Celebrating 60 Years

Celebrating 60 Years

60 Years Of Florida Tech

Florida Tech is celebrating sixty years of education and research. This university that began its life as “countdown college” has rocketed to global acclaim, from humble beginnings as a “night school for missilemen” to today—honored as the #1 national university for international diversity. More than 60,000 alumni are making a difference around the world, launched by their Florida Tech educations. Faculty, staff, students, graduates—all are unified in a relentless pursuit of greatness, wherever life may lead them. Sixty years and counting—and the best is yet to come. We invite you to join the celebration!

Join Us for The Following Events This Academic Year


Sept. 11

Alan Smith Lecture

Sept. 22

Founders Day Fireworks

Oct. 11-13


Dec. 15

Fall Commencement

Feb. 16

International Festival

march 15

Sporting Affair/Chopper Dropper

May 4

Spring Commencement


September 22, 2018 has been recognized as Florida Tech's Founders Day by local mayors Hal Rose (West Melbourne) and Kathleen Meehan '92 (Melbourne) with official proclamations:

Founders Day ProclamationFounders Day Proclamation West Melbourne