Parents and Family

Engage, Discover Resources,Stay Connected

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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Reading List

Suggested reads for parents and families to learn about supporting students' transition to college life.

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Gifts for Students

Send a care package, birthday cake, or other gear to let your student know they are on your mind.

Serra Grossa hike

Junior Journal #4: Shannen Chacon ‘25

The Rain in Spain Has Not Clouded Trip

FSC Counseling Center Staff

Nurturing Minds: Exploring FSC's Mental Health Resources

Counseling Center offers guidance and support tailored to each student's unique circums...

Fulbright Recipient Leyna Stemle ‘18

Fulbright Flashback: Leyna Stemle ‘18

Fulbright Experience in Africa Offered Additional Marine Turtle Research

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)
April 9 Final Day to Withdraw from “B” Courses
April 19 Fiat Lux
April 26 Classes End
April 29 to May 1 Final Exams
May 4 Commencement

Featured Services

Campus Directory
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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.

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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!

Learn More about local accommodations

Questions? Contact

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