The Cross College Alliance held a five school function on Lemon Avenue Sept. 20.

From Your Observer, September 22, 2019

The Cross College Alliance celebrated new and returning college students Friday night at its Downtown Getdown Block Party.

Students partied on Lemon Avenue between Main Street and First Street as they celebrated the new school year. The festival invited students from New College, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, Ringling College of Art and Design, State College of Florida Sarasota-Manatee and The Ringling/FSU.

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Located in Sarasota, New College of Florida has educated intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement since its founding in 1960. As the State of Florida’s designated honors college, New College provides an exceptional education that transforms students’ intellectual curiosity into personal accomplishment. The 110-acre campus on Sarasota Bay is home to more than 700 students and 80 full-time faculty engaged in interdisciplinary research and collaborative learning. New College offers nearly 40 areas of concentration for undergraduates and a master’s degree program in Data Science.

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