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New Student Orientation

Welcome to Florida Southern!

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.

International Students
August 27

First-year Students
August 28 and 29

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

Transfer Students
August 30

Important Move-In Information

Students will complete a COVID-19 survey prior to arrival; the survey will be posted to the Student Portal by Friday, August 21. Any other required forms should also be posted by Friday, August 21.

Move-In Process

  • The scheduling process will help space out move-ins throughout the two days and the College’s five first-year halls.
    • Students will be allowed two people to assist with move-in.
    • Students and their guests will have two hours to complete the move-in process.
  • All those entering residence halls will have temperature checks provided by a Safe Check temperature device. This allows a person to place their wrist in front of a sensor and be provided with an immediate result.
    • Those who are cleared will receive wrist bands indicating approval to enter the buildings.
    • Anyone with a fever of more than 100.3 will be not be allowed to enter.
  • Face masks will be required at all times when inside the building and outside in trafficked areas.
  • Clear directional signage will be in place in each building to ensure a proper traffic flow and physical distancing.

Orientation Notes

  • Students who move in on August 28 will be engaged in orientation programming on August 29 so the next round of move-ins can occur with low density.
  • Activities will be scheduled in outdoor spaces with virtual options available if weather becomes an issue.

Resources

Check-In Time

View your personalized check-in time and location on the FSC Portal.

Coming Soon

Don’t Forget

Orientation Leaders

Meet the leaders who will be there to guide you every step of the way.

Meet Your Leaders

Parent/Family Orientation

All parent and family orientation activities will be virtual this year. Once ready in early August, these resources will be available for parents to access at any time and will not necessarily require their participation during actual orientation dates.

2020 Orientation Schedule

Choose the schedule which applies to you.

Friday, August 28

Time Event Location
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Residential Student Check-In
Students should report to their assigned check-in locations.
Check-In Locations
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Campus Bookstore
Stop by the bookstore and load up on your MOC swag.
Campus Bookstore
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Business and Financial Aid Offices Business and Financial Aid Offices
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Ultimate Frisbee and Swimming
After you’ve moved in, join in on a game of Ultimate Frisbee or cool off at the pool!
Mr. George’s Green, Publix Commons and Hollis Wellness Center Pool
11:00 AM to 1:30 PM Lunch
Enjoy lunch at one of our many different dining options.
Wynee’s Bistro, The Buckstop and Grillmaster
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Take the Plunge!
After you’ve moved in, come cool off in the pool!
Hollis Wellness Center Pool
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Esports Central
Drop by and get to know FSC Esports coach Nate Carson and get excited about upcoming competitions!
Rogers Snakepit
4:30 PM to 7:00 PM Dinner
Join your Orientation Group for dinner at the time assigned on your nametag.
Wynee’s Bistro
(Small Group Locations)
6:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Orientation Small Group
Get to know your new classmates!

We are Community
Programming, community involvement, campus network connections, hall leadership opportunities, and living in community will be discussed

WOW and AMAZE!
Time to put a little more “magic” into your Orientation experience! (presented virtually)

  • Badcock Garden
  • Mr. George’s Green
  • Branscomb
  • Jenkins Field House
Alternate locations:
  • Hollis
  • Thrift
  • B202
  • Wellness Gym
11:00 PM RAs Shake It Up!
There’s nothing better than a Steak n’ Shake shake! Enjoy one with new FSC friends.
Residence Halls

Saturday, August 29

Time Event Location
8:00 AM Welcome to FSC Breakfast Small Group Locations
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Challenge Quest
The competition is on as you join together with your O-team for a variety of challenges! Winning O-team receives a special evening treat!
Various Outside Locations
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM Lunch  
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM MOC Events
Get ready for some Inflatable Field Day Fun or put those brain cells to the test with a Trivia Game presented by the Wellness Center!
Various Outside Locations
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Orientation Group Picnic Dinner
Join your Orientation Group for a Picnic Dinner on one of the many green spaces on campus.
Small Groups
6:15 PM to 6:45 PM Residence Hall Floor Meeting
Get to know your FSC family!
Residence Hall
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Can You Read My Mind?
How did they know that? Is it real or fiction? You decide as you are entertained and amazed by this mentalist!
By small group rotations: Hollis Room, Branscomb, Annie Pfeiffer, Field House, Wellness, Thrift
9:00 PM to 10:00 PM Orientation Small Group
Continue to get to know those classmates that will become lifelong friends.
Small Group Locations
10:30 PM MOC Primetime
Take an evening swim, get competitive with an Esports competition from your room, grab a Make It and Take It for some FSC swag, or chill out with a movie! It’s your primetime to choose!
  • Wellness Center Pool
  • Residence Halls
  • Wellness Center
  • Hollis Room
  • Branscomb
  • Annie Pfeifer
  • Field House
  • Thrift

