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4 College Senior

Facilities: I love student life here on campus. Everyone is so friendly and wants to get to know each other.

4 College Senior

Facilities: The social scene at school is great. You always have something to do with someone even when you're not looking for something to do.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Sleep? What's That? I do not know of any other place where every hour of the day or night you could find someone to do something with. Whether that's discussing deep theological questions and Bible study, hanging out and messing around or cramming for the test. For some students it means grades suffer, but learning time management is a part of life.

5 College Junior

Facilities: One Unique Family – As one girl once said: What makes FC, FC are the people. What sets FC apart from pretty much any other school is the fact that the staff, faculty, students and even alumni become family. At so many colleges and universities you essentially LIVE with these people for 3 or 4 years of your life and how many of them do you know. At FC, however, you can truly get to know them and they you, and that more than money can buy.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Campus Is Beautiful – The campus is very pretty, with tall trees that have Spanish moss hanging down and other flora that make it look beautiful. The dorms are all surprisingly decently sized and well built, with a gym for the young women and a separate gym for the young men. The library is well-staffed and has the means to acquire whatever a student might need that isnt already in the library. The staff that maintains the campus' appearance do an excellent job in the landscaping and cleaning alike. The school has a fantastic nine time champion women's volleyball team, as well as other successful athletic teams, forensics, and various performing arts.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 781st
    Best Athletic Facilities
  • 787th
    Best Performance Venues
  • 951st
    Best Library
  • 1105th
    Best Student Centers
  • 1108th
    Greenest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Catherine Bishop
Biglerville, Pa.
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Facilities on campus are typical of a university. However, the William F. Chatlos Library is a standout facility, stocked with more than 130,000 titles, 400 periodicals, a computer lab, and rooms where students can work without distraction. Plus, if the Chatlos Library doesn't have a title you're looking for, you can always find what you want through the interlibrary loan system.

The Student Center on campus, which was built around 1926, was actually once a nightclub and casino. Supposedly, it's eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.

Facts & Statistics

Campus Size
110 acres
Student Centers
The Student Center (the Stud)
Campus Library?
Main Libraries
William F. Chatlos Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • The dorms
  • The library
  • The Stud
  • Sutton lobby
  • The swings
Bar on Campus
Bowling on Campus
Coffeehouse on Campus
Pelican Pouch serves coffee and a variety of other beverages.
Movie Theater on Campus
School Slang
  • 3 and 3: Three demerits and three days of suspension
  • Caf: Henderson Dining Hall
  • Dark Park: Park on Riverhills Drive with no lights where couples go at night to be intimate
  • Devo: Devotional
  • FC Legal: Clothing or behavior that meets the FC guidelines
  • GBNTGD: Girl Be Nice To Guy Day/Guy Be Nice To Girl Day
  • Happy mail: On-campus mail (sent free) to brighten someone's day
  • Inside the Bubble: Knowing little to nothing about what is happening in the news
  • MRS degree: Supposed reason girls go to FC (to get married)
  • OTP: Old Testament Poetry
  • SBGA: Student Body Government Association
  • SI: Supplemental Instruction
  • Stud: Student Center
  • Annual FC Lectureship: Lecture week is held during the first week of February, and thousands of Christians come from all over the United States. The week starts out with a singing in the Conn Gymnasium on Sunday afternoon. Selected speakers give lectures throughout the week on the theme chosen for the year. The lectures last from Monday night to Thursday night. With so many alumni visiting, reunion parties are also held throughout the week.
  • Coast-2-Coast: Students wake early on a Saturday morning to travel three hours in order to watch the sunrise over the East Coast. While there, students sing hymns and one student leads a short devotional talk. Many students stop for brunch at a Cracker Barrel before heading back to campus for a short nap. Students then drive an hour in the other direction from campus to watch the sun set over the West Coast, have another singing, and hear another devotional talk.
  • Crush Bottles: As a fundraiser, the freshman class officers sell bottles of Crush orange soda to the students and faculty during the week before Valentine's Day. Students buy the Crush bottles for their friends and sweethearts. The soda is delivered during the night before Valentine's Day to the doorways of those whose friends bought Crush bottles for them. The male student who buys the most bottles is named "Crush King" and the female student who receives the most bottles is named "Crush Queen."
  • Daily Chapel: Students, faculty, and staff all meet for chapel every school day. Attendance is required, though four unexcused absences are allowed. Chapel starts off with a 15-minute devotional which normally follows the pattern of singing a hymn, a short spiritual talk being made, a prayer, and singing another hymn. After the second hymn, the worship part of chapel is over, and various announcements follow. The first three days of the week, the chapel talks are led by various faculty and staff. On Thursdays, a visiting preacher is usually asked to present a talk. On Fridays, the talk, hymns, and prayer are traditionally led by various male students who have requested this task. The last chapel of the week is ended by singing the alma mater.
  • Engagement rituals: Once a couple announces they are engaged, they are fair game to their fellow students' congratulatory rituals. The guy is subjected to having his legs shaved by his fellow male students, and the girl is thrown in a cold shower (fully clothed) by her dormmates. If the girl lives in Hinely or Terrace, she gets flour thrown on her after she gets wet.
  • Midnight Madness: Midnight Madness is an event that takes place midway through fall semester at the gym. The fun lasts from 10 p.m. until the wee hours of the morning. All of the societies plan and practice skits for weeks beforehand, competing against each other for school points in games. The evening ends with a singing.
  • Spring Banquet: During the spring semester, student government organizes a banquet for the student body. It is a traditional guys-ask-girls affair. Students and faculty alike get dressed up in fancy clothes and go to a luxurious ballroom-type place and are served an extravagant meal. After dinner, there is normally a speaker and some form of musical entertainment. The main thrill of the evening is getting dressed up and taking hundreds of pictures.
  • Spring Musical: Each year, the Florida College fine arts department puts on a musical production the week before lectures. Traditionally, the last performance is "Improv Night." Actors get away with improvising, as long as they remain in proper character. The production often includes FC-related inside jokes.
Urban Legends
  • Billy Graham went to school on Florida College's campus.
  • Eighty-five percent of the student body is engaged.
  • The Student Center used to house Club Morocco. Supposedly, there is an escape tunnel from the Student Center to Sutton basement, which those participating in illegal practices would use to escape the police.
Favorite Things To Do
The Stud is a favorite place to hang out for those who enjoy pingpong or pool. Chatlos Library provides a more studious setting for those who like to pretend to study while they socialize. Sutton lobby is a great place to pull out a laptop and watch a movie with a bunch of friends in the evenings. Those who prefer intimate conversation enjoy visiting the dorm rooms of fellow students after curfew.
Student Activities Offered
  • Choral groups
  • Concert band
  • Drama/theater
  • Jazz band
  • Literary magazine
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Student government
  • Yearbook
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: No

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 8 responses

Very poor
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 10 responses

  • 0% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 0% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 60% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 40% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 10 responses

  • 0% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 10% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 50% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 40% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.


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