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Florida Southern Student Life

Florida Southern is on a 113-acre campus in a suburban setting in Lakeland, Florida, not far from Tampa and Orlando. There are many activities and organizations for Florida Southern students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Florida Southern also has fraternities and sororities.

Florida Southern has a thriving Astronomy Club. In fact, more students participate in Astronomy Club than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Florida Southern include American Sign Language Club, Association of Campus Entertainment, Disney Club and Allies

The Florida Southern community comes together each year for Blast-off, Winter Wonderland, and Fairwell Festival.

Does Florida Southern offer student housing?

Florida Southern offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through senior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Florida Southern students live off campus. In 2021, 46% of undergrads at Florida Southern lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 54% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Florida Southern. There are 2,335 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,834 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 1,293 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 9% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Florida Southern offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Safety at Florida Southern

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Florida Southern College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Florida Southern campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Florida Southern offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to Florida Southern

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Florida Southern, take Interstate 4 to Lakeland, FL. If you need to fly, book your flight to Tampa International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Florida you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Florida Southern's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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