Students & Campus Life

FSU establishes ambassador program to promote healthy behaviors

Students at Florida State University are setting a positive example for their peers to encourage compliance with the university’s COVID-19 health and safety guidelines as members of University Health Services’ Stay Healthy Ambassador Program. Established this fall, the Stay Healthy Ambassador Program (SHAP) trains student and staff volunteers to promote healthy behaviors in the campus […]

FSU receives $2.6M in federal funding to support underrepresented students

Florida State University’s Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE) will receive $2.6 million over the next five years to continue funding two programs that support traditionally underrepresented students in higher education. The two competitive grants are part of the Federal TRIO Programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. CARE received a total of […]

Sustainable Campus hosts socially distanced bike distribution

Neither a rainy Saturday morning nor a global pandemic stood in the way of connecting students to safe, sustainable transportation during Florida State University’s reCycle Bike program distribution event this fall. Sustainable Campus’ reCycle Bike program has been renting refurbished bicycles to FSU students since the program’s inception in 2011. This year’s distribution event, held […]

FSU to host ‘Fresh Check Week’ mental health program

Florida State University will host Fresh Check Week — an uplifting event designed to bring the campus community together, increase awareness of mental health resources available to students and shine a light on suicide prevention.   Fresh Check Week aims to create an approachable atmosphere where students are encouraged to engage in dialogue about mental […]

FSU doctoral student completes research in Sweden amid global pandemic

When the COVID-19 pandemic began to wreak havoc across the globe, Florida State University doctoral student Carrie Danielson was completing research in Sweden. The Nordic country kept large parts of society open during the pandemic, giving Danielson the opportunity to experience the much-debated approach to the public health crisis. Danielson is pursuing a doctorate in […]

Student leaders, local officials ask community to take pledge in battle against COVID-19

The student government associations of Florida State University, Florida A&M University and Tallahassee Community College have partnered with local leaders to encourage students and community members to sign a pledge to protect the health and safety of the Tallahassee community. With the return of thousands of college students to Tallahassee, the pledge initiative aims to […]

Mask up! FSU distributing free face coverings to students

As Florida State University welcomes its students, faculty and staff back to campus this fall, health and safety continue to be the top priority. One of the ways the university community can help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 is wearing a face covering, which is required when visiting all indoor facilities on campus. “Wearing a […]

FSU Facilities continues enhanced cleaning efforts as fall semester approaches

As Florida State University welcomes students back to campus this fall, FSU Facilities is diligently working to provide a healthier and safer environment for the entire campus community. FSU Facilities, responsible for the day-to-day operations of buildings, grounds and utilities systems, employs nearly 700 people who manage more than 14.5 million total gross square feet […]

FSU engages students through reimagined ‘Welcome FSU’ activities

Each year, Florida State University presents “Welcome FSU,” a week of engaging events to promote student involvement and inclusion on-campus. This fall, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Division of Student Affairs revised the traditional ways to foster a sense of community to keep students safe and socially distant. The reimagined Welcome FSU aligns with […]

FSUshadow hosts first virtual session, breaks record for student participants

FSUshadow, the Florida State University Career Center’s one-day job shadow program, held its first-ever virtual session earlier this month, breaking a record for student participation. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the program has adapted from a traditional in-person setting to a virtual one to ensure that FSU students still have access to safe and impactful career […]

‘Florida State Anywhere’ connects campus to students from wherever they are

Engaging with students has always been a top priority at Florida State University and, as the university community continues to navigate through a global pandemic this fall, that won’t change.  New undergraduate first-year and transfer students who are living away from Tallahassee and taking classes remotely will still be able to take advantage of programs and services that will connect them to the […]

Garnet & Gold Scholar Society welcomes 17 new inductees in virtual ceremony

 Florida State University welcomed 17 new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society this summer. Established in 2010, the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society facilitates student involvement and recognizes undergraduate students who excel within and beyond the classroom in at least three of five areas: international experience, internship, leadership, research and service. […]