Fall 2020 Course Schedule Changes: Changes are currently being made to the instructional methods (modalities) of some courses for Fall 2020. For information about the five instructional methods and how your schedule may be impacted, visit www.fsw.edu/reconnect/coursedelivery.

Student Remote Operations & Learning FAQ

FSW is in Stage Two of the Return to Campus Plan. Enrollment services offices are now providing both in-person and remote assistance to serve students. See department specific hours and available services. Face coverings and social distancing is required in all FSW buildings. For more information, visit www.fsw.edu/reconnect.

Something missing or want to report an issue? Email us at news@fsw.edu.



Student Remote Operations FAQ

Click on a subject below to be directed to the associated FAQs. These are under continuous development, so please check back regularly for updates. Have additional questions not listed here? Email news@fsw.edu.



General Questions

What is the best way to contact a department while the campuses are closed to students?

Please refer to this list of Preferred Methods of Contact to reach departments while we are conducting student business remotely.

How do I receive updates from FSW?

We will utilize all FSW alert channels (text message, phone calls, email, FSW website, FSW APP, and social media) to update you regarding significant changes. You should ensure your cell phone number is updated (login to your Portal and click “Personal Information” to update your cell phone number) and you have downloaded and are logged into the FSW app to receive notifications outside of email and webpage updates.

Are campuses closed?

Updated 6/5 All Florida SouthWestern State College Campuses/Centers are closed to students until July 13 during stage 1 of our Return to Campus Plan. Beginning July 13, students will be allowed to come to campus for some student services. For updates on returning to campus, visit our Return to Campus Plan webpage and continue to monitor all FSW communication channels.  

Will faculty have office hours in Summer?

Updated 5/22 Faculty do not have scheduled office hours in Summer semesters.

Are internships/clinical hours cancelled?

Contact your dean/program director/instructor for more information.

How will students in the hands-on and simulation programs (health professions, science labs, arts, etc.) complete their programs?

Updated 5/22 Faculty are developing a schedule of classes to ensure students can complete programs as efficiently as possible given the latest social distancing requirements.

Will Summer and Fall classes all be online?

Updated 5/22 Summer class are only being offered online at this time.  Fall semester classes are still being assessed, and information will be shared with students once a final decision is made about the delivery method of these classes. Registration for Summer and Fall will continue as scheduled and more information can be found below in the Payment and Registration FAQ section. 

I prefer in-person classes and am concerned I will not do well in an online format. What should I do?

  • Communicate regularly with your professors for input, tips, and suggestions.
  • Use academic support resources such as tutor.com.
  • Create Canvas discussion groups or virtual study groups with classmates -- they can be great resources as you work together to succeed in a course!
  • Speak with your Academic Advisor about more options.

How will FSW protect me from stereotypes regarding the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

FSW is an inclusive community that represents and welcomes all individuals. There is no specific group most likely to test positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the College will continue to base its decisions only on CDC protocol and facts. No employee, student, or visitor may take adverse action against a member of the College community based on an assumption of the risk they pose. This includes assumptions that international students have traveled to high-risk countries within the past month or that they associate with individuals who have. The FSW community does not tolerate stereotyping, discriminatory or harassing behavior, and we expect all members of our community to engage in a manner that is respectful and inclusive of all. Incidents of discriminatory or harassing behavior should be reported to the Equity Officer.

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Payment & Registration

Financial Aid Questions Veteran Benefits Questions

How do I view and/or pay my bill without visiting campus?

Electronic payments can be made online via your FSW Student Portal 24/7! For more information on how to access your FSW Account and make payments online, please visit our website at www.fsw.edu/cashier. 

How do I register for my Summer and Fall 2020 classes?

Updated 5/22 This answer does not apply to dual enrolled students. Please see the next entry for dual enrollment instructions.

Summer and Fall 2020 course registration is currently available.

Students should register online via the Portal. The Portal is accessible from www.fsw.edu - select “Portal” at the top of the page.

