First Flight Freshmen Welcome

This week you will have the opportunity to explore the 8 Guided Pathways at Polk State College and nd the one right for you. Pathways ensure students take only the classes they need, in the correct order, to graduate on
time, and complete their educational goals.

Pathways Sessions will be hosted on Zoom Monday, August 2, through Thursday, August 5, and led by faculty from the Lakeland and Winter Haven campuses. You are encouraged to attend more than one Pathways session if you are still undecided about your major.

Visit this Zoom link at the time of your chosen Pathways Session:
https://polk.zoom.us/j/8632986856

MONDAY, AUGUST 2
Undecided Students – Overview of All 8 Pathways
9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. | Lakeland
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. | Winter Haven

Education Pathway

12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. | Lakeland
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | Winter Haven

Arts, Humanities, Communication
& Design Pathway
3 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. | Lakeland
4:15 p.m. – 5 p.m. | Winter Haven

TUESDAY, AUGUST 3
Business Pathway
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. | Lakeland
12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. | Winter Haven

Public Safety Pathway

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | Lakeland
3 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. | Winter Haven

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4
Health Sciences Pathway
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. | Lakeland
12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. | Winter Haven

Industry, Manufacturing & Construction Pathway
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | Lakeland
3 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. | Winter Haven

THURSDAY, AUGUST 5
Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Pathway
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. | Lakeland
12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. | Winter Haven

Social and Behavioral Sciences & Human Services Pathway
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | Lakeland
3 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. | Winter Haven

FRIDAY, AUGUST 6
ALL FRESHMEN ATTEND
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
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Join President Falconetti, College personnel, and your entire freshmen class at the culminating welcome event on Friday. You’ll have the opportunity to win a scholarship, a variety of College branded items, or $50 Visa gift cards. Highlights from the event include:

    • Meet President Falconetti
    • Take virtual campus tours
    • Discover student life
    • Learn how to get help when you need it
    • Connect with Polk State on social media
    • Become eligible for nine scholarships awarded to
      selected participants of Pathways Sessions

SCHOLARSHIPS AND PRIZES AWARDED

The first week of college will be exciting and memorable.  To welcome freshmen and celebrate the beginning of your academic journey, Polk State College hosts First Flight.  Incoming freshmen attend this event with their peers and the entire College community.

The first week of college will be exciting and memorable.  To welcome freshmen and celebrate the beginning of the academic journey, Polk State College hosts First Flight Freshmen Welcome.  Incoming freshmen attend this event in early August before school begins with their peers and the entire College community.

Students begin First Flight by participating in a Guided Pathways session hosted by faculty experts from their transfer major.   Students receive a Program Map, which outlines every course they need to complete in sequence by semester, to complete prerequisites and graduate on time.

First Flight Freshmen Welcome culminates with inspirational speakers and engaging activities, enabling incoming students to have fun and make connections with their peers.  Participation has its rewards.  In addition to getting the best possible start, several students are selected at random to receive tuition scholarships.

 

 

First Flight August 9 & 16, 2019

First Flight Student Convocation August 10 & 18, 2018

 

First Flight Student Convocation August 18, 2017

First Flight Student Convocation August 26, 2016

Student Convocation 2015