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Campus Events:  events free with ID unless indicated

Friday, November 17

  • Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
  • FSC Theatre presents “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” 7:30 p.m., Buckner Theatre

Saturday, November 18

  • FSC Theatre presents “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” 7:30 p.m., Buckner Theatre

Sunday, November 19

  • Chapel, 11 a.m., AP Chapel, Save a Swipe after Chapel
  • Catholic Mass, 1:30 p.m., AP Chapel
  • FSC Theatre presents “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” 2:30 p.m. Buckner Theatre

Monday, November 20

  • Nov. 20 – FSC Concert Choir: A Spirit of Gratitude, 7:30 p.m., Branscomb

Tuesday, November 21

  • Last Day of Classes before Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, November 22

  • No Classes/Offices closed for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 23

  • Thanksgiving
  • No Classes/Offices closed for Thanksgiving

Friday, November 24

  • No Classes/Offices closed for Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 25

Sunday, November 26

  • Students return from Thanksgiving Break

 Sports Updates

What’s on Your Plate at Wynee’s Bistro

World Tour World Tour

  • Mon. 11/20 will feature  Caesar Bar
  • Food plan ends at lunch Tuesday

Full daily menu can be found here.

Thanksgiving Break

Communities Close - Tuesday, November 21 at 5:00 PM

Communities Open - Sunday, November 26 at noon

If you need to remain on campus, you must register by Friday, November 17 at 5:00 PM.
There is a $75 charge for Thanksgiving Break and an additional $15 late fee if received after deadline.
Students needing to remain on campus past 5:00 PM on Tuesday, November 21 due to classes and travel plans need to e-mail Laura Rychalsky, Director of Operations for Community Living, regarding your request for an extension

Undergraduate Academic Reminders

Fall Semester:

  • November 22-24 - Thanksgiving Break
  • December 8 - Classes End
  • December 11 – 13  - Final Exams
  • December 16 - Mid-Year Commencement

Graduate Program Reminders

Fall | August 22 to December 9, 2017

  • November 22-24 - No Classes during Thanksgiving Break
  • December 9 - Classes End

Adult Undergraduate Program Reminders

Fall 1B | October 11 to December 9, 2017

  • November 17 - Final Day to Drop or Withdraw
  • November 22-24 - Thanksgiving Break
  • December 9 - Classes End

 Fall1C | August 22 to December 9, 2017

  • November 22-24 - Thanksgiving Break
  • December 9 - Classes End

Academic Fuel

FSC Writing Center - The FSC Writing Center is located on the first floor of the Rogers Building. Make an appointment online at Setmore, call 863.680.4983 or come to the Center in person to make an appointment. Walk-ins are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring any helpful assignment information. Appointments are typically 30 minutes per visit.

WRITING CENTER HOURS - Location: Rogers 119

  • SUNDAY: 4PM - 6PM
  • MONDAY: 10AM - 5PM
  • TUESDAY: 10AM - 6:30PM
  • WEDNESDAY: 10AM - 6:30PM
  • THURSDAY: 10AM - 5PM
  • FRIDAY: 10AM - 2PM

Scholars Strengthening Scholars (S3) - S3 will take place in the Student Solutions Center Lounge, Rogers 128.

  • Biology (General Biology Topics): Sunday 4 – 6 pm and Thursday 6 – 8 pm
  • Chemistry (Chemical Foundations, Principles of Chemistry I & II, Organic I & II): Sunday 4 – 6 pm and Thursday 6 – 8 pm
  • Computer Science (Intro, Programming, and Discrete Structures): Monday 10:50 - 12 pm and Wednesday 6 – 8 pm
  • Math (Social World Algorithms, Statistics, Applied Calculus, Calculus I & II, Discrete Structures): Wednesday 6 – 8 pm

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) - Students seeking support for coursework in a particular math or science course are welcome to group work sessions. PASS Leaders work directly with faculty to reinforce material learned in class.

  • Anatomy & Physiology I, BIO 2215: Wednesday 6 – 8 pm in Rogers 225
  • Anatomy & Physiology I, BIO 2215: OPEN LAB Tuesday 6 – 8 pm in PS 005
    *Note: Open BIO 2215 lab not available week of exam. Extra sessions offered the week prior to exams on Thursday 6 - 8 pm in PS 005.
  • Calculus I, MAT 2311: Tuesday 6 – 8 pm in PS 203
  • Principles of Chemistry I, CHE 1111: Tuesday 6 – 8 pm in Rogers 230
  • Calculus II, MAT 2312: Tuesday 6-8 pm in Rogers 128 (SSC Lounge)
  • Biological Essentials, BIO 1500: Tuesday 6 – 8 pm and Thursday 6 – 8 pm in Rogers 225
  • Organic Chemistry I, CHE 2221: Sunday 4 – 6 pm in Rogers 225
  • Physics, PHY 2110: Sunday 4 – 6 pm in Career Center
  • Statistics, MAT 2022: Wednesday 6 – 8 pm in Rogers 230
  • Botany, BIO 2235: Wednesday 6 – 8 pm in Rogers Seminar Room

Shuttle Service

Student Government and the Department of Campus Safety and Security have combined efforts to better coordinate the shuttle service and will now provide fixed shuttle stops. You will no longer call a number for service, but instead will have fixed times at each stop. Scheduled stops will be:

  • Colony Arms
  • Harvard Road
  • Library
  • Lake Hollingsworth Apartments
  • Lake Morton Apartments
  • Garden Apartments

Shuttles will also be numbered. Look for signs at each stop listing the times in the morning and afternoon.


The Commencement Handbook is available online! Use this helpful resource to answer your questions. Feed

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Connect to FSC Wireless

Florida Southern College offers free Wi-Fi for all guests, students, alumni and employees.

Information on connecting to Florida Southern's Wi-Fi.

Portal How To Videos

instructional videos for the Portal.

  • FRAG
  • Portal Overview
  • Password and Personal Info
  • Updating your email address
  • Course Templates Overview
  • Posting and Replying on Forums

Streaming Devices

On campus access for your streaming media device is available on the FSC Media wireless network. Access granted is based on device type.  If you experience issues with your device please contact the Rinker Technology Center. 863-616-6426.

Please note: Because security protocols differ among devices FSC cannot guarantee connection for all TVs, gaming consoles, and other streaming media devices.  FSC ITS does not specifically block access to specific devices (other than wireless printers).  However, if a student is unable to connect with a particular device because of the device's specific security protocol, there is an option to purchase an individual Spectrum internet connection by contacting Spectrum Property Solutions (Ms. CJ Arnet) by calling 863-288-2246 during normal business hours, M - F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Students who elect to obtain an individual internet connection are responsible for their Spectrum bill and stopping or transferring services when departing the college.

Need a ride? This is a free service to students, providing complimentary cab rides from anywhere in Lakeland back to campus, if you have an emergency situation or feel unsafe. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Be sure to have your Student ID ready and to tip the driver. Just call 863-665-8151.

Search for "My FSC" in the Apple App or Google Play store!  Access your course information, register for courses (once your registration group is open) get the latest campus happenings, daily menus, etc. on the MY FSC app.
                      screenshot of MyFSC App menu     
Remember that you can also access the FSC Mobile Portal using your smartphone and a web browser.  The address is  And finally, did you know, most of the desktop version of the Portal is now mobile responsive!

Add Moc Bucks to your FSC ID card

Information on how students, families and friends can deposit funds directly on your FSC ID card into Moc Bucks via the internet.  Now you do not need to visit the business office or wait until they are open but you can add funds at any time.  Note that there is a $1 convenience fee for each on-line deposit.  You may continue to visit the business office to add funds.


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