Parents and Family

Providing Resources, Staying Connected

We are committed to providing resources to help you and your family stay connected to what’s happening on campus, be aware of important dates and deadlines, and ultimately provide 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

This monthly newsletter 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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Family Weekend

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

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Coronavirus Updates and Frequently Asked Questions

A health and safety update for members of our Florida Southern community

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A Message to Students from FSC's Faculty and Staff

Despite the distance, Mocs continue to connect in important ways.

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Faculty Give Urgently Needed Medical Resources to Coronav...

Delivery of much-needed supplies will benefit workers at Lakeland Regional Health

January 1 at 12:00 AM

MocTalk Webinars

Get your college search questions answered through a live webinar. New topics added regularly.

January 1 at 12:00 AM

Online Information Sessions

Join Florida Southern College admissions for our online information session.

March 31 at 5:00 PM

Political Science

Politics affect the quality of air that we breathe, the communities we live in, and the taxes that we pay. Do you want to play a role in the decisions that impact every aspect of our lives? Join Dr. Bruce Anderson to learn how our political science program will help you develop your understanding of government and policy.

April 1 at 4:00 PM

STEM Career Resources

Florida Southern College has a dedicated center to support students pursuing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math. Learn more about how the FSC Health Professions & STEM Career Development Centers assists students in securing competitive internships, graduate schools, and careers in STEM!

Fall 2019 Semester

August 17

New Student Move In

August 17 - 19

Orientation and Registration: New and Transfer Students

August 18

Returning Student Move In

August 20

Classes Begin 8:00 AM

August 26

Final day to register, add a course, drop a course, change a course to Pass/Fail or Audit before 5:00 PM

There are no tuition or fee refunds for withdrawn courses after January 14, 2019

September 16

Final day to withdraw from an "A" course without Academic Penalty before 5:00 PM

October 9

"A" courses end

Group Advising for Fall Semester at 10:50 AM

October 11

"B" courses begin

Midterm Grades Due in Registrar's Office

October 14 to 18

Fall Break

October 21

Classes resume after Fall Break

Final day to add a "B" course before 5:00 PM

November 1

Final day to withdraw from a course without Academic Penalty before 5:00 PM

Final day to withdraw from College before 5:00 PM

November 4

Students with 93 or more earned hours may begin Portal Registration at 8:00 PM

November 7

Students with 60 or more earned hours may begin Portal Registration at 8:00 PM

November 11

Students with 30 or more earned hours may begin Portal Registration at 8:00 PM

November 12

Final day to withdraw from a "B" course without Academic Penalty before 5:00 PM

November 13

Students with 2-29 or more earned hours may begin Portal Registration at 7:00 AM

November 14

Students with 0-1 or more earned hours may begin Portal Registration at 7:00 AM

November 26

Residential Communities Close at 5:00 PM

November 27 to 29

Thanksgiving Recess, Residential Communities Closed

December 1

Residential Communities Open at Noon

December 6

Classes End

December 9 to 11

Final Examinations

December 12

Residential Communities Close at Noon for Non-Graduating Students

December 14

Commencement

December 15

Residential Communities at Noon for Graduating Students

May 2020 Option

May 3 to 31

Variable Dates

Summer 2020 Sessions

May 6 to June 9

Summer A

June 10 to July 14

Summer B

May 6 to July 14

Summer C

May 6 to June 22

Summer D

Spring 2020 Semester

January 5

Residential Communities Open at Noon

January 6

Orientation and Registration: New and Transfer Students

January 7

Classes Begin 8:00 AM

Final day to add an online course ending in "EA" before 12 noon

January 9

Final day to add an online course ending in "A" before 12 noon

January 13

Final day to register, add a course, drop a course, change a course to Pass/Fail or Audit before 5:00 PM

There are no tuition or fee refunds for withdrawn courses after January 13, 2020

January 20

No Class - Martin Luther King Day

February 3

Final day to withdraw from an "A" course without Academic Penalty before 5:00 PM

February 12

Convocation

February 26

Final Day of "A" courses

Group Advising for Fall Semester at 10:50 AM

February 28

Midterm Grades Due in the Registrar's Office

First Day of "B" Courses

Final day to add an online course ending in "B" before 12 noon

March 2 to 6

Spring Break

March 9

Classes resume after Spring Break

March 10

Final day to add a "B" course before 5:00 PM

Final day to add an online course ending in "EB" before 12 noon

March 20

Founders Day Convocation - Postponed

Final day to withdraw from a course without Academic Penalty before 5:00 PM

Final day to withdraw from College before 5:00 PM

March 23

Students with 93 or more earned hours may begin Portal Registration at 8:00 PM

March 26

Students with 60 or more earned hours may begin Portal Registration at 8:00 PM

March 30

Students with 30 or more earned hours may begin Portal Registration at 8:00 PM

April 1

Students with 16-29 earned hours may begin Portal Registration at 7:00 AM.

April 2

Students with 0-15 earned hours may begin Portal Registration at 7:00 AM

April 3

Final day to withdraw from a "B" course without Academic Penalty before 5:00 PM

April 10

Good Friday

April 24

Classes End

April 27 to 29

Final Examinations

May 2

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.

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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!

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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

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Financial Aid

800.205.1600

863.680.4140

863.680.4567

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Student Development

863.680.3775

863.680.4112

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Alumni & Giving

863.680.3000

863.680.4112