New Student Information

Opening Week Activities

Saturday, August 17

8 a.m.

Residence halls open for check-in

11 a.m.

Volleyball Scrimmage

Conn Gymnasium

2 p.m.

Men's Soccer Game

Qualls Field

5–7 p.m.

Cookout for students and parents

7 p.m.

Parent Welcome

Puckett Auditorium

Midnight

Curfew

Sunday, August 18

2–4 & 7–11 p.m.

Chorus auditions (by appointment)

11 p.m.

Curfew

Monday, August 19

8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

New Student Orientation (Mandatory)

Pick up your orientation folder outside of Henderson Dining Hall

6 p.m.

Beach Picnic & Devotion

Fort DeSoto Beach – Dining hall closed; Pouch open until 3 p.m.

11 p.m.

Curfew

Tuesday, August 20

8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

New Student Orientation (Mandatory)

4:30–6 p.m.

Academic Advising (assigned appointments)

Fort DeSoto Beach – Dining hall closed; Pouch open until 3 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

The Rally

Campus Center Lawn

10 p.m.

Devotion

11 p.m.

Curfew

Wednesday, August 21

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Academic Advising (assigned appointments)

3 p.m.

Meeting for students with on-campus jobs

Puckett Auditorium

11 p.m.

Curfew

Thursday, August 22

8 a.m.

Classes begin

10 a.m.

Opening Ceremonies

10 p.m.

Devotion

11 p.m.

Curfew

Friday, August 23

4 p.m.

Cheerleading info meeting

Jennifer Hall Lobby

7 p.m.

SBGA Event

Riverview Center

9:30 p.m.

MOSI Singing

Museum of Science and Industry

Midnight

Curfew

Saturday, August 24

10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Cheerleading tryout practice

Conn Gymnasium

TBD

Women's Soccer Game

Qualls Field

7 p.m.

Men's Soccer Game

Qualls Field

Midnight

Curfew

We hope that his information helps you plan your first week on campus. We look forward to welcoming you!

As you make plan, please be aware of the following:
  • Payment agreements should be on file.
  • Parking spaces will be assigned in the order in which the vehicle registration process is completed.
  • During orientation, students will meet with their assigned advisors.
  • Rooms are assigned in the order in which your housing application process is completed.
  • Be sure to set up your FalconLink account and Florida College email soon (and check them frequently).

We are here to help! Please let us know if you have any questions.

Important Dates

Oct 17–18, 2019 Fall break
Nov 27–Dec 2, 2019 Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec 12, 2019 Last day of finals
Jan 4, 2020 Campus Opens (noon)