Connect with your orientation leader. Orientation Leaders are an integral part of the new student orientation program. As part of a team of students, Orientation Leaders help new freshmen and transfer students form connections and transition into the FSC community. Orientation Leaders are students who simply love FSC and are excited to welcome new students to campus.
Major: Economics and Finance
Home Town: St. Cloud, FL
To take everything in one at a time! Enjoy your freshman year because you never get it again! And participate in Orientation!!
Home Town: Cumberland, RI
Go to all the freshmen events, it's the best way to meet people! Try and be on time to the first week of classes so you can get a good seat and just enjoy college while you can!!
Major: Theatre Arts
Home Town: Lithia, FL
College is the place where you can discover who you are and what brings you joy! Don't worry about getting it all right as soon as you get here.
Major: Music Education
Home Town: Sayville, NY
Come with an open mind!
Major: Communication: Advertising and Public Relations, Business Administration
Home Town: Amelia Island, FL
Come in with an open mind and take advantage of all the resources you have here on campus. Everyone at FSC wants to make sure that your transition to college is as smooth as possible, so don't be afraid to meet new people and ask questions! Orientation is a great time to form connections with people that will last far into the future.
Major: Business Administration, Economics and Finance
Home Town: Naples, FL
Get involved! It's an easy way to make new friends that have similar interests.
Major: Art History: Museum Studies and Business Administration
Home Town: St. Augustine, FL
Enjoy your time as a Florida Southern student! Time goes by so fast, and you only get 4 years here. Be involved and don't be afraid to meet new people!
Major: Communication: Multimedia Journalism
Home Town: Ruskin, FL
My advice would be to get involved with campus activities. It is so easy to get involved and there are so many fun things to do here, especially within your major!!
Major: Theatre Arts: Performance
Home Town: Cape Cod , MA
Once you have your schedule down, push yourself into things, especially with all the opportunities on campus. College is a time for growth, so really try and find a new skill, hobby, or job. FSC has a lot to offer, but so does Lakeland, so look for options (it's also a great way to meet new people)!
Major: English: Writing
Home Town: Orlando , FL
Get involved in any campus organization or activity that interests you! There is something for everyone, and it will make your experience so much more meaningful. It's also a really great way to meet people with similar goals and interests!
Home Town: Allen Park , MI
Come in with an open mind. Florida Southern is a place where you will grow in so many areas and learn who you are. This place is amazing!
Major: Secondary Education: Social Science
Home Town: Plant City, FL
Get involved and find your place on campus! Florida Southern has so much to offer. Whether it's clubs, Greek life, career services, or fun activities there's something for everyone!
Major: Elementary Education
Home Town: Denville, NJ
Keep an open mind and get involved! You never know where it will take you.
Major: Communication: Interpersonal and Organization
Home Town: Tallahassee , FL
Take a deep breath, don't lose your perspective, and enjoy it while it lasts because it flies by.
Home Town: Gainesville, FL
Get out of your comfort zone, Mocs! College is such a good opportunity for you to meet your lifetime friends and make such great memories!
Major: Business Administration, Political Science
Home Town: Lakeland, FL
Don't sweat the small stuff! College is a 4 year experience and what seems like a big deal one day will be something to laugh about down the road. Just remember to keep a positive attitude and everything will work itself out. :)
Home Town: Tallahassee, FL
Don’t be afraid to post on social media and start group chats to get to know others in the FSC Class of ’24! FSC is a friendly, welcoming campus so don’t be afraid to talk to other students or professors.
Major: Business Administration
Home Town: St. Louis, MO
As you make your way to campus in the fall, who knows what that is going to look like. It's important to come in with an open mind and try to meet as many people as possible, so you can learn where you want to be involved on campus!
Major: Political Science
Home Town: Greenville, KY
Florida Southern is a "create you own adventure" kind of college. Don't hesitiate to get involved with your major and organization on campus. You deserve to be here!
Home Town: Longwood, FL
You get out of FSC what you put in to it! You will receive countless opportunities for involvement, so the important thing to remember is to find the club, group, or organization that feels like HOME to you.
