FSCares
Re-opening Plan

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Dr. Kerr Announces
Campus Re-opening Plan

The Florida Southern community will continue to thrive in the months ahead thanks to a shared commitment to protect each other by adherence to this plan’s guiding principles.

Introduction: We Are in This Together

Of the many policies and procedures outlined in this document, the most important principle is that all members of the Florida Southern College community must embrace a shared responsibility to reduce coronavirus transmission on campus and in our community.

The College’s ability to meet the goals outlined in this plan depends on the FSC community recognizing that taking steps to reduce virus transmission is a shared responsibility. Students, faculty, and staff must take personal and collective responsibility for ensuring that each element of this plan is faithfully executed.

This means that many activities that have been taken for granted in years past will be changed. It also will mean that new habits and ways of relating to one other will be consciously cultivated and new traditions born.

How to Use This Plan

In the sections that follow, you will see key actions the College is taking and details that support those actions. Some sections contain information for the entire College community; others are designed specifically for students, parents, faculty, and/or staff.

Each section focuses on the most important new and updated policies and procedures that will help Florida Southern create a healthy and safe campus environment.

The College is committed to following the procedures described in this document to ensure the safest living-learning environment for our community. Doing so will allow FSC to achieve its vitally important mission: helping students make positive and consequential impacts on society through excellent academic preparation.

The Florida Southern community will continue to thrive in the months ahead thanks to a shared commitment to protect each other by adherence to this plan’s guiding principles.

Updates

Conditions will continue to change, and the College is ready to adapt. FSC’s executive leadership team meets weekly to review campus conditions, consider the latest medical and scientific advice, and assess operations. The plan will be updated regularly to reflect changes in local, state, and national conditions.

Questions?

The College has created a special email address to answer your COVID-19 questions. Please email FSCares@flsouthern.edu and a staff member will respond within 24 hours.

Sharing Information Quickly and Transparently

The College is dedicated to sharing this reopening plan, and updates to it, with students, parents, faculty, staff, and all those who are involved with and support the College. FSC will regularly share plan updates, changes to campus activities, and how the College is adapting to local conditions.

What you need to know

The FSCares website will be the primary source of news and updates regarding the College’s pandemic plans. FSC social media accounts will also be used to share important and timely news.

  • Communicate relevant, timely information about COVID-19 through the College’s social media channels.
    • Content should inform about key policies and procedures; updates about news and changes; current local conditions; and best practices from the CDC regarding mask wearing, physical distancing, personal hygiene, and more.
    • Use social media to listen to the campus community and share those thoughts with College leadership.
    • Be intentional about working with student leaders to ensure messages to students are timely, relevant, and impactful.
  • Listen to the feedback, ideas, and concerns of the campus community and ensure those are provided to College leadership to promote effective, inclusive decision making.
  • Launch and maintain the College’s COVID-19 website as the primary source of news and updates regarding the College’s pandemic plans.
    • Locate links to the site in prominent positions across the flsouthern.edu web domain.
  • Work with campus partners to ensure appropriate signage is placed in key locations (academic and administrative buildings and offices, lab spaces, residence halls, and more) to share important COVID-19 information and best practices.

Important Dates

Dates and directions may vary depending on special programs (MBA, Doctor of Physical Therapy, etc.) Please check with your program.

August 28 to 31
Move-in for students

September 1
Classes start (traditional undergraduate students)

November 24
Last day of face-to-face instruction for undergraduates

November 25 to 29
Thanksgiving break

November 30
Remote instruction begins (traditional undergraduate students)

December 11
Last day of classes (traditional undergraduate students)

December 14 to 16
Final exams (traditional undergraduate students)

December 19
Commencement

January 26
Start of spring semester

May 7
Last day of classes

May 10 to 12
Final exams

May 15
Commencement