Message from the Vice President of Student Affairs

Welcome to Florida SouthWestern State College!

Whether you are an incoming freshman, transfer, or returning student, we are excited that you have chosen to join the FSW community.

The FSW community is full of incredible faculty and staff that truly care about student success. As you begin your time here with us as a Buccaneer, know that each of us wants to see you succeed in meeting all of your academic and personal goals.

FSW is the oldest institution of higher education in our area. We are currently celebrating 60 years of serving the South West Florida community. With many alumni in the local region and across the country, you will be in good company with over 70,000 others who got their strong starts here at FSW.

Whether it’s living on campus, attending athletics or recreation events, working with a faculty or staff mentor, meeting new people and developing connections -- we want you to know that you are important to us. We are committed to supporting you on your academic journey by providing leadership opportunities, campus engagement activities and support systems that improve your connection to the College and enhance career and workforce skills.

We encourage you to spend time on campus and learn all that you can about Florida SouthWestern State College. Seek us out, and discover which programs and services can help you on your journey from admissions to graduation.

From living-learning communities to peer advising and student leadership positions, our programs provide innovative and engaging opportunities on campus. We hope to see you developing friendships and becoming an active member of an organization or club that will enhance your FSW experience.

I sincerely hope that you will take advantage of all the wonderful resources and experiences we offer at FSW. My team and I look forward to supporting you on this exciting journey.

Best wishes to you and GO BUCS!

Dr. Michele Yovanovich Vice President, Student Affairs