New Student Orientation 2021
New Student Orientation is a multi-faceted program that helps prepare students for their transition into the Ringling College Community. This program is a cross-campus collaborative event, organized and sponsored by Student Life, but involves almost every office and department on campus.
The main goal of New Student Orientation is to help new students transition to the Ringling College culture and understand the academic requirements, in order to provide them the tools needed to be successful during their academic journey. Throughout the phases of New Student Orientation, you will receive information on different offices and resources available on campus. You will also have opportunities to meet and connect with your peers.
Components of New Student Orientation
Starting in June and continuing at the beginning of each month thereafter for later applicants, a New Student Welcome packet is mailed out to confirmed students. This contains information about steps before arrival, information on what to expect, and contact numbers for key offices. If you have confirmed and have not received this mailing, please email email@example.com.
Students will receive an email to their Ringling College account (@c.ringling.edu) on July 20th with a web link to complete the Online Orientation, before arrival. This is a pre-requisite to attend fall classes and mandatory. If you do not receive an email to your Ringling College account, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
In order to help students and families before arrival, we are offering a What You Need to Know series. Specific details about the webinar series can be found on the New Student Orientation Schedule.
Due to travel time and additional paperwork requirements, new international students will arrive early and attend a pre-orientation. Details about this and quarantine requirements for non-vaccinated students coming from abroad can be found on the New Student Orientation Schedule.
An in-depth, in-person, New Student Orientation program is provided on campus for both new students and their families. Orientation at Ringling College is mandatory for all new students. For information and details about this program, please review the New Student Orientation Schedules.
New Student Orientation Schedule and Directions
The 2021 New Student Orientation Schedule will be published soon. Please check back for updates.
Stay in the know on the go! You can also find the entire schedule, broken down day by day, on our events website and app: Ringlink (via the Corq app). Ringlink and the Corq app also provides information on all of our campus events, clubs, and news, starting with Orientation. Don't miss a thing!
To access Ringlink, go to https://ringling.campuslabs.com. Then log in with your Ringling credentials.
Or, you can download the Corq app (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android, Windows 7, and Blackberry). If you log in with your Ringling College credentials, you'll see you're already a member of Ringlink!
To download Corq, please follow the following link on your phone, then search for Ringling College: https://ringling.campuslabs.com/corq/launch
Paperwork Before You Arrive
In order to request housing, you must have completed enrollment by setting up your student account and submitting the confirmation fee.
To request housing:
- Check out our residence halls! Most first-year students are housed in Greensboro and Goldstein Halls.
- Complete the online housing contract.
Housing and roommate assignments will be available on August 1st on Self-Service at my.ringling.edu.
Submit your Health Form by Friday, July 16th.
All degree-seeking students are required to submit a copy of the Immunization Packet, which includes documentation of vaccination records signed by a licensed provider by July 16, 2021. Students living on campus have additional requirements. Failure to submit this form in a timely manner could result in your being unable to register for classes. Download the Immunization Packet here.
Questions or concerns? Email email@example.com.
Confirm Your Health Insurance Status by Friday, September 3rd.
All students are required to have health insurance coverage. You must either confirm enrollment in the Student Health Insurance Plan offered or provide proof of sufficient coverage by September 3, 2021 at www.universityhealthplans.com/ringling. After this date, you will be auto-enrolled into Student Health Insurance Plan and billed accordingly. Questions or concerns? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, definitely. This is the time for you to ask questions pertaining to your unique arrangement and meet your fellow students and faculty. Come and find out what services are available to you!
Parking at Ringling College is free. Fill out a Parking Pass Request Form with Public Safety or on the website and apply the parking sticker to your vehicle.
Note: First-year residential students may not bring a vehicle to campus unless an exception for extenuating circumstances has been approved. To request, contact email@example.com.
First-year commuter students may certainly bring a vehicle to campus.
You will attend information sessions, activities, and events designed to familiarize you with campus life and introduce you to your new surroundings. You will meet other new students, as well as current students, faculty, and staff. We will answer your questions and connect you to the right people and places to make your transition as seamless as possible.
Check Self-Service (your student login portal) on August 1st for your housing assignment.
After move-in on either August 24 or 25, we have sessions scheduled for family members on August 26 and 27, culminating with the President’s Reception. Most family members typically depart on the evening of August 27 or on August 28, but Sarasota is a great community and some do stay for an extended period of time.
We’re happy to answer any questions you may have, just send us an email at the addresses below.
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