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

Classroom in new building

FSC Dedicates Center for Early Childhood Learning and Hea...

Collaborative initiative will bring together Schools of Education and Nursing and Healt...

polk museum of art

Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College 2020 Summe...

Florida Southern College students are invited to apply for a competitive, paid six-week...

Todd Jones, Sr., CEO of Publix

FSC's CEO100 Lecture Series hosts Publix CEO Todd Jones, ...

Lakeland-based Publix is the largest employee-owned supermarket chain in the United Sta...

February 23 at 12:00 AM

Cabaret

In a 1920’s Berlin nightclub (Kit-Kat Klub), the Emcee welcomes audience members, assuring them they will forget all their troubles – at the cabaret.

February 24 at 7:30 PM

From Vienna to Vegas - And Places In-Between

Just think: The “wedding” of words with music – and music with words – evokes feelings that at times are difficult to describe, yet absolutely undeniable.

February 26 at 7:30 PM

The Russian National Ballet - Sergei Prokofiev's "Cinderella"

The Russian National Ballet returns to Florida Southern College to present its marvelous setting of the children’s fairy tale, Cinderella, composed by Russian giant Sergei Prokofiev between 1940 and 1945.

March 10 at 6:00 PM

Black Entrepre­neur­ship

The election of Donald Trump is portrayed by mainstream media as a doomsday event for minorities. However, African Americans are enjoying their highest employment rates since the 1950s and black business formation is at an all-time high. Examining this contrast, Mr Cooper draws on his forthcoming book and on experience leading the Project 21 network that promotes entrepreneurship, dedication to family and individual responsibility in furthering human flourishing.

Important Dates

Registrar Calendar

Fall Semester

August 17 New Student Move In
August 18 Returning Student Move In
August 20 Classes Begin
October 14 to 18 Fall Break
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

Spring Semester

January 5 Residential Communities Open at Noon
January 7 Classes Begin
February 12 Convocation
March 2 to 6 Spring Break
April 10 Good Friday
April 24 Classes End
April 27 to 29 Final Examinations
April 30 Residential Communities Close at Noon for Non-Graduating Students
May 2 Commencement
May 3 Residential Communities Close at Noon for Graduating Students

May Option

May 3 to 31 Variable Dates

Summer 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

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.

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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.

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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!

Explore LakelandUpcoming 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

Contact Us

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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

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