Florida Southern College Events Center

Florida Lecture Series

The Responsibility for Sustaining Our Republic under the Rule of Law

Sep
19

Event Start: 7:00 PM

R. FRED LEWIS - History demonstrates our society is constantly evolving. Changes and pressures often generate issues that challenge our Republic, and may even threaten the institutions designed to protect our fundamental freedoms. These institutions are not self-sustaining. They need attention and care. Our core documents may not expressly set forth specific responsibilities for individual citizens. But if we are to maintain our Republic, constant vigilance and adherence to the Rule of Law are essential.

Location: Branscomb Auditorium

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Halloween Horror Nights

Sep
22

Step right into some of the most pulse-pounding moments in horror history at Universal Orlando Resort’s Halloween Horror Nights. You’ll be immersed in the worlds of the biggest names in horror as you explore eight terrifying haunted houses, and make your way through multiple street experiences where creatures lurk around every turn.

Sold Out

Location: Universal Studios

Cultural Exchange Program

Sep
25

Event Start: 5:30 PM

Students will be able to attend a Fair styled event where each booth will share information about the particular culture. Event will have music, food, and traditions all depicting various cultures that are representative of the student body.

Location: Honeyman Pavillion

Law School Caravan

Sep
26

Event Start: 11:00 AM

Are you interested in attending Law School? If so, come and chat with 50+ law school recruiters to learn more about a variety of schools, programs, and the law school admissions process.

Location: Honeyman Pavilion

Theatre Arts

Biloxi Blues

September 26 - through28

Event Start Time: 7:30 PM

October 3 - through5

Event Start Time: 7:30 PM

October 6

Event Start Time: 2:30 PM

American playwright, screenwriter, and author Neil Simon’s Tony Award winning comedy “Biloxi Blues” is the second part of his semi-autobiographical trilogy of plays about a writer growing up in New York during the 1930s and 1940s. This play features Eugene Jerome, a young army recruit during WWII at basic training, as he learns about life and love (along with some harsher lessons) while stationed at boot camp in Biloxi, Mississippi. During his journey, he meets up with a number of younger recruits, a Biloxi beauty, and a local prostitute – learning that life can be both ugly and tender.

Location: Loca Lee Buckner Theatre

Cost: Adults: $18, Students: $9

Career Center

Polk County Wide Career Fair

Sep
27

Event Start: 10:00 AM

Connect with employers in Polk County who are looking for students just like you to fill multiple full-time, part-time, and internship positions. You will also have the opportunity to talk with recruiters and professionals in the field and ask questions to determine which of these great opportunities will help you reach your career related goals. A shuttle Service will be provided to take student students to and from the venue throughout the event (More information about the shuttle service to come)

Location: Polk State College

Teach Me to Salsa

Sep
27

Event Start: 5:30 PM

Students can come to watch salsa dancers and be taught basic salsa dancing techniques.

Location: Bandshell

Art Exhibition

Pierre Henri Matisse - Sparks of Creativ­ity

Sep
27
through
Nov
1

Like his renowned grandfather Henri before him, Pierre Henri Matisse made art — and creativity — his life’s passion. The French-born Pierre moved to Florida in the 1960s, and, before his passing in July at 91 years old, he was excited to bring his adventurous and innovative work to the Polk Museum for the first time. Now, we honor him with an ever more timely retrospective exhibition. Ever the experimental artist, Pierre never settled on one style alone, although his unique voice and whimsical nature shine forth in each and every piece he created. This exhibition puts a spotlight on the artist’s irrepressible creative process, and visitors will see how Pierre and his art were inspired deeply by his grandfather and his legacy. One half of a two-site set of Pierre Henri Matisse exhibitions, this original Melvin Gallery show coincides with an exhibition of the artist’s narrative-based work at the nearby Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College.

Location: Melvin & Burks Art Galleries

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Admissions UG

Day on Campus

September 28

November 9

April 18

Spend a day exploring all that Florida Southern College and Lakeland, Florida have to offer.

The Immigration Experience

Sep
30

Event Start: 5:30 PM

Come to hear real-life stories of faculty, students, and staff's immigration experience. Refreshments will be served.

Location: Snake Pit

Career Center

"Moc" Tail Networking Hour

Oct
2

Event Start: 5:30 PM

Come and enjoy some “moc” tails and conversations with local employers! Engage in conversations to learn how to better network and build connections. The first 30 minutes are reserved for first year and second year student ONLY. Starting at 6:00pm, the event will open up to all class years. This is an RSVP event! In order to secure your spot, please contact The Office of Career & Continuing Education at careercenter@flsouthern.edu.

