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Scholars Weekend


Much more than a traditional campus visit (by invitation only)

If you are admitted to Florida Southern by early March, you’ll be invited to attend one of our distinctive Scholars Weekends.

Dates For 2017

  • Date January 27-28
  • Date February 17-18
  • Date March 17-18

Scholars Weekends include opportunities to:

  • Interact with faculty in your academic area of interest
  • Join breakout sessions highlighting the FSC student experience to learn more about health and wellness, Greek life, student involvement, our living/learning communities, the honors program, Junior Journey/study abroad, engaged learning and much more.
  • Engage with other prospective students in team-building activities
  • Stay in one of our 11 residence halls and spend time with FSC’s amazing students.
  • Explore our 100-acre campus (recently named the #1 “Most Beautiful Campus” in the nation by The Princeton Review), including Lake Hollingsworth and the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.

Here’s the plan for Scholars Weekend

In addition to connecting future Mocs with the Florida Southern community, Scholars Weekend also offers events for parents and other family members. Please note that our parent program activities are separate from our student program.

Students’ Schedule

9:00 – 11:00 AM
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Prestige Scholarship Interviews (by invitation only)
Various locations
1:00 – 4:00 PM Hollis Fellows in Education Scholarship Interviews (by invitation only)
Edge Hall
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Honors Lunch (by invitation only)
Thrift Alumni Room
2:00 PM Optional Early Bird Tour
Branscomb 201
3:00 PM Arrival & Check-in
Honeyman Pavilion
4:00 – 4:45 PM Scholars Weekend Welcome
5:00 – 6:00 PM Academic Showcases
Various locations
6:15 – 7:00 PM Dinner
Wellness Center Gym
7:15 – 8:30 PM Competition Showdown
George Jenkins Field House
8:30 PM FSC Late Night
Pipkin Bandshell
8:00 – 8:45 AM

Wynee’s Bistro

9:00 – 10:45 AM

Choose Your Adventure
Greek Life, Community Living, Junior Journey and Study Abroad, Campus Ministries, Intramurals & Wellness Activities, Academic Experience, and Student Activities

10:45 – 11:15 AM Counselor Connections
Christoverson Humanities Building
11:30 AM – 12:45 PM Campus Exploration
Free time and optional campus tour
12:45 – 1:30 PM Lunch
Wynee’s Bistro
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Scholars Weekend Finale
Thrift Alumni Room

Parents’ schedule

We’ve created a separate schedule of events to help answer some of your questions and provide a more intimate look at Florida Southern.

2:00 PM Optional Early Bird Tour
Branscomb 201
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Parent Reception
Eleanor Searle Drawing Room
4:00 PM Scholars Weekend Welcome
Branscomb Auditorium
4:30 PM The Florida Southern Experience
Branscomb 201
6:00 PM Explore Lakeland
11:30 AM Optional Campus Tour
Honeyman Pavilion
1:00 PM Scholars Weekend Closing & Next Steps for Parents
Branscomb 202
2:00 PM Student Pick Up Parents can pick up their students on Saturday at 2 p.m. from the circle drive in front of the bookstore.