RETURNING TO CAMPUS
If you receive a positive test result before coming to campus, DO NOT COME to campus until cleared by a medical professional. You will then need to provide the Student Health Center with documentation from a medical professional that you have been cleared to come to campus.
Please also know that isolation space may not be available on-campus so students should have a COVID plan* to isolate off campus, should they become ill at any point during the semester.
Regardless of vaccination status, students should bring several face coverings to school to ensure they have a stock that can be rotated through the week. Students should also bring a personal thermometer, disinfectant wipes, and hand sanitizer.
Throughout the semester if needed, Ringling College will randomly select a percentage of the non-vaccinated student population to complete a COVID-19 test at regular intervals. Ringling College will administer those tests and will assume the cost of that testing.
For resident students, isolation and quarantine space on campus are minimal and availability cannot be guaranteed should a student become ill. As such, students are asked to establish a COVID Plan with family members or friends for where they would quarantine or isolate until cleared by Student Health Services to return to campus. Students should be sure to have an adequate supply of food and beverage available in their chosen location along with a thermometer, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer, any required medications, and other needed personal items.
INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL TO RINGLING COLLEGE
Please reference the below CDC guidelines for:
All campus dining facilities will be open with appropriate health and safety procedures in place.
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT & SUPPORT
Student Life Programming
The Student Life staff have developed a wide array of social and educational programming and engagement activities that work within the health and safety guidelines and Ringling College’s policies, procedures, and expectations related to COVID-19. While most programs will be offered in an in-person format throughout the year, some may be offered in an online format in order to optimize opportunities for student engagement. We welcome your creative ideas about ways you would like to engage! Please send any ideas you have to email@example.com.
Any in-person student events must be approved by Student Life and adhere to the College’s guidelines on gatherings.
Student Support Services
All student support services are available to students. Both in-person and Zoom meetings will be available depending on the request and the Office. Students are able to communicate their preference for the format of the meeting. Specific information about scheduling appointments will be forthcoming from the various offices.
Susan Palmer Fitness Center
The Susan Palmer Fitness Center will be open for use with required health and safety protocols in place.
IDs and Badges
Ringling College faculty, staff, and students are required to wear a current Ringling identification (ID/access) card containing an assigned identification number while on College grounds. This ID/access card will need to be VISIBLY displayed at all times while on campus, including whenever you are physically accessing College buildings and grounds, attending in-person events and activities, utilizing College resources, and eating at any on-campus facility.
We are aware that not everyone may have an ID/access card and that some may need a replacement or updated card, so we have streamlined the process for obtaining one. If you need an updated or replacement ID/access card, please fill out this form.
SPRING 2022 ACADEMIC DELIVERY
As we welcome students, faculty, and staff back to campus for the Spring 2022 semester, Academic Affairs, working with Department Heads and Program Directors, has made the following temporary adjustments to the initial academic delivery plan:
- During the first two weeks of classes, January 18th to January 31st, a number of classes will remain in-person. However, we find it necessary to adjust the delivery of some courses to include more remote and hybrid (a mix of both in-person and remote) instruction. The primary reason for this temporary adjustment is because of a number of factors, including physical constraints of classrooms, the size of the class, how the course is most effectively taught, etc.
- The 2-week academic delivery plan, by course, is available online here (NOTE – new URL coming from Justin – this link is important). Every course is listed along with the teaching delivery model. Details about instruction for each course may be communicated by the faculty to the students through Canvas. Please contact your Academic Advisor or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
|In-Person||Class meets in-person as usual.|
|In-Person with Remote Teaching:||Class meets in-person as usual with the instructor in another location appearing on-screen. Opportunities for students to occasionally connect in person with faculty will occur. (These classes typically have special high-end computing and software needs.)|
|In-Person/Hybrid||Class has an assigned room and the instruction will take place mostly in-person with some online sessions|
|Hybrid:||Class has an assigned room and the instruction will take place with a combination of in-person meetings and online sessions.|
|Online (Liberal Arts and Art History):||Class meets solely online. Both synchronous format during the assigned time and asynchronous delivery are possible. No room will be assigned.|
|Online (Studio):||Class meets online primarily and may have several in-person meetings scheduled as needed.|
Emergency financial aid to students and families during this time
As a recipient of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF), the College awarded grants in amounts ranging from $500 to $1200 during Summer 2020 to its highest need students. Additional grants were also made available to eligible students based upon an application process. Some international students with demonstrated need were provided additional support for summer residency. If you have additional need for financial support, please contact email@example.com.
With additional funding (HEERF II), additional awards were provided to students in Spring 2021 based on demonstrated need. Additional grants were also made available to eligible students based upon an application process.
HEERF III will provide funding for additional awards in Fall 2021. Information will be forthcoming soon to eligible students.
The following reports are provided in compliance with Department of Education requirements: