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Florida Poly working to move forward during COVID-19

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Florida Polytechnic University is carefully and deliberately exploring the most effective strategies to move the University forward as our nation continues to grapple with a new normal in the face of COVID-19. Florida Poly has been steadily working on a plan to resume on-campus operations this fall. It will be presented during a June 23 […]

University leaders begin planning for students, employees to return to campus

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. All, I hope you’re doing well and are continuing to stay healthy during this time.  As you know, several dedicated teams have begun conversations and the necessary work to determine the best way for Florida […]

Remote work for employees extended through the end of May

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.   All, I hope you are staying safe and healthy as the COVID-19 crisis keeps turning almost every aspect of our lives upside down. I’ve enjoyed reading about the many ways you are rising to […]

Summer updates for Florida Poly students

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. Students, Welcome to the Summer 2020 semester. The past several months have been challenging, and I want to make sure that you are connected with the resources and help you need to be successful in […]

Phoenixes Rise Together

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. Students, The Spring 2020 semester will always be remembered, but I hope it is remembered most for all that you have achieved. Graduating Seniors: Congratulations!  I look forward to congratulating you in person […]

Addressing campus resiliency

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. All, When COVID-19 began forcing our country to work from home and many of our favorite businesses temporarily closed their doors, it was only a matter of time before the related financial effects […]

Online classes to continue through Summer B term

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. Dear Florida Poly Community, Summer B In the interest of minimizing disruption and erring on the side of caution, Florida Poly will continue with remote offerings for Summer Session B. As you are […]

Remote work for employees extended through May 15

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. All, I hope you’re all staying well and have found a new normal in this challenging time we’re all in. This last month has somehow flown by as we adjusted to our quick […]

Message to students on the last day of Spring 2020 classes

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The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our top priority. Visit this webpage for resources and additional information. 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 […]

Florida Poly CARES emergency funds

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 23: The information below regarding eligibility of international students to receive CARES Act funding has been updated to reflect a change in the requirements from the US Department of Education.   […]

Florida Poly announces new date for Spring 2020 Commencement

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Florida Polytechnic University announced that its Spring 2020 graduates will get their chance to walk to Pomp and Circumstance at a special commencement ceremony scheduled for Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. The event will be held at the RP Funding Center, located at 701 W. Lime St. in Lakeland. The COVID-19 pandemic shifted all universities to […]

Temporary university grading policy FAQ and additional academic information

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 this finds you healthy and having settled in as best as you are able to focus now on those fast-approaching final exams. There are several items in today’s update: Withdrawal […]

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

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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 […]

Employee Assistance Program update from Human Resources

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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 […]

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

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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

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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

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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.