Home Town: Sebring, FL
Don't be afraid to try new things and do as much as possible at FSC with the tiem you have here! College is all about making memories as you discover yourself, so while classes are the first priority, getting involved around campus really helps shape who you are in fun, creative ways!
Major: Marketing and Communication
Home Town: Green Township, NJ
College is the perfect time to reinvent yourself and become who you've always wanted to be. Make sure to surround yourself with people who lift you up and help you grow, I promise they're out there! I know it can seem quite daunting, but making these connections with your fellow students will make Your college experience something super special!
Major: Multimedia Journalism, Sports Communications, and Marketing
Home Town: Fort Myers, FL
Dare to step out of your comfort zone during this new experience and make a habit of trying new things.
Home Town: Parkfield, MD
Get as involved as possible! Join a club, get to know the students in your hall and classes! You only get one college experience, make the most of it!
Home Town: Port Orange, FL
Go to every event! Event if you don't think you'll enjoy it, you might be surprised! You never know who you'll meet.
Major: Computer Science: Web & Cloud Computing
Home Town: Copperas Cove, TX
Be open minded! I know arriving to college can seem daunting at first, but this is your time to find yourself and figure out who you truly want to be. There are amazing opportunities around every corner.
Home Town: Palm Beach, FL
Especially in those first few days of Orientation, don't be afraid to go to the events and meet new people, even if it seems overwhelming. One of my best friends and roommates was someone I met during Orientation and it was during Glod in the Dark dodgeball that we go so close.
Home Town: Bradenton, FL
Jump right in and get involved! Getting involved is a great way to make friends and create so many new experiences!
Major: Criminology, Psychology
Home Town: Attleboro, MA
Be open to all the changes that will be occurring as you adjust to campus life and get involved in as many clubs and organizations as you can. It is the best way to make new friends!
Major: Marine Biology
Home Town: Brevard, NC
Never be afraid to ask for help! Take advantage of FSC resources when you need it. That's what makes the Florida Southern community so special!
Home Town: Lehigh Acres, FL
Be Yourself and you will find your place at Florida Southern in no time! Don't stress about balancing school and a social life, as there is a right time for everything!
Home Town: Hilton Head Island, SC
Don't be afraid to be yourself. Florida Southern is a community where you will always be prided on being yourself.
Major: Exercise Science
Home Town: Oviedo, FL
Get involved in campus activities and events. Be ready to meet new people and make college memories!
Don't be afraid to jump in and try and make some friends! There are plenty of ways to get involved across campus, and everyone is super welcoming and friendly. The best advice I could give is to find ways to get involved and really be a part of the fun and engaging FSC community.
Home Town: Indianapolis, IN
Study hard, take breaks, and remember that your mental health is just as important as your grades.
Major: Exercise Science and Spanish
Home Town: Milford, DE
Put yourself out there and step out of your comfort zone. College is what you make it, you get out what you put in!
Home Town: Hastings, MN
While everything may seem overwhelming at first, you are home. It may take a little time to settle in, but everyone in the FSC community is so happy for you to be here and very excited to officially call you a Moc!
Home Town: Tampa, FL
Stay focused and organized. It won't be as hard as you think and the students and faculty are super nice and helpful.
Home Town: Grand Island, NY
Don't stress too much. These will be the best years of your life! Just get involved as much as possible and always try your best.
Major: Citrus and Horticulture Science and Business Administration
Home Town: Haines City, FL
Break out of your comfort zone! Getting involved on campus will help make your college experience so much better. Joining organizations on campus has made me happier and pushed me to do better in my academics as well.
Home Town: Crossville, TN
Make at least one friend in every class you're in! That way you're starting to make a community here on campus and if you're every confused about homework you have someone to work with!
Home Town: Estero, FL
Don't be afraid of the unknown! This is going to be an amazing next 4 years for you!
Come into this semester with an open mind and don't be afraid to get involved with as much as you can on campus! This is a great way to meet new people and gain experiences! Know that everyone was new here once as well and we are all so excited for you to be here and are happy to help you in any way and make your transition here as comfortable as possible.
Major: Computer Science and Pre-Med
Have fun! Do realize that everyone around you is either in the same boat as you or has been there before. While moving onto a new campus can be a bit intimidating, the best thing you can do is step out of your comfort zone and make some friends!
