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September 29 at 7:00 PM
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 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
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.
October 8 at 8:00 AM
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!
August 28 to 30
Orientation and Registration: New and Transfer Students
Classes Begin at 8:00 AM
Final day to add an online course ending in “A” or “EA” before noon.
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There are no tuition or fee refunds for withdrawn courses after September 6, 2021.
Final Day to Withdraw from an “A” course without Academic Penalty before 5:00 PM
Group advising for Spring Semester at 10:50 AM
Final day of “A” courses
Midterm Grades Due in Registrar’s Office
Final day to add an online course ending in “B” or “EB” before noon.
October 21 to 26
No Class - Fall Break
Final day to add a “B” course 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
Final Day to Withdraw from a Course without Academic Penalty before 5:00 PM
Final Day to Withdraw from College before 5:00 PM
Students with 30 or more earned hours may begin Portal Registration at 8:00 PM
Students with 2-29 earned hours may begin Portal Registration at 7:00 AM
Students with 0-1 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
November 24 to 26
Final Day of Class
December 13 - 15
Classes begin at 8:00 AM
There are no tuition or fee refunds for withdrawn courses after January 17, 2021.
Martin Luther King Day; No Classes
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
Students with 0-29 or more earned hours may begin Portal Registration at 7:00 AM
Good Friday Holiday
May 2 to 4
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!