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TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S

Welcome! 1 Blast Off

19 Campus Services

Congratulations, and welcome to the most beautiful campus in

1 Important Dates

20 Community Living

2 Important Numbers

the nation! This booklet provides everything you need to know,

21 What to Bring

3 Summer Checklist

and then some, about the Florida Southern experience.

23 Dining/Meal Plans

24 Technology

26 Student Solutions Center

26 Academic Assistance

27 Career Center

4 Orientation Summary

5 Up Next Course

6 Next Steps to Enrollment

7 Things to Do on Campus

It’s all addressed here — important dates, a list of what to bring (and what not to bring), an Orientation checklist, technology recommendations (including where to get student discounts), where to check in, campus security, parking

8 Student Organizations

12 Greek Life

28 Counseling/Student Health Center

13 Campus Ministries

29 Campus Security/Parking

Once you get on campus, you won’t go hungry …

13 Service and Outreach Programs

29 Campus Mail

guaranteed. Meal plan details are outlined, and there’s a

14 Wellness Center

32 Around Town/Lakeland

guide to eating your way around campus. We’ve also included

15 Intramural Sports

32 Discover FL

where you can go to work off all that food! And last but not

16 Festival of Fine Arts

32 Theme Park Tickets

least, we list cool stuff to do around Lakeland, your new

18 Study Abroad/Junior Journey

32 Social Media Directory

home away from home.

permits, mail, and everything in between.

Read on and learn how to be part of the big picture — your picture. Enjoy your journey!


Blast Off, our annual Student Involvement Fair, features our 80+ organizations and is a great way for you to get information about getting involved. • Free food, games, and fun! • Tuesday, August 25, 8 –11 p.m. in the Jenkins Field House • Sponsored by Student Government and the Center for Student Involvement

“There’s an amazing camaraderie among

students here. This is the kind of place where everyone knows your name.” ~ Katie Widner, junior / political science

August

1 – ACE Presents: Alohan 2 – Community Night, Sponsored by Community Living 3 – Southern Cinema: Flick ‘n Float 4 – ACE Presents: Novelty Night 5 – Mocs Magic - Trip to Disney 6 – Labor Day Picnic 6 – Downtown Lakeland: Food Truck Rally 11-12 – Campus Ministries Retreat 14-19 – Sorority Recruitment 20-26 – Fraternity Recruitment 26 – Discover FL: Shuttle to Shop 29 – Relay for Life Kickoff

September

Be Sure To Attend Blast Off, FSC’s Annual Student Involvement Fair! August 25

25 – Blast Off, Student Involvement Fair 26 – First Day of Classes 26 – Center for Student Involvement, Block Party 27 – Second-Year Experience Cookout 29 – ACE Presents: Tutu’s Live 30 – Simmons Center for Multicultural Appreciation, Welcome Back Cookout 31 – Pizza from the Prez

2-4 – Family Weekend 7 – Simmons Center for Multicultural Appreciation, Open Mic Night 9 – Discover FL: Halloween Horror Nights 20 – Discover FL: Universal Studios 22 – Discover FL: Sea World

October

Blast Off

last Off

22 – Move-in Day 22 – ACE Presents: Comedy Improv Night 23 – ACE Presents: Tutu’s Live 24 – Glowball

Important Dates 1


I M P O R TA N T N U M B E R S

ADMISSIONS

800.274.4131 863.680.4120 (fax)

HEALTH CENTER 863.680.4292 863.680.4378 (fax)

ATHLETICS

863.680.4244 863.680.4122 (fax)

HELPDESK

863.616.6426

LIBRARY

863.680.4164

BOOKSTORE

863.680.4186 863.680.6270 (fax)

LIFE AND CULTURAL CENTER

863.680.6285 863.680.4443 (fax)

BUSINESS OFFICE / 863.680.4154 Student Accounts 863.616.6467 (fax) CAMPUS SAFETY IN AN EMERGENCY CALL

863.680.4305 863.680.4214 (fax) 3555

MAIL SERVICES 863.680.6222 PROVOST 863.680.4124 863.680.3088 (fax) REGISTRAR 863.680.4127 863.680.4565 (fax)

CHAPLAIN 863.680.4297 863.680.4121 (fax)

ROTC 863.680.4235 863.680.4239 (fax)

COMMUNITY LIVING / Housing

863.680.4206 863.680.4195 (fax)

STUDENT DEVELOPMENT 863.680.4209 863.680.4195 (fax)

COUNSELING CENTER

863.680.6236 863.680.4435 (fax)

FINANCIAL AID 800.205.1600 863.680.4567 (fax) 2

STUDENT INVOLVEMENT 863.680.4499 STUDENT SOLUTIONS CENTER

863.680.4900 863.680-4567 (fax)

WELLNESS CENTER

863.680.6290 863.680.6249 (fax)


Summer Checklist ORIENTATION SUMMARY UP NEXT COURSE NEXT STEPS

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SUMMER CHECKLIST

Orientation Summary • make new friends by meeting other new students

• Class photo

• visit one-on-one with your advisor

• Academic department meetings

RESIDENTIAL STUDENT CHECK-IN: You’ll receive a personal appointment time for Saturday, August 22 and directions on how to check in. Members of the FSC community are on hand to assist you and your family with moving into the residence halls. Please be sure to label your boxes and belongings with your name. Unfortunately, requests to arrive on campus prior to the official check-in day cannot be accommodated.

• familiarize yourself with the most beautiful campus in the country

• Small Group Orientation Activities

COMMUTER STUDENT CHECK-IN:

• Get to know your residence hall

Commuter students may check in from 1 - 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 22 in Honeyman Pavilion. An informative program, specifically designed for commuters, will follow at 2 p.m. in Branscomb 202.

New Student Orientation welcomes you to the Florida Southern community. During the four days before classes begin, you’ll:

• get to know college staff, services, and resources • have fun as a Florida Southern College student! Look for arrival information and specifics about your Orientation experience to arrive later this summer.

ORIENTATION HIGHLIGHTS: • Moc Pride! Opening night, where you’ll get to know one another and your very enthusiastic and energetic Orientation Leaders • Comedic Improv Troupe (an Orientation favorite!)

• Late Night at the Water Dome • Glow Ball: Dodge Ball + black lights = AWESOME! • Blast Off, our Student Involvement Fair

FAMILY PARTICIPATION AT ORIENTATION:

• Time to enjoy the pool, lakefront, Wellness Center, bookstore, or take a shuttle to shopping

The family experience is very important at Florida Southern, so programming is made available for parents Saturday afternoon and evening, and early Sunday afternoon. Families should expect to depart campus around 3:15 p.m. on Sunday. QUESTIONS: Call us at 863.680.4900 or send an email to orientation@flsouthern.edu.

