What to Expect for Summer/Fall 2021

This message to all students has been approved by Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie and Vice President for Student Affairs Amy Hecht.

Dear Students,

We want to applaud you for your strength and resilience during these uncertain times. This pandemic has affected every aspect of our lives, and we know everyone is anxious to return to a less disruptive way of life.

As we look toward the summer and fall semesters, we know you may have questions about what to expect on campus and in the classroom.

While we will continue to closely monitor conditions and consult with the CDC and state and local health officials, at this time, the university is confident that we can resume more normal operations in the coming months.

We look forward to having more students on campus this summer, and we will have a robust offering of in-person classes as well as hybrid, flex, and online classes. This fall, we anticipate that courses designed for in-person delivery will resume in a face-to-face format.

For incoming first-year and transfer students, Orientation will be held virtually this summer. In August, we are planning an expanded version of “Welcome FSU” featuring in-person events and programming that encourages students to learn about university resources, get involved in campus organizations, connect with fellow students and explore the city of Tallahassee.

One of the highlights at the start of the fall semester is New Student Convocation, a ceremony that introduces students to FSU’s traditions and values. We’re looking forward to holding this event in person once again.

While we’re hopeful that we’ll be able to return to pre-pandemic normalcy soon, it is critical that you continue to take seriously your responsibility to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We must continue to adhere to the health and safety protocols set by the CDC and state and local health officials.

As we all know, the pandemic has been unpredictable, and our plans are subject to change. We will continue to monitor the situation and follow the guidance of federal, state and local officials.

We ask for your patience and grace as we continue to fine-tune our plans. We will share more information regarding the summer and fall semesters as it becomes available.


Dr. Sally McRorie
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Amy Hecht
Vice President for Student Affairs