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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.

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

International Students
August 31

Important Move-In Information

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.

Look Now

Don’t Forget

Orientation Leaders

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

Meet Your Leaders

Virtual Parent and Family Orientation

This program is designed to share information about Florida Southern resources, including frequently asked questions. We will keep the page live through Orientation.

Start Now the parent and family orientation

After launching the training dashboard, you will want to click on the Modules link on the left side. Once on the Modules tab, parents and families can click on each module to review the information.

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 Lawn Games and Swimming
After you’ve moved in, join in on lawn games . . . or cool off in the pool! 
Mr. George’s Green, 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 Snake Pit
4:30 PM to 7:00 PM Dinner
Feel free to grab dinner on campus or one of your favorite off campus locations.
Wynee’s Bistro
 

7:30 PM to 8:30 PM







9:00 PM to 10:00 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!
(Presented Virtually)
Time to put a little more "magic" into your Orientation experience!

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  • Residence Halls

Thrift Alumni Room

Brandscomb Auditorium

10:30 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

MOClympics Events

Get ready for some Inflatable Field Day Fun!

Intramural Field

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM Lunch

Wynee’s Bistro

2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Cold Competition

Get some A/C while competing against your fellow Orientation groups with virtual games and Trivia presented by the Hollis Wellness Center. Get extra cool with some cool refreshing treats!

Indoor Viewing Locations

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Orientation Group Picnic Dinner

Join your Orientation Group for a Grab ‘n’ Go Picnic Dinner on one of the many green spaces on campus.

Mr. George’s Green

6:15 PM to 6:45 PM Residence Hall Floor Meeting
Get to know your FSC family!
Residence Hall
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Orientation Small Group

Spend some time getting to know your fellow group members.

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!

Mr. George’s Green  

 

Hollis Room 

Branscomb Auditorium

Annie Pfeiffer Chapel

Jenkins Field House

Wellness Center Gym

Thrift Alumni Room

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
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Virtual Academic Advising Meetings
Spend time getting to know your Academic 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

MOC Events 

All Day

MOCs Splash and Play – Hollis Wellness Center
ESports Games – Rogers Snake Pit
Wellness Center Classes - Pipkin Bandshell

CSI Novelty Items – Badcock Garden
Limited Quantity

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Product Release, First Come First Serve

Lunch

Campus Classroom Tours – Start at TuTu’s Cyber Cafe

OLeaders will help you find your classes in preparation for the first day of classes! Tours will leave every hour.

Campus Community Virtual Open Houses

Hollis 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!

4:00 PM Virtually International Student Orientation
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
4:45 PM to 5:45 PM Music Ensemble Interest Session – Non-Music Majors
If you play an instrument or sing, check out the opportunity to join the chorus, orchestra, or jazz group for both fun and academic credit. Come by to talk with directors and discuss your options. For Non-Music Majors
Branscomb 202
4:45 PM to 5:45 PM Music Theory Testing
If you are planning to major in music you must take a require placement test. Please contact Mr. Brian Brink for more information.
Branscomb 204
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


Badcock Garden

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
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

Lawn Games and Swimming
After you’ve moved in, join in on lawn games 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 Snake Pit
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Commuter Check-In Roberts Academy
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM Dinner
Feel free to grab dinner on campus or one of your favorite off campus locations.
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
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM


9:15 PM to 10:15 PM
Orientation Small Group
Spend some time getting to know your fellow group members.

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!
Mr. George’s Green

 

Residence Halls

Thrift Alumni Room

Branscomb Auditorium

10:30 PM

MOC Primetime
Take an evening swim, get competitive with an ESports competition from your room, grab a Take and Make from the designated locations, or join your friends and RAs for Shake It Up and enjoy a Steak n' Shake shake! 

It’s your primetime to choose!

Wellness Center Pool

Residence Halls

Thrift Alumni Room

Branscomb Auditorium

Rogers Snake Pit

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
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Breakfast Virtual
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Virtual Academic Advising Meetings
Spend time getting to know your Academic 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

MOC Events 

All Day

MOCs Splash and Play – Hollis Wellness Center
ESports Games – Rogers Snake Pit
Wellness Center Classes - Pipkin Bandshell

CSI Novelty Items – Badcock Garden
Limited Quantity

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Product Release, First Come First Serve

Lunch

Campus Classroom Tours – Start at TuTu’s Cyber Cafe

OLeaders will help you find your classes in preparation for the first day of classes! Tours will leave every hour.

Campus Community Virtual Open Houses

Hollis 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!

4:00 PM Virtually International Student Orientation
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
4:45 PM to 5:45 PM Music Ensemble Interest Session – Non-Music Majors
If you play an instrument or sing, check out the opportunity to join the chorus, orchestra, or jazz group for both fun and academic credit. Come by to talk with directors and discuss your options. For Non-Music Majors
Branscomb 202
4:45 PM to 5:45 PM Music Theory Testing
If you are planning to major in music you must take a require placement test. Please contact Mr. Brian Brink for more information.
Branscomb 204
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


Badcock Garden

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
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Breakfast Virtual
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Virtual Academic Advising Meetings
Spend time getting to know your Academic 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

MOC Events 

All Day

MOCs Splash and Play – Hollis Wellness Center
ESports Games – Rogers Snake Pit
Wellness Center Classes - Pipkin Bandshell

CSI Novelty Items – Badcock Garden
Limited Quantity

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Product Release, First Come First Serve

Lunch

Campus Classroom Tours – Start at TuTu’s Cyber Cafe

OLeaders will help you find your classes in preparation for the first day of classes! Tours will leave every hour.

Campus Community Virtual Open Houses

Hollis 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!

4:00 PM Virtually International Student Orientation
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
4:45 PM to 5:45 PM Music Ensemble Interest Session – Non-Music Majors
If you play an instrument or sing, check out the opportunity to join the chorus, orchestra, or jazz group for both fun and academic credit. Come by to talk with directors and discuss your options. For Non-Music Majors
Branscomb 202
4:45 PM to 5:45 PM Music Theory Testing
If you are planning to major in music you must take a require placement test. Please contact Mr. Brian Brink for more information.
Branscomb 204
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


Badcock Garden

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