If you encounter an issue when registering, please email the Office of the Registrar at registrar@fsw.edu from your @Bucs email account, and be sure to include the following information:

  • First and last name
  • Student ID number
  • Brief description of the issue

Continue to monitor your @Bucs email address for resolution. 

How do I register as a dual-enrollment student?

Contact your high school guidance counselor to start the electronic DocuSign form process for online dual-enrollment registration.

How do I register if I have a Cornerstone hold?

Updated 5/22

Students with cornerstone holds that are unable to register online should contact their academic advisor from their Bucs email to request a digital registration form.

How can I submit a FERPA waiver?

Updated 5/29

Students may email Registrar@FSW.edu to inquire about making an appointment via videoconferencing software. FERPA, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, protects a student’s privacy. If a student wishes to waive her or his right to privacy and allow certain individuals access to her or his record, she or he must be visible, present a valid photo ID, as well as sign the waiver while an FSW Office of the Registrar staff member witnesses. This may be accomplished via videoconferencing software.

I have designated my directory information as "Confidential," and I am accustomed to visiting in-person to receive student services. How can I get help?

Updated 5/29

Students may email Registrar@FSW.edu to inquire about making an appointment via videoconferencing software. FSW staff members must confirm a confidential student’s identity prior to providing assistance to the confidential student. To receive student service, a confidential student must be visible and present a valid photo ID – all of which may be accomplished via videoconferencing software.

How can I get my FSW transcript?

Students and alumni may continue to order official FSW transcripts online, but will be unable to pickup transcripts at any FSW location while the locations are closed to students in line with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines regarding Social Distancing. You are able to order and receive your official FSW transcript using another delivery option.

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Financial Aid

Bookstore/Textbook Buying Questions Veteran Benefit Questions

 How do I apply for Financial Aid?

Updated 5/22 You have to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to find out if you are eligible for any type of federal aid. A FAFSA is also required for any FSW scholarships you may apply for. Remember, the FAFSA must be completed every year.

Which FAFSA do I need?

Updated 5/22 FAFSA’s are required to be submitted each academic year, the 2019-20 FAFSA covers Fall 2019, Spring 2020 and the current Summer 2020 semester. The 2020-21 FAFSA will be used for the upcoming Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 semesters.

I have lost my job because my employer has shut down due to the public health crisis. Can I get more financial aid?

Updated 5/22 Please reach out to the Financial Aid Office or your financial aid specialist. Your financial aid specialist can review your financial aid information and determine your eligibility for any additional funds.

Is there still financial aid available for the summer?

Updated 5/22 Yes, summer courses are being offered and students can request financial aid assistance. Please contact the Financial Aid Office or your financial aid specialist regarding financial aid for the summer. 

Will the PELL Grant be available again this summer?

Updated 5/22 Yes, year-round Pell Grant is still available, but eligibility and enrollment criteria must be met.

How can I submit documents to the financial aid office?

Updated 5/22 Documents can be sent via fax (239-489-9127) or by mail:

Financial Aid Office FSW 8099 College Pkwy Fort Myers, FL 33919

Documents for the 2020-21 can be completed by registering at fsw.verifymyfafsa.com.

If I have a financial aid refund, will I still be able to get it?

Yes, both the Office of Financial Aid and the Cashier's Office remain operational and financial aid refunds will continue to be processed.

Since my classes for summer are online, can I get additional financial aid for a computer?

Updated 5/22 Students can certainly inquire about additional aid for a computer with a financial aid specialist, but available funding at this point is limited and the student may need to use a student loan to fund their computer costs.

What do I need to do for the Fall 2020 semester to be considered for financial aid?

Updated 5/22 Students will need to complete the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The 2020-2021 FAFSAs, for those students who have already filled them out, are being loaded and we are communicating electronically with those students to get their financial aid in place for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. Please check your BUCS email regularly for financial aid information.

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Academic Support

How can I get tutoring while the campuses are closed to students?

All campus-based subject tutoring and writing consultation sessions will be online by scheduled appointment. We will be using GoBoard for math and Zoom for "live" sessions. Drop-off writing assignments will be reviewed via FSW email (see information below). More information can be found at www.fsw.edu/academicsupport and below. Other tutoring questions should be directed to mmoore12@fsw.edu.

