Skip to main content Skip to main content

Florida State University News

The Official News Source of Florida State University


President John Thrasher

Florida State leaps another five spots in national rankings

U.S. News & World Report Ranks FSU No. 33 Among Public Universities Florida State University has jumped to No. 33 among national public universities in the U.S. News & World Report rankings after moving up five places for the second consecutive year. The rankings appear in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2018” guidebook. In two years, FSU […]

DACA: A Message from President John Thrasher

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, Late last fall, I joined more than 600 higher education leaders across the nation in asking then-President-elect Trump to protect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. DACA allows some undocumented immigrants who arrived in this country as children to be spared from deportation and makes them eligible for two-year renewable work […]

FSU panel to review campus policies on names and recognitions

Florida State University President John Thrasher announced the creation of a panel of university students, faculty, staff, administrators and alumni to examine and make recommendations on current university policies concerning campus names and markers, including statues and other recognitions. The creation of the panel follows Thrasher’s condemnation of last month’s hateful and violent acts by […]

FSU welcomes the Class of 2021 at New Student Convocation

Incoming students were told they have what it takes to become a success, solve the world’s toughest challenges and create opportunities for a life well-lived, according to keynote speaker Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam at Florida State University’s 2017 New Student Convocation.  Putnam spoke to a crowd of thousands of incoming freshmen at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center Sunday afternoon, a day before fall semester […]

Florida State’s new freshman class is one of biggest, brightest ever

Florida State University will welcome about 42,000 students — including what is expected to be one of the largest incoming freshman classes in university history — as classes begin for the 2017-2018 academic year Monday, Aug. 28. FSU anticipates about 300 more incoming freshmen than last year, an increase in yield following a record number of applications […]

Reflecting on Charlottesville: A Message from FSU President John Thrasher

Dear Campus Community, I am reaching out with a heavy heart after taking some time to reflect on the horrific events that took place in Charlottesville, Va., this past weekend. What happened was a clear display of racism and intimidation by white supremacists, and I condemn these hateful and violent acts. Our thoughts and prayers […]

FSU named diversity champion by insight into diversity

For a second consecutive year, Florida State University has been recognized by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine as a “Diversity Champion” in higher education. FSU is one of only 10 colleges and universities nationwide receiving the award by the magazine, which is the nation’s largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. “Diversity enriches […]

Coach Martin inspires graduates to look to the future and reflect on the past

Florida State University head baseball coach Mike Martin treated the summer graduating Class of 2017 to his signature sense of humor as he urged the graduates to remain true to themselves, strive for success and give back to their communities. “I see a lot of smiling faces here today,” he said. “You all look awfully […]

FSU’s Opening Nights announces 20th anniversary season lineup

Opening Nights at Florida State University has announced its 2017-18 season of world-class performances and events in music, dance, theatre, spoken word, film and visual arts.  To mark its 20th anniversary, Opening Nights has put together a diverse season of best-in-class artists, popular favorites and past Opening Nights performers. Festival highlights include Jazz at Lincoln […]