Our online information sessions are offered daily throughout the week and provide an opportunity for you to receive a brief overview of all things FSC. We’ll cover academics, student life, and the admissions process. Bring your questions!
Our MocTalk webinar series focuses on specific academic departments, student organizations and resources, and the admissions process. During these sessions, you’ll engage with faculty or staff and current students on the covered area of interest.
The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Florida Southern College is excited to invite you to High School Theatre and Dance Day. At this event, students will have the opportunity to experience classes with FSC faculty and attend a performance featuring the Theatre Arts and Dance programs.
This event is available only to current FSC undergraduate students.
Join us to learn more about our MSN and Post-Master's nursing certificate options at FSC. This event is designed to present an overview of our programs and to provide an opportunity to connect with faculty.
An online webinar for prospective doctoral students to learn more about Florida Southern College's Doctor of Nursing Practice. This event is designed to present an overview of our DNP program and to provide an opportunity to connect with faculty.
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 students.
Become a true Floridian at Wild Florida! Start your journey with an Airboat tour of Florida’s wetlands, get your picture taken holding an alligator, and end the day walking through a wildlife park.
Interested in learning more about our Honors Program and Prestige Scholarships?
Join Florida Southern's Director of Admissions, Arden Mitchell, and our admissions team to learn more about these exciting opportunities.
When you attend, you'll learn:
Beginning in the 1950s, the so-called “installment land sales industry” hawked billions of dollars of Florida residential property, sight unseen, to retiring Northerners. For $10 down and $10 a month, working-class pensioners could buy a piece of the American dream in planned communities like Cape Coral, Port Charlotte, Deltona, Port St. Lucie, and Palm Coast. Eventually “swamp peddlers” completely transformed Florida’s landscape and demographics. The result was long lasting, and in many instances cases devastating to the environment. Jason Vuic will share this raucous tale, and provide an overview of this American economic and cultural phenomenon. Jason Vuic resides in Dallas, Texas, and is the author of The Swamp Peddlers: How Sellers, Land Scammers, and Retirees Built Modern Florida and Transformed the American Dream, The Yucks!: Two Years in Tampa with the Losingest Team in NFL History, and The Yugo: The Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History..
Face masks are required.
Location: Branscomb Auditorium, Robert Davis Performing Arts Center
This event is open to the public.
An online webinar for prospective adult undergraduate students interested in accounting, business administration, communication, or non degree coursework to learn more about Florida Southern College.
The FSC Orchestra will feature pieces for full and chamber orchestra with a diverse array of styles. Included in this program, the Orchestra will premiere a very interesting piece for chamber orchestra and electronics by Mathew Campbell, and another small ensemble piece by Mexican composer, Gina Enriquez.
Location: Branscomb Auditorium
Cost: $4 children / $8 adults / Free to FSC Faculty, Staff & Students
An online webinar for GEICO associates interested in completing their employer required courses and/or Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree at Florida Southern College.
Until 2020, no serious work provided Floridians and lovers of Floridiana with an in-depth look at the fifty men who have served the Sunshine State as governor since the American era began two centuries earlier. This omission represented a woeful gap in our ability to comprehend the state and its evolution. Professor Boyd Murphree set out beginning in 2008 to remedy the situation. He aimed to offer—within the pages of a single volume—insightful biographical sketches of each of the individuals who have administered the territory and state. To further his quest, the respected archivist-historian turned to thirty of the top historians, political scientists, and writers who have demonstrated keen grasps of Florida and its experience. Ultimately, Murphree and his distinguished co-editor Robert Taylor produced a resonant and telling portrait of Florida and its executive leadership. The Governors of Florida—published by the University Press of Florida—earned the Florida Book Award Gold Medal in Florida Nonfiction. Editors Murphree and Taylor will share the details of their arduous quest in pursuit of their monumental achievement. Selected authors, and perhaps even a governor or two, will join them.
Location: Polk County History Center, Bartow
Join Dr. Lauren Albaum, Director of FSC's Career Services, and learn about Florida Southern's strong system of support for students and graduates building their careers. Hear about the successes of FSC students and graduates. It’s never too early to begin thinking about your goals after graduation!
Featuring an array of large and small ensembles with diverse repertoire ranging from classical and jazz genres to popular and rock favorites, this Music Department’s annual event promises to simply take your breath away. Conceived and directed by FSC Symphony Band conductor Jo Jossim, this virtual kaleidoscope of musical styles, colors, and textures moves at a non-stop pace guaranteed to keep you completely enthralled. The larger ensembles include the FSC Symphony Band, the FSC Jazz Ensemble, and the FSC Chamber Singers – while a potpourri of small groups (any number of performers from one to ten) provide quick changes throughout the performance.
