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Family Information

Welcome to the Florida Tech Family! Student Life shares in your commitment to your student's educational and personal success. We look forward to partnering with you as we support your student through their ups and downs, mistakes, and triumphs. Our goal is to provide you with the resources and information you will need to guide, advise and support your student in their academic endeavors here at Florida Tech. We look forward to working with you to enhance your student's personal growth, and provide opportunities that prepare them to face all of life's challenges head-on.

We encourage you to become an active member of the Florida Tech community. We hope you will become involved in the opportunities we have that will allow you to share in our students' successes. By working with each other, we will soon stand proudly and watch as your student enters the world as a confident, well-rounded Florida Tech graduate.

Family Weekend

Fall 2024 Family Weekend will be held September 20 - 22, 2024

Register for Fall 2024 Family Weekend

Spring 2025 Family Weekend will be held April 3 - 6, 2025

Register for Spring 2024 Family Weekend

Schedules will be available by August 1, 2024


  • Directions and Hotels: If you need a hotel or tips to campus, you can view a listing of places to stay.
  • Parking: Parking will be open during Family Weekend, so you may park anywhere on campus except the parking spots with signs stating they belong to a particular faculty/staff/student.
  • Check-in: Check-in will be listed on the schedule once posted. 
  • Packet: In your packet, you will receive your meal and events tickets, directions to all events, and a list of local restaurants. 

Families will not pay until they arrive on campus that Friday. The cost is $25 per person, and the fee includes the following:

  • 2 Meal Tickets
  • T-shirt for every attendee
  • Florida Tech bag
  • Access to the all events listed on the schedule

For questions, please contact Student Life Office at 321-674-6520 or at

Care Packages

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Send a Care Package to Your Florida Tech Student!

The Division of Student Life at Florida Tech has partnered with SWAK University Services to provide parents the opportunity to order and send their students a thoughtful, fun and delicious care package. Whether it’s for final exams, a birthday or “just because,” the ordering process is affordable and easy. And students love them!

For more information about how you can order a special care package for your student, please call Student Life at 321-674-8080 or contact SWAK U at 1-800-929-8184.

Order A Care Package

Family Resources

Communication with Your Son/Daughter

Encourage them to get involved on campus. There is nothing better than a student who is involved in something that interests them and meeting new people with similar interests! What a great way to make friends!

Talk with your child about their classes, how their professors are, when their midterms and finals are, etc. If you show interest in their schoolwork, you can help us identify any potential problems.

Check with your child to make sure he/she is meeting with their advisor.

Encourage your child to keep his/her eyes open for scholarship opportunities. When we find out about opportunities, we try to pass those on to students all the time.

Provide support. Send a card or care package, call them, be there for the rough times, and try to share the happy times too.

Your Part

Remember important dates; vacation days, midterms, finals, registration dates, tuition payment deadlines, and special events. Yes, your student is an adult now and is responsible for remembering this information, but they'll always need and appreciate your help.

Become familiar with the college and the resources available to the students, this will help in supporting your child. (i.e. Tutoring services, career services, campus services, student life, etc).

If they don't call you every day, it's ok! Student life on campus is very busy. Hopefully your son or daughter will be busy keeping up with classes and getting involved on campus. It's ok to call, but set up a schedule to talk maybe once a week or every other week. This will go a long way in instilling independence as well as responsible behavior.

It will be hard to decide when to intervene and when to let your child figure things out for themselves. Your child may just need an opportunity to vent and you'll serve them well by offering advice, but letting them handle the challenges themselves.

The University's Part

We treat students like adults. They are not considered a number in our system, they are an individual.

We work with students to make sure they get the best out of their education.

We care. We try to make sure that your child is safe, happy and healthy, physically, mentally, and academically.

Books For Families

Letting Go: A Parent's Guide to Understanding the College Years
By: Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger

Sallie Mae How to Pay for College: A Practical Guide for Families
By: Gen Tanabe and Kelly Y. Tanabe

Getting In Without Freaking Out
By: Arlene Matthews

Books for New Students

Confessions of a College Freshman
By: Zach Arrington

The Real Freshman Handbook
By: Jennifer Hanson

Campus Life Exposed
By: Harlan Cohen

The Naked Roommate
By: Harlan Cohen

Books for Transfer Students

Transfer Student's Guide to the College Experience
By: Nadine S. Koch and K. William Wasson

College Student's Guide to Transferring Schools
By: Jennifer Wilcha and David A. Smith

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