Family Weekend

Family Weekend

Join Us for Family Weekend
September 28 to 30

Make plans to join us for a fun-filled weekend that provides you with the opportunity to connect with your student and get a taste of their college experience at Florida Southern College!


Cost is $25.00 per person for the weekend (children under 5 are free). Unless noted otherwise, all meals and activities are included in the cost for the Family Weekend.

Online registration is now closed.

Please call 863.680.4206 to sign-up for Family Weekend between the hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

To reserve tickets to the Theatre production, please contact the Buckner Theatre Box office directly at 863.680.3089 and reference that you’ll be attending Family Weekend. You will use your name tag to pick up your reserved tickets before the show.

Schedule of Events

Friday, September 28

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Check-in opens (Rogers Lounge)
4:30 to 8:00 PM Dinner - Optional (Wynee’s Bistro, Pay at the door)
7:00 PM Volleyball vs. Palm Beach Atlantic (Jenkins Field House)
7:30 PM Theatre Show • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Loca Lee Buckner Theatre, Advanced Reservations Required)
This play explores the greed, suppressed desires, and desperate hopes for the future of a southern family in crisis. Set in the Mississippi Delta plantation home of Big Daddy Pollitt, the play examines the relationships among members of Big Daddy’s family, including his son Brick and his wife Maggie (the cat). At this family evening gathering, you will be swept up in inevitable activities and dialogue as the family squabbles in desperate attempts to secure the family inheritance.
7:30 PM Conor Clemmons Concert - Bring your own blanket and enjoy country music from this Nashville-based artist around a fire pit. (Bandshell)

Saturday, September 29

8:00 AM Fitness on the Green - Join us for some YOGA, Zumba, and stretching and get your morning started off right. Fun for the entire family. (Mr. George's Green)
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Check in for later arrivals (Carlisle Rogers Student Center)
9:00 to 10:00 AM Breakfast on the Green (Mr. George's Green, Included)
10:00 to 2:00 PM FLW Visitors Center
Usonian house tours available anytime between 10:00 am – 2:00 pm; Full FLW “Child of the Sun” campus tours available at 10:30 am and 1:00 pm.

The Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College (POMA) is open for visitation from 10 AM – 5 PM. (800 East Palmetto Street, 33801)
12:15 PM Lunch - Optional (Wynee’s Bistro, Pay at the door)
1:00 to 6:00 PM Family Time; Pool and Waterfront open (Hollis Wellness Center/Moc Dock)
2:00 to 4:00 PM Pool Party: Come enjoy some tasty treats and soak up some rays by the pool. (Hollis Wellness Center Pool)
2:00 to 4:00 PM Southern Sample - (Christoverson Humanities Building)
MOC Classes; choose 2; first come, first served; Enjoy a sampling of MOC classes that will provide a glimpse into the engaged learning environment embraced by FSC. (Christoverson Humanities Building)

A Glimpse into the Academic World of Psychology at FSC - (Christoverson Humanities Building)
Dr. Leilani Goodmon-Riley takes students and families on a tour of the human mind using some of FSC’s signature engaged learning activities. 

Become a Movement Analyst! - (Christoverson Humanities Building)
A tremendous amount of individuals are performing high level activities with inefficient fundamental movement patterns. Dr. Sara Terrell will help you learn how to identify your weakest kinetic link and how to implement exercise strategies to correct your movement deficiencies, improve your quality of movement, and reduce your injury risk (participants will be asked to engage in light activity). 

The Binding of Isaac - (Christoverson Humanities Building)
Throughout the Jewish and Christian traditions, theologians have wrestled with the biblical story of God “testing” Abraham by commanding him to kill his son, Isaac. Join Dr. Brian Hamilton as you read and discuss this story together, working to understand and articulate your own moral reactions to the text. 

A Look at the Fascinating Diversity of Lower Marine Invertebrates - (Christoverson Humanities Building)
Often considered “primitive” or “simple”, the lower invertebrates have possibly the largest impact on the marine environment. Join Dr. Kristian Taylor as he discusses the different organisms that compose this group and the immense role they have within the marine food web. 

An Introduction to Cryptography: Keeping Information Safe Online - (Christoverson Humanities Building)
Have you ever wondered how sensitive information like credit card numbers are sent from your browser to Amazon? Dr. Christian Roberson will provide an overview of some of the techniques used for modern cryptography, as well as the role cryptography plays in CyberSecurity.

A Martian Sends a Postcard Home - (Christoverson Humanities Building)
What would you think of Earth if you were just experiencing it for the first time? Creative writing can be a vehicle for all kinds of expression, and Dr. Erica Bernheim will guide you through a Martian's poetic impressions of everyday objects, while also helping you find ways to improve your own creative writing skills, whether you're an aspiring poet, novelist, or even an undercover extraterrestrial guest.
4:00 PM Volleyball vs. Nova Southeastern - GO MOCS! (Jenkins Field House)
5:00 to 7:00 PM Prime Rib and Shrimp Night - (Wynee’s Bistro, Included) Enjoy a wonderful prime rib and shrimp dinner with special guest, Dr. Anne Kerr.
7:00 PM Women’s Soccer vs. University of Tampa - Help cheer the MOCS to victory over conference rival UT (Barnett Field)
7:30 PM Theatre Show • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Loca Lee Buckner Theatre, Advanced Reservations Required)

Sunday, September 30

10:15 AM Continental Breakfast (Outside Annie Pfeiffer Chapel, Included)
11:00 AM Chapel Service (Annie Pfeiffer Chapel)
1:30 PM Catholic Mass (Annie Pfeiffer Chapel)
2:30 PM Theatre Show • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Loca Lee Buckner Theatre, Advanced Reservations Required)