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Welcome Back

There's been a lot of information sent to you this summer, but we have you covered!

Campus Updates and Reminders

As we dive into a new school year, keep these things in mind.

Campus Enhancements

Flagler College undertook a number of significant campus projects this summer that will positively impact your experience as a student. 

Ponce Hall Kitchen Project 

The newly renovated Ponce de Leon Dining Hall includes several new features: 

  • Vegan Station
  • Destination Stations with specialty food items 
  • Coffee bar with Java City coffee 
  • Late-night options in P-1 
  • Made-to-order stations 
  • You can watch your meal being freshly made in front of you 

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Ringhaver Student Center 

The Division of Student Affairs is diving into the student experience by assessing some of the lounge space in the Ringhaver Student Center. Recently they've added bean bag chairs and other options for a more comfortable experience. 

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Office and Department Changes

Student Affairs

To achieve our mission and newly defined goals of our Strategic Plan, the Office of Student Services has been reorganized: 

  • The Office of Student Services has been renamed the Division of Student Affairs;
  • The Division of Student Affairs has been reorganized. Within that reorganization, Dean Hibler will assume supervisory responsibilities for Residence Life, Safety and Security, and Health Services and will share supervisory responsibilities with the VPSA for Counseling and CARE. Also, Tara Stevenson has been promoted to Sr. Director of Student Engagement and will assume supervisory responsibilities for Career Development, Student Activities, and Intramurals/Campus Recreation;
  • In addition to serving as the Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Sandra Miles will also assume the role of Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer;
  • The Office of Diversity and Inclusion has been established to promote a culture of inclusion where individuals from all racial and ethnic identities, ages, nationalities, social and economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religious, political and ideological perspectives, and physical and mental abilities are able to thrive and be engaged as students, faculty, and staff. Under the leadership of the CDIO, the office will provide support for QEP and all other diversity and inclusion initiatives that advance diversity as a critical component of social, academic and civic life at Flagler College;
  • In addition to serving as the Title IX Coordinator, Jessica Kobryn will also assume the role of Equity Investigator in support of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Her office is now located in the Student Center room 218

Center for Advising and Core Experience (CACE)

Flagler College now has professional advisers through the newly developed Center for Advising and Core Experience.  

CACE Advisors will serve as the primary advisor for students in the first year. Students will receive a faculty mentor in their first year and will transition to a faculty advisor in their major as they complete their Core requirements.

Find your CACE Advisor on the 3rd Floor of the Proctor Library or make an appointment using Handshake.


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Fall Semester Check-In

Once you get to campus, make sure you check in at to let us know you've arrived! 

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Welcome Back Events

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Beach Bash: Sept. 1, 2-5PM

New and returning students are invited to come out to the St. Augustine Beach for some fun in the sun.

Students gather on the West Lawn for Club Night.

Welcome Back Fair- Sept. 4 from 10 am -1 pm

Head on over to the West Lawn to learn more about your on and off-campus community at the Welcome Back Fair

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Sing out Loud Flagler College Night: Sept. 20, 7-10: 30 PM

Kickoff the Sing Out Loud Festival with Flagler College at the Planet Sarbez.