commencement

FSU summer graduates learn lessons on hard work, success and family

Hundreds of Florida State University students stepped across the stage Friday, Aug. 3, and Saturday, Aug. 4, to accept hard-earned degrees during two jubilant summer commencement ceremonies that paved the way to new adventures for each graduate. President John Thrasher presided over both ceremonies — the first time in school history FSU has held two summer […]

FSU to hold commencement ceremonies Aug. 3, 4

Florida State University will host two summer commencement ceremonies featuring FSU trustee Jorge Gonzalez, president and CEO of The St. Joe Company. Gonzalez, who has led the real estate operating and development company since 2015, will deliver the keynote address at the Friday evening and Saturday morning ceremonies at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. Gonzalez, a two-time […]

New graduates express gratitude, savor success at spring commencement

Photo Gallery Florida State University made history this weekend by hosting four spring commencement ceremonies for the first time, offering graduates a chance to celebrate years of hard work and savor a sweet moment of success. More than 6,400 students graduated this spring with over 5,400 graduates participating in the ceremonies held Friday, May 4, […]

Florida State adds fourth ceremony for spring commencement

Florida State University will hold four spring commencement ceremonies for the first time in its history in an effort to accommodate increasing participation by graduates and their families in recent years. The two ceremonies on Friday, May 4, will feature Florida State alumni Julie Dunn Eichenberg, an executive at Turner Content Distribution, and John Rivers, […]

Commencement speakers urge graduates to be good stewards of the Earth, to embrace change

Jeff Chanton, professor of oceanography, hired hundreds of Florida State University graduates for a job he said would provide lifetime benefits, even if it is unpaid. The job? To be good stewards of the earth. “Today, we are crowding other species off the planet,” he said. Chanton spoke to graduates during the first of two fall commencement ceremonies […]

Tradition, triumph and tenacity highlight spring commencement

Alumnus and advertising executive Michael Goldberg used a time-honored Florida State University tradition — the war chant — to get across one simple, but powerful, piece of advice for graduates to follow. “The key to success is in the tomahawk chop,” Goldberg said after leading the 2017 graduates in a one last united and classic Seminole chop. […]