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Florida Polytechnic University is dedicated to next-generation learning and applied research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Through six cutting-edge degree programs in the core STEM subjects of Technology and Engineering, we prepare students to pursue careers and assume leadership positions in high-tech industry. We work closely with industry-leading companies to make sure our curriculum gives students the knowledge and experience high-tech businesses are seeking in interns and employees. Business and leadership lessons are infused in our curriculum to prepare students for real-world problem solving when they graduate. A student’s university experience should be anything but ordinary, and Florida Poly is engineered to be extraordinary.

The Innovation, Science and Technology building was designed by famed architect Dr. Santiago Calatrava, who also designed the new World Trade Center transit hub in New York City. The IST Building sits on a 170-acre campus and has 26 classrooms and 11 innovation labs including a robotics lab, Supercomputer, cyber security lab and Rapid Application and Development (RAD) Makerspace with more than 50 3D printers and scanners. In addition to the IST Building, the campus includes a freshman Residence Hall, Wellness Center, Admissions Center and Campus Control Center.

The Wellness Center’s mission is to keep Florida Poly’s students well-fueled with fresh and healthy meals and snacks. Dining services include everything from vegetarian to gluten-free, to a meat-carving station, to Starbucks. In the Wellness Center you can also find Florida Poly’s Barnes & Noble campus bookstore, offering a wide variety of books and Florida Poly gear, a fitness center, the campus health clinic and the RICOH Business Center, which offers printing, mailing and other business services.

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Directions to Florida Poly Campus

If you’re accessing the Polk Parkway to and from Florida Poly, please be advised that you will need to pass through an unstaffed tollbooth that requires a SunPass. Otherwise, the registered owner of the vehicle will be mailed a violation notice. Motorists must remit the toll, as well as a $2.50 administrative fee.

From Lakeland/S Florida Ave:

  • Travel north on S Florida Ave to N Florida Ave
  • Continue on N Florida Ave to Griffin Road and  turn right
  • Take Griffin Road to 33-Lakeland Hills Blvd and  turn left
  • Take 33-Lakeland Hills Blvd to University Blvd and  turn right
  • Take University Blvd to Research Way and turn left at 2nd entrance onto the campus

From Orlando/Tampa via I-4:

  • From Orlando take I-4 West
  • From Tampa take I-4 East
  • Take I-4 to Exit 41 (570-Polk Parkway)
  • Take 570 – Polk Parkway to the first exit, Exit 23 (toll required) which is Pace Road. At end of ramp turn right onto Pace Road
  • Turn right onto Research Way
  • Take first right onto the campus

From Polk Parkway:

  • Take 570-Polk Parkway going east toward Orlando
  • Take Exit 23 (toll required). At the end of the ramp, turn left onto Pace Road
  • Turn right onto Research Way
  • Take first right onto the campus


Florida Polytechnic University Parking and Transportation Services (P.A.T.S.) is happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact Parking and Transportation Services at, or 863-874-8440.

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