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Family Weekend

Families that register by September 20 will receive Florida Southern College Family Weekend 2023 t-shirts! Registration will remain open through October 6.

Friday, October 6, 2023

Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture Tours
10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m.
Location: The Sharp Tourism and Education Center

Please schedule your tour in advance here. Select “Basic Tour,” select your time, and please note “Family Weekend” in the Comments section to access your free tour.

Check-in, Packet Distribution: Welcome Back to Florida Southern College!
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Courtyard, Carlisle Rogers Building 

Dinner
5:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m.
Optional, pay at the door
Location: Wynee’s Bistro 

First Friday
6:00 p.m. -   9:00 p.m.
Location: Off-campus, Downtown Lakeland

First Friday is a family-friendly event held in the streets of Downtown Lakeland between Lemon St. and Oak St., along Kentucky and Tennessee Avenues. Downtown shops and restaurants will be open late, and First Friday typically features special vendors and live music.

The Squeeze is a fare-free shuttle service from campus to Downtown Lakeland that departs from the intersection of Johnson Ave. and Frank Lloyd Wright Dr. on Fridays from 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

 Family Movie Night – Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse 
7:30 p.m.
Location: B202 (across from Branscomb Auditorium) 

Unnecessary Farce, Theatre Performance
7:30 p.m.
Location: Loca Lee Buckner Theatre

Advanced reservations required–tickets are available starting September 6. To reserve tickets on or after September 6, please visit fsc.universitytickets.com and use the coupon code familyweekend for a 100% discount.

By Paul Salde Smith; Directed by Lawrence Lesher. Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go! In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next-door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there's some confusion as to who's in which room, who's being videotaped, who's taken the money, who's hired a hitman, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes….

Saturday, October 7, 2023

Check-in and Packet Distribution for Later Arrivals: Welcome Back to Florida Southern College!
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Snake Pit, Carlisle Rogers Building

Downtown Farmers Curb Market
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Downtown Lakeland, Lemon and Kentucky Avenue

A showcase for the talents and the work of local artisans and local growers, the Downtown Farmers Curb Market is a favorite among FSC students and Lakelanders.

The Squeeze is a fare-free shuttle service from campus to Downtown Lakeland that departs from the intersection of Johnson Ave. and Frank Lloyd Wright Dr. on Fridays from 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Breakfast and Lawn Games on the Green
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Mr. George’s Green 

Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture Tours
10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m.
Location: The Sharp Tourism and Education Center

Please schedule your tour in advance here. Select “Basic Tour,” select your time, and please note “Family Weekend” in the Comments section to access your free tour. 

Student Life & Graduate Studies, Open House
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Carlisle Rogers Building

Drop in for snacks, treats, and introductions to the student-centered services and resources offered to students through the Department of Student Life and campus partners, including our award-winning Office of Career Services, the Academic Center for Excellence, the Center for Student Involvement, The Simmons Center for Multicultural Appreciation, and Graduate Admissions.

Esports Arena, Open House 
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., continuous
Location: Snake Pit Esports Arena, Carlisle Rogers Building 

Polk Museum Of Art at Florida Southern College
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., open visitation
Location: 800 East Palmetto Street, 33801 

Waterfront Gathering
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., continuous
Location: Moc Dock and Waterfront (across from S. Ingram Ave. on Lake Hollingsworth)

Kayaking, paddleboarding, and complimentary food 

FSC Swimming vs. Florida Tech
12:00 p.m.
Location: Nina B. Hollis Wellness Center Pool 

Southern Sample: Moc Classes
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Christoverson Humanities Building

Enjoy samples of Moc classes that will provide a glimpse into the engaged learning environment embraced by FSC, led by members of our beloved faculty. 

Dinner
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Thrift Alumni Room

Enjoy dinner and a special message from Florida Southern College alumni at 6:00 p.m. Dinner is included with your registration; please RSVP by sending the total number in your party that will be attending to rwalsh@flsouthern.edu.

FSC Men’s Soccer vs. Rollins
7:00 p.m.
Location: Berend Field 

Unnecessary Farce, Theatre Performance
7:30 p.m.
Location: Loca Lee Buckner Theatre

Advanced reservations required–tickets are available starting September 6. To reserve tickets on or after September 6, please visit fsc.universitytickets.com and use the coupon code familyweekend for a 100% discount.

By Paul Salde Smith; Directed by Lawrence Lesher. Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go! In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next-door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there's some confusion as to who's in which room, who's being videotaped, who's taken the money, who's hired a hitman, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes….

Special Guest Anthony Kearns, Irish Tenor
7:30 p.m.
Location: Branscomb Auditorium

Advanced reservations required–tickets are available starting September 6. To reserve tickets on or after September 6, please visit fsc.universitytickets.com and use the coupon code familyweekend for a 100% discount.

Anthony Kearns began his professional career with The Dublin Grand Opera Society. He is an internationally acclaimed tenor, record producer, and a member of The Irish Tenors, whose CDs have gone Gold, Platinum, and Double Platinum and  became a world-wide sensation as one of Ireland's most famous touring musicians. They remain one of PBSʼs top-ranked acts ever. Mr. Kearns has performed in the most prestigious venues around the world, from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House. He has performed for Presidents and for Popes and will delight audiences once again in Florida. 

Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Embry Riddle
8:00 p.m.
Location: Lakeland Ice Arena, 3395 W Memorial Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33815

Sunday, October 8, 2023

Breakfast
8:00 a.m - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Wynee’s Bistro

Optional, pay at the door

Breakfast Treats with FSC Campus Ministries, FSC Hillel, FSC Muslim Student Association, and Catholic Campus Ministry
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Fannin Ministry Center 

Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture Tours
10:00 a.m.
Location: The Sharp Tourism and Education Center

Please schedule your tour in advance here. Select “Basic Tour,” select your time, and please note “Family Weekend” in the Comments section to access your free tour.

Waterfront Gathering 
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., continuous
Location: Moc Dock and Waterfront (across from S. Ingram Ave. on Lake Hollingsworth)

Kayaking, paddle boarding, and complimentary food 

Unnecessary Farce, Theatre Performance
2:30 p.m. Matinee 
Location: Loca Lee Buckner Theatre

Advanced reservations required–tickets are available starting September 6. To reserve tickets on or after September 6, please visit fsc.universitytickets.com and use the coupon code familyweekend for a 100% discount.

By Paul Salde Smith; Directed by Lawrence Lesher. Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go! In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next-door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there's some confusion as to who's in which room, who's being videotaped, who's taken the money, who's hired a hitman, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes….

For questions, please contact Ryan Walsh, Assistant Dean of Student Initiatives and Family Engagement: rwalsh@flsouthern.edu.