Frequently Asked Questions
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Frequently Asked Questions

Students can leave their items in the room.

Students who move in on August 28 will be engaged in orientation programming on August 29 so the next round of move-ins can occur with low density. Activities will be scheduled in outdoor spaces with virtual options available if weather becomes an issue. The College will not host an in-person worship service on the Sunday of move-in, but a virtual service will take place. Details will be shared closer to move-in.

While parents will be able to assist their student with move-in, actual parent orientation activities will be virtual this year; information will be forthcoming about these virtual parent programs.

We will have assistance, such as golf carts, but hope many will ship their items in advance so most of their items will be in their rooms when they arrive.

As in previous years, returning students will not be asked to submit new medical forms unless they have updates to share about their medical history or records. Returning students will be required to submit the COVID-19 Health Screening Form, which will be available on the Portal beginning August 21.

Yes, students will still need to select a dining plan. Most food service will be “grab and go” style during the fall. The College has removed most seating so only a limited number of guests will be able to eat inside while maintaining proper social distancing. Menu options will be posted weekly.

No one is required to quarantine at home, simply encouraged to do so if they can do it safely. Otherwise, we will have limited facilities to house students.

As with colleges and universities around the country, tuition funds Florida Southern’s academic enterprise. Tuition, as well as other revenue, funds professors, support staff, classroom materials, instructional technology and more.

When moving to remote instruction for undergraduate students at Thanksgiving, coursework and faculty instruction will look different from in-person classes, but the same material will be taught by the same professors at an equal level of excellence.

Faculty have worked diligently to prepare coursework that challenges and engages students, in person and from a distance. Our experience in the spring semester allows us to build on what worked well and improve areas that will ensure students continue to learn … wherever they are.

When remote learning begins for undergraduate students at Thanksgiving, a pro-rata credit for room charges and meal plans will be applied toward the spring semester for the portion of the semester finished by remote instruction.

The Wellness Center will be open this fall Monday- Friday 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday noon to 10 p.m. The College is taking precautions for COVID-19, including:

  1. Some cardio equipment will be closed due to social distancing. Each day we will change what pieces of cardio equipment are open/closed.
  2. All guests must keep six feet apart.
  3. Each room will have a capacity limit that will be enforced.
  4. The pool will be open for lap swimming.
  5. The Wellness Center already has strict cleaning guidelines but will clean more frequently.
  6. The waterfront will be opened and kayaks/paddleboards will be sanitized after every use.
  7. All professional and student staff will be wearing masks in the Wellness Center.

Students may request remote learning accommodations. Students will receive a response to their requests within three business days. Students should email remotelearning@flsouthern.edu.

Students that are unable to wear a mask will need to participate in remote learning for the fall semester and should immediately email remotelearning@flouthern.edu.

Yes, air filters will be changed according to manufacturer recommendations.

This will depend upon local conditions when classes start September 1. Currently, meetings at Orientation are limited to 10 people at a time.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the health, safety, and well-being of student-athletes and that of campus communities in mind, the Sunshine State Conference, of which FSC is a member, has postponed all scheduled competitions in the fall sports season.

"This difficult decision that was not made lightly, but was made with the health and wellness of our student-athletes in mind," said Drew Howard, Florida Southern Director of Athletics and Dean of Wellness, "We fully intend to honor our athletic scholarships. No one's athletic scholarship will be reduced due to the Covid-19 crisis in 2020-21."

This includes men's soccer, women's soccer, men's cross country, women's cross country, and women's volleyball.

Fall competition schedules for the spring sports of men's lacrosse, women's lacrosse, men's tennis, women's tennis, men's golf, women's golf, baseball, softball, and women's rowing will also be postponed. It will be decided no later than October 1, 2020, whether the winter sports of men's basketball, women's basketball, men's swimming, and women's swimming can compete in the fall 2020 semester.

Florida Southern will make decisions regarding club sports shortly.

The conference is planning on conducting competition for the fall sports and the spring sports in the spring 2021 semester. During the postponement of competition, student-athletes will have the opportunity for conditioning, strength training, and practice opportunities in all sports during the fall 2020 semester, provided health and safety conditions allow these activities.