Looking ahead to 2023 at Ringling College

Looking ahead to 2023 at Ringling College

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.

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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.

Entertainment Design

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.

Varsity Esports

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. 

Sarasota Art Museum

Ringling College Galleries and Exhibitions 


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.

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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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Alfred R. Goldstein Library
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234-5895

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