Places of Interest
The Alumni House serves as the headquarters for the Office of Alumni Affairs, the Alumni Association and the Student Ambassadors. Featuring a large patio and surrounding lawn, this is a great gathering place for alumni, students and faculty. Events hosted at the Alumni House include barbecues, receptions, lectures and committee meetings.
Barnes & Noble Bookstore
Conveniently located in the Denius Student Center, the campus bookstore offers new and used textbooks, supplies, clothing, magazines, study guides, software and snacks. The store also carries a wide range of Florida Tech merchandise, including T-shirts, shorts, umbrellas and notebooks. The bookstore is open Monday through Friday. Weekend hours are posted.
From sandy uplands of pines and palmettos to a lush hammock of hardwoods, including oaks, maples, hickories and one of the largest collections of palms in the state, the 30-acre Florida Tech Botanical Garden is a picturesque natural retreat. Take a self-guided tour daily between 8 a.m. and sunset. Brochures are available in the Evans Library.
Charles and Ruth Clemente Center for Sports and Recreation
Home to the Florida Tech Panthers, NCAA Division II members and competitors in the Sunshine State Conference, this 58,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility includes: a varsity gym, intramural gym, large fitness center, aerobics room, multipurpose rooms, athletics offices and a food-service area. The fitness area features many options for strength training, cardiovascular conditioning and group fitness classes. With a seating capacity of 3,500, the center hosts the university's commencement ceremonies and many community events.
Groups interested in using the facility for special events may contact the Clemente Center at (321) 674-7785.
The 65,000-sq.ft. Evans Library and Learning Commons is located in the Pavilion, which also houses the Applied Computing Center, Academic Support Center, a teaching auditorium, and a café. The library’s website (lib.fit.edu) is an electronic gateway to books, e-books, journals, e-journal articles, databases, conference proceedings, and newspapers in aeronautics, business, engineering, humanities, psychology, and the sciences.
In addition to holdings of several hundred thousand books and government documents plus vast numbers of electronic resources, the Library features special collections including the ocean engineering papers of Edwin A. Link, and the papers of Maj. Gen. Bruce Medaris and poet Edmund Skellings.
Throughout the year, the Evans Library hosts research showcases, art exhibits, and other displays.
F.W. Olin Engineering Complex
The F.W. Olin Engineering Complex, anchoring Florida Tech's south campus, is the home of the College of Engineering. Made possible by a gift from the F.W. Olin Foundation, the complex houses the departments of chemical engineering, mechanical- and aerospace engineering, electrical and computer engineering, computer sciences, civil engineering, and the engineering management program. The office of the college's dean is on the third floor.
F.W. Olin Life Sciences Building
This remarkable building is the centerpiece for the study of biological sciences. It is home to some of Florida's foremost scientists who are taking part in research covering a broad array of topics. Located next to the F.W. Olin Engineering Complex, on Florida Tech's south campus, the building was made possible by a gift from the F.W. Olin Foundation.-
F.W. Olin Physical Sciences Center
This 69,348-square-foot facility features a rooftop Internet-accessible automated research telescope, 15 instructional telescopes, a geospace laboratory with a clean room for spacecraft instrumentation projects and a 3,500-square-foot high bay physics research hall for magnetic levitation launch systems and high energy physics research. The building provides 14 teaching and 21 research laboratories and houses the chemistry department, the physics and space sciences department, and the office for the College of Science dean and his staff.
Gleason Performing Arts Center
The 500-seat W. Lansing Gleason Performing Arts Center is designed for stage plays, musical productions, scientific displays, lectures, seminars, camps and conferences. It is equipped with a complete control booth for professional stage productions, lighting and sound. The facility is equipped with both C- and KU-band digital satellite downlink services that can be incorporated into productions and viewed on a large screen. Groups interested in using the facility for conference and special event services may contact the Campus Services Office at (321) 674-8125.