Florida Southern College

Weather Update


Hurricane Michael Weather Alert
Oct. 8, 2018

Florida Southern College is carefully monitoring the progress of Hurricane Michael.  As of today, October 8, current projections have the storm tracking 400 miles North West of Lakeland.  The greater Lakeland area is under no storm watches or warnings. 
We will continue to update information regarding Hurricane Michael as warranted.

Department of Safety and Security

Our dedicated, responsive staff helps to ensure the well-being of the entire college community.


24 hours a day / 365 days per year

Contact Us

Phone: 863.680.4305
Fax: 863.680.4214

To request a officer to be dispatched, call 863.680.4125

In an emergency, call – Ext. 3555

Find Us

The Safety Office is conveniently located on the corner of Ingraham Avenue and Duke Place. See campus map, building code "HC".


Hurricanes & Tropical Storms

During Florida’s Hurricane Season, June 1-November 30, Florida Southern's Emergency Management Team will carefully monitor tropical storms which could effect Polk County.

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:

Questions regarding the Florida Southern College emergency plan should be directed to: Dr. Robert Tate at 863.680.4347 (rtate@flsouthern.edu) or Terry Dennis at 863.680.4148 (vdennis@flsouthern.edu).

Parents: If you wish to opt-in to the campus emergency text message system, please e-mail your name and cell phone number to fneiling@flsouthern.edu.

Other Helpful Resources

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.