Due to widespread power outages and challenges with safe access to some of Polk State College’s campuses and centers, College officials have extended the closure of the College and the collegiate high schools for classes through the weekend. Classes will resume Monday, Sept. 18.
Some critical departmental units and staff members may be called to campus once power has been fully restored and it is safe to return. Those units and individuals will be contacted by their supervisors and administrative teams so that preparations can be made for the College to be ready for students on Monday.
The College will keep the community informed of any updates through the College website – polk.edu – College email and social media accounts, and local media.
Polk State students can also receive emergency alerts on their cell phones. Students should log in to PASSPORT and check under “My Details” to make sure that all of the information is current. Phone numbers entered into the “Cell Phone” field will be used for emergency texts and voice messages.
The Sept. 18 deadline to add online or hybrid classes for the 12-week session is extended to 11:59 p.m. Sept. 22.
ACT testing that was scheduled for Sept. 9 at both the Winter Haven and Lakeland campuses is canceled and will be rescheduled.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training that was scheduled for Sept. 8 and 9 at the Corporate College is canceled.
The Provost Welcome Back event that was scheduled for Sept. 7 on the Winter Haven Campus is canceled.
Polk State College Day at the Polk Museum of Art that was scheduled for Sept. 7 is rescheduled for Sept. 19.
The Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-off event, which was scheduled for Sept. 13, is rescheduled for noon Sept. 19 in the WFA Lobby.
The reception for the Scotland Study Abroad Gallery, which was scheduled for Sept. 8 at the Polk State Winter Haven Campus, is rescheduled for Sept. 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Polk State Winter Haven Fine Arts Gallery.
Polk State College Foundation’s Wine for Wisdom, which was scheduled for Sept. 14, has been rescheduled to 6 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Health Center on the Winter Haven Campus.
The Women’s Volleyball games scheduled for Sept. 15 and 16 are canceled.
The Women’s Soccer game scheduled for Sept. 17 is canceled.
Student Activities and Leadership Office’s DACA informational session scheduled for Sept. 16 is canceled.
The Over 55 Show Band performance scheduled for Sept. 17 is canceled.