Contact Orientation

The health and safety of our students, employees, and community is our top priority. Based on CDC guidelines and our commitment to slowing the spread of COVID-19, FSW will continue to serve students in-person and through expanded remote services.  For hours of operation and more information on ways to connect with us, please visit  Please continue to follow the FSW communication channels for updates.


  • FSW offers online and in-person Orientation sessions.
  • All Orientation sessions will provide the necessary information for you to be successful at FSW and begin your college journey.
  • All First-Time in College students are required to complete Orientation prior to being able to register for classes. First-Time in College includes incoming freshman and any graduating high school senior with previous dual enrollment credit from FSW.
  • Once you are Orientation ready, you will receive an email with a link to sign-up for an Orientation & Advising Session.


If you applied within the last year and want to start classes in a different term than the one for which you applied (e.g. you submitted an application to begin in fall but now plan to begin in spring or summer), all you need to do is log back into your Applicant Portal and select the application you wish to update and click "Request Deferral to a Different Term" and select the term in which you would like to start.

If your application was submitted more than 1 year ago, you will have to submit a new application, but we'll waive your application fee! Just select the "AA/AS, Readmit" application when you apply.

Hours of Operation

See the "How to Contact Us" page for current hours of operation.

Have Questions?

Contact the Orientation staff at your FSW location:

Please be ready to provide your student identification number when calling the Orientation Office; if sending email correspondence, please include your full name and student identification number to expedite your inquiry.

Charlotte Campus

Phone: (941) 637-5634 Email:

Hendry/Glades Center

Phone: (239) 432-5205 Email:

Collier Campus

Phone: (239) 732-3998 Email:

Thomas Edison (Lee) Campus

Phone: (239) 432-5205 Email: Location: Howard Hall, Building Q, Room 127