Sunday, August 30

Time Event Location
7:30 AM to 9:30 AM Breakfast Wynee’s Bistro
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Wellness Welcome: Explore the Lake, Take a Walk, Outdoor Yoga
Discover FSC’s beautiful setting and take advantage of activities at the MOC Dock. Be part of a walk or take a quiet moment for some outdoor yoga.
Hollis Wellness Center and Waterfront
11:00 AM Chapel
Join Chaplain Tim Wright and our student Praise Band for a non-denominational service.
Virtual
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM Transfer Move-In
Welcoming transfer students to the Moc Express community.
Holiday Inn Express
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Transfer Move-In
Welcoming transfer students who are commuters or assigned to on-campus housing.
Rogers Courtyard
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Lunch Wynee’s Bistro
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM Orientation Small Group Small Group Locations
3:00 PM to 3:30 PM Opening Convocation
A Florida Southern College tradition. The official welcoming ceremony of the academic year.
Virtual
3:45 PM to 5:00 PM Academic Department Meeting (Designated Majors)
Students are welcomed into their Learning Communities which will provide problem-based learning, collaboration and a integrative experiences. Learning communities are academic communities where students engage in a common set of courses and experiences.
Virtual
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Dinner
Share a meal with your O group!
Wynee’s Bistro
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM MocMazing Race
You and your Orientation group will face Moccasin challenges by solving clues and much more! Your FSC knowledge will be tested!
Various Outdoor Locations / Virtually
9:00 PM MOCs Late Night Game Night
We’ve got a little bit of it all for you tonight! From the ESports Arena to video game trucks to larger than life board games!! Oh and did we mention awesome food?
Rogers Courtyard
10:00 PM MOCs Late Night Movie Options Campus Viewing Locations

Monday, August 31

Time Event Location
7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Breakfast Wynee’s Bistro
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Virtual Academic Advising Meetings
Spend time getting to know your advisor and discussing your fall schedule. Please remember that your class schedule is not official until you have completed this process. You can find your advisor and meeting time on your Orientation nametag. Look for the invitation from your advisor at your FSC email.
Virtual
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Various MOC Events
  • MOCs Splash and Play – Wellness Center
  • CSI Karaoke – Bandshell
  • CSI Novelty Items – Badcock Garden
  • ESports Games
  • Lunch
  • Campus Classroom Tours – Oleaders will help you find your classes in preparation for the first day of classes!

Campus Community Virtual Open Houses
Wellness Center, Multicultural Student Center, Campus Ministries, Roux Library, Rinker Tech Center – Canvas Training, Career and Continuing Education Center, Health Professions & STEM Career Development Center, Student Solutions – Academic Fuel, Counseling Center, Campus Cornerstone, CSI – ACE/SGA

Completion of ALL Virtual Open Houses registers you for a $100 FSC Bookstore Gift Card!
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM Dinner
Wrap up your final day of Orientation sharing a meal with your O Group!
Wynee’s Bistro
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM Orientation Small Group Small Group Locations
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM MOC Event – Dueling Pianos
Make your MocRequest to hear and enjoy a MocTail! Feel free to sing along or sit back and enjoy! It’s food, festivity, and friendship to close out your 2020 Orientation Weekend!
Mr. George’s Green

Saturday, August 29

Time Event Location
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Residential Student Check-In
Students should report to their assigned check-in locations.
Check-In Locations
TBD Campus Bookstore
Stop by the bookstore and load up on your MOC swag.
Campus Bookstore
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Business and Financial Aid Offices Business and Financial Aid Offices
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Ultimate Frisbee and Swimming
After you’ve moved in, join in on a game of Ultimate Frisbee or cool off at the pool!
Mr. George’s Green, Publix Commons and Hollis Wellness Center Pool
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM Lunch
Enjoy lunch at one of our many different dining options.
Wynee’s Bistro, The Buckstop and Grillmaster
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Take the Plunge!
After you’ve moved in, come cool off in the pool!
Hollis Wellness Center Pool
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Esports Central
Drop by and get to know FSC Esports coach Nate Carson and get excited about upcoming competitions!
Rogers Snakepit
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Commuter Check-In Roberts Academy
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM Dinner
Join your Orientation Group for dinner at the time assigned on your nametag.
Wynee’s Bistro
6:45 PM to 7:15 PM Residence Hall Floor Meeting
Meet your Resident Advisor at this meeting. Programming, community involvement, campus network connections, hall leadership opportunities, and building policies will be discussed.
Residence Hall
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM Orientation Small Group
Spend some time getting to know your fellow group members.
Small Group Locations
9:00 PM to 10:00 PM Can You Read My Mind?
How did they know that? Is it real or fiction? You decide as you are entertained and amazed by this mentalist!
By small group rotations: Hollis Room, Branscomb, Annie Pfeiffer, Field House, Wellness, Thrift
10:30 PM MOC Primetime
Take an evening swim, get competitive with an Esports competition from your room, grab a Make It and Take It for some FSC swag, or chill out with a movie! It’s your primetime to choose!
  • Wellness Center Pool
  • Residence Halls
  • Wellness Center
  • Hollis Room
  • Branscomb
  • Annie Pfeifer
  • Field House
  • Thrift