Location: Admissions Lobby

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Indoor Rock Climbing

Oct
3

Join us for our annual Indoor Rock Climbing trip. We will be traveling to Vertical Ventures in Tampa! Trip will include transportation, rock climbing, and dinner.

Music

Music Under the Stars

Oct
10

Once the beautiful (and ever so slightly cooler) Florida fall season begins, we are once again offered the special treat of hearing beautiful instrumental music under the stars, performed by our FSC Symphony Band, conducted by Jo Jossim – and members of the FSC Jazz Ensembles, directed by Jeff Benatar. Indulge yourselves in this remarkably festive event as FSC’s expert musicians perform with amazing skill and artistry. And don’t forget – also programmed are a number of pieces conducted by senior music education majors poised to intern in the public school system in spring 2020. You won’t want to miss this event!

Location: Pipkin Bandshell (Rain Location - Branscomb Auditorium)

Admissions AGE

Adult and Graduate Information Sessions

October 10

November 16

December 12

Information Sessions are offered in the late afternoons or Saturday mornings to accommodate your busy schedule and each visit lasts approximately an hour and a half.

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Blue Man Group and City Walk

Oct
15

Enjoy dinner at City Walk followed by the wildly popular Blue Man Group! Blue Man Group is comedy, theater, rock concert and dance party all rolled into one. This phenomenon delivers an unforgettable multi-sensory experience. It’s an outrageous evening of entertainment you'll never forget. Dinner not included.

surfers

Learn to Surf

Oct
16

Surfari surf lessons are for people of all ages! In this surf lesson, you will learn the proper techniques for paddling, positioning yourself on the board, standing, and wave selection. After the lesson, you will have the opportunity to use the board to practice the skills you learned for one more hour! It’s never too late to learn something new!

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ICON Park

Oct
17

A must-do, can’t-miss observation wheel that towers over Orlando at 400 feet tall. The Wheel has 30 climate-controlled capsules that accommodate up to 15 people. Each rotation takes about 22 minutes, giving you plenty of time to soak up Central Florida’s most spectacular views. After seeing the spectacular views, enjoy the Sea Life Orlando Aquarium as well as dining and shopping options!

Admissions AGE

Adult and Graduate Education Information Sessions

Special information session at Jim Miles Professional Development Center

October 22

Education only events are special information sessions hosted at Florida Southern or in the local community covering information for only our Adult and Graduate Education programs.

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Admissions UG

Day on Campus

September 28

November 9

April 18

Spend a day exploring all that Florida Southern College and Lakeland, Florida have to offer.

Admissions AGE

Adult and Graduate Information Sessions

October 10

November 16

December 12

Information Sessions are offered in the late afternoons or Saturday mornings to accommodate your busy schedule and each visit lasts approximately an hour and a half.

Admissions AGE

Adult and Graduate Education Information Sessions

Special information session at Jim Miles Professional Development Center

October 22

Education only events are special information sessions hosted at Florida Southern or in the local community covering information for only our Adult and Graduate Education programs.

Admissions UG

Scholars Weekend Series

November 22 - through23

January 24 - through25

February 21 - through22

March 21

Florida Southern College offers potential students that are awarded scholarships to enjoy Scholars Weekend where you will get to have a real Florida Southern experience, meet new friends, and visit the most beautiful college campus in the nation. We look forward to having you!

Admissions UG

Scholars Weekend

Nov
22through-23

All Day Event

Florida Southern College offers potential students that are awarded scholarships to enjoy Scholars Weekend where you will get to have a real Florida Southern experience, meet new friends, and visit the most beautiful college campus in the nation. We look forward to having you! 

Admissions UG

Scholars Weekend

Jan
24through-25

All Day Event

Florida Southern College offers potential students that are awarded scholarships to enjoy Scholars Weekend where you will get to have a real Florida Southern experience, meet new friends, and visit the most beautiful college campus in the nation. We look forward to having you! 

Admissions UG

Scholars Weekend

Feb
21through-22

All Day Event

Florida Southern College offers potential students that are awarded scholarships to enjoy Scholars Weekend where you will get to have a real Florida Southern experience, meet new friends, and visit the most beautiful college campus in the nation. We look forward to having you! 

Admissions UG

Scholars Weekend

Mar
21

All Day Event

Florida Southern College offers potential students that are awarded scholarships to enjoy Scholars Weekend where you will get to have a real Florida Southern experience, meet new friends, and visit the most beautiful college campus in the nation. We look forward to having you!