Family Day

Join us online for events, games, and activities for the whole Phoenix family on October 17, 2020.

Phoenix Family Day looks different this year but, we're excited to celebrate with you digitally today.

Welcome from President Avent

Welcome to this year's Phoenix Family Day. Even in the midst of this season I'm inspired to see how well our students and University community are rising to the challenge and keeping our campus healthy. I look forward to the day of hosting you on campus again and I hope you enjoy today's digital events and activities. 

A message from President Randy K. Avent

Live Events and Activities

Test your Florida Poly trivia knowledge or join us digitally for the mascot reveal. We want to see you virtually on Phoenix Family Day! Take a photo while participating in one of the family day activities and post on social media including the hashtag #FLPolyFamilyDay.

Put your Florida Poly knowledge to the test by playing Kahoot with the whole family. Join us live here.  

Join us live today at 4 p.m. on the University's Facebook for the first live performance by Florida Poly's band.  

Don't miss the Phoenixes' first (virtual) debut. You'll be one of the first to see the new mascot by joining us live on the University's Facebook channel.

Make sure to tune in live on Facebook as we announce the winners of this year's Step Up Challenge winners. 

All Phoenixes are invited to participate in a Rocket League game, brought to you in partnership with Florida Poly's Student Development and Phoenix Esports. Join or watch the game live.  

Student Social Media Takeover

Follow computer science major Phil Souza-Herod as he takes over the University's Instagram and Facebook Stories today for Phoenix Family Day.
Families help get us through tough times. I hope every student can find a way to connect with their family even if it's just to check in and say hello.
Phil Souza-Herod `21
Computer Science 
Phil is showing how he's celebrating the day with his family and some behind the scenes of Florida Poly's live band performance, mascot reveal, and more. 

Wings Up, Phoenixes! 

Premiering today, McKenzie Lewis '22 shows us how to throw the official Florida Poly hand sign. 

How to Throw the Florida Poly Hand Sign
hand sign

Digital Activities, Shopping, and More

Most of the activities listed below can be done at any time, but we encourage you to make plans with your family to participate in these activities today. 
Download this exclusive (and free) Florida Poly coloring book designed by local Lakeland artist Bump Galletta,
Florida Poly Recipes graphic
Try out these favorite recipes submitted by the Florida Poly community. 


Purchase new Phoenix clothing, gifts, and swag for the whole family on our online bookstore. Hundreds of other spirit items are also available in the University's new fully online bookstore. The bookstore is manged by Follett and all orders are shipped on-demand.

Brand new and available to you today, the University has created a custom persona in the Florida Poly Mobile app for parents and families. Make sure you stay connected by downloading the Florida Poly Mobile app and select the new parents and families persona. If you already have the app, you can select the parent and families persona from the top right corner of the app.


Phoenix Parents Stay Connected

Here are some ways you (and your student) can continue to be involved and connected to what's happening on campus.  
Stay up-to-date with what’s going on at Florida Poly by signing up for news, university events, and updates.
The Weekly Phoenix is a weekly email sent to all students with a Florida Poly email address about current announcements, upcoming deadlines, and events happening on campus. Parents call also sign up for the Weekly Phoenix email too. 
Stay connected with other Phoenix parents by joining one of our parent Facebook Groups.