Are you a high school or transfer student considering FSC? Join a half-day open house event, and get an inside look at life on our beautiful campus. You'll meet students, peek inside classrooms and residence halls, and connect with faculty while learning more about your academic options.
These auditions are for students who have already been accepted academically at Florida Southern College or who intend to complete their application to the College shortly.
Music scholarships are awarded annually based on student talent, department need, and each student’s total financial package. Auditions for talent-based music scholarships are held throughout the year before your intended enrollment at Florida Southern.
This event is for prospective students.
Are you an admitted student? Dive into life at FSC through our Southern Select program! Connect with current students and fellow future Mocs, learn more about your academic major program, and get a glimpse of our vibrant campus community.
Featuring Stacey McColley, Clarinet
With Guest artists
Performance to include pieces by Paul Reade, Johannes Brahms, Mikhail Glinka and more. Stacey is the Principal Clarinet player with Punta Gorda Symphony, Clarinet with Southwest Florida Symphony, and clarinet instructor at Florida Southern College. She is a Buffet Group USA Artist and Artist Clinician of Vandoren Paris as well as Artist Faculty at the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Italy.
Location: Anne MacGregor Jenkins Recital Hall
This event is open to the public.
A virtual webinar for prospective adult students to learn more about Florida Southern College's online accounting, business administration, communication, and certificate programs. This event is designed to present an overview of our adult undergraduate program offerings, provide an opportunity to connect with the academic advisor, and have questions answered about the application process and more.
Have you ever wanted to see a manatee up close? Then join us on our swim with the manatees trip. On this trip we will be snorkeling with manatees at crystal river along with having a scenic boat ride to and from the dive sites.
Registration opens January 30th @ 7 AM
This event is available only to current FSC students.
Join us for this virtual session to learn more about the field of IO Psychology as well as our IO program here at FSC. Hear about the program plan and career forecast from your program director and learn from your admission counselor how to move forward to apply to our program!
An online webinar for prospective graduate students to learn more about the Master of Business Administration program, as well as our post-baccalaureate certificates in Business Analytics, Esports Management, Healthcare Management, and Supply Chain Management. This event is designed to present an overview of our programs, provide an opportunity to connect with faculty, and hear from your admission counselor.
In honor of Black History month, the Florida Southern College Jazz Program will feature classic compositions by the greatest Black Jazz Composers. The concert will highlight all of FSC’s Jazz Ensembles. Several world premiere arrangements will be performed, directed by Jeffrey Benatar.
Location: Branscomb Auditorium
Cost: Free Admission, no ticket required.
An online webinar for prospective graduate students to learn more about the Master of Accountancy program. This event is designed to present an overview of our MAcc program, provide an opportunity to connect with faculty, and hear from your admission counselor.
It’s been nearly 60 years since Rick Norcross first stepped foot on the campus of Florida Southern College as a freshman from East Hardwick, Vermont. It’s been a wild ride ever since. Within weeks after coming to FSC, Norcross won the “Hootenanny Contest” at the Polk Theater in Downtown Lakeland and within another year, he opened a Greenwich Village-style coffeehouse (The Other Room) just off the Florida Southern campus. After playing the folk clubs of England in 1965, Norcross returned to Florida to study journalism at the University of South Florida and was soon covering the music scene for The Tampa Times during Tampa’s Golden Age of Music (1969 to 1974). Norcross interviewed and photographed such stars as Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin, Johnny Cash, the Byrds, Leon Russell, Merle Haggard, Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, and hundreds of others. In 1974, he left the area to resume playing music full time. Today, Norcross works out of Burlington, Vermont, where he fronts his award winning sevenpiece western swing band, Rick & The All-Star Ramblers. He has been a touring musician for 58 years, has recorded 12 albums, and has won many awards. Norcross’ long career and multitude of experiences make for an exciting and entertaining night of music and stories.
February 17 - through18
Event Start Time: 7:30 PM
Event Start Time: 2:30 PM
February 23 - through25
Created by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Wayne Kirkpatrick, and successful screenwriters Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, Something Rotten was lauded by audience members and critics alike, receiving several Best Musical nominations and hailed by Time Out New York as "the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years".
Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as "The Bard." When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz.
Something Rotten! Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are supplied by MTI.
Location: Buckner Theatre
Cost: $10 children / $20 adults / Free to FSC Faculty, Staff & Students with ID
An on-campus information session for prospective students interested in adult undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral programs within the School of Education at Florida Southern College. This event is designed to present an overview of our education programs and to provide an opportunity to connect at Florida Southern with faculty.
Location: France Admissions Center
The FSC Studio Orchestra highlights the talents of the FSC Orchestra and the FSC Jazz Ensemble. Selections will combine the worlds of Jazz and Classical music. The program will feature world premiere arrangements specifically created for this large ensemble.
Cost: $5 children (under 18) / $10 adults / Free to FSC Faculty, Staff & Students with ID
Join us to learn more about what makes our nursing program unique. See some of our students during a typical day in class and tour our new graduate nursing buildings and learning labs!
Auditions give us a chance to see you firsthand, but they also give you a chance to check us out, too. Talk with our faculty. See how it feels to be a dance student at Florida Southern College. If you are interested in pursuing a Dance Studies or Dance Performance and Choreography major/minor an audition is required.
Home can mean different things to each of us, but at its core, home is a place of belonging and acceptance. This evening’s choral music performed by the FSC Chamber Singers will feature music from all over the world, highlighting different cultures, as we explore the true meaning of home.
Join us for a tactical excursion to go play paintball! Get your friends ready to have a great all day paintball experience!
