Students & Campus Life

FSU hosts residential summer program for local students from Title I middle and high schools

This summer, the Florida State University community welcomed a non-traditional group of students to their residential and lecture halls as part of the university’s College Reach-Out Program (CROP). Leon County students from R. Frank Nims and Griffin middle schools and Gadsden County High School students participated in CROP, an immersive residential summer program on FSU’s […]

FSU launches online hub of financial literacy tools for students 

Ask students about their biggest concerns and college costs are sure to be in the top five answers. Florida State University recognizes that affordability is key to improving degree attainment and attracting first-generation and low-socioeconomic students, along with providing students access to resources that increase financial literacy as they navigate college and life after graduation. […]

FSU kicks off summer semester with ‘Welcome FSU’

Each semester, Florida State University presents “Welcome FSU,” a series of events and programs that serve as the official welcome for all Florida State students. This summer, Florida State will have a robust offering of in-person classes as well as hybrid, flex, and online classes. Similarly, Welcome FSU will return to in-person events while also […]

Participants in FSU’s Upward Bound Program achieve academic excellence during pandemic

While the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted K-12 schools nationwide and brought conversations about the “digital divide,” learning loss and low college enrollment rates for vulnerable student populations to the forefront of pressing issues in education, several local high school students didn’t miss a beat thanks to one Florida State University program. Students participating in FSU’s Upward […]

FSU student earns esteemed Hollings Scholarship

A love of science and policy and an awareness of environmental inequities inspired rising Florida State University junior Abril Hunter to pursue the Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Hunter is the latest FSU student to receive the nationally competitive scholarship, which includes up to $19,000 of academic […]

FSU launches new Living Learning Community for first-generation students

Enhancing student success is one of Florida State University’s top strategic goals. In Fall 2022, the university will take its commitment to student success one step further by offering a home for first-generation students with the opening of a new living-learning community (LLC). The FGEN Noles LLC is designed to provide an environment that promotes […]

Garnet & Gold Scholar Society welcomes 236 new inductees in virtual ceremony

Florida State University welcomed 236 new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society this spring. 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. The […]

FSU students face off against other ACC student entrepreneurs for ACC Inventure prize

A team of FAMU-FSU College of Engineering students who have designed a portable cold-storage unit for medication will compete against 12 other ACC schools for the ACC InVenture Prize in a shark-tank style entrepreneurial competition. The competition and award ceremony will be broadcast at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, on local PBS stations. The team representing FSU from the FAMU-FSU College […]

FSU Career Center recognizes student employees in annual ceremony

The Florida State University Career Center hosted its seventh annual Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) award ceremony Friday, April 16, to recognize the positive impact student employees continue to have on the university community. “This ceremony aims to highlight the invaluable contributions of our student employees,” said Li Pon, SEOTY program manager and senior […]

FSU professor connects students through virtual reality

While most students taking remote classes are meeting via Zoom, a professor in Florida State University’s School of Communication has been using virtual reality (VR) to simulate a classroom space. Professor Andy Opel developed the Immersive Media Production class four years ago, and the technology has advanced exponentially since then. When faced with having to […]

Virtual International Coffee Hour connected FSU’s global community through pandemic

This past year, the Center for Global Engagement’s (CGE) Virtual International Coffee Hour has showcased more than 45 unique recipes from around the world with multicultural Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) and international students, serving approximately 2,000 participants. CGE transitioned the program to a virtual space in March 2020 to provide the FSU community with an […]