Plan a visit

Want to visit us?

We would love to have you! Plan a visit to campus to meet our students, speak with our knowledgeable staff, and tour our world-class facilities.

 

 

Prospective student tours

Participate in a group walking tour led by students and meet with an admissions counselor.. By appointment, Monday-Friday at 9:30 AM and 1:30 PM. 

Call 800.255.7695 (Toll-free U.S. only) or 941.309.0195 or fill out the form below:

Request a tour

High School Class Groups

Teachers are invited to schedule a group tour for up to 25 high school students who are interested in the creative arts. Please schedule at least four weeks in advance. 

Call 941.309.0195 or 800.255.7695.

 

Community and alumni tours

During this "behind-the-scenes" walking tour, we'll explore parts of our beautiful 48-acre campus while interacting with students. 

Contact communitytours@ringling.edu or 941.359.7622

 

 


 

Visitor Information



 

Ringling College of Art and Design
2700 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234-5895

+1 941.351.5100
Toll Free (U.S. only): 800.255.7695

 

Download a campus map

 

An art and design haven on the scenic coast of Florida, Sarasota hugs the Gulf of Mexico about midway on the state's western coast. Our campus is located at the intersection of North Tamiami Trail and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way in northwestern Sarasota.

From Tampa

Take Interstate 75 south to University Parkway [Exit 213], west to U.S. 41 [Tamiami Trail], and south two miles to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way/Indian Beach. Turn left onto Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way and turn right into the parking lot adjacent to Selby Gallery. The Office of Admissions is located across the street in the new five-story Student Center, the largest building on campus. As you face the main entrance to the Student Center, the office is on the right (east) side on the ground floor.

 

From Orlando

Take Interstate 4 West to Interstate 75 South to University Parkway [Exit 213], west to U.S. 41 [Tamiami Trail], and south two miles to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way/Indian Beach. Turn left onto Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way and turn right into the parking lot adjacent to Selby Gallery. The Office of Admissions is located across the street in the new five-story Student Center, the largest building on campus. As you face the main entrance to the Student Center, the office is on the right (east) side on the ground floor.

 

From Miami

Take Interstate 95 North to Interstate 75 North to University Parkway [Exit 213], west to U.S. 41 [Tamiami Trail], and south two miles to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way/Indian Beach. Turn left onto Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way and turn right into the parking lot adjacent to Selby Gallery. The Office of Admissions is located across the street in the new five-story Student Center, the largest building on campus. As you face the main entrance to the Student Center, the office is on the right (east) side on the ground floor.

Google Map

 

Many hotels offer special rates for guests of Ringling College of Art and Design, so be sure to ask about the "Ringling College of Art and Design Special Rate" when you call to make your reservations.

For more assistance planning your visit, contact the Office of Admissions at 800.255.7695 (Toll-free U.S. Only), 941.351.5100, or via email at admissions@ringling.edu.

Ringling College Friends and Family hotel rates are subject to change and will vary during different times of the year. Please confirm the listed rate directly with the hotel when making your reservation, and note that each hotel has different cancellation policies.




 

Courtyard by Marriott

(1.71 miles)
850 University Parkway
941-355-3337 or 1.800.321.2211

01/01/19 01/31/19 $114
02/01/19 03/31/19 $180
04/01/19 12/31/19 $114

 


Hampton Inn & Suites

(2 miles)
975 University Parkway
Phone: 941-355-8140

01/01/18 01/31/18 $99/$109 Standard/Suite
02/01/18 04/16/18 $159/$169 Standard/Suite
04/17/18 12/31/18 $99/$109 Standard/Suite

 


Holiday Inn Sarasota Airport

(4.1 miles)
8009 15th Street
Phone: 941.358.3800 

01/01/18 01/31/18 $139 Std Room/Inc Bfast
02/01/18 04/15/18 $179 Std Room/Inc Bfast
04/15/18 11/30/18 $89 Std Room/Inc Bfast
12/01/18 12/31/18 $129 Std Room/Inc Bfast

 

Hilton Garden Inn

(2.4 miles)
8270 North Tamiami Trail
Phone: 941-552-1100

01/01/19 04/20/19 $159/$169
04/21/19 12/31/19 $119/$129

 

