Parents and Family

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Whether your student’s first home is in Florida, another state, or another country, Florida Southern College is committed to keeping you informed and connected while your student transitions to collegiate life. Your student’s experience at FSC will be transformational, and your partnership plays a key role as we prepare your student to make a positive and consequential impact on society.

We are dedicated to providing resources to help you and your family stay abreast of what’s happening on campus, sharing important dates and deadlines, and ultimately providing a gateway to the services that will support your student’s success at Florida Southern and beyond.

Get Involved. Stay Informed.

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The Link, Parent Newsletter

Parents and families are automatically added to our monthly newsletter which shares updates about the latest happenings at Florida Southern.

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Parent Facebook

Connect with FSC staff and other members of our parent community via our Parent Facebook page.

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Campus Safety Messaging

Students are automatically enrolled in the emergency text message system but parents and families are welcome to join as well.

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Family Weekend

Join us each fall to connect with your student and get a taste of their FSC college experience

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November 11 at 12:00 AM

Music Auditions

Enjoy singing or playing an instrument? Come audition for a talent-based scholarship.

February 6 at 7:30 PM

Bouquet of Clarinet Music

Performance to include pieces by Paul Reade, Johannes Brahms, Mikhail Glinka and more. Stacey is the Principal Clarinet player with Punta Gorda Symphony, Clarinet with Southwest Florida Symphony, and clarinet instructor at Florida Southern College. She is a Buffet Group USA Artist and Artist Clinician of Vandoren Paris as well as Artist Faculty at the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Italy.

February 12 at 12:00 AM

Manatee Swim

Have you ever wanted to see a manatee up close? Then join us on our swim with the manatees trip. On this trip we will be snorkeling with manatees at crystal river along with having a scenic boat ride to and from the dive sites.

Registration opens January 30th @ 7 AM

February 15 at 7:30 PM

A Celebration of Black Jazz Composers

In honor of Black History month, the Florida Southern College Jazz Program will feature classic compositions by the greatest Black Jazz Composers. The concert will highlight all of FSC’s Jazz Ensembles. Several world premiere arrangements will be performed, directed by Jeffrey Benatar.

Fall 2022

August 20 to 22

Orientation and Registration: New and Transfer Students

August 23

Classes Begin at 8:00 AM

August 29

Last Day to Register and Adjust Class Schedule

October 14

Midterm Grades Due in Registrar’s Office

October 17 to 21

Fall Break for Day Program (No Classes)

November 4

Final Day to Withdraw from Courses Without an Academic Penalty

November 23 to 25

Thanksgiving Break (No Classes)

December 9

Final Day of Class

December 12 - 14

Final exams

December 17

Commencement

Christmas Break Begins

Spring 2023

January 9 Orientation and Registration: New and Transfer Students
January 10 Classes Begin at 8:00 AM
January 16 Martin Luther King Day (No Classes)
January 17 Last Day to Register and Adjust Class Schedule
March 3 Mid-Term Grades Due in Registrar’s Office
March 6 to 10 Spring Break for Day Program (No Classes)
March 24 Final Day to Withdraw from Courses Without an Academic Penalty
March 29 Frank Lloyd Wright Day (No Classes)
April 7 Good Friday Holiday (No Classes)
April 28 Classes End
May 1 to 3 Final Exams
May 6 Commencement

Fall 2023

August 19 to 21 Orientation and Registration: New and Transfer Students – Day Undergraduate Program
August 22 Classes Begin at 8:00 AM
August 28 Last Day to Register and Adjust Class Schedule
September 20 Final Day to Withdraw from “A” Courses
October 10 A Term Ends
October 13 Mid-Term Grades Due in Registrar’s Office – Day Undergraduate Program
October 16 to 20 Fall Break (No Classes)
October 23 B Term Begins
November 3 Final Day to Withdraw from Courses Without an Academic Penalty
November 21 Final Day to Withdraw from “B” Courses
November 22 to 24 Thanksgiving Break (No Classes)
December 8 Classes End
December 11 to 13 Final Exams
December 16 Mid-Year Commencement
Christmas Holidays Begin

Spring 2024

January 8 Orientation and Registration: New and Transfer Students – Day Undergraduate Program
January 9 Classes Begin at 8:00 AM
January 15 Martin Luther King Day (No Classes)
January 16 Last Day to Register and Adjust Class Schedule
February 7 Final Day to Withdraw from “A” Courses
February 27 A Term Ends
March 1 Mid-Term Grades Due in Registrar’s Office
March 4 to 8 Spring Break (No Classes)
March 11 B Term Begins
March 22 Final Day to Withdraw from Courses Without an Academic Penalty
TBD Frank Lloyd Wright Day (No Classes)
March 29 Good Friday (No Classes)
March 29 Good Friday Holiday (No Classes)
April 9 Final Day to Withdraw from “B” Courses
April 26 Classes End
April 29 to May 1 Final Exams
May 4 Commencement

Featured Services

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Dining Services

Our food service program is focused on the student and their needs and desires. We are here not only to offer good food and friendly service, but to meet special requirements for such things as vegetarian meals or special diets. Check out the many food venues, campus dining hours, daily menus, and much more!

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Campus Safety

Our dedicated, responsive staff helps to ensure the well-being of the entire college community. In addition to an emergency text message system, our Campus Safety staff are available 24/7 to meet the needs of our students.

Airplane shuttle services

Airport Shuttle Services

Florida Southern College provides shuttle transportation for current students to and from the Tampa (TPA) and Orlando (MCO) airports for breaks throughout the school year.

About Lakeland

Visiting your student for the weekend and looking for something to do while you’re here? Check out a bike and explore the city via our 26-mile Lake-to-Lake byway. Catch a show at the historic Polk Theatre, or grab a coffee or lunch at one of our many craft coffee cafes or local restaurants. There’s always something to do in Lakeland!

Explore Lakeland Upcoming Events

Local Accommodations

Dozens of hotels in Lakeland ensure you’ll always have a place to stay convenient to campus. Don’t forget to ask about Florida Southern discounts when making your reservations!

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Questions? Contact

Financial Aid

800.205.1600

863.680.4140

863.680.4567

Student Development

863.680.3775

863.680.4112

Alumni & Giving

863.680.3000

863.680.4112