Jul 17, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

Student Services

Student Services

In Student Life, we believe in empowering students through transformative, person-centered, high-impact learning experiences. Our vision is to cultivate success through positive, intentional experiences. We’re invested in providing leadership opportunities, campus engagement activities, and support systems that enhance your connection to the college and assist with your personal growth.  Our programs and resources aim to develop crucial career and workforce skills and provide the support you need to ensure your success through your academic journey.  

The Student Life team is here to help students meet their academic and career goals! We encourage students to take advantage of the incredible resources and experiences FSW has to offer.

Student Engagement

Student Leadership

Student Leadership aims to empower and equip students to identify their leadership capacities through self-awareness for effective and inclusive collaboration while providing service within their communities. Student Leadership supports students with their soft skill leadership development while also assisting students with articulating their skills. Student Leadership Programs & resources include: Leadership Academy; Student Government Association; Student Media; Alpha Phi Omega; Buc Excursions; 1:1 Leadership Consultations; Rise Up !; and the L.E.A.D.S Center (Q107).

For more information, visit https://www.fsw.edu/studentengagement/studentleadership.

Student Involvement

Student Involvement inspires learning through co-curricular programming and instills valuable life skills for global society participation for all FSW students. Student Involvement offers Buc Events, which include all Campus Recreation and Wellness education and programming, where FSW students find a sense of community, wellness, and belonging. Student Involvement supports, trains, and guides all Student Organizations and their advisors.

For more information, visit https://www.fsw.edu/studentengagement/studentinvolvement.

Student Transition

Student Transitions is dedicated to equipping all FSW students with the skills, resources, and support needed to thrive in college. Student Transitions also offers a community which understands and guides FSW students in transition through workshops, education, support, and enhanced services.  The FSW Anchors program connects first-generation, limited-income, and historically underrepresented students to enhanced support and resources to improve retention and graduation rates. Peer Mentors provide personalized support for SLS courses, help navigate campus resources, conduct student success workshops, and foster an environment for both academic achievement and personal growth for students.

For more information, visit https://www.fsw.edu/studentengagement/studenttransitions.

Bucs Corner

Bucs Corner is the portal for the FSW community to see featured events, activities, organizations, departments, experiences, and opportunities. 

For more information, visit https://fsw.presence.io/.

Adaptive Services and Care Services

Adaptive Services

At Florida SouthWestern State College, the goal of the Adaptive Services (OAS) is to assist students in achieving educational success by providing services that empower students while working within the limitations of documented disabilities. FSW proudly accepts our legal obligation with the Americans with Disability Act and is pleased to share the responsibility in providing equal access and equal opportunity to college sponsored activities and educational programs.  If you have a documented disability - permanent or temporary, whether physical, mental or sensory - you may be eligible for reasonable accommodations.

For more information, visit,  https://www.fsw.edu/adaptiveservices.

Care Services

Florida SouthWestern State College cares about our students’ holistic development and wellness.  In Care Services, we focus on providing emotional, social, physical, and intellectual support to promote student success.  With the support of external, community partnerships, Care Services provides resources to mental health care, food pantry, housing, and public health. 

For more information, visit https://www.fsw.edu/careservices.

To submit a Care Report, visit https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?FLSouthWestern&layout_id=12.

Residence Life

Residence Life enhances the residential living learning experience for all LightHouse Commons residents through providing a Residence Life curriculum, offering FSW campus involvement opportunities and partnerships, implementing and creating educational and developmental programs and events in LightHouse Commons. Residence Life also offers all LightHouse Commons residents intentional 1:1 interactions with their RA. These intentional 1:1 interactions provide assistance, encouragement, and campus resources for all LightHouse Commons residents.[LJ1] 

For more information, visit https://www.fsw.edu/housing.


The Ombudsperson serves as an independent and impartial resource and support for students. For more information, please visit https://www.fsw.edu/ombudsperson.

Technology Help Desk 

(Please see 2024-2025 Catalog Addendum for update)

Students may receive free computer help from FSW technical support. If you experience any technical difficulties, please call 239-489-9202 or visit the website: www.fsw.edu/helpdesk. FSW has laptops and webcams that students can check out, computers available in labs and libraries for students to use on campus, and wi-fi hotspots in parking lots on campus.  The Technology Help Desk offers:

1.        Portal login and error support

2.        Canvas, Cengage, Wiley set up assistance

3.        Microsoft Office 365 assistance

4.        College-related software applications assistance

5.        Virus removal: virus detections and anti-virus/anti-malware installation

6.        Personal computer help: browser setup support and basic software removal to increase computer performance.


Walk-in service is available as follows:

On the Thomas Edison (Lee) campus at the Presidio Information Technology Center located in Building G-101 and on the Collier Campus in Building A-101:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday - 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


On the Charlotte Campus in Building J-119:

Monday through Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Please be aware that you will need to stay while we work on your computer. We cannot repair hardware issues or reinstall operating systems but we can assist with troubleshooting what your issue may be.

Academic Advising

Academic Advising is an integral part of a student’s success at Florida SouthWestern State College. Once eligible to enroll, students are assigned a Student Success Advisor based on their declared degree program. The mission of the Office of Academic Advising is to provide students with information, guidance, and support as they develop their educational goals. Our commitment is to help students develop and understand the benefit of a program map, to think logically and analytically, to communicate effectively, to seek and evaluate information, and to act with sound judgment to reach goals in a timely manner. Prior to enrollment in the first term, degree-seeking students meet with a Student Success Advisor as part of the enrollment process.

As a result of participation in Academic Advising, students will be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

  1. Locate information about College policies and procedures regarding registration and academic standing.
  2. Be familiar with the FSW Portal account and be able to use the Portal features.
  3. Access and run an online degree audit and develop a comprehensive academic plan for achievement of educational goals including a timeline for graduation.
  4. Know where and how to access appropriate resources and support services to accommodate their unique needs.

Academic Advising is available by appointment, on a walk-in basis, via email, on Zoom, and over the phone. Students are encouraged to meet with their Student Success Advisor early in the semester to review educational goals, plans, and options each term. For information about Advising services and instructions to meet with an Advisor, please visit: https://www.fsw.edu/advising.


Florida SouthWestern State College makes it easy for you to get your books, supplies, and spirit gear. Bookstores are conveniently located at each of our campuses or shop via our website: www.fsw.edu/bookstore. Online purchases may be shipped directly to you or you can stop by the store and pick them up. Our campus bookstores offer a textbook rental program and year-round book buy-back service.

For additional information and hours of operation, visit the FSW campus store website at www.fsw.edu/bookstore.




Building O
26300 Airport Rd
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
(941) 637-5671

COLLIER CAMPUS                                                 
Building M

7505 Grand Lely Dr
Naples, FL 34113
(239) 732-5560

Building S

8099 College Parkway
Madeleine R. Taeni Hall
Ft. Myers, FL 33919
(239) 489-3345

Dining Services

Dining Services on Charlotte, Collier and Thomas Edison (Lee) campuses are brought to you by Metz Culinary Management.  Dining locations are available on our Thomas Edison (Lee), Collier, and Charlotte Campuses.  Across three counties, FSW Dining Services offers a variety of delicious snacks, healthy entrees, and convenient dining options.


Charlotte Café
1st Floor of Building O        


Collier Café
1st Floor of Building C                 


Garden Café, Crow’s Nest, & Pizza Hut Express
1st Floor of Building S

Dunkin’ Donuts
2nd Floor of Building J

The College Edge
Building AA Room 176

For more information on dining services, monthly menus, specials, and hours of operation, visit our website at: www.fsw.edu/dining or email dining@fsw.edu.