Home 2 Suites by Hilton Sarasota Bradenton Airport

(2.4 miles)
8260 North Tamiami Trail
Phone: 941-500-1899

August 2018 December 2018 $119 Standard Studio
August 2018 December 2018 $129 1 Bedroom Suite

Hyatt Place Sarasota/Bradenton Airport

(1.8 miles)
950 University Parkway 
Reservations: 888-492-8847
Phone: 941-554-5800 





1/1/19 1/31/19 $112 Std King/Dbl Room Type
2/1/19 4/27/19 $179 Std King/Dbl Room Type
4/28/19 11/14/19 $99 Std King/Dbl Room Type
11/15/19 12/31/19 $105 Std King/Dbl Room Type

Use booking code: Ringling College of Art + Design, Book Hyatt Place Sarasota Airport Here!


LaQuinta Inn & Suites

(1.5 miles)
1803 North Tamiami Tr.
Reservations 1-800-531-5900
Phone: 941-366-5128

Rates start at $79.00 thru 12/31/18. Best rate less 15%.

 


Residence Inn by Marriott

(1.97 miles)
1040 University Parkway
Phone: 941.358.1468 or 1.800.331.3131

01/01/19 01/31/19 $124 1-6 Nights/Studio Suite*
02/01/19 03/31/19 $205 1-6 Nights/Studio Suite*
04/01/19 12/31/19 $124 1-6 Nights/Studio Suite*

*Based on availability/may not be available during high occupancy times.
One Bedroom Suites & Other Rates Available Based on Date & # of Nights 

 


Springhill Suites by Marriott

(1.94 miles)
1020 University Parkway
Phone: 941.358.3385 or 1.888.287.9400

01/01/19 01/31/19 $89
02/01/19 04/09/19 $159
04/10/18 12/31/19 $89

 


Zota Beach Resort

4711 Guld of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL 34228
Phone: 941.383.2451, 855.335.1102 for reservations





Sunday-Thursday
1/1/19 02/14/19 $149 Resort View
2/15/19 4/27/19 $205 Resort View
4/28/19 12/20/19 $149 Resort View




Friday-Saturday
1/1/19 02/14/19 $175 Resort View
2/15/19 4/27/19 $259 Resort View
4/28/19 12/20/19 $175 Resort View


Aloft Sarasota

(1.20 miles)
1401 Ringling Blvd
941-870-0900

Rates start at $117 per night. Call hotel directly and reference Promtion Code/Set # 524708 to receive partner pricing.




1/1/19 1/31/19 $159
2/1/19 4/14/19 $189
4/15/19 9/30/19 $117
10/1/19 12/31/19 $139

Art Ovation Hotel 

(1.7 miles)
1255 North Palm Avenue
Phone: 941.316.0808

01/01/19 04/21/19 $199
04/22/19 10/31/19 $169
11/01/19 12/31/19 $189

 


Hotel Indigo Sarasota

(1.3 miles)
1223 Boulevard of the Arts
Reservations: 941.487.3800

Rates start at $126.00 per night. Ask about our Commencement promotion.




1/1/19 1/21/19 $144
1/22/19 4/15/19 $198
4/16/19 9/30/19 $126
10/1/19 12/31/19 $144

 


Hyatt Regency Sarasota

(1.41 miles)
1000 Blvd of the Arts
Reservations: 1.800.233.1234
Phone: 941.953.1234 or 1-800-233-1234

01/01/18 & 10/01/18 12/31/18 $160 Standard
02/01/18 04/30/18 $199 Standard
05/01/18 09/30/18 $149 Standard

Ask for code CR#21340 for RCAD rate. $12 Resort Fee will be added.

 


Ritz-Carlton Sarasota

(1.18 miles)
1111 Ritz Carlton Drive
Reservations: 1.800.241.3333
Phone: 941.309.2217





1/1/19 4/20/19 $332 Std Lim'd View
4/21/19 10/31/19 $199 Std Lim'd View
11/1/19 12/20/19 $227 Std Lim'd View
12/21/19 12/31/19 $337 Std Lim'd View

$28 opt out resort fee

From July 1 - September 30, 2019, stay 3 or more nights in any room type and receive a one-time $50 Resort Credit

The Sandcastle Resort

(5.8 miles)
1540 Ben Franklin Drive
Reservations: 855.410.3616





Sunday-Thursday
1/1/19 02/14/19 $109 Pool/Ctyard View
2/15/19 4/27/19 $199 Pool/Ctyard View
4/28/19 12/20/19 $109 Pool/Ctyard View




