University News

Tallahassee and FSU police offer traffic and parking tips for football game day

The Tallahassee and Florida State University Police Departments are working hard to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for fans attending Saturday’s Florida State-Georgia Tech football game, which will be played at 3:30 p.m. at Doak Campbell Stadium.  Parking lot access will differ from previous home games and Seminole Express bus service WILL NOT be available.  TPD and FSUPD are advising drivers to depart early to ensure timely arrival to the game as there will be traffic delays. […]

Sept. 8, 2020 Update: COVID-19 Case Statistics 

Florida State University administrators are aware of the increase of positive cases in the campus and local communities and continue to work closely with public health officials to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 while providing university programs and services to support our students, faculty and staff. Florida State does not plan a shift to all […]

FSU programs earn recognition from Princeton Review

Some of Florida State University’s key programs have earned recognition in the latest edition of the Princeton Review’s lists and rankings. The Career Center is ranked as one of the Top 20 Best University Career Services in the nation, while the University Counseling Center is ranked as one of the Top 20 Best University Counseling […]

FSU Homecoming rescheduled for Spring 2021

The Florida State University Alumni Association has announced that Homecoming — originally scheduled for the week of Nov. 9-14, 2020 — will be postponed. Events are currently being planned for spring 2021.  Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the top priority of Florida State and the Alumni Association has been, and continues to be, the health of its alumni, students, staff and faculty. Over the past few months, administrators have developed guidelines that provide […]

FSU Diversity and Inclusion Symposium on Research and Teaching to take place virtually Sept. 17-18

Florida State University’s third annual DIRECTO Symposium on Diversity & Inclusion in Research & Teaching will address diversity and inclusion issues in times of crisis. The global disruption of everyday life caused by the coronavirus pandemic disproportionately strained, as nationwide crises do, the most vulnerable groups in society. The symposium will consider strategies, challenges and best practices […]

FSU Alumni Association to hold annual kickoff luncheon virtually

For the first time in its history, the Florida State University Alumni Association will present its Annual Kickoff Luncheon in a special virtual format Thursday, Sept. 10. It will be streamed at 12 p.m. EDT on YouTube to registrants who purchased access links. Traditionally held in person at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center to […]

FSU to award two rare Westcott Medals

It has been 11 years since Florida State University bestowed its highest distinction, the James D. Westcott Distinguished Service Medal. This month, President John Thrasher will honor two new recipients of the award. The James D. Westcott Distinguished Service Medal recognizes a “person whose distinguished service merits exceptional recognition and whose life and work exemplifies the Vires, Artes and Mores, which the university seeks to nurture […]

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 […]

FSU set to begin new academic year in the ‘new normal’

Florida State University will begin a new academic year Monday, Aug. 24, with many students returning to campus for the first time since March when the university transitioned to remote learning due to the coronavirus pandemic. “While the past few months have been challenging, the new academic year always brings a sense of energy and […]

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 […]

New FSU initiative is set to track and support COVID-19 cases

As Florida State University students return to school this fall, new COVID-19 protocols and programs await them as the university works to ensure the health and safety of the entire campus community.  A pillar of this effort is the Secure Assessment for FSU Exposure Response (SAFER) initiative. The program aims to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 through contact […]