Students & Campus Life

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. […]

CARE bridges the gap for FSU’s first-generation students

Beginning college can be an overwhelming experience for first-year students. And starting college amid a pandemic can make the experience more intimidating. For first-generation students, it can be an even bigger challenge. To help ease the transition to college for first-generation students, Florida State University’s Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE) provides a foundation […]

New FSU students connect through new Nole2Nole Peer Mentor Program

Florida State University has rolled out a new mentoring program for incoming freshmen who are beginning their collegiate careers a bit differently than in past summers. Last month, about 2,200 incoming freshmen started taking their first-ever college classes during FSU’s Summer C session, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all classes are being taught remotely […]

FSU Libraries becomes a virtual hub for remote learning

Florida State University Libraries provides a space where the university community gathers to study, access research materials and collaborate. Now, with classes being taught remotely through the end of the summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that central hub has become a virtual focal point and resource. While its physical locations are currently closed, FSU […]

FSU Law School grad earns coveted two-year fellowship to work on immigration advocacy

Immigration has been a part of Daniela Donoso’s life since she and her family left Quito, Ecuador, for Miami when she was six months old. Now, just months after graduating with her law degree from  Florida State University’s College of Law, she’s going to put that passion and education to work with the backing of a two-year, $100,000 fellowship from the Equal Justice Works Foundation to focus on […]

FSU greets new students virtually with ‘Welcome FSU’

More than 2,000 freshmen will start their college careers at Florida State University during Summer Session C, which begins Monday, June 22. While they will not be together in the traditional sense, FSU’s Division of Student Affairs is aiming to foster a sense of community through a virtual version of Welcome FSU. Welcome FSU is […]