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New Student Orientation

Your FSC Journey Starts Now

The Office of Student Initiatives and Family Engagement takes a student-centered approach to the transition experience while introducing incoming families to all aspects of life at Florida Southern College. By fostering relationships, we connect families to the FSC community and prepare students to pursue academic and personal growth opportunities.

Participation is required for all entering students, and parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.

International Students

International Students

August 16
First-Year Students

First-Year Students

August 17
Transfer Students

Transfer Students

August 17

Detailed Event Schedule Coming Soon!

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

Getting Ready for College Life

Finalize Your Enrollment

Finalize Your Enrollment

Please make sure to complete all of your enrollment to-dos. You can find a list of outstanding items on your Student Status Page. Ensuring all tasks are completed before New Student Orientation is essential to a successful start.
Status Page
Get Connected on ZeeMee

Get Connected on ZeeMee

Don’t wait until you get to campus to get involved. ZeeMee, our social platform, connects you with old and new Mocs. Ask questions about life on campus, participate in monthly live events, and win FSC swag while making friends with classmates!
Download ZeeMee
Review the Pre-Orientation Course

Review the Pre-Orientation Course

FSC’s self-paced course, “Your Southern Journey,” will introduce you to Florida Southern and prepare you to maximize your Orientation experience. Earn badges while learning about your college home. (This course will be available in June).
Meet Your O-Leader

Meet Your O-Leader

Watch for a welcome message from your Orientation Leaders in late June. O-Leaders are upper-level students who will help you get connected with your new community. They share helpful reminders and tips and are available for questions. They also lead the small group activities throughout the orientation period.

Getting Involved on Campus

Getting involved is easier than you think. There are hundreds of ways to pursue your passions and put your education into action.

Making Your Travel Plans

Families

Families

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.
Accommodations

Accommodations

Explore our curated list of hotel options, offering a diverse range in price and distance from campus. Remember to mention Florida Southern when securing your reservations.
Local Accommodations
Directions to Campus

Directions to Campus

Florida Southern is located approximately six miles from Interstate 4 in the heart of Lakeland, on the shore of the beautiful Lake Hollingsworth.
Directions
About Lakeland

About Lakeland

One of the fastest-growing cities in the country, Lakeland offers an ideal setting for year-round outdoor activities and a diverse range of entertainment and employment options.

Living on Campus

Housing Form

Housing Form

Students who plan to live in FSC’s residential communities should plan to complete the Housing Form once they submit their enrollment deposit. Through the form, you’ll share your housing preferences: room type, building, roommate, etc.
Status Page
How we Select Your Roommate

How we Select Your Roommate

Our Community Living staff reviews the information provided on the Housing Form and matches you with a roommate who shares those preferences. You can also request a roommate.
Learn How
Move-In Appointments

Move-In Appointments

You’ll be assigned a personal check-in time and location based on your room assignment. Look for arrival information in your email and the FSC Portal the first week of August.
FSC Portal
Shipping Your Items to Campus

Shipping Your Items to Campus

We encourage you to ship your items to reduce the number of items you’ll need to pack and make move-in as easy as possible. We’ll share details on where to send your items in the summer.
Mail Services