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Up Next Course by The Princeton Review

The Up Next course was designed by The Princeton Review to help students excel throughout their experiences at Florida Southern College. The Princeton Review has a strong track record of helping students succeed from middle school through graduate school.

Hit The Ground Running! The transition to college can be a challenging one. This distinctive college preparatory course prepares you with the knowledge and the tools you will need to succeed. Up Next will improve your college readiness, provide you with personalized attention, and offer you an engaging and motivating program. Not only will you gain fundamental skills that will help you excel, but you will also receive college credit for successfully completing the course.

THE UP NEXT PROGRAM CONSISTS OF A PATH OF SIX MODULES. YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

•  A CHIEVE YOUR COLLEGE GOALS Identify

priorities, set goals, find motivation, and achieve dedication with the Great Expectations module •  M ANAGE YOUR TIME Embrace the art of time

management and learn strategies for implementation •  C REATE COMMUNITY Identify your patterns of

choices and what to look for in seeking a positive environment •  T HINK CRITICALLY Understand what it means to be a strong critical thinker and how to show it •  M AKE THE GRADE Get to know your own personal

learning preferences and identify your best study

BENEFITS • Get the most out of your college experience • Improve college readiness • Learn essential life skills and study skills that will be used throughout college and beyond QUESTIONS: Contact the Student Solutions Center at 863.680.4900 or studentsolutions@flsouthern.edu.

techniques •  M ANAGE YOUR MONEY Manage day-to-day

finances and understand student loan as well as debt repayment

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SUMMER CHECKLIST

✔ Next Steps Finalizing your enrollment. To make your transition into life on campus as smooth as possible, we highly encourage you to complete each task well in advance of Orientation. FF SUBMIT YOUR COURSE PREFERENCE FORM

Tell us about the courses you’re interested in taking and if you’ve taken AP, CLEP, or IB courses. The information you provide will help us create your fall schedule. Please complete the form prior to June 1. FF SIGN UP FOR SUMMER ADVISING DAY

Summer Advising Day gives you the chance to meet with an academic advisor, plan your fall schedule, and even register for classes! FF SUBMIT DOCUMENTATION OF PRIOR

COURSE CREDIT To receive credits for previously taken college courses, please submit your official transcripts as soon as they are available. FF PAY YOUR BILL IN FULL

You’ll need to finalize your financial aid awards and set your plan for tuition payment by July 15. 6 To learn more visit flsouthern.edu/welcome

FF GET YOUR MEDICAL FORMS SUBMITTED (Immunization records and medical history)

Schedule an appointment for a physical and have the form signed by your physician. To avoid delays with moving in and starting classes, submit these forms by August 1. FF CONNECT WITH OTHER MOCS

Connect with members of the Class of 2019 and current Mocs. ‘Like’ Florida Southern’s Facebook page at facebook.com/FloridaSouthern. See our Enrollment Checklist at flsouthern.edu/ welcome for a complete list of links and deadlines. If you have any questions, please contact your Admissions Counselor at 800.274.4131.


Things to Do on Campus

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THINGS TO DO ON CAMPUS

Student Organizations Florida Southern College has many ways for students to get involved on campus. There are more than 80 student organizations covering a diverse range of topics — something for everyone. To help you find the organization that best suits your interests, student organizations are placed in the following broad categories: • Entertainment • Honorary • Interest • Professional • Religious • Service • Student Government • Fraternities/Sororities For more information on how to join a student organization or how to start your own, visit the Center for Student Involvement located in the Bandshell.

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Entertainment ACE is a student-driven organization that provides quality entertainment for the entire Florida Southern campus community.

Honor Societies ALPHA EPSILON DELTA is a health professional honorary. ALPHA PHI SIGMA is a national criminal justice honorary. BETA BETA BETA provides networking and service opportunities for biology majors. DELTA SIGMA PI is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities. GAMMA SIGMA EPSILON is a national honor society for students who excel in the field of chemistry. KAPPA DELTA PI provides opportunities and resources to educators at all stages of their education. KAPPA MU EPSILON is a mathematics honor society that furthers the interest of undergraduate mathematics and helps realize the important role that mathematics has played in the development of Western civilization.

KAPPA PI is an international honorary art fraternity. IOTA TAU ALPHA is an athletic training honor society.

PHI KAPPA PHI is one of the nation’s most selective collegiate honor societies and seeks to encourage superior scholarship in all disciplines.

LAMBDA PI ETA is a national communication honor society that recognizes, fosters, and rewards outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies.

PI SIGMA ALPHA is a national honor society for students studying political science and government.

OMICRON DELTA KAPPA seeks to recognize and honor students, faculty, and staff for meritorious leadership and service to the college community.

PSI CHI encourages, stimulates, and maintains excellence in scholarship of members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and advances the science of psychology.

ORDER OF OMEGA is a leadership honor society for members of Greek organizations. PHI EPSILON KAPPA is an honorary for students pursuing careers in physical education, dance, health and recreation, and health/human performance. PHI ETA SIGMA is the nation’s oldest and largest honor society for first-year students and seeks to encourage and reward academic excellence among them. PHI KAPPA DELTA is an international association for professional educators.

PI SIGMA TAU is a philosophy honor society.

SIGMA BETA DELTA is a business honor society. SIGMA DELTA PHI is a Hispanic honor society. SIGMA THETA TAU is a nursing honor society. SIGMA TAU DELTA confers distinction for high achievement in English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate and professional studies. THETA ALPHA KAPPA is a religion honor society.


80 Interest ALLIES seeks to provide a safe place for students of all sexual orientations, promoting awareness and sponsoring a feeling of community. ADVERTISING FEDERATION provides a place for students who are interested in advertising and marketing. AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY connects students with an interest in chemistry to professionals and opportunities in the field. ASTRONOMY CLUB seeks to empower students who enjoy the study of the stars. CANTILEVERS creates an annual journal of the arts. CHESS CLUB brings chess playing opportunities to the Florida Southern community. COLLEGE DEMOCRATS promotes political awareness on the Florida Southern campus and in the Lakeland community as well as the ideals of the Democratic party. COLLEGE REPUBLICANS promotes political awareness on Florida Southern’s campus and in the Lakeland community as well as the ideals of the Republican party. CRIMINOLOGY CLUB exposes interested students to the diverse areas of criminology.

