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Family Weekend is a great time for the whole family to experience what it’s like to be a student at Ringling College. From academics to student life, the weekend is full of activities that showcase the campus culture – and provide time for families to explore the area and spend personal time with their student.

Family Weekend 2023

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Family Weekend 2022

October 21-23, 2022
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234-5895

Registration

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

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Schedule

Parents' & Lil' Sibs Check-in
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Family members attending should check-in and register for a Saturday workshop. Residence Life is sponsoring an opportunity for big brothers and sisters to have their Lil' Sibs stay on campus, participate in activities, and attend brunch on Saturday!
Goldstein Hall, Residence Life Lobby 

Parents’ Association Meeting
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Meet your PALS! Get an update on the year-to-date! Come and learn more about ways that you can become actively involved and meet other Parents/Family members. Please, join us for our Parents’ Association Meeting! Dress attire is Florida casual.
Diane Roskamp Exhibition Hall

Parent’s Reception
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Goldstein Library, 3rd Floor

John Rush - The Human iPod
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Please, enjoy our special guest performer, John Rush, The Human iPod! It is a great opportunity to meet, mingle, and have some fun!
CJ Lawn

Lil’ Sibs & Big Sibs PJ Party
9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Ann and Alfred Goldstein Hall

Official Family Weekend Welcome 
9:30 am – 10:00 am
Diane Roskamp Exhibition Hall  

Career Preparation and Discussion Panel – Alumni Insights
10:00 am – 11:30 am

Hear from some of our graduates how Ringling College empowered them to successfully transition from student to employee to a professional. Their personal stories will inspire and verify the strength of our academics and campus experiences in preparing candidates for employment.
Diane Roskamp Exhibition Hall

Madeby Gallery Information Session
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Learn more about madeby Gallery and how your student can submit work for potential sale and gain real world industry experience!
Diane Roskamp Exhibition Hall

Enjoy Lunch on Your Own!
12:00 pm


Sarasota Art Museum (SAM) Family Days
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Enjoy complimentary admission to the Sarasota Art Museum. You are invited to explore the exhibitions, learn about opportunities available, participate in activities, and more. You will receive a 10% discount at both the Bistro and Museum Store.
1001 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236

Artist Alley
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Explore Ringling College’s junior and senior student creative talents with table top representations of each of the majors.
Goldstein Library

Experience Ringling College

madeby Gallery
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Enjoy work by Ringling College’s current students and Alumni available for purchase! 20% off sale!
Ethel and Stanley Glenn Fine Arts Building


Ringling Art Supply Store
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Be sure to stop by for your Ringling College merchandise. 20% off 1 item sale for family and friends!
2836 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, Fl 34234-5814

Visit All Campus Galleries
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Enjoy current artworks viewable in our campus galleries. For a map and info about each gallery, visit www.ringlingcollege.gallery
Crossley Gallery
Stulberg Gallery
Thompson + Skylight Galleries
Smith Gallery
Basch Gallery
Selby Gallery

Ringling College of Art and Design Galleries

All are welcomed to visit our galleries located on the Ringling College campus.

Saturday, October 22

  • Thompson Alumni + Skylight Galleries (Keating Center)
  • Richard and Barbara Basch Gallery (Larry R. Thompson Academic Center)
  • Lois and David Stulberg Gallery (Richard and Barbara Basch Visual Arts Center)
  • Willis Smith Construction Inc Gallery (Larry R. Thompson Academic Center)

madeby Gallery 13th Annual Student Show

The show gives students the opportunity to experience the procedures for submission of their artwork, the jury process, preparing their artwork to be gallery ready, exhibiting their artwork, and attending the Zoom Open Reception event.

The Student Show runs through Friday, October 28th.

Experience Sarasota

Sarasota Art Musem (SAM) Family Days 
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Enjoy complimentary admission to the Sarasota Art Museum. You are invited to explore the exhibitions, learn about opportunities available, participate in activities, and more. You will receive a 10% discount at both the Bistro and Museum Store.
1001 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236

Ringling Art Supply Store
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Be sure to stop by for your Ringling College merchandise. 20% off 1 item sale for family and friends!
2836 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, Fl 34234-5814

St. Armand's Circle & Lido Beach
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Take a dip in the warm Gulf waters and have fun in the sun while you shop and dine at one of Sarasota's favorite sites!
The Beach!

Visiting Sarasota

A list of local hotels, with discounted rates for Ringling College families, is available to help you with your travel plans. And, while you’re in town be sure to check out the Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College as well as some of the local hotspots.

Check out the Visit Sarasota website to learn more about the latest events and festivals happening in Sarasota County.

Contact

Office of Student Life
2700 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL  34234-5895
941-359-7505
studentlife@ringling.edu

Staff

 

Director of Library Services

941-359-7582

Claire Powell

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

 

Vacant

Archivist

941-309-4055

Alexandra Vargas-Minor

Library Technician III (Cataloging and Metadata Assistant)   

941-359-7631

Lisa Martinez

Library Technician II (Periodicals and Interlibrary Loan)

 

Vacant

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 (Assistant Circulation Manager)  

941-359-7587

Vacant

Assistant Circulation Manager

 

Christina Song

Circulation Assistant 

 

Jean Ferderber

Circulation Assistant Sooyeon Baek

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

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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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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