Registration opens February 20th @7 AM
An online webinar for prospective graduate and doctoral students to learn more about Florida Southern College's School of Education. This event is designed to provide an opportunity to connect with faculty and hear testimonials from current students in our programs.
Join us online to learn more about our MSN tracks as well as Post-Master's certificate opportunities. Hear from your program director and admission counselor to get your questions answered and get ready for your next steps in advancing your education and career!
Join us to learn more about our Doctor of Nursing Practice program and what sets it apart from other programs you may be considering. Hear from our program director and your admission counselor to go over the course plan, get next steps for admission and hear more about our support process throughout your DNP project.
Event Start Time: 4:00 PM
Event Start Time: 6:00 PM
Join us for a special Transfer student event that gives you a glimpse into life at Florida Southern!
This 65 acre zoo is home to more than 1300 animals! Enjoy the various exhibits, shows, and adventures.
Location: Lowry Park, Tampa
This event is available only to current FSC undergraduate students.
Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park is a progressively challenging aerial obstacle course set high atop the trees in a natural pine forest, each one more exhilarating than the last.
In honor of Women’s History Month, you are warmly invited to join Fen-Fang Chen and Christy Sallee for an evening of piano duets that celebrate women in music. Consisting of selections written by notable women composers, the program will feature rarely heard gems, such as Sonata for Two Pianos by Germaine Tailleferre and Six Valses-Caprice, Op. 87 by Mel Bonis, as well as perennial favorites by Fanny Hensel Mendelssohn and more.
Author Bob Kealing uncovers a little-known nexus between the Beatles, MLK, and civil rights activism in Northeast Florida. With dozens of new interviews and access to rare, primary source documents and letters from the Beatles and their entourage, Kealing examines their nearly two weeks spent in Florida during their watershed year, 1964. The Fab Four evolved from wideeyed tourist newcomers, to young Florida Rock and Roll Hall of Famers to be, and finally to outspoken advocates for equality who opposed the Vietnam War and insisted on integration at their historic Gator Bowl concert on September 11, 1964. Bob Kealing was an Edward R. Murrow and five-time Emmy award-winning reporter for WESH-TV in Orlando. Kealing is the author of five books on Florida culture and history, including his most recent The Beatles, Good Day Sunshine State: Innocence, Influence and Activism in 1964 Florida. Kealing is also the author of Elvis Ignited: The Rise of an Icon in Florida (2017) and Calling Me Home: Gram Parsons and the Roots of Country Rock (2015). Kealing currently serves as Public Information Officer for the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.
Featuring FSC Jazz Ensembles with Woodwind Instrumentalist and Saxophonist Charles Pillow
Jazz Spectacular! features Charles Pillow, one of the world’s premiere woodwind instrumentalists and saxophonists, with the FSC Jazz Ensemble (big band). Pillow has appeared on over 100 CDs with Jazz and pop artists such as Brad Mehldau, John Scofield, Michael Brecker, David Liebman, David Sanborn, Jay Z, Paul Simon, Tom Harrell, Joe Henderson, Maria Schneider and Bob Mintzer. Pillow’s performance will feature his music as an innovative composer, arranger, and performer on multiple instruments. Directed by Jeffrey Benatar.
March 31 - throughApril 1
Join us for an exciting performance of modern and experimental dance performed by the talented students of the FSC Dance Program. This concert also features a reimagined performance of the one-act ballet “The Firebird” set to the infamously challenging compositions of Igor Stravinsky. The second act of this performance features original modern and contemporary choreography by FSC Dance faculty and guest artists. Join us for this special performance that celebrates the art of dance.
We invite you to join the FSC Symphony Band, whether you are a new audience member or someone who has been on this musical journey before, as we celebrate the spirit that keeps us moving musically forward.
April 7 - through8
April 13 - through15
Charlotte and George Hay are on tour in Buffalo in 1953 with a repertory consisting of Cyrano de Bergerac (the "revised, one nostril version") and Noel Coward's Private Lives. On the brink of a disastrous split-up, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee. Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong. “By far, Broadway’s funniest, most enjoyable lighthearted play.” – Entertainment Weekly
Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.
Through the ages, the liturgical De Profundis text has expressed sorrow and despair, and allowed us to work through our difficult times with the comfort of music. Featuring settings by Basque Composer Xabier Sarasola, Venezuelan composer Cristian Grases, and American Z. Randall Stroope, join us for an evening of choral music that takes us out of the depths of this sorrow and onto the path of hope.
Event Start Time: 8:00 AM
The Advanced Women in Leadership 5-Week Certificate Program takes a deep dive into issues and discussions high level women in leadership often face in the workplace. Outcomes of this Advanced Certificate include learning about tools that are critical during strategic planning and goal setting processes, learning how to manage your supervisors, designing and crafting your executive footprint, adopting new self-care tools designed for executives, and practicing effective conflict resolution skills.
Cost: $499 / person
An elegantly charming comedy, The Elixir of Love (L’Elisr d’Amore), is the story of an innocent love between a naïve Nemorino, who hopes to gain the love of Adina, the daughter of a wealthy landowner, through a love potion. Nemorino is desperate as his love for Adina seems unrequited. The love potion he hopes to use is guaranteed to be the same love potion used by Tristan on Isolde! This will help him to win Adina, he is sure of it!
Please join the Florida Southern College Opera Theatre directed by Mark Thomsen and the Florida Southern Opera Orchestra, directed by Martha Placeres for the telling of this tale.
Have you ever wanted to try wakeboarding? Join us in going to a cable park located here in Lakeland to learn how to knee board, wake board, and more!
Registration opens March 31st @7 AM