Have fun and be yourself! Also try to do as much as you can on campus!
Put yourself out there! Try new things and don't worry about what other people think - everyone is in the same boat as you, trying to find their way.
Get involved with anything on campus. Stay positive during classes even if you are having a hard time. You may change your mind on your major and that is okay.
Home Town: Pembroke Pines, FL
Get involved! Getting involved could be building relationships with your professors, exploring interesting campus clubs, or attending fun FSC events. Maying connections is the best way to feel at home!
Major: Finance and Economics and Art History: Museum Studies
Home Town: Brandenton, FL
If you enjoy something or have a good idea - chase after it. Make the most of your time at FSC and don't let other people's opinions limit you.
Major: Music Management
Home Town: Wesley Chapel, FL
Have an open mind to doing new things! Don't be hesitant and just enjoy every second because these college years will fly by and you will look back and think "wow I should have enjoyed that time more!" So, don't have any regrets!
Major: Environmental Studies and Marine Biology
Home Town: Minneola, FL
Don't be afraid of putting yourself out there early on. Everyone is so welcoming at FSC and you truly do have the opportunity to get involved and become a part of may incredible organizations right away!
Home Town: Orlando, FL
Make the most of your time here. Try new things, go out to events, get involved! The more you put into the school, the more you are gonna get out of it.
Home Town: Plantsville, CT
Don't be afraid to ask questions about things going on on campus! Learn about all FSC has to offer and get involved! Make the most out of your 4 years through the people you meet and the experiences y ou will get to enjoy!
Home Town: Jacksonville, FL
Don't be afraid to put yourself outthere. It may take a while, but eventually you'll find your friends and make plenty of memories. It may be hard, but find joy in the little moments.
Become as involved as possible in organizations on campus. Study and work hard, but also make time to have fun and be social! One tip that helps me with everything in life is to remember that everything happens for a reason.
Home Town: Erie, PA
Get involved in some of our clubs or organizations. There is so much for you to do on campus that will help ease your transition into college life at FSC!
Home Town: Kansas City, MO
Don't be afraid to reach out to new people and make new friends! Go into everything with a positive mindset! Join anything and everything, find something your interested in and go for it!
Home Town: Chapel Hill, NC
Be open to new experiences! It takes some courage, but try out new things as much as you can because it allows you to learn more about yourself and what you want out of your time in college.
Major: Environmental Studies
Home Town: Gilbertsville, PA
Though it may sound cliché, make sure to get involved. The memories you make will last a lifetime!
Home Town: Winter Park, FL
The undercaf has the best lunch! Try new things and talk to new people! Be nice to the TuTu's employees!
Home Town: Johnson City, TN
Get involved on campus and really have fun with your college experience. FSC is the best play to be without a doubt and you are looking towards some of the best years of your life!
Don't be afraid to talk to random people, go to club meetings you wouldn't normally go to, or try anything new! College gives you so much opportunity to grow as a person! Take those opportunities!
Home Town: Panama City, FL
Make and effort to have a relationship with your professors. Be yourself and embrace your time here at Florida Southern!
Home Town: Sarasota, FL
Don't be shy when introducing yourself and meet as many people as possible because as I have learned, everyone at this school knows each other. By branching out to new people inside and outside of your major, you can gain new knowledge and lifelong friends.
Major: Communication: Multimedia Journalism and Business Administration
Home Town: Parrish, FL
Push yourself out of your comfort zone and try new things! College is the best time to find out more about yourself and that can only be done through experience.
Reach out and make new friends! Everyone wants to make new friends just as much as your do and the best way is to just smile and start with "Hi"!
Home Town: Pretoria,
Be open to new experiences and ideas. There are many people who you are about to meet who have seen and done things you didn't even know existed. Take the opportunity to expand your viewpoint and have fun!
Major: Accounting and Business Administration
Embrace your residential community and get to know your neighbors. Try to get involved in clubs ,and definitely go to Blast Off and Relaunch. Don't be afraid to meet new people since everyone is new!
Major: Psychology and Pre-Med
Home Town: Windermere, FL
Get involved in anything you're passionate about in your first year! It's the best way to ensure a smooth transition to college and to meet lifelong friends.