FSW reserves the right to limit or increase time available for any of the services listed. 

"Live" sessions or consultations for help with math, writing, speech, or other subjects
  • Zoom or GoBoard appointments are limited to 45 minutes
  • You may set 1 appointment per day and up to 3 appointments per week pending staffing
  • Appointments must be scheduled at least one day in advance, and can only be scheduled up to one week in the future
  • Make your tutoring request at: www.fsw.edu/academicsupport/peertutoring/tutorrequest
"Dropping off" writing assignments for review by an FSW Writing Center Tutor
  • Email the assignment to wconline@fsw.edu
  • Include your name, student ID, and course in the email message
  • Include the assignment instructions
  • Include which primary concerns you would like to address (citations, thesis, grammar, etc.)
  • Same day review is not available; assignments must be emailed at least 24 hours in advance
  • Writing assignments should be sent as a Microsoft Word .doc or .docx format
  • Requests directly to WC staff will not be reviewed
Online Access 24/7 with Tutor.com
Additional Tutoring Assistance and Resources

How do I make the most of my FSW funded Tutor.com hours?

  • On average, a Tutor.com session should last about 30 - 35 minutes. Use your time wisely!
  • Be prepared! Review your notes and homework problems ahead of time and figure out what you don't know first so you are able to ask questions about specific content or confusing concepts.
  • Make sure you have your assignment ready to reference your instructor's requirements/guidelines with the Tutor.com tutor.
  • Writing Assistance: proofread and edit your papers prior to submitting any documents. A drop-off essay review now utilizes 35 minutes of your funded tutoring time.
  • Math Questions: take a picture of your work and upload it. Working out a problem while writing with a mouse on the white board can be tricky. 

Please know that the online sessions, transcripts, and hours used are monitored closely. Academic Support staff will redirect students to other tutoring options as necessary. Reach out to Academic Support Program Director, Monica Moore, at mmoore12@fsw.edu with questions or concerns.

How can I access library resources while the campuses are closed?

Our FSW Libraries are ready to serve students with various online resources. Click here to learn how students can access eBooks, videos, articles, and more.

Reference and research assistance will be provided by FSW Faculty Librarians online via the Ask-A-Librarian chat link located centrally on the library homepage at: www.fsw.edu/library. Additionally, students may use the Email or Text Us links to communicate directly with FSW Faculty Librarians.

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Testing

ADAptive Services testing accommodation questions New student testing questions (placement testing, ACT/SAT submission)

What if I need to makeup an FSW exam?

Makeup test proctoring will be administered via online methods following the faculty guidelines. Please reach out to your professor for directions.

Will the TEAS exams that I have registered for be administered?

On-campus testing has been suspended through May 1, 2020. This includes the remaining TEAS exams scheduled for March and April 2020, with the likeliness of the May exams being suspended as well. ATI will be issuing full refunds to all students registered for these dates. Students can either call the ATI Client Care number at 800-667-7531 or use the live chat available on the ATI homepage. The Nursing Department will soon be sharing information concerning an alternative assessment method that will be used to replace the TEAS exam in order to complete your application process for the Fall 2020 cohort. Please continue to watch your email and check back here for further updates.

When will CLEP exams be offered?

CLEP exams have been suspended until further notice as these exams require on-campus administration due to the exam delivery method. Please check back here for further updates.

What happens if my CLEP voucher expires?

If your registration tickets expired on or after March 1, 2020, you are eligible to receive a CLEP exam voucher that would allow you to take an exam any time between now and June 30, 2020. If you are using a voucher code from a school or an entity other than CLEP, contact the person who provided the voucher. If you purchased your registration ticket, contact CLEP Services with your name, address, phone number, and CLEP exam subject: clep@info.collegeboard.org (use "Exam Voucher - Coronavirus" in the subject line) or 800-257-9558.

When will Pearson exams be offered?

