Maps & Directions

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These directions will take you to the Florida Southern College Admissions Center on Callahan Court, which houses our Office of Admissions. If you’d like to reach another location on campus, please check the campus map.

These are our suggestions for the easiest routes:

FROM THE NORTH & WEST FOR TRAVEL ALONG I-75/I-275

[Tallahassee, Gainesville, Ocala, Tampa, Sarasota, Fort Myers, Naples]

Take I-75 or I-275 South to I-4 East. Follow I-4 to Exit 27 (570E, Polk Parkway). Follow Polk Parkway east to Exit 7 (South Florida Avenue/North). Turn left at South Florida Avenue to Beacon Avenue. Go right on Beacon to Lake Hollingsworth Drive. Take the right fork and follow the perimeter of the lake. Turn right onto Callahan Court.*

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FROM THE EAST COAST FOR TRAVEL ALONG I-95

[Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Daytona]

Take I-95 south to Exit 260B (I-4). Follow I-4 west to Exit 41 (570E, Polk Parkway). Follow Polk Parkway west to Exit 7 (South Florida Avenue/North). Turn right at South Florida Avenue to Beacon Avenue. Go right on Beacon to Lake Hollingsworth Drive. Take the right fork and follow the perimeter of the lake. Turn right onto Callahan Court.*

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FROM ORLANDO FOR TRAVEL ALONG I-4

Take I-4 west to Exit 41 (570E, Polk Parkway). Follow Polk Parkway west to Exit 7 (South Florida Avenue/North). Turn right at South Florida Avenue to Beacon Avenue. Go right on Beacon to Lake Hollingsworth Drive. Take the right fork and follow the perimeter of the lake. Turn right onto Callahan Court.*

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PLEASE NOTE: Because of our central location, online web sites may offer various options for getting to Florida Southern.

FROM THE SOUTHEAST FOR TRAVEL ALONG THE FLORIDA TURNPIKE

[Port St. Lucie, Palm Beaches, Fort Lauderdale, Miami]

Take the Florida Turnpike North to the Yeehaw Junction (Route 60). Follow 60 west toward Tampa. Once in Bartow, follow the signs for Highway 98 North. Watch for Grove Park Shopping Plaza on your left. Just past the shopping center, turn left onto North Crystal Lake Drive. Continue on Crystal Lake Drive until it ends. Turn right on Lake Hollingsworth Drive and follow around the perimeter of the lake. Turn right onto Callahan Court.*

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Admissions Office

Admissions Center

FSC’s Admissions staff are located in our Admissions Center on the corner of Lake Hollingsworth Drive and Callahan Court.

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*Parking is available behind the Admissions Center, which is the first driveway on your right.

Plan Your Trip

Need help scheduling your visit? Have questions about planning a trip to Florida Southern? Becky Higgs, our campus guest coordinator, can help! Contact her at 800.274.4131.


Public Transportation

BY PLANE

Both Orlando International (MCO) and Tampa International (TPA) are less than one-hour drives from Florida Southern and have ground transportation to Lakeland.

Ground Transportation from Orlando:

Best Coach USA Shuttles serves Lakeland. Call 877.760.5800 for rates and reservations.

Ground Transportation from Tampa:

Three limo companies operate on a pre-reserved basis only: Sundance Taxi & Limo at 863.512.3334, Polk Airport at 863.967.6293, and Central Florida Limousine at 863.665.8155. Contact them for rates, availability, and details.



BY TRAIN

Amtrak’s Silver Service/Palmetto Line serves the Lakeland area. For ticket prices and schedules, visit Amtrak online.

Located approximately two miles from campus, the train station is located at: 600 East Main Street, Lakeland, FL 33801

A cab ride from the train station for Florida Southern is about $6.

BY BUS

Greyhound serves the Lakeland area. For ticket prices and schedules, visit Greyhound online.

Located approximately two miles from campus, the bus station is located at: 303 N. Massachusetts Avenue Lakeland, FL 33801

A cab ride from the bus station for Florida Southern is about $6.

Local Transportation

Citrus Connections

Lakeland’s public bus system serves Florida Southern with #30 Bus. For route information and schedules, call 863.688.7433.

Area Taxi Services

Dial-A-Ride 863.665.8153
Call A Cab 863.619.6070
Metro Cab 863.647.0000