Students & Campus Life

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 […]

FSU medical fraternity takes home honors from national organization

The Florida State University chapter of the Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity has won the Chapter Excellence Award for universities in the southeast.   “This was an amazing feat by the undergraduate students,” said Professor of Exercise Science Chester Ray, the group’s adviser. “This group has only been in existence for less than two years.”  The […]

Incoming FSU students begin virtual orientation

This week, thousands of incoming Florida State University students and their families will begin orientation as they prepare for collegiate life and the Summer C and Fall 2020 terms. There’s just one change — sessions are being held virtually to maintain a safe and healthy environment for all. “Orientation is an essential part to student […]

Nine FSU students earn U.S. Fulbright awards

Nine Florida State University graduate students and recent alumni will conduct research or have the opportunity to teach English abroad during the 2020-2021 academic year as a part of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Since 1945, the program has provided students and young scholars opportunities to develop research, study and teach all over the world. […]

FSU Career Center online program earns national recognition

The Florida State University Career Center’s flagship online professional development series, ProfessioNole Ready, has received national recognition for excellence in the field of career services from one of the industry’s leading organizations. ProfessioNole Ready was awarded an honorable mention from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) in the Technology Excellence category as part […]

FSU student receives prestigious Hollings Scholarship

Rising junior Jonathan Marcus is the latest Florida State University student to receive an Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The nationally competitive scholarship includes up to $19,000 of academic assistance over two years and a 10-week, paid summer internship with NOAA. “It has been a dream of […]

Two FSU graduate students win state’s only P.E.O. scholarships

Only two graduate students in the entire state of Florida were awarded prestigious Scholar Awards from the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.), and they’re both enrolled in programs at Florida State University. Jessi Thomsen, a doctoral candidate in the English Department with a specialization in Rhetoric and Composition, and Brittany Mathes, a doctoral candidate in the […]

FSU graduate student wins trio of Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists college awards

A Florida State University student won big at the Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists’ 2019 Excellence in Broadcast News College Contest. Alexandra Wendling, a graduate student in the College of Communication and Information, won first place in three categories of the contest. The winners were announced Saturday, May 9, during a virtual ceremony due to […]