, and friends, here’s everything you need to know about commencement, including hotel accommodations, tickets, and more.


Student Affairs
Dr. Tammy Walsh
2700 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234

To request ADA accommodations or for additional information, contact Student Access Services.

Due to ongoing construction at Bradenton Area Convention Center, parking will be limited on May 4. Graduates and guests are encouraged to carpool. 

Download digital swag for your computer, phone, and social media accounts.

The ceremony will be livestreamed for those who are unable to attend the event in person.

Grad Images is the official photographer for commencement. The photographers will have clear access to take photos of the graduates during the ceremony. Graduates and their families will have the opportunity to order commencement photos from Grad Images. You will be sent a link to order your commencement photos when they become available. Visit Grad Images to find the photos taken at the 2022 Commencement Ceremony.

Share your Ringling College pride before, during, and after the ceremony by tagging your pics #RinglingGrad on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Your submissions may also appear on the Ringling College Social Wall  during the ceremony. All digital photos/videos will be reviewed and approved before being added to the social wall.

All day-of updates will be communicated via Facebook and Instagram.

Every guest in attendance is required to have a ticket. Each graduating student will be allocated six tickets for guests. Additional tickets can be requested and will be fulfilled based on availability. Students should email commencement@ringling.edu to request additional tickets. Students will receive an email after spring break letting them know when they may pick up their tickets and announcements from the Student Life Office, Ulla Searing Student Center, second floor.