Message to students on the last day of Spring 2020 classes

COVID-19 Updates

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Students,

Happy last day of Spring 2020 classes!

As we end this semester, I ask you to please take a minute and reflect on all you have achieved this academic year. It has been a challenging year, full of growth and opportunity.  Each Florida Poly student has been asked to stand up and demonstrate resilience and adaptability. Kudos to each and every Phoenix for your spirit and hard work. I couldn’t be prouder of who we are as a University!

A few updates:

SPRING 2020

  • Capstone Design Showcase: Join senior students in the Virtual Capstone Design Showcase. Take a few minutes and check out the great projects they’ve been working on all year!
  • S/U Grades and Late Withdrawal: All information about S/U grade and Late Withdrawal options is available on the Registrar forms page.
    Included at this link are the forms for SP 2020 S/U Grade Option Request and SP 2020 Late Course Withdrawal Request.  The S/U Grade Option FAQ can be found on the COVID-19 resource page.
  • Emergency Funding: Visit the COVID-19 resource page to access information and applications for Phund-A-Phoenix and Florida Poly CARES Emergency Funding. (This is a super-hard time for so many…please reach out for funding support if needed, and consider working with a counselor to address any mental health needs (contact the Florida Poly Cares team by email to schedule).
  • Credits/Refunds:
    Residence Halls*. Information on refunds or credits for the Residence Halls is available at the end of this note. It’s long—so I placed it separately at the end.
    Meal Plan. Students receiving a meal plan credit/refund should have received a separate communication on this issue.

ONWARD!

  • The Phoenix: A new Phoenix mark is coming! Please help us bring the Phoenix to life. Take a few minutes and watch the recording of the town hall and complete the brief survey. Both are available at the Virtual Town Hall landing page  The survey closes tonight at 11:59 p.m.
  • Fall Courses: We can’t wait for fall! Fall Registration. If you have not registered for courses for the Fall Semester, please take time to do so now. Coaches are available to help by email.
  • Florida Poly Band: We are expanding the Drum Line that was started in Fall 2019 to a Scatter Band. The Band is inspired by our Provost’s alma mater, Stanford University, where he studied mechanical engineering. Scatter bands are known to have fun, develop expressive and powerful sets, and, as a tight-knit group, move an audience. If you have an interest in being part of the Florida Poly band for Fall 2020, please contact Jimmy Surin.

I look back on this semester knowing that we accomplished a lot. Congratulations on your successes this semester, and I wish you the best of luck with final exams.

Phoenixes, we will rise together.

Florida Poly Proud,
Dr. Kathryn Miller

 

*Residence Halls: Students who lived in the Residence Halls at Florida Poly during the Spring 2020 semester, but moved out on or prior to March 30due to COVID-19, can expect to receive a housing refund or credit (from March 30 to May 2, 2020). To ensure you receive your housing refund or credit, please determine which scenario fits your situation and follow these steps:

  • Student did NOT renew their lease: Student is required to schedule a move out time with Paul Carey and will be required to move out completely by 5 p.m. on May 2, 2020. When the student arrives to campus to move out, they will be able to read and sign the Lease End Credit Addendum. Signing and returning this form will ensure the student receives their housing refund from March 30 to May 2, 2020.
  • Student DID renew their lease, but for a DIFFERENT room: Student is required to schedule a move out time with Paul Carey and will be required to move out completely by 5 p.m. on May 2, 2020. When the student arrives to campus to move out, they will be able to read and sign the Renewal Lease End Credit Addendum. Signing and returning this form will ensure the student receives their housing credit toward their Fall 2020 housing bill.
  • Student DID renew their lease for their SAME room: Student is allowed to keep belongings in their room over the summer. Student is highly encouraged to return to campus to collect any belongings they may need, clean up their room, throw away and trash and/or food, and consolidate their items to their bed and desk if they are keeping belongings in their room over summer. If the student chooses to return to campus to complete these steps, the student is required to schedule a time to meet with Paul Carey before 5 p.m. on May 2, 2020. When the student arrives to campus, they will be able to read and sign the Renewal Lease End Credit Addendum. Signing and returning this form will ensure the student receives their housing credit toward their Fall 2020 housing bill.
  • If the student chooses NOT to return to campus and still renewed their lease for their same room, the student is still welcome to keep belongings in their room over the summer. However, the student will need to email Leasing and request to electronically sign the Renewal Lease End Credit Addendum. Signing and returning this form will ensure the student receives their housing credit toward their Fall 2020 housing bill.

If a student has already vacated the residence halls, but never signed a hard copy Renewal/Lease End Credit Addendum, they will need to email Leasing requesting to electronically sign the Renewal Lease End Credit Addendum. Signing and returning this form will ensure the student receives their housing credit toward their Fall 2020 housing bill.

Contact:
Lydia Guzman
Director of Communications
863-874-8557

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