The New College Campus
New College of Florida is located on Sarasota Bay in the northern end of Sarasota County, across from the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport. We are situated in the emerging University district, an area of higher education, culture and arts along North Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41) that includes New College of Florida, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, the Florida State University Ringling Center for the Cultural Arts and the Ringling College of Art and Design. We are just a few miles from downtown Sarasota and 50 miles from the City of Tampa.
Event Venues (in Sarasota)
College Hall (Bayfront Campus), 351 College Drive
Chae Auditorium, Heiser Natural Sciences Complex, 500 College Drive
Isermann Gallery (Caples Campus, behind Sainer Pavilion), 5313 Bay Shore Road
Sainer Pavilion (Caples Campus), 5313 Bay Shore Road
Sudakoff Conference Center (Pei Campus), 5845 General Dougher Place
Three Campuses: Bayfront, Caples and Pei
The campus is divided into three distinct areas, two of which are located west of Tamiami Trail along the bay (Bayfront and Caples), while the third is located to the east and is linked by a pedestrian bridge (Pei).
The Historic Bayfront Campus
Located between Tamiami Trail and Sarasota Bay, the Bayfront Campus is home to the two historic Charles Ringling mansions, Cook and College Halls. This campus houses most of the college's administrative and faculty offices, including the Office of Financial Aid, located in Robertson Hall, and the Admissions Welcome Center located in College Hall. The Academic Center and Koski Plaza at the corner of U.S. 41 and Bay Shore Road houses classrooms and faculty offices and is the most significant new building on campus.
In addition, the Jane Bancroft Cook Library, the New College Foundation, the Four Winds Café, the Heiser Natural Sciences Complex, the Pritzker Marine Biology Research Laboratory, the Palmer Buildings, Hal C. Ball Anthropology Laboratory, the New College Public Archaeology Laboratory and Bon Seigneur House are all located here.
Located west of Bay Shore Drive and south of the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the Caples campus is home to the Caples Fine Arts Complex which is comprised of the Mildred F. Sainer Art & Music Pavilion, the Lota Mundy Music Building, Christiane Felsmann Fine Arts Building, the Betty Isermann Gallery, the Sculpture Building and the PepsiCo Arcade and Forum.
Further down Caples Drive and overlooking Sarasota Bay, the Ralph Caples Mansion is home to a number of faculty offices and seminar rooms. The Enviromental Studies Program is located in the nearby Caples Carriage House. A student run community garden and the New College Sailing Program can also be found on the Caples campus.
East of Tamiami Trail and adjacent to the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport is our Pei Campus. Connected by a pedestrian bridge, Pei Campus is the hub of student residential life. Here you will find the historic I.M. Pei dorms, the Dallas & Elizabeth Dort, Ann & Alfred Goldstein residence halls, and five new state-of-the-art dorms: Searing, Pritzker, Peterson and the Letter Dorms.
Our student union, the Hamilton Center, is here as are the Hamilton Classrooms and Student Affairs, the Harry Sudakoff Conference Center, the fitness center, pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, softball diamond and multi-purpose field. In addition, Physical Plant is located on the Pei Campus.