COMPUTER SCIENCE CLUB promotes knowledge of and greater interest in the science, design, construction, languages, management, and applications of modern computing. DISABILITY EDUCATION ACTIVISM AND LEADERSHIP (D.E.A.L.) is an organization meant to spread awareness about different types of disabilities. DELTA OMICRON INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FRATERNITY aims to promote and support excellence in music and musicianship. HISTORY CLUB is an organization for students with a general interest in history and those who wish to excel within the history major. INTERLACHEN produces the Florida Southern yearbook. INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ASSOCIATION seeks to gather people from all over the world to build global friends for life. MATH CLUB is a club formed to promote the interest of math among students. MOCETTES is the FSC dance team. MOCAPPELLAS is an a cappella singing group. MODEL UNITED NATIONS educates participants about current events, topics in international relations, diplomats, and the UN agenda.

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STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

MULTICULTURAL STUDENT COUNCIL (MSC) seeks to empower and educate the community through change, diversity, and involvement while bringing forth leaders and creating a bridge of unity and commitment.

SPORT MANAGEMENT CLUB provides experience in the field of sport management.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MUSIC EDUCATION is for students who are interested in music.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION OF LATINOS (SOL) creates awareness of the Latino student population through social, volunteer, and educational events.

NATURE ENTHUSIASTS is geared toward educating and exploring the natural world around us with all people who enjoy the outdoors. Open to all majors, there are no special classes or GPA requirements. All we ask is that you share the same passion for the appreciation, education, and conservation of our environment. PHILOSOPHY CLUB operates as a community forum in which ideas and texts are explored in thought and action. PSYCHOLOGY CLUB allows students to build leadership and communication skills while expanding their understanding and knowledge of psychology. PHI MU ALPHA is the world’s oldest and largest national fraternal society in music. If you love music and want to join an organization that works toward the advancement of music in America and form a common brotherhood with the Manly Musician and Musicianly Man, then you have found the group for you.

STUDENT ATHLETIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE is an athletic advisory committee for the NCAA and FSC.

STUDIO BOX is a student-led comedy improv group. THE SOUTHERN is the campus newspaper. TO WRITE LOVE ON HER ARMS is a non-profit organization which aims to present hope for people struggling with addiction, depression, self-injury, and thoughts of suicide, while also investing directly into treatment and recovery. TOASTMASTERS provides a mutually supportive and positive learning environment for members to develop their oral communication and leadership skills. WOMEN’S ADVOCACY CLUB educates and informs about the injustices directed toward women in today’s society and promotes action. VAGABONDS educates students and the surrounding community about the theatrical activity on and around campus.

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Professional AMERICAN ADVERTISING FEDERATION works with a network of advertisers, agencies, media companies, and local advertising clubs to promote and protect the well-being of advertising. ASSOCIATION OF HONOR STUDENTS serves as the liaison between students in the program and the governing faculty committee and strives to support its members with sponsored intellectual dialogue and simple camaraderie. DELTA OMICRON INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FRATERNITY seeks to promote and support excellence in music and musicianship. ENACTUS is a community of students and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives. FLORIDA NURSING STUDENT ASSOCIATION advances the BSN nursing major and provides an outlet of community, culture, and service for future nurses to voice their values, purpose, and vision while preparing for a life-changing career. FLORIDA PUBLIC RELATIONS ASSOCIATION promotes the external education of public relations majors and those interested in PR.

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HEALTH OCCUPATION STUDENTS OF AMERICA is an organization for students interested in health occupations. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MUSIC EDUCATION is an organization of American Music Educators. PHI ALPHA DELTA unites students and teachers of the law with members of the Bench and Bar in a fraternal fellowship which is designed to advance the ideals of liberty and equal justice under law. PHI MU ALPHA enriches the lives of music students and advances music in America. PRE-PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY/AMSA creates an environment where students of like minds and similar aspirations in the medical field can exchange information and share experiences that brings them closer to their career goals. SIGMA ALPHA promotes its members in all facets of agriculture and strengthens the bonds of friendship among them. It is the purpose of the members to strive for achievement in scholarship, leadership, and service and to further the development of excellence in women. REAL ESTATE CLUB is for students interested in the real estate field.

Religious BEYOND offers a welcoming place for religious worship and friendly fellowship where people come to deepen their faith. CATHOLIC STUDENT ASSOCIATION provides students and members of the college community a home where they can strengthen their faith, discern the call of God, and grow into passionate Catholic leaders. FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES provides fellowship and Bible study for Florida Southern students. JEWISH STUDENT ASSOCIATION provides Florida Southern’s Jewish community with basic needs of Jewish life, informs other students about the religion, and fosters relationships with the community. PISTIS is a campus ministry geared toward members of Florida Southern College’s Greek community offering an opportunity for people of faith within the Greek community to gather for fellowship, reflection, and Bible study. Pistis also helps those considering fraternity and sorority life to know there is a place for them to continue their life of faith in each Greek organization. “Pistis” is the Greek word for faith.


80 SANDWICH MINISTRIES is a service organization that feeds the homeless community in downtown Lakeland on Sunday afternoons.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY promotes awareness, fundraising, advocacy, and construction of affordable low-income housing.

UPPER ROOM seeks to give the campus an awesome experience with God through fellowship, worship and prayer.

ROTARACT seeks to put service above self in the Lakeland community and around the world while working alongside the Rotary Club of Lakeland.

WESLEY FELLOWSHIP is dedicated to Jesus Christ through worship, small groups, service, and growth. A Christian organization, Wesley Fellowship is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, but welcomes all.

TZEDEK raises awareness for social justice issues and to take action for them.

Service

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION (SGA) empowers, communicates, and promotes unity through education and service to represent the student body.

BEST BUDDIES maintains one-to-one friendships with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Student Government

CIRCLE K INTERNATIONAL is a service organization formed to help the community through various service projects. It is part of an umbrella of organizations led by Kiwanis International. DANCE MARATHON is a philanthropic organization that raises money and awareness for Children’s Miracle Network. FSC CANCER SOCIETY is a support group for students with cancer and for those who support students with cancer.

