First Year Student Housing
Goldstein Hall (formerly called North Hall)
This building is the newest residence hall, completed in Fall 2009. This is a state-of-the-art facility designed especially for creative people, not generic college students. The ground floor contains the Fishbowl (lounge/recreation area), a large multi-use space for activities and events, residence life offices, and the mailroom. Most of the 228 beds in Goldstein Hall are “suite double” style housing – a large double bedroom that shares a bathroom with the adjoining room. Although some vary slightly, typical Goldstein Hall rooms are 11 feet by 16 feet, and each room is equipped with loftable beds, desks with chairs, standing wardrobes and chests of drawers. This building also houses project rooms for creating large-scale artwork on each floor, and is secured by electronic access control systems allowing access to only the residents of each floor/wing.
Appleton, Idelson & Harmon
The double rooms in Appleton, Harmon and Idelson are the largest on campus and measure 15 feet by 16 feet. They have tile floors and include loftable beds, drawing tables/chairs, large standing wardrobes and chests of drawers. These three residence halls are located just a short walk from Hammond Commons Dining Hall, Student Center and Fishbowl, and are secured by electronic access control systems allowing access to only the residents of each floor. During times of overbooking in campus housing, the units in Appleton/Idelson/Harmon may be set up as temporary triples to accommodate new students.
How many colleges have single rooms available to first year students? Not many! Keating Center is a fully-restored, 1920s-era hotel that contains mostly single rooms located on the second and third floors of the building. Keating Center also houses the President's office, and Ringling's Development and Alumni offices. This residence hall is a short distance from Hammond Commons dining hall and all of our classrooms and studios. Keating provides our students with a unique, historical living experience and serves as host to our annual Halloween Haunted House.
In Keating Center, single rooms measure approximately 10 feet by 10 feet. There are also two slightly larger double rooms. The floors are refinished hardwood. There are large shared bathroom/shower facilities on each hall. Keating is also secured by electronic access control systems allowing access to only the residents of each floor.
Upperclass Student Housing
*Upperclass students consist of those students returning to Ringling College of Art and Design. Occasionally, given space, transfer students may be placed in one of the upperclassman housing facilities.
Bayou Village Apartments
This apartment complex is set across the street from the Keating Center and Student Center, on the east side of Old Bradenton Road. The Bayou Village apartments are for upper class students who want to step out of Residence Hall living and into a more independent campus lifestyle. The Bayou Village apartments are among the most sought after living units on campus. Each suite is comprised of four single bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, full kitchen, and patio/balcony. If you are ready for a unique, independent, and great community to live in, this is the place for you!
Ulla Searing Student Center
Completed in Fall of 2006, this building embodies Ringling’s commitment to a true living/learning environment. It houses not just resident students, but also the fitness center, recreational space, Outtakes Café, Computer Animation/Game Design labs, and offices for Career Services, Student Life and more. Student living spaces are located on the fourth and fifth floors. Each room is double occupancy and measures approximately 11 feet by 16 feet. Rooms are carpeted and equipped with a private bathroom/shower. There are large student lounges in every wing to study or to hang out and meet other residents. This building is also secured by electronic access control systems.
Roy and Susan Palmer Quadrangle
The Roy and Susan Palmer Quadrangle apartments are set near the Roskamp studios and directly behind the Christ-Janer classroom complex. These apartments are more traditional style apartments compared to the Bayou Village. There are two bedroom/two bath units as well as one bedroom/one bath units available.
Each of the two bedroom/two bathroom apartments houses three students, with two students in the master bedroom suite and one student in the second bedroom. The master suite has a bathroom in the room, while the regular suite has a hall bathroom. The two bedroom, one bathroom apartments house two students with a hall bathroom. The single bedroom units house two students and have a hall bathroom. All of these units have full kitchens.
The Cove provides a unique living environment for incoming and returning students. This facility houses mostly single and double rooms with two large triples. Each room is supplied with a microfridge (a microwave and small refrigerator).
The single units in this complex have a half bath with shared showers down the hall. The double and triple rooms have full, private baths. This facility is located on Whittaker Bayou, where we provide outdoor furniture so students enjoy a view of the water while they study, eat or hang out. If you are lucky, you might even spot a manatee swimming up the channel! The common hallways at The Cove are secured by electronic access control systems allowing access to only the residents of each floor/wing.
2409 Bradenton Road (formerly called Family Housing)
We have one bedroom and two bedroom apartments available in this eight unit structure located at 2409 Bradenton Road. This building is set apart from all other housing complexes and commands a wonderful view of the bayou that runs along the edge of campus. This building is across the street from the Roy and Susan Palmer Quadrangle as well as the New Academic Center.
"Near Campus" Houses
As part of our long range plan, Ringling is acquiring single family houses in the community surrounding the campus. We typically renovate these properties and add them to our inventory of spaces managed by the Department of Residence Life. We then make them available both in the Room Selection/Lottery process, as well as to incoming transfer students. Given the varied configurations of these facilities, we do not have specific floorplans available for viewing. They typically house 2 - 3 students, and have both single and double accommodations.