Family Weekend

Ringling College Family Weekend

October 26-28, 2018

Welcome parents and family members! We are excited to see you on campus this fall. We look forward to meeting you and opening our classrooms, residence halls, and facilities to you. We have a number of events, panels, and workshops planned for you to enjoy, so register now at the link below!




Where to Stay

Some of the local hotels are offering special rates for this weekend.  Check our Visitor's Page for more information.


Schedule At-A-Glance

Find a meeting, workshop, or reception that sparks your interest below. Stay tuned for the finalized schedule!


Residence Life Lil’ Sibs Event Final Registration

Friday, October 26, 2018, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Residence Life Lobby, First Floor Goldstein Hall
This weekend isn't just about the parents, it's about our Ringling student siblings as well! We would like to welcome the younger generation of future artists to participate in our Lil’ Sibs event during Family Weekend. Residence Life is sponsoring this special opportunity for big brothers and sisters to have their Lil’ Sibs stay on campus, participate in activities, and attend brunch on Saturday, October 21, 2018. Please, complete the Liability Release and Medical Treatment Permission Minor Form and bring it with you to the Lil’ Sib Registration or email the completed version back to Residence Life at

Ringling College Faculty Art Workshop Registration and Check-In

Friday, October 26, 2018 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Residence Life Lobby, First Floor Goldstein Hall
Become your Ringling College student for an hour! Enjoy learning from Ringling College faculty and participate in a workshop on Saturday, October 21. Details will be available online as Family Weekend approaches. Workshop sign up is done at Check In on campus only. Workshops fill on a first come, first served basis. There is no charge for participating in any of the events.

Check back in September for 2018 Schedule and Map


Parents’ Association Meeting

Friday, October 26, 2018, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Academic Center Auditorium
Meet your PALS! Come and learn more about ways that you can become actively involved and meet other Parents/Family members. Please, join us for our Parents’ Association Meeting and Reception. Dress attire is Florida casual.


Parents’ Association Reception

Friday, October 26, 2018 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Goldstein Library 3rd Floor Jan Schmidt Terrace
Meet and mingle with other Parents/Families and Ringling College Faculty and Administration!


Artful Giraffe Ceramics Project

Friday, October 26, 2018 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Goldstein Hall, 1st Floor Lobby
Please, plan to stay for the Artful Giraffe Ceramics Project - it is a great opportunity to meet, mingle, and have some fun!


Official Welcome with Ringling College of Art and Design President, Dr. Larry Thompson

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 9:00 am – 9:30 am Diane Roskamp Exhibition Hall
Ringling College is “On The Move”! Learn about our upcoming growth and development that is happening on the college campus!


Career Preparation and Discussion Panel

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 9:30 am – 11:00 am Diane Roskamp Exhibition Hall
The Center Services Department offers a session on art and design recruiting and networking – stay tuned for more details!


Check-In and Final Registration for Faculty-Led Workshops

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 8:00 am – 11:00 am Diane Roskamp Exhibition Hall Entrance
Don't miss out on having a creative experience!


Ringling College Art and Design Faculty-Led Workshops

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 11:15 am – 12:30 am Various Locations
Stay tuned for more details! Registration at check-in is required.


Chartwells Dining Experience

Enjoy Chartwells Dining Experience!
Saturday, October 27, 2018, 11:00am-2:00pm
Enjoy delicious meal options, family or friend!

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