Jun 21, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Student Handbook 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Success Services

Student ID Cards

All Florida Polytechnic University students are required to have a photo identification card. Students can take their own photo for the card to skip the line by emailing a “selfie” to selfie@floridapoly.edu.  Please include your student ID number with your photo submission. You can also use one of the Florida Polytechnic University selfie stations to take your photo located in four locations: North and South entrance of the IST, Admissions and the Wellness Center. Here are some guidelines:

  • Upload a photo from your computer.
  • Take a photo with your webcam. 
  • Take a photo with your mobile device.
  • Your image must be at least 1kb and at most 1mb.
  • Your face needs to be in front of the camera and clearly seen.
  • No one else should be in the photo, which should have a neutral background.

Bring a government issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport, to pick up your University ID card at the Wellness Center. ID cards will be ready at least five business days after your submission has been accepted.

You will receive an email stating submission was received, reviewed and approved. Your initial ID card fee is included in your student fees. Card replacement fees are $15.

For more information, visit the Student ID page. Your student ID is required to:

  • Borrow materials from library facilities on campus.
  • Purchase an on-campus meal plan.
  • Purchase a parking permit.
  • Receive discounts at various local businesses.
  • Use copier/faxing center services.
  • Use the Wellness Center.

Wellness Center

The Wellness Center provides services and conveniences that members of the University community need in their daily life, and creates an environment for getting to know and understand others through formal and informal associations. The Wellness Center is a hub of activities. The 27,000-square-foot building houses the bookstore, dining center, Einstein Bros. Bagel, Tu Taco, Phoenix Print & Mail Center, student ID center, parking office, and more. Also located in the Wellness Center are administrative offices and health and wellness services. For more information, visit the Florida Poly website page for the Wellness Center.


For more information, visit the Online Bookstore hosted by Follett.  Prices offered are based upon the national market value and may vary throughout the year based upon supply and demand. The bookstore price matches online competitors. Additional information can be found on the University website.

Campus Mail

The University provides mail services through the Phoenix Print & Mail Center located in the Wellness Center. Resident students are assigned mailboxes, located on the first floor of the residence hall, behind the elevators. This box is to be used for all incoming mail. If a student receives a package that is too large to fit in the mailbox, he or she will be notified by email of its arrival and instructions for picking it up at the Wellness Center.

Mail and Packages should be addressed as follows:

Sample Address
Florida Polytechnic University
Attention First Name Last Name
Residence Hall #, Room ####
4700 Research Way
Lakeland, FL 33805

If the student’s full name is not included in the address, the mail or package will be returned to the sender.

Outgoing mail can be mailed through the Phoenix Print & Mail Center, including USPS express mail. Address changes should be reported immediately to Phoenix Print & Mail Center, as well as the University Registrar’s Office, the Business Office, and the Financial Aid Office. Failure to report changes could result in mail not being forwarded or going to the wrong person or address. Additional information can be found on the University website