Sunday, August 30

Time Event Location
7:30 AM to 9:30 AM Breakfast Wynee’s Bistro
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Wellness Welcome: Explore the Lake, Take a Walk, Outdoor Yoga
Discover FSC’s beautiful setting and take advantage of activities at the MOC Dock. Be part of a walk or take a quiet moment for some outdoor yoga.
Hollis Wellness Center and Waterfront
11:00 AM Chapel
Join Chaplain Tim Wright and our student Praise Band for a non-denominational service.
Virtual
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM Transfer Move-In
Welcoming transfer students to the Moc Express community.
Holiday Inn Express
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Transfer Move-In
Welcoming transfer students who are commuters or assigned to on-campus housing.
Rogers Courtyard
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Lunch Wynee’s Bistro
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM Orientation Small Group Small Group Locations
3:00 PM to 3:30 PM Opening Convocation
A Florida Southern College tradition. The official welcoming ceremony of the academic year.
Virtual
3:45 PM to 5:00 PM Academic Department Meeting (Designated Majors)
Students are welcomed into their Learning Communities which will provide problem-based learning, collaboration and a integrative experiences. Learning communities are academic communities where students engage in a common set of courses and experiences.
Virtual
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Dinner
Share a meal with your O group!
Wynee’s Bistro
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM MocMazing Race
You and your Orientation group will face Moccasin challenges by solving clues and much more! Your FSC knowledge will be tested!
Various Outdoor Locations / Virtually
9:00 PM MOCs Late Night Game Night
We’ve got a little bit of it all for you tonight! From the ESports Arena to video game trucks to larger than life board games!! Oh and did we mention awesome food?
Rogers Courtyard
10:00 PM MOCs Late Night Movie Options Campus viewing locations

Monday, August 31

Time Event Location
7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Breakfast Wynee’s Bistro
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Virtual Academic Advising Meetings
Spend time getting to know your advisor and discussing your fall schedule. Please remember that your class schedule is not official until you have completed this process. You can find your advisor and meeting time on your Orientation nametag. Look for the invitation from your advisor at your FSC email.
Virtual
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Various MOC Events
  • MOCs Splash and Play – Wellness Center
  • CSI Karaoke – Bandshell
  • CSI Novelty Items – Badcock Garden
  • ESports Games
  • Lunch
  • Campus Classroom Tours – Oleaders will help you find your classes in preparation for the first day of classes!

Campus Community Virtual Open Houses
Wellness Center, Multicultural Student Center, Campus Ministries, Roux Library, Rinker Tech Center – Canvas Training, Career and Continuing Education Center, Health Professions & STEM Career Development Center, Student Solutions – Academic Fuel, Counseling Center, Campus Cornerstone, CSI – ACE/SGA

Completion of ALL Virtual Open Houses registers you for a $100 FSC Bookstore Gift Card!
 
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM Dinner
Wrap up your final day of Orientation sharing a meal with your O Group!
Wynee’s Bistro
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM Orientation Small Group Small Group Locations
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM MOC Event – Dueling Pianos
Make your MocRequest to hear and enjoy a MocTail! Feel free to sing along or sit back and enjoy! It’s food, festivity, and friendship to close out your 2020 Orientation Weekend!
Mr. George’s Green

Florida Southern College is committed to providing access and inclusion for students with documented disabilities to courses, facilities, services, and programs. Students requesting accommodations for disabilities should contact Student Disability Services.

Student Disability Services

Join us for one of our Southern Summer Sessions!

Move-In and Orientation

August 11
3:00 PM EST

Are you an incoming Moc? Learn what to expect during move-in and orientation. Our team will be able to answer all of your questions about the beginning of your FSC journey!

Parents are also invited to join the move-in and orientation session

Transfer Student Housing Community FAQ

August 13
3:00 PM EST

We are excited to have you live and learn as part of our transfer student residential community! In this session, join our community living team to learn more details about living in our Transfer student residential community this Fall and beyond.

Student to Student: Meet your RA's!

August 18
3:00 PM EST

For incoming students only: This is your chance to meet your RA's and get your questions about the residential experience on campus answered.

Questions? Contact Us

Have questions about Orientation? Just let us know.