Falcon Days Information

Planning for Falcon Days

Registering

Every student attending must register themselves and any guests that will be attending with them on this website at least six weeks in advance.
This event is specially tailored for high-school juniors and seniors.
Registration fills up VERY quickly and only students who are registered will be able to attend, so register soon!

Paying

There is a $60 registration fee for each student attending Falcon Days that covers transportation (to/from the airport and between events), lodging and food. Each guest that attends with the student adds $20 to the fee (to cover food for the weekend). The registration fee can be paid online at the end of the online registration form!
You are not registered until we receive your payment and you receive email confirmation.
If a local chapter of The Hutchinson Bell is sponsoring a group of students, the local chapter can reimburse the students directly or the chapter can pay Florida College. Email Lauren Tharp at tharpl@floridacollege.edu for more details.

Housing and Transportation

All Falcon Days events begin Thursday evening and end Friday night. You should plan to arrive Thursday afternoon and depart Saturday during the day. Do not make travel arrangements until you receive an email confirmation that you have been registered and we have received the registration fee.
The office of admissions and retention services will arrange housing for students on Thursday and Friday of the event and transportation for students from Thursday to Saturday of each Falcon Days event. We will only be able to accommodate guests flying into the Tampa International Airport (TPA) on Thursday and Saturday of each event. We will be unable to accommodate guests flying through the St. Petersburg Airport (PIE) or other airports.
Only juniors and seniors in high school can be transported to/from the airport and accommodated on campus. Other guests please visit our Directions and Hotels page for lodging suggestions and deals in the area.
Students wishing to arrive before Thursday morning or leave after Saturday afternoon, are responsible for making their own arrangements for lodging and transportation. Florida College students may not be excused from class to go to the airport.
If your lodging plans include an extended stay on campus, each student will need to complete the appropriate paperwork in consultation with the student with whom they plan to stay in the dormitory.
Guests are not permitted to arrive after curfew at 11 p.m. on Sunday-Thursday or 12 a.m. on Friday-Saturday. Guests arriving after curfew will be required to find other options for lodging in the area.
Some exceptions may be made to the housing and transportation policy for students traveling from the Pacific time zone. For more information, contact tharpl@floridacollege.edu.

Group Travel

If you are sponsoring a group of students, please contact tharpl@floridacollege.edu with a complete list of students attending.
At this time, due to housing constraints, the office of admissions and retention services is unable to provide lodging on campus for group chaperones.
Please read the housing and transportation policy carefully when planning, and contact tharpl@floridacollege.edu with any questions or concerns.
Thank you for your interest in helping the students in your area attend Falcon Days!

While You’re Here

Residence Hall Guidelines / Curfew

During your stay you will be able to experience campus and dorm life, but you will not have a key to your host’s room for security purposes. This means that you will need to coordinate with your host about times you will need access to the room.
At curfew each night you must check in with the dorm supervisors. After you check in for the night, you must remain in the residence hall. Curfew is at 11 p.m. on Thursday and 12 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
After Falcon Days is over, and before you leave to go home, please check out with the dorm supervisor.

What to Wear

Chapel and Classes: Casual dress (no shorts or work-out clothes)
Around Campus: Casual dress (shorts, jeans, skirts, t-shirts, etc.)
Evening programs: Nice casual dress (jeans, khakis, skirts, etc.)
NOTE: Skirts and shorts must touch the kneecap. Shirts must cover mid-section, stomach and back. Tank tops and spaghetti-strap shirts are not permitted.

What to Bring

Sleeping bag
Pillow
Towels
Toiletries/personal items (soap, toothbrush, etc.)
Bible