Friday-Saturday
1/1/19 02/14/19 $159 Pool/Ctyard View
2/15/19 4/27/19 $259 Pool/Ctyard View
4/28/19 12/20/19 $159 Pool/Ctyard View

Holiday Inn at Lido Beach

(4.45 miles)
233 Ben Franklin Drive
Reservations: 1.866.306.5452
Phone: 941.388.5555





Sunday-Thursday Off/High Season
1/1/19 02/14/19 $104 City View
2/15/19 4/27/19 $224 City View
4/28/19 12/20/19 $104 City View




Friday-Saturday
1/1/19 02/14/19 $179 City View
2/15/19 4/27/19 $299 City View
4/28/19 12/20/19 $179 City View

Lido Beach Resort

(4.83 miles)
700 Ben Franklin Drive
Reservations: 1.800.441.2113
Phone: 941.388.2161





Sunday-Thursday
1/1/19 02/14/19 $129 Deluxe w/kit
2/15/19 4/27/19 $209 Deluxe w/kit
4/28/19 12/20/19 $129 Deluxe w/kit




Friday-Saturday
1/1/19 02/14/19 $180 Deluxe w/kit
2/15/19 4/27/19 $259 Deluxe w/kit
4/28/19 12/20/19 $180 Deluxe w/kit

The Resort at Longboat Key Club

(6.17 miles)
220 Sands Point Rd, Longboat Key, FL 34228
Reservations: 1.800.237.8821
Phone: 941.383.8821

Rates start at $215.00 per night. Request Ringling College rate when booking!





Sunday-Thursday
1/1/19 02/14/19 $219 Jr. Ste Lagoon/Golf Vw
2/15/19 4/27/19 $399 Jr. Ste Lagoon/Golf Vw
4/28/19 12/20/19 $219 Jr. Ste Lagoon/Golf Vw




Friday-Saturday
1/1/19 02/14/19 $259 Jr. Ste Lagoon/Golf Vw
2/15/19 4/27/19 $459 Jr. Ste Lagoon/Golf Vw
4/28/19 12/20/19 $259 Jr. Ste Lagoon/Golf Vw

 

REVISED 01/24/18

 

There are several airports that offer access into the Southwest Florida and Sarasota area, one of which is only 5 minutes from the Ringling College campus.  Not sure where these airports are in relation to campus?  View a map of all airports and then read below for more details about each airport and print driving directions to campus. 

 


 

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)

Located just 5 minutes from the Ringling College campus, Sarasota Bradenton International serves over one million passengers a year as a gateway to the southwest Gulf coast of Florida. Major domestic and commuter airlines provide daily scheduled service, as do seasonal international and domestic charter carriers.  Rental cars are available on site, as well as hotel shuttles and taxi service. 

www.srq-airport.com

Directions: From Sarasota Bradenton International to Ringling College

 

St. Petersburg - Clearwater International  Airport (PIE)

Information:  Located approximately 45 miles northwest of Sarasota, the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport provides direct service to convenient destinations throughout the United States and Canada as well as various chartered services to exciting domestic and international destinations.  Rental cars and taxi service are available on site for transportation to the Sarasota area. 

www.fly2pie.com

Directions: From St. Petersburg-Clearwater International to Ringling College

 

Tampa International Airport (TPA) 

Located approximately 55 miles north of Sarasota, Tampa International Airport is served by most major airlines which provide nonstop daily service to more than 70 national and international destinations.  Rental cars, taxi service, bus service, and car service are available on-site for transportation to Sarasota. 

www.tampaairport.com

Directions: From Tampa International to Ringling College

 

Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)

Located in Ft. Myers and approximately 90 miles southeast of Sarasota, the Southwest Florida International Airport serves Florida's greater Gulf Coast area with 20 airline partners that offer nonstop service throughout North America and international service to Canada and Germany as well as flights to major gateways like Atlanta, Chicago, New York, and more.  Rental cars, taxi service, bus service, and car service are available on-site for transportation to Sarasota.

www.flylcpa.com

Directions: From Southwest Florida International to Ringling College

 

 

 

Admissions Events

Each academic year, Ringling College hosts a variety of events, both on and off campus, for prospective students and their families.

 

 

 

 

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