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Explore Your Future: Why Visiting Campus Matters

Sep 27, 2023

Choosing the right college is one of the most important decisions you'll make on your educational journey. With so many options available, finding a place where you'll thrive academically, socially, and personally is essential. 

While online research can provide valuable information, there's no substitute for experiencing a college campus firsthand. That's why we invite you to join us for Southern Showcase, Florida Southern College’s ultimate open house event, happening on September 30, where you can explore our campus and discover why it's the perfect place for your future.

The Importance of a Campus Visit
Visiting a college campus is like test-driving a car before making a purchase. It lets you get a feel for the campus environment, connect with faculty and students, and gauge whether the college aligns with your goals and values. Here are a few reasons why participating in an open house event, like Southern Showcase, is crucial:

1. Get a Sense of Campus Life: Pictures and brochures can only convey so much. When you visit campus, you'll experience FSC's vibrant student life, explore our state-of-the-art facilities, enjoy the beauty and activity of our historic campus firsthand.

2. Meet Faculty and Students: At Southern Showcase, you'll have the chance to connect with our dedicated faculty who are passionate about teaching and mentoring students. You can also chat with current students who can provide insights into their experiences.

3. Explore Academic Opportunities: Whether you're interested in the sciences, arts, business, or any other field, our open house event will allow you to learn about our diverse academic programs, research and study abroad opportunities, and extracurricular activities.

4. Discover Financial Aid and Scholarships: Understanding the financial aspects of college is essential. At Southern Showcase, we'll provide information about scholarships, grants, and details on completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), giving you a jump start on the process.

5. Experience Lakeland: Florida Southern College is more than just a place to earn a degree; it's a community where you can grow personally and professionally. By visiting during Southern Showcase, you can experience our dynamic local community. Situated between Orlando and Tampa, Lakeland offers a unique blend of small-town charm and modern amenities, making it an ideal place to live and learn.

A professor speaking with three students

The best part of participating in Southern Showcase is connecting with FSC faculty.

Southern Showcase: The Ultimate Campus Visit
We invite you to be our guest at Southern Showcase, an event designed to give you an inside look at life at Florida Southern College. Here's what you can look forward to:

  • Campus Tours: Explore our picturesque campus, including the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed structures, stunning gardens, and cutting-edge facilities.
  • Academic Insights: Attend informative sessions to learn about our 70+ academic programs.
  • Financial Aid Information: Get expert guidance on financial aid, scholarships, and the application process, making your higher education more accessible.
  • Student Life Highlights: Interact with our vibrant student community, hear about their experiences, and discover the wide range of student organizations and activities. Stick around after the formal program to enjoy an athletics event or theatre performance.
  • Meet-and-Greet: Engage in one-on-one conversations with faculty, staff, and current students to get answers to your questions and gain valuable insights.

Register Today and embark on a journey of exploration, inspiration, and discovery. Don't hesitate to call us at 863.680.4131 for help registering and making travel plans.

We can't wait to meet you at Southern Showcase!