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Virtual Student Union

COVID-19 Updates

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our top priority. Visit our webpage for resources and additional information. Students, I’m happy to introduce the Florida Poly Virtual Student Union, a digital hub for students that is designed to make remote learning and campus engagement – from wherever you are – a little […]

Updates for Florida Poly students

COVID-19 Updates

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our top priority. Visit our webpage for resources and additional information. Dear Students, I hope everyone is staying well and adjusting to your new remote environments. Working and learning remotely is a big adjustment that we’ve all had to make.  I’m pleased to hear about […]

Updates for Florida Poly employees

COVID-19 Updates

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our top priority. Visit our webpage for resources and additional information. All, The work everyone has been doing to keep our University running smoothly and educating our students is nothing short of inspiring. With remote work, remote instruction and limited on-campus staff, we are doing […]

Florida Poly works to protect healthcare workers amid COVID-19 crisis

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LAKELAND, Fla. – A team of Florida Polytechnic University faculty, staff, and students is working to build critical personal protection equipment for clinicians treating patients amid the current COVID-19 pandemic. The effort is in partnership with AdventHealth and will help address the shortage of protective supplies facing healthcare organizations nationwide. The group is using 3D […]

Employee Assistance Program update from Human Resources

COVID-19 Updates

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our top priority. Visit our webpage for resources and additional information. Florida Poly community, The Office of Human Resources would like to remind everyone that the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is an available resource for all employees (faculty, staff, OPS, student employees) and their families. When […]

Florida Poly SGA emergency fund helps struggling students amid COVID-19

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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has added stress and unexpected expenses to many students’ lives. The Florida Polytechnic University Student Government Association (SGA) has created Phund-a-Phoenix, an emergency fund to help students during this time of uncertainty and financial burden. “We understand that this is a very hard time for students and their families, and we […]

Students: We’re here to help

COVID-19 Updates

Dear students, We miss you on campus! Remote learning… Social distancing… Webcams… Proctorio… Internet connections… Living at home… Governor’s orders… Curfew! Our lives have changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Financial, Emotional, and Academic Support are Available We want to give you an easy way to request help. If you have a need, or if […]

Statewide stay-at-home order issued by governor

COVID-19 Updates

All, By now you have likely heard that Gov. Ron DeSantis has issued a stay-at-home order for the State of Florida beginning Friday, April 3, at 12:01am. You may be wondering what that means for you and for Florida Poly. Fortunately, many of the remote instruction and teleworking practices we have already put in place […]

Update regarding housing refunds, rebates, and credits

COVID-19 Updates

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our top priority. Visit our webpage for resources and additional information. Dear Students, Florida Poly’s highest priority is the health and safety of our community. As the COVID-19 crisis rapidly evolves, and in accordance with guidance from local, state, and federal officials, we have […]

Temporary grading policy in response to COVID-19 crisis

COVID-19 Updates

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our top priority. Visit our webpage for resources and additional information.   Updated April 8: The information below about writing-intensive courses has been updated to reflect that these courses are eligible for S/U grades at Florida Poly because an “S” at Florida Poly is […]

Additional safety precautions for on-campus residents

COVID-19 Updates

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our top priority. Visit our webpage for resources and additional information.   As safety precautions are put in place for coronavirus, we have all been looking at Florida Poly as a safe haven. We have been monitoring the conditions related to the coronavirus and […]

Remote instruction extended through rest of semester

COVID-19 Updates

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our top priority. Visit our webpage for resources and additional information. Following the direction we received from the State University System today, Florida Poly will extend our remote-learning initiatives for the rest of the semester and develop an alternative schedule and/or method of holding commencement for […]

Update on working remotely for qualified employees

COVID-19 Updates

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our top priority. Visit our webpage for resources and additional information. March 16, 5:30 p.m. Dear employees, For the safety and well-being of the Florida Poly community, and in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Florida Poly is encouraging all qualified employees to work from […]