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THINGS TO DO ON CAMPUS

Fraternity/Sorority Communities Along with friendships and fun, fraternities and sororities excel at bringing out the best in their members. Through involvement in their various activities and philanthropies, brothers and sisters develop leadership, organization, communication, and interpersonal skills. FRATERNITIES INCLUDE: • Alpha Gamma Rho • Lambda Chi Alpha • Pi Kappa Alpha • Pi Kappa Phi • Sigma Alpha Epsilon • Sigma Chi • Theta Chi

SORORITIES INCLUDE: • Alpha Chi Omega • Alpha Delta Pi • Alpha Omicron Pi • Gamma Phi Beta • Kappa Delta • Zeta Tau Alpha

Find out more about each Greek organization at Blast Off on Tuesday, August 25. Or visit the Center for Student Involvement located in the Bandshell and be sure to register for recruitment.

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Campus Ministries

Service and Outreach Programs

The student-led campus ministries are at the heart of

Florida Southern facilitates group and individual participation in service projects throughout the year. Clubs, departments, and campus organizations are encouraged to participate in one-day activities, special events, and ongoing projects. Through our wide network of community partnerships, FSC students have made tremendous contributions, averaging more than 32,000 hours annually.

religious life at Florida Southern College. Virtually every night of the week, there is an opportunity for students to put their beliefs into practice and live out their faith. With a variety of offerings, it’s easy to find your niche, develop your leadership skills, and discover your place and passion in ministry. Students are encouraged to join us for Chapel Service each Sunday. Get involved with the many campus ministry organizations. Find out more at Blast Off on Tuesday, August 25 or stop by the Fannin Campus Ministries Center.

In fact, FSC was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll seven years in a row for exemplary service to America’s communities. Students volunteer with agencies such as: • Habitat for Humanity • Locks of Love • Agape Food Banks • Salvation Army • Lighthouse Ministries • Big Brothers/Big Sisters To get involved, stop by the Community Service office located in the Simmons Multicultural Center and we’ll help you get up and running. To learn more, visit flsouthern.edu/service 13


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Wellness Center Discovering Your Personal Best The Florida Southern College Wellness Program encourages a holistic lifestyle focused on health, fitness, and recreation. Activities at the Wellness Center include aquatics, fitness, group exercise classes, intramural sports, and outdoor recreational programs. FITNESS ROOM

Improve health, gain strength and energy! The fitness room features a wide selection of cardio machines and strengthtraining equipment. NINA B. HOLLIS WELLNESS CENTER HOURS: Monday-Wednesday: 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Thursday/Friday: 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday: noon-10 p.m.

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PERSONAL CONSULTATION & TRAINING

Our Jump Start program puts you in touch with one of our personal trainers who will conduct a fitness assessment and offer health/fitness consultation, personalized exercise prescription, and training. This service is FREE to all students! Stop by the Wellness Center to learn more.

Group Classes A variety of group exercise classes are offered throughout the week to help you strengthen your body. Here’s just a sample: AB ATTACK: A workout devoted entirely to the

abdominals, hips, and lower back. You’ll strengthen and stretch your core in 30-minutes. BOOT CAMP: Bored with your usual workout routine?

This is a 60 minute power-packed cardio and strength workout that incorporates the full body! INDOOR CYCLING: Sweating has never been so much

fun. Experience a cardio workout where you follow the instructor through hills and sprints during a 30 or 45 minute bike ride. YOGA: This class includes classical yoga postures,

breathing techniques, and relaxation methods. Benefits include: stress release, body strength, weight control, improved body alignment, flexibility, and concentration. ZUMBA: A fun, effective and simple fitness system that

uses the principle of aerobic interval training to maximize caloric output, fat burning, and total-body toning. The explosive Latin rhythms create a party-like atmosphere that delivers results.


Intramural Sports

Get Out. Enjoy the Sun. POOL

Join In!

Monday-Friday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Saturday/Sunday: noon - 6 p.m. Our amazing pool is an eight-lane, 25-yard competition pool with an attached recreational shallow end. This outstanding facility also provides equipment for water basketball and water volleyball. The pool stays open yearround and is heated for winter use. OUTDOOR RECREATION

The outdoor recreation program provides students a wide array of outdoor activities. Activities include bicycling, rock climbing, horseback riding, zip lining, camping, archery, and snorkeling with manatees. One-day excursions enable participants to enjoy Florida’s remarkable state parks and recreational facilities. EQUIPMENT CHECKOUT

Plan your own adventure while staying on budget. We’ve got tents, coolers, bikes, hiking packs, and more. The Equipment Checkout Room is open Monday through Saturday 3 to 5 p.m. or by appointment.

LIVING LAKESIDE

With Lake Hollingsworth in Florida Southern’s backyard, students enjoy the waterfront and all it offers. All FSC residence halls are just steps from the lake. The three-mile path around this beautiful lake is the perfect setting for walking, jogging, or biking. Check out a kayak from the boathouse or learn how to water ski at one of our water ski clinics.

The Princeton Review recently ranked Florida Southern in the top 12 of the ‘Everybody Plays Intramural Sports’ category. Our program offers individual and team sports and an activity schedule that includes basketball, dodge ball, flag football, soccer, tennis, kayak races, and ultimate frisbee, just to name a few. Intramurals are open to current Florida Southern students, faculty, and staff. You don’t need to be a star athlete to participate — play for the fun, physical activity, and sportsmanship!

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Festival of Fine Arts Florida Southern is the venue for exciting performances and exhibits, featuring a variety of world-renowned guest artists as well as our gifted students and faculty. The Festival of Fine Arts, a unique arts series, provides students with invaluable opportunities to attend outstanding performances, interact with guest artists, and perform with faculty and peers. Most performances are free to students. MUSIC PERFORMANCES Each year the music department presents a number of performances. These include:

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Mark your calendar for stunning performances by internationally renowned pianist Julian Gargiulo in his delightful concert, Roll Over Beethoven, and acclaimed Russian ballet company, the Moscow Festival Ballet, in Tchaikovsky’s ever-popular Sleeping Beauty. MELVIN ART GALLERY The Melvin Art Gallery displays the work of Florida Southern students as well as other professional artists. The Gallery exhibits historical and contemporary art that is stimulating to students and inspires them in their own work. The Gallery is open to the entire

• T he Faculty Showcase, featuring faculty in solo and collaborative roles

college community and the public.

• M  usic Under the Stars, featuring the FSC Bands in the beautiful Pipkin Bandshell

The theatre arts department will also present their usual

• T he Christmas Gala, featuring student ensembles and soloists presenting traditional holiday music

musicals, to celebrate the launch of FSC’s new dance program.

