Founded in 1968, Flagler College aims to provide a supportive and challenging environment in which students acquire knowledge, exercise good citizenship, and adhere to high ethical standards.
Founded in 1968, Flagler College has experienced 42 years of providing a rich liberal arts education in a small, supportive environment. Its heritage, however, extends back more than a century. The school’s historic campus resides just four miles from the Atlantic Ocean in the heart of St. Augustine, Fla., the oldest city in the United States. The college is named after Henry Morrison Flagler, a Gilded Age industrialist, railroad pioneer and oil magnate. In 1888, he built the luxury resort Hotel Ponce de Leon, which now serves as a residence hall and centerpiece for the college. A masterpiece of Spanish Renaissance architecture, Ponce de Leon Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The grand hotel launched the careers of famous architects John Carrere and Thomas Hastings. Thomas Edison personally helped make Ponce the first building in Florida wired with electricity, and Louis Comfort Tiffany decorated the building’s interior with stained glass, mosaics and several commissioned murals. The hotel was sold to Flagler College when the institution was founded in 1968. Since then, the college has spent more than $43 million dollars restoring the historic campus and adding new buildings. One of the latest additions to campus is a multimillion-dollar Student Center on Sevilla Street. The college has also developed a 19-acre athletic field just two miles from campus. Lawrence Lewis, Jr., Henry Flagler’s principal heir, was the driving force behind the development of Flagler College. The philanthropist envisioned a small, private liberal arts college on the grounds of the magnificent old hotel. The school opened as a women’s college, and it was reorganized as coeducational in 1971. Lewis served as chairman of the Board of Trustees of Flagler College during these formative years, from 1968 to 1988. The college has grown with time, but it maintains a commitment to high educational standards within a close-knit community.
Mission: The mission of Flagler College is to educate and prepare students for productive careers, graduate and professional studies, and informed, responsible citizenship. Flagler College emphasizes teaching and scholarship; promotes intellectual and personal growth; and provides high-quality education in a caring and supportive environment that capitalizes on its historic, coastal location and its beautiful campus. Flagler College offers a liberal arts and pre-professional curriculum and promotes high-impact learning experiences, including co-curricular opportunities, which foster the development of well-rounded students. Flagler College is committed to high standards and student success; values integrity, personal responsibility, self-discipline and civility; and embraces accountability and stewardship. Flagler College encourages principled entrepreneurial thinking, fosters a sense of community, and promotes good citizenship.
We love seeing our Trustees on campus!
Last week, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Board of Trustees members Mark Bailey and Dr. Kathleen Deagan to discuss their roles here at Flagler, as well as our monthly core value theme of Transformative Learning.
Join our panel of experts for an Ask Me Anything Livestream about Financing your way through college!
Concussion management has been a hot topic in sports, particularly in the football industry. Our very own Dr. Anne DeMartini, has been tackling this topic through a different angle- legal consciousness in concussion management in girl's youth soccer.
Thank you to all of our future Saints and #FlaglerFamily for making this spring’s Admitted Students Day one for the books! We enjoyed meeting so many of you who continue to impress us. It was a blast seeing everyone explore campus, meet new friends, and learn more about Flagler. Welcome to your new home, Class Of 2024!
Love stories of Flagler's past 😍 Happy Valentine's Day to our #FlaglerFamily!
Happy Valentine's Day, Saints!
Thank you to those who shared your photos with us. We love being a part of your love stories!
We believe transformative learning happens when you commit to the whole person and value freedom of expression. For Media Production student TJ Badgujar, this freedom allowed him to find his passion in fashion photography at Flagler College!
As part of a “Preparing for a Life Well-Lived 2025” Strategic Plan initiative to better understand the student experience, a committee of students, staff and faculty came together to review over 2000 student and alumni comments. As a result, the You Said, We Heard campaign is launching to ensure that everyone's voice is being heard across campus. Learn more about these initiatives:
As part of a “Preparing for a Life Well-Lived 2025” Strategic Plan initiative to better understand the student experience, a committee of students, staff and faculty came together to review over 2000 student and alumni comments! The comments collected are from survey results received during Fall...
This spring, we're celebrating one of our Core Values each month in conjunction with several offices and events on campus. In January, we focused on a Respectful & Inclusive Community with the help of our Office of Diversity & Inclusion and in partnership with student clubs and community organizations. Through this, we aim to cultivate an inclusive and diverse community that encourages civil and productive dialogue across differences.
Thank you to our students, staff, and faculty who helped us kick off the new year with these efforts!
Last week, we honored our highest achieving students — those who attained placement on the President’s List for their outstanding academic achievements — with a reception in the college’s historic Solarium. Congratulations to these hard working Saints!
On Jan. 16 Flagler College honored its highest achieving students — those who attained placement on the President’s List for their outstanding academic achievements — with a reception in the college’s historic Solarium. These students achieved a 4.0 grade point average with at least 12 hours...