Update on remote instruction, travel, and events

COVID-19 Updates

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our top priority. Visit our webpage for resources and additional information. March 12, 3 p.m. Dear Florida Poly community, The University continues taking significant steps to protect our students, faculty, staff, and the Polk County community from the ongoing global COVID-19 outbreak. It’s important […]

Florida Poly moving to a mandatory two-week period of remote instruction

COVID-19 Updates

Following direction from the Florida Board of Governors concerning COVID-19, Florida Poly will move to a mandatory two-week period of remote instruction beginning Monday, March 16. Details on the implementation of this are currently being developed and will be forthcoming.

Florida Poly senior rockets toward SpaceX dream job

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Airplanes, rockets, and all that lies beyond our world have always fascinated Geoffrey Doback. The Florida Polytechnic University senior dreamed about working for NASA when he was just a child. As he entered middle school, Doback learned about SpaceX, a private aerospace and transportation company working to revolutionize space technology and eventually enable people to […]

Florida Poly alum drives students to academic and career success

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Editor’s note: This story is part of a series of feature stories that highlight diversity on Florida Poly’s campus and celebrate Women’s History Month. The desire to be part of something bold and new drove Lindsey Schwemmin ’18 to join Florida Polytechnic University as part of its inaugural class of students in 2014. Her commitment […]

State bill proposing to merge Florida Poly with University of Florida ends

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Updated March 7, 9 a.m.
We received word on March 6 that House Bill 7087 proposing to merge Florida Poly and New College with the University of Florida has died. According to reports, the Speaker of the House has said that this issue has been abandoned. This page is being updated with additional information as it becomes available.

Florida Poly ranked #2 for best affordable mechanical engineering degree

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Florida Polytechnic University has been ranked number two in the nation for delivering quality, affordable mechanical engineering education by Affordable Schools. The website provides resources to help college-bound students find high-quality, affordable programs. The site’s list of the best affordable mechanical engineering degree programs ranked Florida Poly second only to University of the District of Columbia. […]

State of Florida declares public health emergency

COVID-19 Updates

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our top priority. Visit this webpage for resources and additional information. March 4, 3:30 p.m. Dear Florida Poly community, We continue to closely monitor the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and are taking steps to help keep our students, faculty, and staff healthy. There have […]

Founding trustee honored by Florida Poly Board of Trustees

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The Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees approved a resolution honoring former Trustee Richard “Dick” Hallion for his dedication and service to the board and the University during its meeting on Feb. 26. “When the Board of Trustees of Florida Polytechnic University had its first meeting back in 2012, we met in city hall using […]

Florida Poly alum helping smart cities be smarter

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As metropolitan areas continue transitioning to the “smart cities” of tomorrow, Florida Polytechnic University alum Mitchell Mefford ’18 is working with community and industry leaders to help ensure their organizations are wise when it comes to energy. Mefford is a graduate engineer at Pennoni, a multidisciplinary engineering firm based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He works in […]

Florida Poly grows international partnerships with Dominican Republic alliance

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A new partnership between the Dominican Republic and Florida Polytechnic University is designed to contribute to stronger economies and better opportunities for the Caribbean nation, Polk County, and the state of Florida. Alejandrina Germán, minister of higher education for the Dominican Republic, visited the University recently to discuss possibilities for collaboration. “It is very important […]

Purple Fire Robotics battles to number one in statewide competition

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For the first time, the Purple Fire Robotics Club got to enjoy the sweet taste of victory. The Florida Polytechnic University team not only grabbed its first win in a statewide combat tournament, but they crushed their competitors on their way to becoming undeniable battle champions. The Purple Fire team competed in the 15-pound category […]

Spring break travel guidance announced

COVID-19 Updates

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our top priority. Visit this webpage for resources and additional information.   February 27, 5 p.m. Dear faculty and staff, The health and safety of our entire University community is our top priority. As spring break approaches, many of you may have plans to […]

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