Ringling’s Drag Club creates safe Queer Space in artful ways

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Ringling College’s Drag Club is a weekly group meet-up that organizes events for drag performers, enthusiasts, and anyone interested in learning more about the craft. The club was established in 2021, and has since become an outlet for Ringling students to support each other through the many crises facing queer communities. The club follows the […]

JV Smash Team earns Ultimate Champion title with Spring 2023 East Coast 5 Conference win

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The Ringling Rollers, Ringling College of Art and Design’s esports team, continued their success from the fall semester by winning another league title.  “They improved in every game they played and have made tremendous strides in the past two years while doing it all virtually,” said E Ramey, director of Recreation and Wellness for Ringling […]

Nearly 400 students graduate, including first class of Entertainment Design

The Class of 2023, which includes 377 students, is the largest in College history and includes the first cohort of Entertainment Design majors.

Ringling College of Art and Design’s class of 2023 graduated May 4, 2023. 377 graduates, faculty, staff, and nearly 1,000 friends and family members came together at the Bradenton Area Convention Center for the College’s annual commencement. Degrees were awarded in all of the College’s 13 undergraduate disciplines, including Entertainment Design. Established in 2019, the […]

Illustration senior’s successful collaborations with in-house Design Center

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Editor’s note: This is one in a series of stories on 2023 graduating seniors, with Calvin “CJ”  Callins and Susan Saulnier. Graduating Illustration major Ale Ortega-Romero made a big splash during her last year at Ringling College of Art and Design. At the beginning of her senior year she was contacted by Design Center Director Jennifer Mumford […]

Students and staff work toward advancements in sustainability

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As part of its institutional mission and vision, Ringling College of Art and Design is committed to working towards a greener future, in part through their energy and sustainability program led by Ian Shannon, and student organizations. The Green Ambassadors, a student club focused on sustainability efforts on campus, planned a month of earth-friendly activities […]

Entertainment Design senior shares insights and experiences ahead of graduation

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Editor’s note: This is one in a series of stories on 2023 graduating seniors, with Calvin “CJ”  Callins and Ale Ortega-Romero.  Graduating Entertainment Design senior Susan Saulnier has had a busy decade. In 2015, she graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design’s Illustration program and went straight into a job as the College’s coordinator of […]

Universal Destinations & Experiences Chair, CEO to deliver commencement address

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Mark Woodbury, chairman and chief executive officer of Universal Destinations & Experiences, a unit of Comcast NBCUniversal that offers guests around the globe today’s most innovative, thrilling, and popular entertainment experiences, will give the keynote address at Ringling College’s commencement on May 4. The ceremony will begin at 3:30 pm at the Bradenton Area Convention […]

Ringling Rollers esports team to get dedicated arena

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Ringling College’s varsity esports team, the Ringling Rollers, will soon have their own dedicated esports arena on campus. This news comes on the heels of the Ringling Rollers winning the Varsity Plus Fall 2022 East Coast Divisional Champs in Super Smash Brothers Ultimate® with a perfect 18-0 record. The new 600-square-foot arena is designed to […]

Celebrating our UWC scholars on International Women’s Day

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For International Women’s Day we caught up with four seniors from the Davis United World Scholars program, to hear about their plans after graduation. The United World Colleges program began in 1962, in South Wales. It was the conception of German educator Kurt Hahn, who, during the height of the Cold War, had the idea […]

Cunniffe Commons open for business, making a big impact


Ringling College of Art and Design’s new, and long awaited eatery, Cunniffe Commons is officially open. Students enjoyed their first inaugural breakfast today, foraging through its myriad  options. With construction beginning in 2021, students have been watching the building slowly come to life for over a year.  The sustainably built two-story building features ample seating, […]