Pearson exams have been suspended until further notice as these exams require on-campus administration due to the exam delivery method. Please check back here for further updates.

Is FSW providing test proctoring for other colleges?

On-campus testing has been suspended through May 1, and Testing Services will not be offering remote testing for other colleges during the time of the suspension. If you have a test scheduled and you choose not to reschedule your proctored exam for a later time, FSW Testing Services will issue a refund for the $40.00 proctored exam fee. You will need to submit your refund request to leetesting@fsw.edu and include your first and last name, name of your institution/college, home address, phone number, email address, and a copy of the receipt for the $40.00 payment (or receipt number if payment was submitted online). Please check back here for further updates.

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Counseling & Mental Health

Can I still schedule a Mental Health Counseling appointment?

Updated 5/22 In response to FSW’s decision to shift to remote learning as a result of COVID-19, FSW Counseling is modifying service delivery to ensure that students will be supported during this time.

Counseling appointments are free and confidential and available to all FSW students. At this time, counseling appointments will be conducted via telephone, or secure, HIPAA Compliant telehealth video chat (limited availability). Please arrange for privacy, so that the conversation remains confidential.

For existing FSW counseling students without an appointment, send an email to counseling@FSW.edu to schedule an appointment with your counselor.

For students who would like to initiate counseling services for the first time, please send an email to counseling@FSW.edu to set up services. First time students will be required to submit all intake Paperwork to Evelyn Roman before an appointment is scheduled. Please note that these forms require a student signature. Students will need to fully complete, sign, and return the Counseling Intake Form packet in order to meet with a counselor. We can send and receive forms via email. There will be no exceptions.

What are the mental health resources for after hours and/or emergencies?

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency at any time, please call 9-1-1.

If you need to speak with a counselor after regular business hours (Monday – Friday 8:30-4:30), please call the Counseling After Hours Hotline at (239) 218-7116.

If you have experienced sexual or domestic violence, please call the Abuse Counseling and Treatment Center (ACT) 24-hour hotline 239-939-2553.

If you are struggling with thoughts of harming yourself or others, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255.

If you are in need of emergency resources related to housing or food insecurity, please call United Way 2-1-1.

For all other inquiries regarding Bucs C.A.R.E. services, please email BucsCARE@FSW.edu and a member of Bucs CARE will be in contact within 24-48 business hours. 

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ADAptive Services

Will my approved accommodations be affected if I register for online courses?

Updated 5/22 No. If you submitted your request for accommodations and received a Summer 2020 letter of accommodation, your accommodations will not be affected. 

I benefited from accommodations in Fall 2019, but I have not received a letter of accommodation for Spring 2020. What do I do to receive accommodations?

Each semester a student attends FSW, the student is required to complete the "Semester Request Form and Schedule Upload." The form will also request that you upload a copy of your detailed class schedule located in the Portal Registration tab. The completed request is routed to the Adaptive Services' email inbox and processed in order of receipt.

I received a new disability diagnosis. How do I self-identify so that I can benefit from accommodations?

  • Visit www.fsw.edu/adaptiveservices and click on "Forms" which will provide the two required forms, sufficient documentation requirements and step-by-step instructions on locating your detailed class schedule (at the bottom of the forms knowledge base page).
  • After your form is received, an OAS team member will contact and schedule a "welcome appointment" via phone or Zoom conference depending on individualized, case-by-case basis.

Since face-to-face classes have shifted to an online format only and all campus locations are closed to students, where do I test?

Updated 5/22 Quizzes and tests will be proctored via Proctorio and or via Zoom. You may wish to review these free online testing tutorials to become familiar with the format BEFORE your first quiz, and keep in mind that you must possess the minimal technology requirements: a computer/laptop, a webcam, a microphone and high speed internet. You should also communicate on a regular basis with your professor for more information on your test accommodations. If you have questions, concerns, or are experiencing any issues regarding approved accommodations, please contact adaptiveservices@fsw.edu.

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Veteran Benefits

Will students receiving the VA monthly benefit be affected by switching to online instruction?

