Laws Concerning Carrying Concealed Firearms On Campus in Florida

Florida expressly prohibits the carrying of firearms on college campuses (including those by concealed carry weapons permit holders).  See Fla. Stat. § 790.06(12)

Parking Lot Exception –  In 2014, Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeals declared that universities could not prevent students (with concealed carry permits) from storing firearms in their cars.

Florida law also grants the board of trustees of a community college the authority to place restrictions on access to firearms on community college-owned or controlled buildings and grounds. See Fla. Stat. § 1001.64(5)

The board of trustees of a state university has similar authority, as developed through the guidelines of the Board of Governors of the State University System. See Fla. Stat. §§ 1001.706(7)(b)

Updated:  June 24, 2022

Disclaimer: Policies are subject to change at any time, both during and between school years. In addition, individual school policies commonly include more details than can be succinctly captured by Each school should be consulted for its most accurate, up-to-date policy.