Students & Campus Life

Garnet and gold carpet rolled out for parents

About 4000 parents, family members and students are participating in Parents’ Weekend October 15-16. For many, this is their first family reunion since the beginning of the semester. A jam-packed agenda includes activities ranging from a picnic on Union Green and football game against Boston College to academic sessions with topics like "Jane Austen on […]

Florida State named state’s most “engaged” campus

Students at The Florida State University care deeply about the world around them and are actively involved in making it a better place for everyone. That’s the considered opinion of Florida Campus Compact, a coalition of more than 50 colleges and universities formed to promote community service, service learning and civic engagement. The organization has […]

Seminole Sensation Week, Convocation, president’s barbecue to welcome Class of 2014

The Florida State University will honor its incoming first-year students and welcome them officially into its community of scholars during New Student Convocation, an hour-long ceremony scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. (doors open at noon) on Sunday, Aug. 22, at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center. All new students enrolled for summer or fall semester […]

Nobel laureate, PeaceJam, Kubrick film festival on campus this weekend

Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú Tum will visit The Florida State University for three days this weekend to deliver a free, public lecture and host 400 middle and high school students from Florida, Georgia and North Carolina who will gather for the university’s second PeaceJam Southeast conference.The 1992 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, […]

Annual institute to promote character development, civic engagement

Six of the nation’s top scholars in the field of higher education will converge on The Florida State University this week to speak at an innovative conference that has helped position the university as a leader in promoting morality and civic conscience as essential components of a college education. The 20th annual Institute on College […]

Florida State honors first families with tribute garden

The Florida State University honored its first families past and present at a special dedication ceremony Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009. The newly constructed First Family Tribute Garden, located on the west side of the President’s House adjacent to the Alumni Center, features a reflecting pool with a one-of-a-kind bronze and fused glass rose, along with […]

‘Grads Made Good,’ parade Grand Marshals among honorees at Homecoming Awards Breakfast

What do a former member of the Federal Reserve System’s Board of Governors; a beloved university professor, administrator and mentor; and the creator of the legendary Osceola and Renegade football tradition have in common? All are among an esteemed group of individuals who will be honored this weekend at the Florida State University Alumni Association’s […]

Florida State Homecoming 2009: Ignited by Tradition

Homecoming at The Florida State University has always been an exciting time for alumni to return to campus and join current students in celebration of an extraordinary university and its unconquered spirit, and soon they’ll do it again during Homecoming 2009. This year’s theme is “Ignited by Tradition.” Homecoming week activities will begin on Sunday, […]

New campus building unites Florida State clean energy innovations, comfortable living

Its form is inviting — a red house on stilts with vaulted ceilings, reclaimed wood beams, angled windows and a contemporary décor. Yet despite its coziness, the house’s purpose is nothing short of revolutionary: The solar-powered structure serves as a real-world testing facility for solar and hydrogen power, hydrogen combustion and other innovative clean-energy and […]

Two students win Boren Scholarships for foreign-language study

Florida State University students are on a roll, as yet another prestigious scholarship is added to the record books. This time, the Boren Scholarship has been awarded to two students, Alena Ho and Isabel Callejas. "Boren Scholars are awarded for undergrads to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests but […]

Eight students to teach, study overseas with Fulbright grants

From Argentina to Russia, eight Florida State University students will be traveling to locations all over the world after winning prized and highly competitive Fulbright grants this year. "These eight young people are just a small sample of the extraordinarily talented student body that we have here at Florida State," said T.K. Wetherell, president of […]

Junior Ashley Danley Wins Prestigious Udall Scholarship

Over the past year, Florida State University students have been the recipients of numerous prestigious awards, including Rhodes, Truman and Goldwater scholarships. Now the Morris K. Udall Scholarship can be added to that impressive list of student accomplishments. Ashley Danley, a junior from Cape Coral, Fla., who is double-majoring in environmental engineering and civil engineering, […]