Students & Campus Life

Making history: Students create world’s largest human FSU torch

UPDATE:  More than 300 FSU students successfully formed the world’s largest human “FSU Torch” on campus on April 6. It stretched across Landis Green from near Strozier Library to Landis Hall. A camera-equipped drone flying 400 feet overhead captured the unique moment. The historic photo will become part of a student-produced video spotlighting FSU’s innovators […]

Tradition ‘rings’ true for graduating students

View photo gallery Florida State University graduating students marked an important milestone toward becoming FSU alumni at the annual ring ceremony Thursday, March 30, at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. President John Thrasher, Vice President for Student Affairs Mary Coburn and distinguished student leaders spoke to the graduating students about this being a time to reflect […]

FSU students to show community appreciation through ‘The Big Event’ volunteerism

Florida State University will gather together with the local community at The Big Event this weekend to give back through volunteer work and say ‘thank you’ to the city of Tallahassee. Students, faculty and staff from FSU as well as Florida A&M University and Tallahassee Community College will be assigned to a variety of service […]

28 songs in 28 days: An FSU music student’s composition quest

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State University College of Music student Jose Hernandez is one very motivated guy. Hernandez has made it his mission to compose one piece of music every day in February. That’s a daunting goal in itself, but he’s also tackling this challenging list every day: Line up ensembles to perform his music […]

FSU freshmen who ‘Take 15’ credits more likely to excel

The results are in: Florida State University freshmen who took 15 credit hours or more in the fall semester posted an overall higher grade point average (GPA), on average, than those who took a lighter course load. The “Take 15” campaign, launched in 2015 by FSU Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally […]

FSU to celebrate black history during the month of February

Florida State University’s Black Student Union and the entire university community will come together during the month of February to celebrate Black History Month. This year’s theme, “Evolution of Royalty,” embodies black culture, values and an incredible story of adaptability. The idea of royalty has become an indicator of self-worth and symbol of hope. The month-long celebration begins at […]

FSU breaks ground on new Black Student Union building

Hundreds of Florida State University community members, alumni and government officials gathered together on an idyllic January afternoon Friday to break ground on a much-anticipated new facility for the Black Student Union. Established in 1968, the Black Student Union is a student government agency that offers black students a form of identity, a social life […]

Seminole Futures: Connecting FSU students with employers

More than 2,400 Florida State University students packed into the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center to meet with employers for the Career Center’s largest event of the semester — Seminole Futures. The all-majors career fair was held Thursday, Jan. 26, with more than 170 employers on campus with one goal in mind: to hire FSU […]

Award-winning journalist ‘unfolds the dream’ at annual MLK Week event

Marc Lamont Hill honored Martin Luther King Jr.’s towering accomplishments and explored the significance of Florida State University’s 29th MLK Week theme, “Unfolding The Dream,” during his keynote lecture at the celebration’s headline event Tuesday, Jan. 17. Hill, an award-winning journalist who serves as a host for BET News and a CNN political contributor, is […]

FSU ‘Unfolds the Dream’ of Martin Luther King Jr.

Florida State University will honor the legacy of the late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by hosting its 29th Annual MLK Week beginning Tuesday, Jan. 17, through Saturday, Jan. 21. The weeklong celebration will include events inspired by the theme “Unfolding The Dream.” The goal of the week is to bring the Tallahassee community […]