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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.
Parents and families are automatically added to our monthly newsletter which shares updates about the latest happenings at Florida Southern.
Connect with FSC staff and other members of our parent community via our Parent Facebook page.
Students are automatically enrolled in the emergency text message system but parents and families are welcome to join as well.
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May 9 at 11:00 AM
Eligible students interested in traveling to Germany can participate in a virtual orientation with Dr. Anderson on Monday, May 9 at 11:00 a.m.
June 16 at 4:00 PM
This event is for prospective students who are currently non-instructional employees in the Polk County Schools interested in Florida Southern's adult undergraduate Elementary Education program through the School of Education.
Orientation and Registration: New and Transfer Students
Classes begin at 8:00 AM
Martin Luther King Day; No Classes
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There are no tuition or fee refunds for withdrawn courses after January 17, 2021.
Final day of “A” courses
Midterm Grades Due in Registrar’s Office
March 7 to 11
Spring Break for Day Program
First Day of “B” Courses
Final Day to Add a “B” Course before 5:00 PM
Final Day to Withdraw From Courses Without an Academic Penalty before 5:00 PM
Final Day to Withdraw from College before 5:00 PM
Students with 93 or more earned hours may begin Portal Registration at 8:00 PM
Students with 60 or more earned hours may begin Portal Registration at 8:00 PM
Students with 30 or more earned hours may begin Portal Registration at 8:00 PM
Students with 0-29 or more earned hours may begin Portal Registration at 7:00 AM
Final Day to Withdraw from a “B” Course without Academic Penalty before 5:00 PM
Good Friday Holiday
May 2 to 4
May 15 - June 23
August 20 to 22
Classes Begin at 8:00 AM
Last Day to Register and Adjust Class Schedule
October 17 to 21
Fall Break for Day Program
Final Day to Withdraw from Courses Without an Academic Penalty
November 23 to 25
Final Day of Class
December 12 - 14
Christmas Break Begins
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!