Masks are Required.
Cost: $4 children / $8 adults / Free to FSC Faculty, Staff & Students with ID
Find the perfect Christmas present for your loved ones at Disney Springs! Make reservations for unique dining options, enjoy bowling, or take a ride in a hot air balloon!
First time registering for classes at FSC? Still in need of Passport credit? Accomplish two goals and join the FSC Scholars Experience and the Student Solution Center to learn how to strategically plan and register for your spring semester classes.
Join us to learn more about our Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology program here at FSC!
An online webinar for prospective graduate students to learn more about the Master of Business Administration and Master of Accountancy programs. We will also discuss post-baccalaureate business certificate programs.
This event is for prospective students interested in Florida Southern's adult undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs with the School of Education.
An online webinar for prospective doctoral students to learn more about Florida Southern College's School of Physical Therapy. This event is designed to present on overview of our DPT program, provide an opportunity to connect with faculty and hear testimonials from current students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.
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.
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 theatre student at Florida Southern College. Students interested in pursuing a B.F.A. or receiving a talent-based award are encouraged to audition.
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.
Are you an admitted student? Dive into life at FSC through our Scholars Weekend 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.
Named Teacher of the Year by the Alabama Music Teachers Association and Music Educator of the Year by the Arts Council of Tuscaloosa, pianist Kevin T. Chance has been hailed as “a superlative musician” playing “with musical conviction and muscularity.” He has performed throughout the United States and abroad as both soloist and collaborator. Recent engagements include performances at Carnegie Hall as well as concerto appearances with Bernstein's Age of Anxiety and Rachamninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini with the Huxford Symphony Orchestra, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the University of Alabama Wind Ensemble, Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy with the Athens Chorale in Georgia, and Gerald Finzi’s Eclogue.
Seating is Limited, Masks Required
Location: Anne MacGregor Jenkins Recital Hall
Event Start Time: 7:30 PM
Event Start Time: 2:30 PM
Featuring jazz, ballet, and contemporary modern pieces, the FSC Dance Program is back with their annual fall dance concert. Enjoy an eclectic array of works from Florida Southern College faculty and guest artists in the Branscomb Auditorium.
Cost: $9 children / $18 adults / Free to FSC Faculty, Staff & Students with ID
Registration opens at 10am on November 1st, 2021
Join us for a self-guided paddle up the Chassahowitzka River in Homosassa, FL. Participants will get to swim in crystal clear waters at 7 Sisters Springs, paddle the river while observing wildlife, and explore the nooks and crannies of the beautiful river- including 'The Crack'!
This semester, the FSC Choral Program is focusing on the elemental importance of Fire and Water, with each choir presenting its own interpretation of that theme. These elements can be extremely destructive but can also bring healing and the chance for new life and rebirth. In Fire and Water, Part II, the Concert Choir will explore many different sides of each of these powerful elements through music that spans several centuries, styles and languages. This concert will include Italian madrigals, Canadian folk songs, African American spirituals, Jazz standards, and familiar Musical Theatre hits, encompassing the power of fire, water, the resilience of community, and the joy that comes from new beginnings.
Masks are Required
Cost: $4 children / $8 adults / Free to FSC Faculty, Staff & Students
“Hey! Do you plan to come out to Wellness Wednesday?” “Namaste at home”. Don’t be that student who misses out on this program opportunity with the FSC Scholars Experience, Counseling Center, and Wellness Center teams. Come out, get active, and learn how to manage stress and mental health as we approach final exams!
Registration opens at 10am on November 10th, 2021.
Join us as we celebrate National Take a Hike Day! We'll be shuttling students over to Circle B Bar Reserve for a chance to explore the unique wetlands, and view Florida's wildlife, native flora and fauna, and pristine lakes.
In this illustrated talk, Neil deGrasse Tyson will explore the perennial mismatch between collective expectations of where we should be in space by now and the geopolitical, cultural, and economic realities that limit it.
Did you earn college credits in high school through dual enrollment, AICE, IB, or AP programs? Join the FSC Admissions team for a conversation on how those credits will transfer to Florida Southern.
November 18 - through20
December 2 - through4
Songs for a New World is, according to composer Jason Robert Brown, “about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice, or take a stand, or turn around and go back.”
