Reporting, Photo and Video Guidelines
As a public university, the Florida Polytechnic University campus is open to students, faculty, staff and visitors – including the media.
Members of the media who would like to come on campus can go to any location where the general public is allowed. Still, the Florida Poly media relations team encourages reporters and photographers to call or email in advance so we can help coordinate your visit and make sure you get the materials you need.
Please note, unless media have received a parking pass or special instructions for a designated media event, they will need to pay for visitor parking at one of the self-serve kiosks in parking lots 2, 3 or 4. Visitor Day Passes are $5. Free parking is available immediately off campus along Research Way. Additional information, including a parking map, can be found on our Parking and Transportation Services page.
Access to certain parts of campus, interior buildings, residence halls and offices may be restricted for privacy or security reasons or to limit disruptions to normal University operations. Access may also be limited during an emergency.
To coordinate your visit, please email Marketing and Communications.
Still photos or video may not be used for commercial or promotional purposes outside of regular news coverage without prior approval from Florida Polytechnic University.
About The University
Florida Polytechnic University is the only polytechnic higher-education institution in the State University System of Florida. It welcomed its inaugural class in August 2014.
Strategically located at the heart of Florida’s High Tech Corridor in Lakeland, Florida, between Tampa and Orlando, Florida Polytechnic University is dedicated to hands-on learning and applied research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Preparing 21st century learners to become innovative problem-solvers and high-tech professionals is at the core of the Florida Poly mission. The University focuses on practical and applied research, internships with industry partners, and hands-on leadership opportunities delivered by distinguished faculty who excel in their fields.
The College of Engineering and College of Innovation and Technology offers six undergraduate degree programs, two graduate degree programs and 19 high-tech concentrations that include Big Data Analytics, Cloud Virtualization, Nanotechnology, Cyber Security and Machine Intelligence.
Florida Poly’s main classroom building – the Innovation, Science and Technology (IST) Building – is a state-of-the-art facility designed by world-renowned architect Dr. Santiago Calatrava.
The IST Building features cutting-edge innovation laboratories, including the Super Computer Lab, Visualization and Technology Collaboration (VTC) Robotics Lab, and the Rapid Application Development (RAD) Makerspace Lab with 3D printing capabilities. The technology-rich spaces enable students to work side-by-side with their professors, participating in experiential learning to solve industry challenges.
To ensure students graduate job-ready, Florida Polytechnic University collaborates with community partners to guide curriculum development and develop internship opportunities.