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Thursday, December 14

  • Communities Close - Thursday, December 14 at noon (except for December Graduates)

Friday, December 15

 

Saturday, December 16

  • Commencement
    • Undergraduate Ceremony, 10:30 a.m., Branscomb Auditorium (graduates assemble in caps and gowns in Annie Pfeiffer Chapel at 9:15 a.m.)
    • Graduate Ceremony, 2:30 p.m., Branscomb Auditorium (graduates assemble in caps and gowns in Annie Pfeiffer Chapel at 1:15 p.m.)
  • “Nutcracker,” 7:30 p.m., Branscomb Auditorium

Sunday, December 17

  • December Graduates Check-Out - Sunday, December 17 by noon with a Community Living Staff member.
  • “Nutcracker,” 2:30 p.m., Branscomb Auditorium

ATTORNEY BOB PUTERBAUGH TO RECEIVE HONORARY DOCTORATE AT FSC WINTER COMMENCEMENT - Noted local attorney Bob Puterbaugh will be honored by Florida Southern College for his distinguished service to the community with an honorary degree at the college’s winter commencement ceremony on December 16. Mr. Puterbaugh, a longtime partner in the firm of Peterson & Myers, P.A., will be honored with the degree of doctor of humane letters during the commencement ceremony for undergraduate students at 10:30 a.m. in Branscomb Auditorium. Mr. Puterbaugh has served for many years as FSC’s legal counsel and also on its Board of Trustees. He is well known for his pro bono work and as an expert in the field of healthcare law, serving as senior counsel to the board of directors of Lakeland Regional Health Center. He also has been a vigorous supporter of the arts in Lakeland, especially the Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, where he is a past president.

 

Sports Updates

Safety Request

A reminder for any students leaving their vehicle on campus during the Christmas Break – you must display a valid hang tag. Those vehicles which do not have a valid hang tag are subject to be towed off campus property. This includes all off campus housing complexes. Additionally, please make sure all vehicles are locked and no personal items are left in plain view.  It is also recommended that you park your vehicle in a well-lighted area. You DO NOT  have to register your vehicle with Campus Safety & Security during the break. Parking restrictions in the upper portion of VJ Lot, which is by the Citrus Building, will be enforced during the break.   If you have any questions regarding parking during the break, please contact Bill Carew at wcarew@flsouthern.edu

 

What’s on Your Plate at Wynee’s Bistro

World Tour

  • Mon. 12/11 = (Lunch only)  Spanish 1905 Salad

    Mon. 12/11 =  (Dinner only)  Chick Fil-A will be here

    Tues. 12/12 = Make Your Own Donut!

    Wed. 12/13 = Oriental Stir Fry

    Thur. 12/14 = Smoothies 

    Fri.  12/15  (closed)

     

  •  Full daily menu can be found here.

Winter Break

Communities Close - Thursday, December 14 at noon

Communities Open - Sunday, January 7 at noon

Only Apartment and Off Campus House residents are able to stay over Winter Break.

If you need to remain on campus, you must register by Friday, December 8 by 5:00 PM.
There is a $150 charge for winter break and an additional $15 late fee if received after deadline.
December Graduates Check-Out - Sunday, December 17 by noon with a Community Living Staff member.

Undergraduate Academic Reminders

Fall Semester:

  • December 8 - Classes End
  • December 11 – 13  - Final Exams
  • December 16 - Mid-Year Commencement

Spring Semester:

  • January 9 - Classes begin
  • January 15 - Martin Luther King Day; No Classes
  • January 15 - Last Day to Register and Adjust Class Schedule

 

Graduate Program Reminders

Fall | August 22 to December 9, 2017

  • December 9 - Classes End
  • December 16 - Mid-Year Commencement

Spring | January 9 to April 28, 2018

  • January 9 - Classes Begin
  • January 15 - Late Registration

Adult Undergraduate Program Reminders

Fall 1B | October 11 to December 9, 2017

  • December 9 - Classes End
  • December 16 - Mid-Year Commencement

 Fall1C | August 22 to December 9, 2017

  • December 9 - Classes End
  • December 16 - Mid-Year Commencement

Spring 2A |  January 10 to February 28, 2018 

  • January 4 - Orientation
  • January 10 - Classes Begin
  • January 15 - Martin Luther King Day; No classes
  • January 16 - Late Registration(Tues & Thurs Classes)
  • January 17 - Late Registration (Mon & Wed Classes)

Spring 2C - January 10 to April 28, 2018

  • January 4 - Orientation
  • January 10 - Classes Begin
  • January 15 - Martin Luther King Day; No classes
  • January 16 - Late Registration(Tues & Thurs Classes)
  • January 17 - Late Registration (Mon & Wed Classes)

 

Commencement

The Commencement Handbook is online with information for both winter and spring graduation ceremonies.

http://www.flsouthern.edu/students/commencement-handbook.aspx

 

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.

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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 portal.flsouthern.edu/go.  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.

Link:  https://get.cbord.com/flsouthern/full/login.php

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