Updated 5/22 For the Montgomery GI Bill and Dependents Educational Assistance, benefit recipients should not be affected by the change to online-only instruction. Post 9/11 GI Bill recipients should not see any changes to their monthly payments due to classes being changed to online-only instruction.

I can only register for online classes for the summer term. Will I receive the reduced online only monthly payment for my Post 9/11 GI Bill?

Updated 5/22 Congress has passed a legislative fix and the intention of the law is that VA students would not be financially disadvantaged for taking all classes online due to the emergency situation. As FSW has switched all classes to online due to COVID19, the VA will treat online classes as if they were on campus/residential and so monthly housing payments will not be reduced to the online only rate.What about Fall Term?

What about Fall Term?

Updated 5/22 At this time, we expect classes to be offered in both online and on campus formats. If this changes, FSW will provide updates.  Should we have to switch to fully online instruction, the VA will once again treat online classes as if they were on campus/residential and so monthly housing payments will not be reduced to the online only rate.

We recommend that you register as soon as possible. You will be able to submit Veteran Deferments for the Fall term the first week of July. If there are any changes to your schedule, remember to submit a new deferment.

Where can I find up-to-date information regarding GI Bill benefits and COVID-19?

Please continue to check your BUCS email, the FSW Veteran Affairs webpage, and Post 9/11 GI Bill social media for updates.

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Admissions

Already admitted? Check out New Student Questions

Can I still submit an application for admission?

We are still accepting applications for fall 2020! Submit your application online at apply.fsw.edu.

How can I check out your campus while campus tours and information sessions are not available?

Updated 5/22 All campus tours and information sessions have been cancelled until further notice, but we welcome you to take a virtual tour and create an account at apply.fsw.edu so we can inform you of our upcoming virtual information sessions and online events. You can also find more information including our online Viewbook and student videos at www.fsw.edu/future.

I have applied, what do I do now/how do I submit my high school transcripts?

High school transcripts are a requirement for admission/acceptance to FSW. Contact your high school to have these documents sent directly from your high school in an approved electronic format or mailed in an official sealed envelope.

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New Students

Visit our New Buccaneers page for more information! Financial Aid Questions Housing Questions

Is my New Student Orientation still happening on campus?

Orientations for classes starting this summer and fall have been transitioned to an online format until further notice. All students registered for these sessions will receive a message to the email address provided on your admissions application with information on accessing and completing the online orientation. Students should continue to monitor their Bucs and applicant email address for more information about how they can successfully navigate the enrollment process. Remember, new students are required to complete the online Orientation prior to registering for classes.

How can I complete my Placement Testing?

Testing Services is working diligently to begin offering remote test proctoring services, with plans to begin these services in the near future. This includes P.E.R.T., ACCUPLACER, 1033 By-Pass Exam, Advanced Algebra and Functions (AAF) Test, and the Trigonometry Bypass Exam. Please continue to watch emails and this page for information concerning placement test opportunities.

How can I submit my ACT/SAT scores?

FSW receives electronic ACT/SAT scores for students who have included the school code when registering for the test. If you did not include FSW as a school recipient of your test scores, Testing Services will soon be providing remote options via Zoom for submission of ACT/SAT scores. Please reach out to leetesting@fsw.edu for additional information.

I am a transfer student. How will my advising appointment be handled?

Your advising appointment will be conducted remotely in a distance format convenient to you. Your assigned advisor will be able to go over everything with you that they would have in person either on the phone or through video conferencing to discuss your goals, welcome you to the Buccaneer family, and provide you with your recommended schedule so you can register for classes.

There is a residency hold on my account. How do I resolve it?

The residency hold is a reminder to submit residency paperwork if you believe you qualify for discounted tuition as a Florida resident for tuition purposes -- it will not prevent class registration! If you submit the correct documentation and qualify, the hold will be removed. If you submitted your form and documentation more than 7 days ago and the hold hasn't been removed, check for an email from "docsign.net" (sent to the email address you used on the form). This email will let you know if there are other documents needed. Contact Admissions with other questions or concerns.