Flagler College hosted the second-annual “Designathon” in the fall and the 24-hour event proved to be yet another success for helping the nonprofit community. Ready with a team of 25 graphic design students, two faculty members and eight alumni, the Designathon participants provided their creative branding and advertising services pro bono to local nonprofit organizations. Alumni joined in on the event from all over the country including Sarasota, Fla. and Washington, D.C.
Flagler College hosted the second-annual “Designathon” in the fall and the 24-hour event proved to be yet another success for helping the nonprofit community. Ready with a team of 25 graphic design students, two faculty members and eight alumni, the Designathon participants provided their creati...
This week we are honored to work with our longtime partner Tallahassee Community College TCC to sign the '2+2 Education' articulation agreement, which is the only public-private partnership in Florida that provides a path for a bachelor's degree in elementary education. Flagler College President Joseph G. Joyner traveled early this week to Flagler College Tallahassee to sign the agreement with TCC President Dr. Jim Murdaugh.
The presidents of Tallahassee Community College and Flagler College signed a one-of-a-kind agreement.
ICYMI: During the students’ winter break, a cadre of 10 Microsoft Xbox consoles were unboxed on campus. Flagler College alumnus Patrick Perkins, ’02, a product marketing manager for the popular gaming console company, wanted to give back to Flagler students and allow them to test out early the newest Microsoft product – the Xbox One X, the newest and most powerful console currently on the market! Read more about this generous gift and watch the unboxing video below:
During the students’ winter break, a cadre of 10 Microsoft Xbox consoles were unboxed on campus. Flagler College alumnus Patrick Perkins, ’02, a product marketing manager for the popular gaming console company, wanted to give back to Flagler students and allow them to test out early the newest M...
Today, several of our students joined the St. Augustine Community to participate in the Silent Remembrance March to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., hosted by the Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration Committee of St. John’s County. We are grateful to have the chance to remember his legacy and kick off our Diversity Week 20/20 with such a momentous occasion.
Today we honor the legacy and dedication of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and his persistent fight in the Civil Rights movement. His memory will always be solidified in the history of St. Augustine, as well as many others who never gave up fighting for all Americans across the nation.
Flagler College President Joseph G. Joyner
This month at Flagler, we’re focusing on one of our Core Values: Respectful & Inclusive Community. Several events are taking place across campus to celebrate this, including honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this coming Monday, as well as our annual Diversity Week. Dr. Mike Butler, Kenan Distinguished Professor of History, joined me this month On The Porch to discuss his experience teaching Civil Rights history at Flagler, and how we can honor Dr. King’s legacy here in St. Augustine.
To learn more about our Diversity Week programming visit- www.flagler.edu/diversityweek
Welcome Back, Saints!
I’m excited to welcome back our Saints for the Spring 2020 semester. We have so much to look forward to, and I can’t wait to watch our students flourish over the next few months!
Unbox This- through a generous donation provided by Patrick Perkins, alumnus, and senior product marketing manager for Xbox, the Division of Student Affairs has installed 10 Xbox One X consoles with subscriptions to Xbox Game Pass around campus. Watch Flagler junior, Tyler Cooper-Kolb, as he takes one of these consoles for a spin.
Saints, be sure to watch until the end for the blooper reel!
Sport Management student Jared Cross, ’20, prefers to use his birthday as an opportunity to give rather than to receive. Through his annual Growing to New Heights Used Book Drive, he collects used books to donate to various charities ❤️
Last semester, the #FlaglerFamily worked together to raise funds on Giving Tuesday for several scholarships, athletic boosters, and student life programs on campus. We couldn't be more grateful to our supporters and friends who helped make this possible!
We are very excited to welcome Darnell Smith, market president for the north Florida region at Florida Blue, as our newest member of the Flagler College Board of Trustees. His board term will begin on March 5. Welcome to the #FlaglerFamily, Darnell!
Happy New Year from your friends and family at Flagler College! We can't wait to share all thats happening this year on our campus. Welcome to a new decade, Saints!
Photo by Instagram user Matt Danver
Our #1 Biggest Moment at Flagler College this year was the combined wins and record-breaking triumphs of the Flagler College Women's Soccer team! With 24 undefeated games this season, several individual broken records and awards, PBC Regular Season & PBC Tournament Champion titles, NCAA Southeast region champions & a NCAA semi-finalist title, we couldn't be more proud of this amazing team, and the pride they bring to our campus. Congratulations, Saints!
