Information for FSC Students, Faculty and Staff about COVID-19
A message from Florida Southern for undergraduate students and parents
A message from Florida Southern for students and parents
As a result of expert planning and preparation, along with the invaluable cooperation of Florida Southern students, faculty, and staff, transmission of COVID-19 on the FSC campus over the fall 2020 semester was well below reported cases at other institutions. We are proud of the way that our community came together to enact Florida Southern’s plan for mitigating virus transmission. That planning helped us navigate the pandemic, and the cooperation of every member of our community ensured that our mission continued despite the challenges of the pandemic.
The Spring 2021 Plan for Campus Safety, Health, and Success builds upon the key principles of the original plan, takes into account all that we learned in the fall semester, and draws upon the current state of knowledge among medical experts. While it represents an update to the fall plan, its overall purpose remains the same. The safety of all members of the FSC community continues to be the primary goal of the policies and procedures outlined in this document, and the most important principle continues to be that all members of the Florida Southern College community embrace a shared responsibility to reduce coronavirus transmission on campus and in our community.
Indeed, the College’s ability to meet the goals outlined in this plan depends on each member of the FSC community continuing to recognize that taking steps to reduce virus transmission is a shared responsibility. Students, faculty, and staff must make a personal and collective commitment to ensure 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 another will be consciously cultivated and new traditions born.
This plan contains Florida Southern’s policies and procedures for a healthy and safe campus environment, key actions that the College is taking, and details that support those actions. Some sections contain information for the entire College community; others are intended specifically for students, parents, faculty, and/or staff.
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.
It is important that all members of the FSC community read this plan carefully and refer to it frequently throughout the semester. It is organized so that you can find information quickly and take appropriate action based on that information.
As conditions could continue to change, 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. This plan will be updated regularly to reflect changes in local, state, and national conditions.
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.
The College is dedicated to sharing this 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.
A special FSCares section on the Florida Southern College 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.
Our communication goals are to:
Dates and directions may vary depending on special programs (MBA, Doctor of Physical Therapy, etc.). Please check with your program.
Orientation and Registration: New and Transfer Students
Classes Begin at 8:00 AM
Final day to register, add a course, drop a course, change a course to Pass/Fail or Audit before 5:00 PM
There are no tuition or fee refunds for withdrawn courses after February 1, 2021.
Final Day to Withdraw from an “A” course without Academic Penalty before 5:00 PM
Group advising for Spring Semester at 10:50 AM
Final day of “A” courses
Midterm Grades Due in Registrar’s Office
First day of “B” courses
Final day to add a “B” Course before 5:00 PM.
No Class - Good Friday
Final Day to Withdraw from a Course without Academic Penalty before 5:00 PM
Final Day to Withdraw from College before 5:00 PM
Students with 93 or more earned hours may begin Portal Registration at 8:00 PM
Students with 60 or more earned hours may begin Portal Registration at 8:00 PM
Final Day to Withdraw from a “B” Course without Academic Penalty before 5:00 PM
Students with 30 or more earned hours may begin Portal Registration at 8:00 PM
Students with 16-29 earned hours may begin Portal Registration at 7:00 AM
Students with 0-15 earned hours may begin Portal Registration at 7:00 AM
Final Day of Class
May 10 - 12
August 28 to 30
Final day to add an online course ending in “A” or “EA” before noon.
There are no tuition or fee refunds for withdrawn courses after September 6, 2021.
Final day to add an online course ending in “B” or “EB” before noon.
October 21 to 26
No Class - Fall Break
Final day to add a “B” course before 5:00 PM
Students with 2-29 earned hours may begin Portal Registration at 7:00 AM
Students with 0-1 earned hours may begin Portal Registration at 7:00 AM
November 24 to 26
December 13 - 15
Last updated: January 13, 2021