The collaboration between the FSC music department and Imperial Symphony Orchestra is an annual highlight. This year, they will perform Die Fledermaus by Viennese operetta composer, Johann Strauss, Jr.

do not need to be a theatre major. So, plan to audition and join

THEATRE PERFORMANCES outstanding productions in Buckner Theatre, including two Auditions for theatre performances are open to all students. You the production! Check the website for audition schedules.


Study Abroad /Junior Journey

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S T U DY A B R O A D / J U N I O R J O U R N E Y

Study Abroad Expand Your Horizons Studying abroad allows you to broaden your horizons while earning academic credit. Learn a new language, meet people from all over the world, and share your ideas in new environments. The study abroad program offers several choices. Based on your area of interest and schedule, you may study abroad during May term, summer break, or even a full semester. Each trip includes classes geared to a variety of majors and levels of proficiency. When you’re ready to get going, Office of Student Travel is your best place to start! Florida Southern College is committed to making this opportunity available to you and preparing you to make positive and important contributions to our increasingly globalized world.

Junior Journey The Journey Of A Lifetime

Every new first-year student has the opportunity to participate in a Junior Journey in his or her junior or senior year. Students

Travel enhances your life in many meaningful ways. • Understand another culture, firsthand

choose from a wide selection of course topics in many exciting

• Learn a language while immersed in new locations

locations, domestically and abroad.

• Explore your surroundings

The itinerary for your Junior Journey might include:

• Develop skills while discovering new strengths and conquer new challenges

• Studying behavioral ecology of tropical lizards in Bermuda • Exploring art and art history in Ireland, England, and France • Investigating TV networks, ad agencies, and PR firms in New York City • Working with underprivileged children in Costa Rica • Touring the Dickens House and Tower of London while studying Victorian literature in London • Studying the history and architecture of ancient Greece • Researching global health and serving in a hospital on the island of St. Lucia • Improving your Spanish in Madrid • Participating in a business simulation in Brazil

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BENEFITS

• Expand your world view and perspectives • Expand employment opportunities and your personal network of contacts WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JUNIOR JOURNEY AND STUDY ABROAD? Trips specifically designed as a Junior Journey typically last one week and are held during fall and spring breaks. Study abroad trips last longer than 10 days and are worth at least two credit hours. You can use the funds alotted to your Junior Journey to help offset the cost of a study abroad trip to one of the institutions with whom we have a signed articulation agreement (e.g. Regents University, Harlaxton College in England or Proyecto Español in Spain).


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CAMPUS SERVICES

Community Living We strive to make your residence hall experience a positive and impactful one. To that end, we invite you to become familiar with those staff members directly responsible for your residence hall experience.

The Florida Southern Staff The Office of Community Living is within the division of Student Development. Our staff works cooperatively with other key offices to ensure the best residential experience possible. These units include: the Center for Student Involvement, Counseling Center, Student Health Center, Wellness Center, the Simmons Center for Multicultural Awareness, and Campus Safety. The ASSISTANT DEAN FOR COMMUNITY LIVING AND ACCOUNTABILITY supervises all the daily operations of the office including management of the residential life experience and student accountability for the college campus. The DIRECTOR OF STUDENT DEVELOPMENT FOR ACCOUNTABILITY, EDUCATION, AND COMPLIANCE strives to ensure that students are educated on campus policies and that a fair and equitable process is adhered to when students are in violation of the Cornerstone Code of Conduct. The director will also ensure that an educational approach is taken with the student accountability process Our ASSISTANT DIRECTORS OF COMMUNITY LIVING oversee the areas of residential education and housing operations to ensure a safe and enjoyable living environment. They provide direct supervision and guidance to Hall Directors and Resident Advisors.

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HALL DIRECTORS are staff members who supervise the Resident Advisors, create an inclusive community that is safe and welcoming, interpret College policy for residents, tour the building routinely to assess maintenance needs, and provide emergency response. RESIDENT ADVISORS (RAs) are peer helpers in the residential communities. They are paraprofessional staff members and undergraduate student leaders who are responsible for social and educational programming. They also focus on the health and safety of the halls and foster an environment of accountability among the residents. Approximately 70 RAs serve the College with a higher concentration of RAs placed in the first-year communities.

Room Conditions Rooms are furnished with a bed, desk, chair, dresser and closet/ wardrobe space for each student assigned to the room. Window blinds are supplied in all residence halls. All furniture supplied by the College must remain in the room. Other than bunk beds, no other furniture may be stacked. Bunking pins are available from the Office of Community Living.


WHAT TO BRING Items To Leave At Home

Pillow

 Poster, pictures for walls (poster putty)

While students are encouraged to make their residence hall room their home away from home, we ask that you please note the following items. These are not permitted and are considered fire and safety hazards in the residence halls, and may result in a fine if discovered in residential possession.

L inens: towels, extra long twin sheets, blankets, mattress pad

 Pictures of family and friends

Toiletries: soap, shampoo, toothpaste, tissues and something to carry toiletries

 Telephone  TV, tablet, iPad

Shower shoes

 UL-listed surge protectors and/or

First aid items: pain relievers, Band-Aids, vitamins, etc.

extension cords  Can opener

• Candles and incense

H air dryer

• Halogen lamps

Laundry detergent (high efficiency) and basket

• Christmas lights

Clothes hangers

• Toasters

Iron and ironing board

• Knives

S mall sewing kit

Study lamp

Alarm clock

 Small tool kit and flashlight

S mall refrigerator (no larger than 3.6 cubic feet)

 Umbrella

These items cause a significant amount of damage in the residence halls and can be costly to remove: • Sleeper sofas • Glow-in-the-dark stars • Duct tape

Microwave oven (space saver or apartment size is preferred)

 Crates or other shelving for books  Throw pillows, bean bag chair  Throw rugs (most rooms have tile floors)  Carpet sweeper/dust buster/broom

 Plants  Snack foods

Computer/laptop, printer

Desk supplies: pens, scissors, paperclips, pencil sharpener

C alendar/date book/planner

Flatware, plates, bowls, cups, glasses

Writing paper, envelopes, stamps

Business attire (for classroom presentations)

 Cleaning supplies

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CAMPUS SERVICES

What You Need To Know

TELEPHONE SERVICE & CABLE TV

• Students may not put nails or screws in the walls. Poster putty or 3M Strips are recommended.