36 Hours in St. Augustine? We might need more time than that, but this NY Times article rolls in at #2 for our Biggest Moments of 2019! Highlighting the historic and natural wonders of our home, we couldn't be more proud to live in the Ancient City ❤️
Our Top 10 Biggest Moments list wouldn't be complete without the mention of Flagler's inclusion in the 2020 Princeton Review Guidebook: The Best 385 Colleges! We were honored this year to be recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation! Read more:
What is a 360 Education? Current student Airea Johnson answered this for us, grabbing the #4 for our Biggest Moments at Flagler in 2019. Her story focused on her experience as a first generation college student, and how it has shaped her passions!
This year was the first year that FLAGship took place, which is why it's our #5 Biggest Moment of 2019! Professor Lori Lee spearheaded a class examining diversity and exclusion at Fort Mose, a historical refuge to slaves and ancient indigenous populations.
From our jolly #FlaglerFamily to yours, Merry Christmas!
We love our #FlaglerFamily, which is why Alumni Weekend came in as our #6 spot for the Top 10 Biggest Moments at Flagler in 2019. Complete with breakfast w/ @JosephGJoyner, the Hugh Shaw Memorial Surf Contest and the @FlaglerSports hall of fame ceremony, we had a blast this year!
With warmth and light from our #FlaglerFamily, Happy Hanukkah!
Curious to know the #7 spot in our Top 10 Biggest Moments of 2019? The graduation of the Class of 2019, of course! We couldn't be more proud as the seniors walked across the stage this year at the amphitheater and the Flagler gymnasium. Congratulations again to the Class of 2019!
We're counting down our Top 10 Biggest Moments of 2019, and our #8 spot is taken by the #FlaglerEffect. Alumni owned businesses have sprouted up all over St. Augustine, creating a great economic impact for the city. Read more about a few of our alumns:
Coming in at #9 for our Top 10 Biggest Moments at Flagler in 2019 is the launch of The Passion Project! This video series aims to capture the lives of our Saints outside of their academic experience. Watch as their passions unfold below:
The end of the year is just around the corner, so we're counting down the Top 10 Biggest Moments at Flagler in 2019! Coming in at the #10 spot is the St. Augustine Film Festival, which took place in January and showcased several of our talented Saints!
Congratulations to all of our graduates from the Flagler College Tallahassee campus! We are so happy to have you all in our #FlaglerFamily. Cheers to all of our Saints who graduated this weekend from all over Florida! 🦁
We couldn’t be more proud of our graduates! The Class of 2019 has made their own unique impact on our campus, and we can’t wait to support them in this next chapter of their lives. Congratulations to all of our students who walked the stage today and took the next step towards building their legacy!
Flagler College President Joseph G. Joyner
Fall Commencement is December 14th – and Susan and I had the pleasure of sitting down with one of our fall graduates, Mr. Mark Campbell. Mark shared with us what it's like to balance being a full-time student with his duties as a noncommissioned officer in the Marine Corps. Thank you for your service Mark, and good luck in all your future endeavors. We're proud of you!
Let's go Flagler College Women's Soccer!
I am so proud of our Flagler College Women's Soccer team, who is taking on Western Washington University today in the semifinal round of the NCAA Division II National Women's Soccer Tournament. We'll be watching the livestream of the game and cheering on our students this afternoon! Go Saints!
In just a few days, over 130 seniors will be graduating and taking their diplomas home after years of hard work here at Flagler. We love sharing the stories of these incredible students as they look forward to the next chapter of their lives 🦁
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After more than a year of planning, research and work, we are honored to have our accreditation reaffirmed by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) at their 2019 Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas this week.
“I cannot stress how important this accreditation process was for our institution, or how impressed I am with everyone at Flagler who helped make this possible,” said Flagler President Joseph G. Joyner.
Thank you to all of our #FlaglerFamily members for your continued support of our efforts! Go Saints!
Members of our #FlaglerFamily, St. Augustine community and more came together to give our students a few words of wisdom as they embark on finals week for the Fall 2019 semester. Stay hydrated, eat ice cream, and good luck to our Saints this week!
GO SAINTS!!! Our Women’s Soccer Team just won the quarter finals against Nova Southeastern and are heading to the National Semifinal in Pittsburg on Dec. 12. We are so proud of you! 🦁
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA BOUND!!! TICKET PUNCHED TO THE SEMIFINALS!
#ThrowbackThursday to a Week of Magic! We can't help but look back at the amazing events that took place during Harry Potter Week. From shopping at Diagon Alley to taking the train to the Great Hall, we're so happy to be continuing this tradition with our magical Saints ✨
#GivingTuesday is a nationally recognized day of charitable giving. Flagler College has been challenged with a 24 hour race to 175 donors. Help us reach this goal to unlock a $5,000 grant for the Flagler Fund, which supports scholarships, grants, student life programs, historic preservation, and much more! This challenge is about participation, so a gift of any size will help us obtain the challenge grant, making a bigger impact on our students. Make your gift today!
Happy Thanksgiving from our #FlaglerFamily to yours! What is everyone thankful for this season, Saints?
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