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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 […]

FSU students enjoy post-Irma dinner at the Champions Club

As the worst of Hurricane Irma moved past Tallahassee Monday afternoon, some of the very best qualities of the Florida State University family were on display at a swiftly organized post-hurricane dinner at Doak Campbell Stadium.  Even as the storm shut down campus this week, FSU organized a plan to open the 70,000-square-foot Dunlap Champions Club — the premier club-seating […]

UPDATE: Hurricane Irma

Visit alerts.fsu.edu for full list of updates. Updated 1:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 Based on the most recent forecast from the National Hurricane Center, Florida State University is extending its current closure through Friday, Sept. 15, for all campuses, due to concerns about the impact of the storm and possible long-term power outages in the Tallahassee area as […]

Retired dean Nancy Marcus receives stellar send off

It was a standing-room-only crowd at the Honors, Scholars and Fellows House Wednesday, Sept. 6, as students, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the retirement of Nancy Marcus. Marcus is stepping down after 30 years at Florida State University, including the past 12 as dean of the Graduate School. She previously served as chair of […]

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 […]

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 […]