Parents and Family

Congratulations
Class of 2022!

The big day has arrived!

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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.

Natalie Barton

Awards Become Secondary for FSC Nursing Alumna

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Mental Health Awareness Month: FSC’s Counseling Center

Did you know May is Mental Health Awareness month? Although Florida Southern College ha...

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Jenkins Field House Floor Project Underway

When Florida Southern College student-athletes return to take the floor at Jenkins Fiel...

May 9 at 11:00 AM

Virtual Orientations for Junior Journey

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

Paras 2 Teach Virtual Information Session

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.

Spring 2022

January 10

Orientation and Registration: New and Transfer Students

January 11

Classes begin at 8:00 AM

January 17

Martin Luther King Day; No Classes

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There are no tuition or fee refunds for withdrawn courses after January 17, 2021.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 2 Dates May Differ Depending on the Particular Study Abroad Option

Summer Options

May 15 - June 23

Orientation and Registration: New and Transfer Students

Summer 2022

May 11 to June 14 Summer A Term Dates
May 27 Summer A Final Day to Withdraw From Courses Without an Academic Penalty
June 15 to July 19 Summer B Term Dates
July 1 Summer B Final Day to Withdraw From Courses Without an Academic Penalty
May 11 to July 19 Summer C Term Dates
June 17 Summer C Final Day to Withdraw From Courses Without an Academic Penalty
May 11 to June 27 Summer D Term Dates
June 10 Summer D Final Day to Withdraw From Courses Without an Academic Penalty

Fall 2022

August 20 to 22

Orientation and Registration: New and Transfer Students

August 23

Classes Begin at 8:00 AM

August 29

Last Day to Register and Adjust Class Schedule

October 14

Midterm Grades Due in Registrar’s Office

October 17 to 21

Fall Break for Day Program

November 4

Final Day to Withdraw from Courses Without an Academic Penalty

November 23 to 25

Thanksgiving Break

December 9

Final Day of Class

December 12 - 14

Final exams

December 17

Commencement

Christmas Break Begins

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

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