How can I submit documents to be considered a Florida resident for tuition purposes?

All students are classified as non-Florida residents for tuition purposes until a Florida residency declaration and supporting documents are submitted and processed. Find the documents and instructions as well as the process for submitting online at www.fsw.edu/admissions/residency.

How do I submit my official* transcripts (high school and college)?

Updated 5/22

  • High school transcripts are a requirement for admission/acceptance to FSW. Contact your high school to have these documents sent directly from your high school in an approved electronic format or mailed in an official sealed envelope. If you are currently completing high school classes, remember that you must send an additional official high school transcript with your graduation noted once you have completed your high school coursework.

Admissions FSW 8099 College Pkwy Fort Myers, FL 33919

  • Transfer students with prior college coursework should request official transcripts from all institutions they have previously attended. Those transcripts should be requested directly from the college/university attended to ensure they are provided in an approved electronic format or mailed in an official sealed envelope to:

Registrar's Office FSW 8099 College Pkwy Fort Myers, FL 33919

*Official transcripts are defined as having been delivered directly from the issuing institution via an approved electronic format (e.g. FASTER, Parchment, etc.) or mailed in an official, sealed envelope. Any documents a student submits that are scanned, not in a sealed envelope, etc. will be considered unofficial and may not be used for admissions or registration purposes.

How can I get my FSW Student ID Card (BUC Card)?

Once you have registered in at least one class and submitted a photo for use on your BUC Card, we will send it directly to your home! Just follow the instructions at www.fsw.edu/buccard.

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Bookstore

View FAQ regarding rental returns, book buyback, future purchases, etc.

How do I use my Financial Aid to make purchases on the bookstore website?

  1. Go to www.bkstr.com/fswstore/shop/textbooks-and-course-materials
  2. Select your courses.
  3. Select the required course materials.
  4. Confirm your items in the bag and check out.
  5. Enter your account information or continue as a guest.
  6. Enter address in Deliver Method (the site will auto-select free shipping).
  7. In the payment methods, select the Financial Aid option and enter the 8 digit student/BANNER ID # (without the "@" symbol) found on your BUC Card or in the student portal.
  8. Enter your contact information.
  9. Review your bag and submit the order.

What if my financial aid is not working on the bookstore website?

  1. Refresh your browser and repeat the steps above one more time.
  2. Check to make sure your Financial Aid has been approved through the Financial Aid Office, that you have accepted your award, and that the amount shows in your Portal.
  3. Check your BUC Card balance at: www.fsw.edu/buccard/addfunds. Select "View your transactions" under "Add Funds." If you are not showing funds, the award may not yet be available on the BUC Card (it may take up to 24 hours once all documents are approved, submitted, and completed). If you are showing funds, but it is not working, AND you are a returning student, you may have an expiration date.
  4. If still not resolved, email BUCCard@fsw.edu with your name and BUC Card student?BANNER ID# (8 digits with an "@" symbol in front of it) and a representative will look at your account. 
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Commencement/Graduation

How will FSW be celebrating graduates?

For the protection of our students and their families as well as our faculty and staff, FSW will be holding a virtual commencement in lieu of an in-person ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates! The ceremony will premiere live Friday, June 5 at 5:00 p.m. This online commencement will feature a unique graduate submission opportunity. Please watch your BUCS email over the next few weeks for details on how to participate. We hope you and your family will join us online for this one-of-a-kind celebration!

I've ordered my cap and gown and other regalia. Will I be able to return these items?

Herff Jones will be providing refunds as well as working with students who still may want to purchase regalia as memorabilia. Contact the FSW Bookstore by email (fsw@bkstr.com) or by phone (239-489-3345).

I will be graduating this May. When and how will I receive my diploma?

Once the semester has concluded, your record will be reviewed for graduation completion. Diplomas will be ordered for eligible graduates and sent to the address on file. You should continue to check your FSW email for additional details and information throughout the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. We also recommend you monitor www.fsw.edu/registrar/graduation for additional information. If you have additional specific questions regarding your status, email graduation@fsw.edu. 

