Orientation Week

Welcome to Ringling College!

Orientation Week at Ringling College is mandatory for new students. We have planned a number of information sessions, activities, and events to introduce you to campus life and the Sarasota community. You will get acquainted with the campus and facilities and connected with current students, faculty, and staff. This is also a great opportunity to meet your new classmates!

Sessions include information for new students, transfer students, international students, parents, and families. Find more information, download the Orientation Week schedule, and get some of your questions answered in the links below.

This is the week to get your footing on campus and get settled in, and we are here to help! We can't wait to see you on campus.


The Schedule

We will also be emailing you a final schedule of events, in addition to a shuttle schedule to get around during that week. We will be introducing you to your RAs and faculty, taking you around town, helping you set up your local services (like banking services!), answering questions about your paperwork and registration, and getting you ready to start classes. 

New Student Orientation Schedule
Click here to download the orientation schedule.

Get the Orientation Schedule Guidebook
The Orientation schedule is also available on the Guidebook app, which is available for iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches and Android devices. Windows Phone 7 and Blackberry users can access the same information via our mobile site. To download this app or view the mobile site, please click here.

Shuttle Schedule
Click here to download the shuttle schedule.

New Student Processing
Click here to download the Orientation Walkthrough Map.
Click here to download the Check In Processing Map.

Van Wezel Directions
Click here to download the Orientation Events Locations.




Is New Student Orientation required?

I am a commuter/transfer/non-traditional student. Do I need to attend Orientation?
Yes, definitely. This is the time for you to ask questions pertaining to your unique arrangement and meet your fellow students and faculty. Come and find out what services are available to you!

Is there a cost for Orientation?

How much is parking during Orientation?
Parking at Ringling College is free. Fill out a Parking Pass Request Form with Public Safety or on the website and apply the parking sticker to your vehicle.

What will we do during Orientation?
You will attend information sessions, activities, and events designed to familiarize you with campus life and introduce you to your new surroundings. You will meet other new students, as well as current students, faculty, and staff. We will answer your questions connect you to the right people and places to make your transition as seamless as possible.

Will I get my living assignment prior to Orientation?
Check Self-Service (your student login portal) on August 1st for your housing assignment.

How long can my family stay during Orientation?
Families are welcome to participate in Orientation activities all week.



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