With a rousing score that blends elements of pop, gospel and jazz, featuring tight harmonies and darling vocals, Songs for a New World transports its audience from the deck of a spanish sailing ship bound for a new land, to the ledge of a New York penthouse. Characters range from a young man in the Bronx who dreams of becoming a famous basketball player, to a forlorn and neglected Mrs. Claus lamenting as Christmas approaches.
Reserve your seats by calling the Buckner Box Office at 863-680-3089.
Seating is Limited, Masks Required.
Location: Buckner Theatre
Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Closed for Thanksgiving
Location: Melvin Gallery
Registration opens at 10am on November 19th, 2021.
Participants on this trip can expect to explore the treetops and cliffs at the 'Zip the Canyons' adventure park in Ocala, FL. While you zip over spring-fed lakes, mountain-like cliffs and treetops, your adrenaline is sure to be pumping!
Wondering how to make sense of your FSC costs and aid? Join our admissions and financial aid teams for a breakdown of the college's financial aid packaging.
This session will provide a great opportunity to get your general questions answered before you meet individually with your counselor.
FSC’s Department of Music presents ‘"Holiday Wishes": The Christmas Gala with a riveting group of musical holiday favorites, beautifully performed by choral, instrumental, and string groups – and selected special music by other musical combinations. Come join us for a traditionally spectacular evening – filled with surprises!
Cost: $4 children / $8 adults / Free to FSC Faculty, Staff & Students with ID.
The Florida Dance Theatre (FSC’s company-in-residence), bring their classic holiday tradition of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker to the Festival of Fine Arts. Come see this timeless holiday masterpiece, performed with charm and perfection by the dynamic dancers of this impressive ensemble in a breathtaking production featuring colorful scenery, dazzling costumes, and entrancing choreography. Bring your family and enjoy the music, dance, and spectacle that define the holiday season around the world.
Masks are required
Cost: $20 children / $30 adults / Free to FSC Faculty, Staff & Students with ID
Chesterfield Smith spearheaded the American Bar Association’s condemnation of Richard M. Nixon during the Watergate scandal. Smith’s damning statement “No man is above the law” turned him into a national figure. Yet his outsized accomplishments, and equally outsized personality, had already made the Florida attorney a legend in his home state. A child of the rural South turned war hero, Smith earned a law degree and rose fast to lead the Florida Bar and mastermind the drafting of a new state constitution. Meanwhile, he grew his small Bartow law firm into the legal leviathan Holland & Knight. Mary E. Adkins uncovers Smith’s life and legacy. She is master legal skills professor at the University of Florida’s Fredric G. Levin College of Law and the author of Making Modern Florida: How the Spirit of Reform Shaped a New State Constitution and Chesterfield Smith, America’s Lawyer that earned the Florida Historical Society’s Rembert Patrick Award.
Janis Owens is a novelist, memoirist, folklorist and premier storyteller who enjoys sharing her experiences as a writer and native of old Florida. Born in Marianna in 1960, the last child and only daughter of an Assembly of God preacher who later became an insurance salesman, Owens attended the University of Florida, where she was a student of Harry Crews’ Creative Writing Workshop. Pat Conroy called her, “one of the finest novelists of our time." She is the author of acclaimed novels, including My Brother Michael, Myra Sims, The Schooling of Claybird Catts, and American Ghost. Her essays on Florida life have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Writer’s Digest and many other publications. Also the author of a memoir cookbook, The Cracker Kitchen, Owens’s most recent project is a work of creative non-fiction, Hidden in Plain Sight—a twisted tale of death and destruction in her adopted home of Newberry, Florida.
During the spring and summer of 1980, over 125,000 desperate Cuban refugees set out across the Straits of Florida to escape economic and political repression. Many longed to reunite with family members in the United States, who had already escaped from Fidel Castro’s communist dictatorship. Professors Jose Garcia and Victor Triay capture and interpret this human drama— in written form, and from personal experience, and both will share their perspectives on this human drama. José Manuel García, himself a Marielito, is associate professor of Spanish and Latin American studies at Florida Southern College, and the author of Voices from Mariel: Oral Histories of the 1980 Cuban Boatlift. Victor Andres Triay is professor of history at Middlesex Community College in Middletown, Connecticut, and he is the author of several books, including Operation Pedro Pan, Bay of Pigs: An Oral History of Brigade 2506 and The Mariel Boatlift: A Cuban-American Journey, which earned the gold medal non-fiction Florida book Award.