Skip to main content Skip to main content

Florida State University News

The Official News Source of Florida State University


University News

Faculty Luncheon Series announces fall lecture lineup

The Florida State University Faculty Luncheon Series for Fall 2017 features the following distinguished speakers who will reflect on their scholarly research and creative activities: Tuesday, Sept. 12 Anne Barrett, professor of sociology and director of The Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy, will discuss “Doing Our Bit: Older Feminists’ Activism in London.”  Tuesday, […]

Presidential Scholars reflect the best of Florida State

Four years ago, Florida State University launched a premier merit scholarship program with the mission of investing in students who have extraordinary potential to be transformational leaders of their generation. The first cohort of 25 Presidential Scholars arrived on campus in 2014 and hit the ground running, immersing themselves in all FSU has to offer. […]

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 […]

FSU to officially welcome students at annual convocation

Florida State University will emphasize tradition and values as it welcomes incoming students into its community of scholars during the annual New Student Convocation. President John Thrasher will preside over the ceremony and Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie will give a charge to the new students, encouraging them to take […]

Soaking up the sun: FSU, alumni partner to install solar panels on campus

Florida State University is moving forward on the path of solar sustainability — thanks to three alumni and FSU Sustainable Campus. The alumni, Justin Vandenbroeck, Chris Diaz and Scott Minos, provided and installed 12 solar panels to their alma mater, all pro bono. The installation was completed Friday, Aug. 18, with the panels mounted on […]

FSU PC awards scholarships, honors community leaders

An adopted family of seven will have a guaranteed college education thanks to combined scholarships from FSU Panama City, Gulf Coast State College and Chipola College. DaShoan and Sofia Olds, of Marianna, earned national fame this summer after adopting siblings who were in separate foster homes: Reggie, Keyon, Erica, Dava, Zavian, Eric and Necia. FSU […]

Not your parents’ dormitory: FSU opens new residence halls

Bright, spacious and comfortable are just a few ways to describe the two new residence halls Florida State University will open this fall — providing contemporary on-campus housing opportunities for more than 900 students. The two new halls, Magnolia and Azalea, complete a quad of four new residence halls, joining Dorman and Deviney halls, which […]

Seminole Sensation Week: FSU to host fun festivities before fall semester

As the beginning of the fall semester approaches, Florida State University will host Seminole Sensation Week, an annual weeklong tradition, full of exciting events that promotes student involvement on campus. There is a wide array of activities across campus for students from Wednesday, Aug. 23, to Tuesday, Aug. 29, that help introduce them to a […]

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 […]

Building bridges between college and career: FSU offers new immersive coding programs

Florida State University is partnering with software company Revature to create pathways for students and recent graduates to successful employment in software development career fields via online programs and immersive coding boot camps. The Revature programs provide students, from all majors, free access to the innovative programs, giving them the opportunity to expand their career […]