Florida Tech Parents are Panthers too!

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Welcome Parents


I am excited to launch this new, first issue of the Parent Newletter. Our focus is to advance the university through the cultivation of Parents through volunteerism, engagement and philanthropy. This newsletter is for your information and benefit so I welcome your input. Let me know the types of information you would like shared. If you would like to learn more about Florida Tech Parent Leadership and our Council, feel free to reach out to me at dcassario@fit.edu. 


Important Monthly Dates


August 5:   Last day for students to register for Fall Sem.2019 w/o late a fee 

August 12: International Student Orientation

August 12: Tuition and fees due for Fall Semester 2019

August 13-14: Domestic Student and Family Orientation

August 19: Classes Begin

August 28: Last day to register or add/ drop a class with full tuition refund



Upcoming Events


New Student Orientation August 12 -14 

I will need Parent volunteers for Orientation at our "Parent" table. Please contact me at dcassario@fit.edu if you are interested in serving in this capacity. One hour shifts are available so you can commit to just a small portion of your day.




Past and Ongoing Happenings 

Dad Vails 2019

Grad Bash May 2019 

Honor your Graduate on the Brick Terrace. Many Parents chose this as a meaningful gift for their graduate. You can too! Your support goes to the new Alumni Center. 

Boston Alum and Parents John and Kathleen Gorvin

ASCE Nat'l Concrete Canoe Competition at Florida Tech




Parents are Panthers Too!

Here are ways that you can be involved:


  • Panther Parent Association: Become a Panther Parent by giving $40 annually and enjoy the benefits of the Panther Parent card. These Parents wear their tee shirt proudly and promote Florida Tech wherever they go!
  • Parent Ambassador: Represent Florida Tech in your community or on campus at events and help advance Florida Tech's mission. Example events include Orientation, Family Weekend, Day of Giving, Chopper Dropper, Admissions events and many others.
  • Volunteer Leadership: Join with alumni as a mock interviewer to help another Florida Tech Student in your area in their early career development or be introduced to a prospective student and their family from your community and share your experiences as we welcome them.


All Parents are important and valued! Please contact me at dcassario@fit.edu for more information and to discuss how you would like to be involved!


One of the best ways to get answers to common questions that Parents have, is to join the Florida Institute of Technology Parents Facebook page (click the link below). Over 800 Parents have joined so far!


We really want to make sure we have your current contact information. If you click on the "Update your contact information" link below and submit your updates, I will send you a free gift!


And as always, we welcome your gifts to the "Panther Fund", by clicking on the "Donate Now" link. Thank you so much!


Information or suggestions please contact:

Donna Cassario
Parent Leadership and Engagement/ Major Gifts

Donate Now 


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