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 K8体育app 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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January 1 at 12:00 AM

Online Information Sessions

Join Florida Southern College admissions for our online information session.

January 2 at 12:00 AM

Southern Summer Sessions

Our Southern Summer webinars are designed to help incoming students and their families navigate the enrollment process.

August 5 at 12:00 AM

MocTalk Webinars

Get your college search questions answered through a live webinar. New topics added regularly.

August 8 at 10:00 AM

Virtual Preview Day

Join us for an overview of admissions, academics, and student life at K8体育app! You’ll hear from faculty and students on why Florida Southern is such a special community. This is the chance to get all of your admissions questions answered too!

Fall 2020 Semester

August 28 - 29

New Student Move In

August 29 - 31

Orientation and Registration: New and Transfer Students

August 30 - 31

Returning Student Move In

September 1

Classes Begin 8:00 AM

September 2

Final day to add an online course ending in “A” or “EA” before 12 noon.

September 7

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There are no tuition or fee refunds for withdrawn courses after September 7, 2020

September 28

Final day to withdraw from an "A" course without Academic Penalty before 5:00 PM

October 7

Group Advising for Fall Semester at 10:50 AM

October 19

"A" Courses End

October 21

"B" Courses Begin

October 23

Midterm Grades Due in Registrar’s Office

Final day to add an online course ending in "B" or "EB" before 12:00 noon.

October 27

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

November 2

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

November 4

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

November 6

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 9

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

November 11

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

November 12

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

November 24

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

November 24

Last Day of Face-to-face Instruction for Undergraduates

Residential Communities Close at 7:00 PM

November 25 - 29

Thanksgiving Recess

November 30

Remote Instruction Begins

December 11

Final Day of Class for Undergraduates

December 14 - 16

Final Exams for Undergraduates

December 19

Commencement

Spring 2021 Semester

January 10

Residential Communities Open

January 11

Orientation and Registration: New and Transfer Students

January 12

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 18, 2020

January 18

No Class - Martin Luther King Day

February 8

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

March 3

Final day of “A” courses

Group Advising for Fall Semester at 10:50 AM

March 5

Midterm Grades Due in Registrar's Office

First Day of "B" Courses

March 8 to 12

Spring Break

March 15

Classes Resume after Spring Break

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

March 26

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

Final Day to Withdraw from College before 5:00 PM

March 29

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

April 1

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

April 2

Good Friday Holiday

April 5

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

April 7

Students with 16-29 or more earned hours may begin Portal Registration at 7:00 AM

April 8

Students with 0-15 or more earned hours may begin Portal Registration at 7:00 AM

April 9

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

April 30

Final Day of Class for Undergraduates

May 3 to 5

Final Exams for Undergraduates

May 6

Residential Communities Close at Noon for Non-Graduating Students

May 8

Commencement

May 9

Residential Communities Close at Noon for Graduating Students

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!

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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

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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

863.680.4112