COVID-19 Resources

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

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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Florida Southern College Names Dr. Christian Roberson As ...

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Fresh Twist by Pretzel Maker

Fresh Twist is FSC's Newest Food Venue

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September 29 at 7:00 PM

The State You’re In: Florida Men, Florida Women, and other Wildlife

In the opening lecture of this year’s series, Craig Pittman, award-winning reporter for the Tampa Bay Times and most recently the Florida Phoenix provides a humorous and sobering look at the politics and culture of his native state.

September 30 at 7:30 PM

Blithe Spirit

Blithe Spirit is a comic play by Noël Coward. The play concerns the socialite and novelist Charles Condomine, who invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife, Elvira, after the séance. Elvira makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles's marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who cannot see or hear the ghost.

October 2 at 4:00 PM

Halloween Horror Nights

Step right into some of the most pulse-pounding moments in horror history at Universal Orlando Resort’s Halloween Horror Nights. You’ll be immersed in the worlds of the biggest names in horror as you explore eight terrifying haunted houses, and make your way through multiple street experiences where creatures lurk around every turn.

SOLD OUT

October 8 at 8:00 AM

Learn to Surf

On this Fall Break trip, participants will learn the basic fundamentals of surfing at Ormond Beach, Florida! With a total of 1.5 hours for dry-land instruction and in-water practice, you'll be catching waves in no time!

Fall 2021

August 28 to 30

Orientation and Registration: New and Transfer Students

August 31

Classes Begin at 8:00 AM

September 1

Final day to add an online course ending in “A” or “EA” before noon.

September 6

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 September 6, 2021.

September 27

Final Day to Withdraw from an “A” course without Academic Penalty before 5:00 PM

October 6

Group advising for Spring Semester at 10:50 AM

October 18

Final day of “A” courses

October 20

Midterm Grades Due in Registrar’s Office

October 21

Final day to add an online course ending in “B” or “EB” before noon.

October 21 to 26

No Class - Fall Break

October 27

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

November 8

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

November 10

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

November 12

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 15

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

November 17

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

November 18

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

November 23

Final Day to Withdraw from a “B” Course without Academic Penalty before 5:00 PM

November 24 to 26

Thanksgiving Recess

December 10

Final Day of Class

December 13 - 15

Final exams

December 18

Commencement

Spring 2022

January 10

Orientation and Registration: New and Transfer Students

January 11

Classes begin at 8:00 AM

January 17

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.

Martin Luther King Day; No Classes

February 8 Final Day to Withdraw from an “A” course without Academic Penalty before 5:00 PM

March 4

Final day of “A” courses

Midterm Grades Due in Registrar’s Office

March 7 to 11

Spring Break for Day Program

March 14

First Day of “B” Courses

March 16

Final Day to Add a “B” Course before 5:00 PM

March 25

Final Day to Withdraw From Courses Without an Academic Penalty before 5:00 PM

Final Day to Withdraw from College before 5:00 PM

March 28

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

March 31

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

April 4

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

April 6

Students with 0-29 or more earned hours may begin Portal Registration at 7:00 AM

April 12

Final Day to Withdraw from a “B” Course without Academic Penalty before 5:00 PM

April 15

Good Friday Holiday

April 29

Classes End

May 2 to 4

Final Exams

May 7

Commencement

May Option

May 8 - June 5 Dates May Differ Depending on the Particular Study Abroad Option

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!

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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

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