With such a successful 2022 in the rearview mirror, the Ringling College community is excited for what’s to come in 2023. The year will start quickly with the opening of a new dining hall when students return for the spring semester.
New dining hall Cunniffe Commons opening January 2023
A new 28,000-square-foot state-of-the-art dining facility will open this month when students return for the spring semester. The new dining hall will include cuisine stations, a food market, and a teaching kitchen and has indoor and outdoor seating. The facility has been designed to meet the highest sustainability standards. Once opened, the building will replace Hammond Commons and Outtakes Café.
Entertainment Design’s inaugural class to graduate in May
On Thursday, May 4, 2023, Ringling’s first cohort of Entertainment Design students will make their way across the stage at the Bradenton Area Convention Center. The students will be the first to have earned their BFA in Entertainment Design at Ringling College. Students in the program learn to create themed spaces and environments that bring stories to life across countless industries.
Ringling Rollers to get new esports arena on campus
The College’s first-ever varsity esports team enjoyed tremendous growth and a winning season in 2022. In 2023, the team will move into a dedicated area space in Goldstein Hall.
Award-winning exhibitions and programs planned
Mark your calendars in 2023 for events and exhibition programming at Sarasota Art Museum. You won’t want to miss Jazz Thursdays, Sara Berman’s Closet, and Free Second Sundays @ SAM. Check out OLLI at Ringling College on the Museum Campus to stay curious, and stay connected through lifelong learning. The Galleries at Ringling College have a solid 2023 lineup as well, featuring the Basch glass collection and incredible work from students, faculty, and alumni.
March 2023 Avant-Garde gala to showcase student work and INDEX projects
On Sat., March 18, 2023, Ringling will host its signature annual costume gala. Scott Plaza will be transformed into a Boogie Wonderland for the “Ringling College Rocks the 70s” themed event. Guests will enjoy costumes, cocktails, dinner, dancing, an auction, and more. This year’s event will showcase students and their work across all majors, as well as highlighting the INDEX program (Industry Experience at Ringling College). Tickets are available online. Proceeds benefit student scholarships.