• Each room has one operational telephone jack. Each student

• Pets are prohibited except for fish in a tank no larger than 10 gallons. • There is no storage space on campus. If you need to store belongings, contact an independent storage company. • Students are not permitted to paint their own rooms. Please contact the hall staff at check-in if you have a concern related to the condition of the walls. • Cooking appliances are not allowed (hot plates, skillets, toasters, toaster ovens, or any coiled appliance). Only a small George Foreman grill, microwave, and coffee maker are allowed. • Refrigerators may be no larger than 3.6 cubic feet. • Use extension cords and surge protectors with the UL label (14 gauge or higher and no longer than 10 ft.). Use polarized cords for safety.

has access to an individual voice mailbox. Voicemail may be accessed by dialing 6299 and entering your passcode. • For on-campus calls, dial only the last four digits of the number. To dial off-campus, first dial 9. • Rooms are not equipped with a phone. • Cable is provided to each room. Basic local and national channels are available. LAUNDRY FACILITIES Laundry facilities are located in Joseph-Reynolds, Allan Spivey, Hollis, the Publix Commons, Jenkins, Miller, and Wesley Hall, as well as in Colony Arms, Lake Morton, and Lake Hollingsworth apartments. All residential students enjoy the convenience and cost savings of FREE laundry. Visit “Laundry View,” on the student home page (flsouthern. edu/students) to check on the availability of washers and dryers and monitor your laundry’s progress.

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Dining/Meal Plans

You will find a wide variety of dining options that accommodate your busy schedule as well as nutritional demands. Hours and price per meal are subject to change.

How Do The Meal Plans Work?

WYNEE’S BISTRO (main dining hall, Herbert E. Wolfe Building) Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday/Sunday: 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

Meal plans are made up of a combination of swipes and points. Swipes can be used at Wynee’s Bistro for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Points (1 point = $1) may be used to purchase additional meals at any venue on campus. 20 MEAL PLAN – 6 swipes (meals) in Wynee’s Bistro and $55 in points that can be used at any food venue on campus. When you use points at Wynee’s, you will be charged $3.96 per meal, providing approximately 14 additional meal-swipes. The 20 Meal Plan is required of all first-year residential students. 15 MEAL PLAN – 5 meal-swipes in Wynee’s Bistro and $46 in points. On this plan, points used in Wynee’s are charged at $4.61 per meal. 10 MEAL PLAN – 3 meal-swipes in Wynee’s Bistro and $40 in points. On this plan, points used in Wynee’s are charged at $5.74 per meal.

TERRACE CAFÉ/FRESHENS (first floor of Wolfe Building) Quick breakfast, lunch, or late night snack Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m.-12 a.m. Sunday: 10 a.m.-11 p.m. MOC MART (first floor next to Terrace Café/Freshens) Campus convenience store Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday/Sunday: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

5 MEAL PLAN – 34 points that can be used at any food venue on campus. On this plan, points used in Wynee’s are charged at $6.86 per meal. This option is available to commuter students or residential students with full-kitchen access only.

TÛTÛ’S CYBER CAFÉ (inside Roux Library) Features Starbucks Coffee, grab-and-go salads and sandwiches, and bakery items Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-3 a.m. Saturday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday: 2 p.m.-3 a.m.

While swipes reset Monday morning (unused swipes are lost), unused points roll over from week to week but cannot be carried over into the next semester. Both swipes and points are prorated during weeks with breaks, such as fall and spring break.

THE GRILL MASTER (outside Roux Library) Grill favorites such as hot dogs, chicken, burgers, etc. Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

MOC BUCKS can also be used to purchase food, supplies, or printing services at any of our campus venues. You can add Moc Bucks to your FSC ID at the Business Office or through GET Mobile (available at the App Store on iTunes and Google Play). Note: You will be charged a $1 convenience fee for each online deposit.

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CAMPUS SERVICES

Technology Florida Southern College operates comprehensive computing resources. All residence hall rooms, classrooms, and laboratories are connected through a high-speed network. Currently, more than 300 lab computers are available for student use. Each student is assigned a network login, enabling free Internet access and e-mail on the campus network.

RINKER TECHNOLOGY CENTER is the College’s main computing facility and provides access to Mac and PC workstations, scanners, and printers. Permanent file storage is not available. Please bring your own storage media, such as CDs and thumb drives to save your work. The Center is open until 1 a.m. most evenings. See flsouthern.edu/helpdesk for a complete schedule. Need help? The lab is also staffed with knowledgeable assistants who provide support with e-mail, Microsoft Office, or networking issues. Is your computer giving you trouble? Call the HELPDESK at ext. 6426. In TÛTÛ’S CAFÉ , there are additional PCs, iMacs, a color laser printer, and flatbed scanner.

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Network Connections Wired networking is available in all our residence halls. Just bring your computer, an Ethernet cable (available for purchase at the bookstore), and plug in. You’ll be prompted to download Cisco Identity Service, which will make sure your device is network-ready.

GO WIRELESS! Wireless networking is available throughout the campus. Look for the “FSCcampus” network.

Helpdesk staff will be available in your hall on Move-In Day to help you get up and running. NETWORK & E-MAIL ACCOUNTS Each student is provided with a personal network-user account. Your network username cannot be changed. You will be responsible for maintaining the security of your account information and for changing the password. We provide Webbased e-mail for easy access from any location. Your e-mail address will be your networkname@mocs.flsouthern.edu. You will have a 10Gb mailbox and an additional 25Gb of storage space available for your use. PRINTING/COPYING is available in the Rinker Technology Center, TûTû’s Café, and Roux Library. Printing credits are added to your ID card each semester. Additional credits may be purchased using Moc Bucks.

FSC PORTAL You will be provided an additional user ID and password for the FSC Portal, through which you can: • See the schedule of current classes. • Review grades from previous terms. • Search for courses by department, professor, time, etc. • Access accounts information. • Pay your account online with a credit card or eCheck. • Access course-related information, such as the syllabus, course schedule, handouts, books, announcements, and online quizzes. • Learn more about other students in your classes.

NOTE: When you log into the FSC Portal for the first time, be sure to update the “Biographical Info,” section, which can be found under the heading of Personal Information. Please include the e-mail address you would prefer the faculty uses when contacting you. This address can be your FSC e-mail account or any other e-mail account you want to use.


Software We provide Norton Antivirus software to all students free of charge, which can be downloaded from the FSC servers when you arrive on campus or you can opt to use another product for antivirus. Each student must maintain operating system and anti-virus software updates on their computers. While covered in the policies referenced on our website, we cannot overemphasize the consequences of illegal pirating of music, video, and software. This is a reminder that such use of the campus network will not be tolerated and violators may be exposing themselves to prosecution beyond the control of the College.

