The College move-in experience has been redesigned to support physical distancing, and requires masks, temperature checks via a Safe Check temperature device, and assigned move-in times. All residential students must complete the formal community living check-in process and agree to comply with the return to campus requirements, which include uploading a negative COVID-19 test and agreeing to the Moc Pledge. Student IDs will not be activated and students will not be cleared for in-person class attendance until this process is fully completed.
The Student Life team is looking forward to welcoming new and returning students to campus with fun and engaging activities that will support community building.
Campus traditions, events, athletics, dining, organizations, and activities are fundamental elements of the Florida Southern experience. The College will monitor local, state, and federal guidelines regarding group gatherings to ensure gatherings, when they occur, are safe for all involved.
While traditional large gatherings are not possible right now, the College has developed a phased plan to adjust operations as campus and community conditions change.
Please contact Student Life at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The Cornerstone calls on us to promote engagement and student success while supporting positive relationships to connect students to each other, the campus community, and the Lakeland community. Florida Southern will provide highly engaging student life experiences while following local, state, and federal health guidelines.
Student involvement events, along with clubs and organizations, will be required to follow campus COVID-19 requirements. A four-phase plan has been developed to provide guidelines for student clubs, organizations, and activities. The College will progress through phases based on information from the CDC and the Florida and Polk County Department of Health.
Students should understand that despite theirs and the College’s best efforts, there is no guarantee that FSC’s on-campus experience will be free of COVID-19. Returning to campus for the spring 2021 semester is an acknowledgment that this risk exists.
When COVID-19 cases and possible cases develop on campus, the College will respond quickly and transparently to protect the health and safety of the campus community. This includes enacting isolation, quarantine and testing protocols, communications to affected individuals, contact tracing, and more.
Students who become symptomatic for COVID-19 or receive positive tests must immediately contact Campus Safety at 863.680.5010 for isolation or quarantine assistance and information about next steps.
Students must isolate when they:
To help limit the spread of COVID-19 on our campus and ensure the safety of our community, the College has partnered with Rapid-Trace, a local firm aiding businesses and institutions with contact tracing following positive COVID-19 tests.
Rapid-Trace will provide contact tracers who will work collaboratively with the Health Center and the College to notify you in the event that you have had close contact with someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19. Students may also self-report a positive test or exposure to COVID-19 by calling Rapid-Trace at 813.699.3551 or emailing email@example.com.
With Rapid-Trace, we will be able to identify and inform people who have contracted the virus and those in contact with confirmed cases, so they can take the necessary steps to prevent further spread. Students are required to participate honestly and completely with our contact tracing efforts and Rapid-Trace personnel.
Faculty and staff who become infected with COVID-19 should contact their immediate supervisor or Human Resources at HR@flsouthern.edu, the Rapid-Trace self-report line at 813-699-3551, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Rapid-Trace and Florida Southern College are committed to keeping our community members safe and offering support in the event of a positive case or close contact. If after business hours, please notify Rapid-Trace using the self-report line at 813-699-3551 or email email@example.com.
Last updated: January 13, 2021