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Ringling College students have their choice of several on-campus dining locations.

  • Cunniffe Commons
    • A 28,000 square foot new state-of-the-art dining complex with all-you-can-eat dining.
  • Brickman Café 
    • Conveniently located in the Academic Center for a quick lunch or a Starbucks coffee.
  • Painter’s Palette Food Truck
    • Parked conveniently outside of Goldstein Hall to grab something on the go.

Dining information, hours, and menus are available on the Chartwells website and the Dine on Campus app.

For more information about dining, contact Food Services Director David Byrne at 941-328-9724.

* Dining services are operated by Chartwells College and University Dining Services.

Meal Plans

There are three meal plan options available. 

  • Ultimate 19: All meals eaten on campus | $3,370 per semester
  • Flex 15: 15 meals a week on campus | $2,760 per semester
  • Simply 7: Seven meals a week on campus | $1,150 per semester


All meal plans may be purchased through the Office of Housing and Residence Life, located in the Ann and Alfred Goldstein Hall. The cost is placed as a charge on the student account.

Plan Requirements/Eligibility:

Resident students living in Ann and Alfred Goldstein Hall and Greensboro Hall are required to participate in the full 19-meal per week plan.

Students who reside in Ulla Searing, Keating, and the Cove are required to be on a meal plan, but may select from the 19, 15, or 7 meal plan options.

Meal Plans are optional for commuter students and those who live in Bridge, Bayou Village, Palmer Quadrangle, and other campus housing.

Any of the meal plans outlined above may be purchased by commuter students and resident students living in campus apartments or houses where meal plans are not required.


We strongly encourage students with questions, feedback, or any issue to reach out to the Dining staff directly and do so in a timely fashion. There are no repercussions for sharing a concern. The Dining staff investigates every issue that is brought forth and encourages students to inform them immediately if there is something that needs to be addressed. There are several ways students can get in touch with the Dining staff.

  • Contact an associate or manager directly when dining on campus. 
  • Text using our text2solve at 941-417-8821. 
  • Via the website.
  • Via the Dine on Campus app



Co-Interim Director of Library Services


Pat Mizak

Co-Interim Director of Library Services


Alexandra Vargas-Minor

Digital Curation and Special Collections Librarian


Janelle Rebel

Technical Services Librarian


Janet Thomas

Instructional Design Librarian


Instructional Design Librarian


Library Technician III (Cataloging and Metadata Assistant)


Lisa Martinez

Library Technician II (Periodicals and Interlibrary Loan)


Library Technician III (Circulation Manager)


Tim DeForest

Library Technician III (Acquisitions Manager/Office Support)


Yolanda Coleman

Library Technician II (Assistant Circulation Manager)


Christina Song

Circulation Assistant

Jean Ferderber

Circulation Assistant Sooyeon Baek
Circulation Assistant James Harrison


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.


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

Library Services Hours (when classes are in session):

Sunday: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Holidays and Breaks:
The Library is closed on holidays, as designated by the institution, and typically operates on a Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm schedule during breaks.

Ringling College ID Access Only

Please note a Ringling College ID is required for access, except from 8:30am – 4:30pm from Monday – Friday.

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.

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

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