Computer Recommendations For full-time students, a laptop is recommended versus a “netbook.” Many of the new “Ultra-Book” laptops do not include a DVD drive and some do not have an Ethernet port. Most newer laptops include wireless capability as standard.

STUDENT DISCOUNTS If you are purchasing a computer or software you can obtain special discounts from these vendors: Dell: dell.com/edubuy Member ID: US22786853 800.695.8133 Gateway:

call 877.485.1462 ext. 55146 for James Small or ext. 55625 for Gale Huddleston

Apple: store.apple.com From the Apple store online, select “Education Store,” click on “Select Your College.” In the zip code field, enter “33801,” and choose Florida Southern College. Software:

On The Hub - flsouthern.onthehub.com

Creation Engine - creationengine.com

JourneyEd.com - journeyed.com

School World - schoolworld.com

If you have additional questions, please contact us via e-mail at ISHelp@flsouthern.edu or call 863.616.6426.

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CAMPUS SERVICES

Student Solutions Center Your Student Solutions Center is the hub of information and services, supporting students and families in a variety of ways in one convenient location. As a comprehensive resource office, our goal is to establish a foundation for student success by offering academic support, supplemental advising, transition support, financial aid and business office assistance, student life answers, and registration assistance. Whether you are one of the newest members of the FSC community or a seasoned Moccasin, the Student Solutions team focuses on what you need to achieve your fullest potential. Student Solutions Center: Answers, assistance, achievement.

Disability Services The Office of Student Disability Services ensures equal access of all Florida Southern College students to the full range of college experiences. FSC adheres to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) amended by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), in prohibiting discrimination against any otherwise qualified student with a disability. Students with disabilities who wish to request accommodations should contact the Coordinator of Student Disability Services at 863.680.4198

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Academic Assistance PENS WRITING LAB (863.680.4393) Located in the Christoverson Humanities Building. Call to make an appointment. CENTRAL COMPUTER LAB (863.616.6426) Located in the Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Technology Center. TUTOR TABLES Tutor Tables are offered in the lobby of the Student Solutions Center Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 6 - 9 p.m. PEER ASSISTED STUDENT SESSIONS (PASS) A collaborative learning environment where you work with other students to reinforce key concepts and develop effective study strategies in specific classes. Whether you are a top performer or could use some improvement, you will benefit from the skills and understanding gained by attending PASS. Check the FSC website for the schedule after classes begin.

The Student Solutions Center is located in the Raulerson Building, adjacent to the Water Dome. Please e-mail studentsolutions@flsouthern.edu for assistance or call 863.680.4900.


Career Center The Career Center assists students and alumni in developing, evaluating, and implementing career, education, and employment decisions and plans. Services and assistance offered include: • Exploring and choosing a major • Career counseling

A Four-Year Approach To Success The Career Center at Florida Southern isn’t just for seniors! We encourage a four-year approach to success. FIRST YEAR: Learn about yourself and your career options through a variety of interactive exercises and programs, and begin to evaluate career options.

• Assessment tools to assist in determining your “life” path

SECOND YEAR: Explore hands-on experience. Internships,

• Events (i.e., Career & Graduate School Expo, Moc Interviews, Career Spotlights, and many more)

part-time jobs, and volunteer work are great ways to further

• Job- and internship-search assistance • Résumé- and cover letter-writing assistance

research career options before graduation. JUNIOR YEAR: Create connections. Expanding your

• Networking opportunities

network is key to getting insider information about career

• Graduate school preparation

options and job openings.

• Classes like Career Decision Making and Professional

SENIOR YEAR: Polish your interview skills, create a plan of

Development

Stop in at the Career Center, located on the first floor of the Charles T. Thrift Jr. Building, to take advantage of the many valuable resources.

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CAMPUS SERVICES

Counseling

Student Health Center

Supporting Student Well-being

Expert Medical Care

Counseling hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Located in the Thrift Building, 1st floor.

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday/Sunday: 3-8 p.m.

Your college years are filled with life-changing events—from leaving home and moving into your new college residence hall to graduating and finding a job, and everything in between. FSC’s Counseling Center offers students free counseling, helping students maintain their emotional well-being to achieve their educational goals.

Florida Southern’s Student Health Center provides professional, efficient and cost-effective medical care in a comfortable and caring environment. The following services are provided to full-time day students at no charge: • Clinic visits with the RNs and ARNPs • A variety of over-the-counter medications • Equipment for loan, including ice bags, crutches, hot water bottles, and plastic basins.

The Counseling Center provides a safe, nurturing environment. Services include individual, couple, and group sessions. Students seek counseling for a wide range of reasons, including stress and anxiety, depression, and relational issues. The Center also offers daily meditation and weekly activity functions, such as Art Group. Your first appointment can usually be scheduled within a few days of your call. Allow an hour for your counseling session. Students in crisis are seen as quickly as possible.

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Items that require a charge include prescription medication and laboratory tests that have been ordered by a ARNP. Prescriptions can be filled by convenient, nearby pharmacies. The Center offers flu shots in the fall for a nominal charge. Please inform the Student Health Center of any health conditions or needs you may have. It is important that your roommate and/or Resident Advisor knows of any health problems, e.g., diabetes, seizures, asthma, etc. This insures proper treatment is given if a medical emergency occurs.

All health records are maintained strictly confidential and are securely filed. Information is released only when a student’s permission is given by written consent. Every full-time student is required to be covered by family insurance or the UnitedHealthcare Student Insurance the school offers.

REQUIRED RECORDS Medical information required to be on file prior to enrollment in August includes:

• A current physical that has been completed and signed by a physician, ARNP, or DO

• Proof of immunization for the following: - MMR X 2 (measles, mumps, rubella) - Meningitis - Hepatitis B x 3

• H ealth history form to be completed by the student


Campus Security Important Numbers The Office of Campus Safety & Security is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. In case of an emergency on campus, dial 3555. From a cell or off-campus phone, call 863.680.4125. The hotline for campus updates in case of weather or other emergency is 863.680.4101.

Security Escort Transmitter ALL new students are required to purchase the Security Escort Transmitter. This transmitter provides instant access to Campus Safety and Security personnel for medical emergencies and personal safety situations. The system is monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When activated, this small, handheld transmitter sounds an alarm at the Campus Safety and Security Office.

