During Florida’s Hurricane Season, June 1-November 30, Florida Southern’s Emergency Management Team will carefully monitor tropical storms which could affect Polk County.
Though the center of Tropical Storm Nicole moved over the Lakeland area around 8 a.m. this morning, the impacts of the storm appear minimal.
Wynne's Bistro is open until 2 p.m. for lunch and will reopen for dinner between 4:30 and 7 p.m. Healthy Blend Deli is also open and will be available until 11 p.m.
Shuttles are running again but are limited. Check the Buswhere app or call Campus Safety for more information.
The campus will resume regular operations tomorrow, Friday, November 11.
The current track shows that we can expect tropical-storm-force winds (ranging from 58 to 73 mph) to begin impacting our area this evening.
After consulting with local, state, and national agencies, we are canceling classes beginning at 1:40 p.m. today (Wednesday, November 9). Additionally, all classes scheduled for Thursday, November 10, are canceled. Classes will resume on their regular schedule on Friday, November 11, unless forecasted conditions change.
Residential halls will remain open. During the storm, students should plan to stay indoors.
Tutu’s will remain open today until 5 p.m.; Wynee’s and MocMart will be open until 7 p.m. All other campus food venues will close at 2 p.m. today. Tomorrow, Wynee’s will open for meals at 9 a.m. (unless notified of a delay).
For students residing at Moc South, Campus Safety will deliver tonight's dinner this afternoon. Meals for tomorrow will be delivered tomorrow morning.
Intramurals, club activities, performances, concerts, and scheduled lectures are canceled today and Thursday.
The Wellness Center will close at 2 p.m. today and remain closed until Friday.
Athletes should consult their coaches regarding schedules.
Shuttle Service will be suspended from 7 p.m. tonight. Campus Safety will notify the community via email when service resumes.
The class registration period planned for tomorrow, November 10, at 8 p.m., will be rescheduled to Friday, November 11, at 8 p.m. This will impact those students who have earned 60 or more hours.
The Student Health Center will be open during regular hours.
If a student is injured and needs emergency services, please call 911. For non-emergency health-related issues, please call Campus Safety at 863-680-4125.
For employees and non-essential staff, the College will suspend normal operations at 2 p.m. today and remain closed until Friday. Please refer to details from HR for more information about those who should report to work.
Students and parents can send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact campus safety at 863-680-4125 if they have any questions.
We anticipate the College will return to regular activity on Friday, November 11.
The College continues to monitor the weather in the tropics. We plan to keep the campus open and operational based on the current information.
If conditions change, we will notify the community. Please continue to check our here and social media for updates.
Polk County is currently under a tropical storm warning. The FSC Emergency Management Team continues to monitor Nicole's path. The campus will likely experience storm-force winds starting Wednesday afternoon and will continue through Friday.
At this time, we anticipate students will be allowed to remain in campus housing.
If there is any significant change that impacts normal College operations and activities, the community will be alerted via the Web site and the text message system. The community may also call the emergency hotline at 863.680.4101 for updates.
As a preparedness measure, students and parents are encouraged to formulate a communication plan for use during an emergency. This plan should include a course of action to be taken should telephone and/or electronic service be disrupted.
For your convenience, here are some links that provide safety tips and storm tracking before, during and after a hurricane:
Additionally, information about FSC cancellations, closings, and openings are broadcast on TV channels WFLA 8, Bay News 9, WTSP 10, and WTVT 13; and radio stations WPCV 97.5 FM, WWRZ 98.3 FM, WONN 1230 AM, and WLKF 1430 AM.
Our dedicated, responsive staff helps to ensure the well-being of the entire college community.
To request a officer to be dispatched, call 863.680.4125.
In an emergency, call – Ext. 3555.