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FAll Student Orientation 2023

Welcome  New Mocs!

We’re glad you’re joining the Florida Southern family, and we’re eager to introduce you to our beautiful campus and one-of-a-kind community. During Orientation, you’ll connect with other Mocs, learn about the many resources available to you, connect with your academic advisor, and discover how you can get involved on campus. 

International Students
August 18

International students will be able to move-in August 18 at 3:00 PM.

First-year Students
August 19

Students will be assigned a check in date and time in the FSC Portal later this summer.

Transfer Students
August 19

Gear Up

All new students must attend Orientation. Mark your calendar with your move-in/arrival date! You’ll find your individual check-in time in the FSC Portal later this summer.

Families Are Invited!

We look forward to meeting you at Fall Orientation. While families are not required to attend Orientation, we invite you to join your student on campus. You are welcome to assist with move-in and participate in family programming on Saturday and Sunday.

Finalizing Your Enrollment

Please make sure to complete all of your enrollment to-dos. You can find a list of outstanding items on your Status Page. Ensuring all these tasks are complete before coming to Orientation is essential to a successful start at FSC.

Get Connected on ZeeMee

Getting involved in campus life starts with building connections. ZeeMee, our social platform, gets you connected with Mocs, old and new. Ask questions about life on campus, participate in monthly live events, and win FSC swag while making friends with classmates!

O-Leader Connections

Keep an eye out for a welcome message from your O-leader this summer.

Orientation Leaders are FSC upperclass students who serve as a resource and support in connecting new students to the community. O-leaders share helpful reminders, and tips, and are available for questions. They lead the small group activities throughout the orientation period.

Shipping Your Items

To reduce the number of items you’ll need to pack and make move-in as easy as possible, we encourage you to ship your items. Your items will be stored in a climate-controlled warehouse and should be sent to:

Student Name
c/o Florida Southern College
111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr.
Lakeland, FL 33801

Boldly write your room assignment on the boxes; if sending multiple boxes, please include 1 of 5, 2 of 5, etc.

Orientation Schedule

Here’s a preview! The full schedule is available on the FSC Portal.

Orientation Saturday

After you’ve checked-in/moved-in, you’ll join your fellow students for FSC’s Commuter Connection or Residence Hall Meeting. And then connect with your O-leader for dinner and the evenings activities; we have lots of fun events planned.

Orientation Sunday

Learn what it means to be part of the FSC community through our long-standing tradition of New Student Convocation and our Cornerstone Program. Learn about your major, by attending your Academic Department Meeting where you’ll meet classmates, teachers, and be welcomed to your department.

Orientation Monday

Meet your Academic Advisor at your Advising Appointment scheduled just for you. Review your fall semester schedule and elect to take a Classroom Tour to see your classroom locations before your first day of classes.


Orientation provided the opportunity to connect with other incoming students in a small group setting. That initial connection allowed me to go into the school year with established friendships. To this day, we are friends. Other friends have shared similar experiences within their orientation group.

– Caroline Chambers ‘24

Moc Talks!

Our MocTalk webinars focus 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.

Learn More about our moc talk series

Local Accommodations

Be sure to check out these select local accommodations while staying in Lakeland.

View List of recommended accommodations

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