Campus Mail At activation, the Security Escort Transmitter displays all your personal information, such as race, gender, height, hair color, cell phone number, etc. Within seconds, Safety professionals know who and where you are. Help is immediately dispatched to your location. The Security Escort Transmitter is a form of a GPS System, which means it tracks your movement no matter where you are on campus. The Security Escort Transmitter, however, is not a substitute for safe behavior. The $50 cost of the Security Escort Transmitter will be billed to your student account. For more information please contact Campus Safety and Security at 863.680.4305.

Parking

You’ve Got Mail • Put your name and box number on each piece of mail. • Incoming mail to new students should read “New Student” until a campus box number is received. • Do not write “P.O. Box” before your box number as it causes confusion for the U.S. Postal Service and FedEx. • Pick up your key and box number at the mailroom when you arrive on campus. • Check your campus mail regularly. It is your responsibility to check and know the information that has been distributed. • If you plan on shipping any of your belongings to campus before your arrival, do not send more than a week prior to move-in day. For more information, call the mailroom at 863.680.3928.

Parking Permits Cars are allowed on campus. Students with cars must park in a designated, permit-only area. Permits may be obtained from Campus Safety & Security.

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AROUND TOWN/LAKELAND

Lakeland

FIRST FRIDAY: During the first Friday of every month,

‘A Little Mecca Of Cool’

sidewalk entertainment and even classic-car displays.

For small-town charm with a big-city feel, Lakeland is the place to be. Referred to as “a little mecca of cool,” Lakeland’s dynamic downtown offers hip shops, restaurants, art galleries, theatre, dance, parks, sidewalk cafés, and every form of entertainment imaginable. The charming historic district of downtown Lakeland is located just 1.5 miles from the campus. The Lakeside Village, located in Lakeland’s upscale Grasslands area and just minutes from the FSC Campus, is a great place to stroll, shop, catch a movie, dine and enjoy! Whether you are looking for a casual eatery or a fine-dining experience, a boutique for unique gifts, or just a place to relax, Lakeside Village has it all! You’ll also find concerts, comedians, ice skating, and hot air balloon rides. With an average daily temperature of 75 degrees and sunshine 330 days a year, our students love spending time outside!

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downtown stores stay open until 9 p.m. You’ll get to see

DOWNTOWN FARMERS CURB MARKET: Every Saturday from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 200 North Kentucky Avenue, plaza of Peterson Building (across from Crispers). Fresh produce, bread, plants, artisans, rock shop, jewelry, ready-to-eat food, entertainment, etc. Details at downtownfarmerscurbmarket.org

GET OUTTA TOWN: Lakeland is just a short drive from some of the nation’s most popular theme parks and world-class beaches. In Orlando, just an hour’s drive from campus, you’ll find Walt Disney World’s® four theme parks, Cirque du Soleil,® La Nouba,TM Downtown Disney, Universal Studios,® Islands of Adventure,® and Sea World.® Or walk on the wild side at Busch Gardens,® less than 30 minutes from FSC.

Some favorite dining spots: DOWNTOWN • Black and Brew Coffee House & Bistro • The Chop Shop • Crispers • Downtown Diner • Harry’s Seafood Bar and Grill • Fresco’s Bakery and Bistro • Garden Bistro • Jimmy John’s • Mitchell’s Coffee House • Palace Pizza • Silver Ring Cafe • Texas Cattle Co. • The Terrace • The Purple Onion • Tropical Smoothie

LAKESIDE VILLAGE • Abuelo’s Mexican Food Embassy • BD’s Mongolian Grill • Burger 21 • Chili’s • Cold Stone Creamery • Crispers • Fish City Grill • Grillsmith • Longhorn Steakhouse • Louis Pappas Market Café • Moe’s Southwest Grill • Olive Garden • Pizzeria Valdiano • Saigon Bistro • Subway


Around Town/Lakeland

COOL STUFF


AROUND TOWN/LAKELAND

Discover Florida Whether you are a native Floridian or making the move to the Sunshine State, the Discover Florida Series sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) will connect you with exciting opportunities throughout the state at little or no cost to you. Get ready to pack your bags and discover all that Florida has to offer. SHUTTLE TO SHOP: Explore Mall of Millenia, hunt for an amazing deal at the Orlando Premium Outlets, or shop outdoors at Shops of Wiregrass. Save your gas money with provided transportation! BECOME A FAN: Get ready to cheer on your new home teams. Catch games from the Tampa Bay Lighting, Orlando Magic, and Lakeland’s Flying Tigers. EXPLORE OUTDOORS: Enjoy one of the hundreds of days of Florida sun at Clearwater Beach, trail blaze with a horseback ride, or spend the weekend camping with friends. With a blend of cultures old and new, world-class shopping, and sandy-white beaches, there is always something new to see or do in the state of Florida.

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COMING UP: • September 5 - Trip to Disney • September 26 - Shuttle to Shop • October 20 - Universal Studios • October 22 - Sea World


STAY CONNECTED

Theme Park Tickets Looking for something to do this weekend? Stop by the Center for Student Involvement and pick up discount tickets to a local theme park! TICKETS ON SALE: • Disney Parks • Universal Studios • Wet-N-Wild • Busch Gardens • Sea World and Aquatica All sales are non-refundable. Only cash and checks are accepted. Please make checks payable to Florida Southern.

OFFICIAL COLLEGE NETWORKS flsouthern.edu F FloridaSouthern L FSCAdmissions

INTRAMURAL SPORTS flsouthern.edu/intramurals

MOCCASIN ATHLETICS fscmocs.com F fscmocs L FSC_Athletics

FESTIVAL OF FINE ARTS flsouthern.edu/ffa F FSC Theatre: L FSCTheatre

CENTER FOR STUDENT INVOLVEMENT flsouthern.edu/clubs F FSCCSI L FSCFun

ROUX LIBRARY flsouthern.edu/library F rouxlibrary L RouxLibrary

STUDENT GOVERNMENT (SGA) flsouthern.edu/sga F SGAFSC L SGA_FSC ASSOCIATION OF CAMPUS ENTERTAINMENT (ACE) flsouthern.edu/ace F FSCACE GREEK LIFE flsouthern.edu/greek L FSCGreeks VOLUNTEER flsouthern.edu/service F VolunteerFSC WELLNESS CENTER flsouthern.edu/wellness F FSCWellness L FSCWellness

CAREER CENTER flsouthern.edu/career F FloridaSouthernCollegeCareerCenter L FSCCareer STUDENT SOLUTIONS flsouthern.edu/studentsolutions F FSCStudentSolutions L FSCSSC STUDENT TRAVEL OFFICE flsouthern.edu/studyabroad F floridasouthern.studenttravel L FSCstravel

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