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On-Campus Housing

Will On-Campus Housing be offered for Summer 2020?

Updated 5/22 On-Campus Housing for Summer 2020 will not be offered even if FSW should opt to have some on-campus learning components later in the summer sessions.

Will On-Campus Housing be open for Fall 2020?

Updated 5/22 At this time Fall on-campus housing will be open as normal.  Please continue to monitor the FSW webpage and your Bucs email for the most up-to-date information.

What If I Am interested in living On-Campus?

Updated 5/22 If you are interested in applying for housing for the upcoming academic year, please note we are on a waiting list for any new applications that are submitted. If you are interested in applying for on-campus housing for the upcoming academic year please access the following link: https://www.fsw.edu/housing/apply/.

I am assigned on campus housing for Fall 2020, when can I expect Housing charges and fees to post?

Updated 5/22 Housing Charges for Fall 2020 will be posted to a student’s account after July 1, 2020.

Students that are assigned before July 1st:

Updated 5/22 Please keep in mind that your housing charges must be fully satisfied prior to Friday, July 17, 2020 (if housing charges are not fully satisfied via a method(s) below a student WILL BE dropped from their assignment regardless of if the deposit was paid previously).

Paying for housing can be accomplished in a multitude of ways:

  • Pay your student account balance in full;
  • Have enough authorized financial aid to cover your tuition & fees (always paid first and housing account balance (it is the student’s responsibility to ensure all necessary documentation for financial aid has been submitted and financial aid awarded prior to July 17, please check your financial aid status regularly); 
  • Be enrolled in the housing installment plan;
  • Notation of Florida Prepaid that will cover housing (typically only a percentage of housing costs is paid by FLPPD); and/or
  • Other means (i.e. outside grants, agencies, etc.)

2020-2021 Housing Contract Reminder

Updated 5/22 Students who are assigned for Fall 2020 are contracted for the entire academic year (Fall and Spring) however the semesters are billed separately.  

Billing for the academic year happens in two instances:

  • During Summer for Fall 2020 and;
  • Late November for Spring 2021.

I am assigned on campus housing for Fall 2020 but have opted to not live on campus, what do I need to do?

Updated 5/22 Please email us at housing@fsw.edu from your FSW email account letting us know you have chosen not to live on campus.

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Staying Engaged and Well Off-Campus

How can I access community food bank resources?

Updated 5/22 Harry Chapin will be offering Food Pantry Drive-Thrus at locations across our 5-county area.

Please note the schedule and locations are subject to change -- see harrychapinfoodbank.org/food-locator for the most up-to-date information.

Lee
  • FSW Suncoast Credit Union Arena Parking Lot Every other Friday, 10am - 2pm (starting 5/8)
Collier
  • Boys and Girls Club (Immokalee) Tuesdays, 10am - 12pm
  • Golden Gate Community Center (Naples) Wednesdays, 10am - 12pm
  • East Naples Park (Naples) Fridays, 10am - 12pm
Charlotte
  • Human Services (Port Charlotte) Mondays, 10am - 12pm
  • Sacred Heart Church (Punta Gorda) Thursdays, 10am - 12pm
Hendry and Glades County Areas
  • Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church (LaBelle) Every other Wednesday, 10am - 12pm
  • Feeding with Hope (Clewiston) Every other Wednesday, 10 am - 12pm

I miss all the events on campus! What options will there be online during remote operations?

Departments across the college are hosting online events and workshops! Check out www.fsw.edu/calendar and check your BUCS email for links to access the events.

Where can I connect with Student Engagement and Campus Rec while taking online classes?

@FSWCampusRec and @FSWStudents on Facebook and Instagram.

What are Student Engagement and Campus Rec offering for students to stay connected?

@FSWStudents
  • Kahoot! Want to win FREE stuff? Look for our trivia games on social media!
  • Online workshops -- Missed your chance to attend workshops? Check @FSWStudents on Facebook each week for life skill videos.
  • Engagement posts -- Check out social media for our posts designed to encourage positivity while taking online classes.

@FSWCampusRec
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