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Open House

Ringling College of Art and Design is a special place. A place where students from around the world come to learn from creative minds who are leaders in their fields. A place that prepares you to turn your passion for creativity into a successful career. A place where you’ll work hard. A place where you’ll be challenged. But also a place where you’ll have the time of your life. A place to meet your best friends. A place to find yourself. A place to grow. We’re home to a new generation of creative visionaries. We can’t wait to see you!

Open House is a great opportunity to get to know Ringling College from the people who know it best—our students and faculty. You’ll have the opportunity to explore our majors, learn about life on campus, find out how to apply, and much more.

Fall 2023 Open House

Saturday, Oct. 5, 2024
9 am-2 pm

Spring 2024 Open House

Visiting Sarasota

A list of local hotels, with discounted rates for Ringling College families, is available to help you with your travel plans. And, while you’re in town be sure to check out the Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College as well as some of the local hotspots.

Parking Information

Ringling College offers free, open parking for Admissions events. We recommend using Lots 11, 12, and 20 for your convenience.

Check-in will be located in front of Cunniffe Commons (Building 39).


Office of Admissions
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL  34234

Fall 2023 Open House Recap

Ringling College welcomed over 500 visitors to campus on Saturday, October 14, 2023, for the Fall Open House. Nearly 200 prospective students from across the country had the opportunity to meet our students and faculty, learn about our majors, tour the campus, and get tips on how to create a terrific portfolio.