University News

FSU honors William T. Hold with honorary doctoral degree

Florida State University awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree Thursday, March 11, to alumnus and insurance industry trailblazer William T. Hold. FSU President John Thrasher presided over the small, socially distanced ceremony held at the FSU President’s house. Thrasher said that, while the COVID-19 pandemic forced a smaller ceremony, he was thrilled to honor Hold.  “It […]

Tenth annual FSU’s Great Give sets historic fundraising record, surpasses $1 million goal

The 10th annual FSU’s Great Give marked its milestone anniversary with a record-breaking achievement, surpassing its $1 million goal by raising $1,576,910 in 24 hours. FSU’s Great Give, which took place March 10, drew support from 4,177 donors. Donors living in 49 states and 12 countries contributed to important projects across campus and more than […]

FSU invites 2020 graduates back to campus for in-person commencement

Read President Thrasher’s full letter to 2020 graduates! Florida State University will hold in-person commencement ceremonies for its 2020 graduates, President John Thrasher announced Wednesday.  “I know it was disappointing that we were not able to hold in-person commencement over the past year, and we have been waiting for the right time to honor you with a proper ceremony,” Thrasher wrote in a […]

FSU Alumni Association to host Women in Leadership panel, honor outstanding alumnae for Inspire Award

The Florida State University Alumni Association will recognize four FSU alumnae who have “shattered the glass ceiling” in their respective industries during the fifth presentation of The Inspire Awards, held virtually Thursday, March 11. “We are thrilled to recognize these four women for their professional accomplishments and service to their communities and to Florida State,” […]

Roadmap to Success: FSU’s ProfessioNole Ready course integration promotes career readiness

Florida State University understands that the success of students is ultimately determined by their post-graduation achievements. That’s why when the university laid out its comprehensive strategic plan in 2017, it emphasized the importance of supporting career advising and professional development. Already offering future-focused academic programs, real-world experiences and savvy career advising, the FSU Career Center […]

Investors reaffirm confidence in FSU’s financial strength

Florida State University continues to be a strong investment, according to the newest credit ratings released by S&P Global, Fitch, and Moody’s. FSU has the highest-rated credit of any public university in the state of Florida and is one of only eight public universities in the United States with an AA+ rating or better from both […]

A roadmap to success: ‘Design Thinking’ sparks innovative spirit of FSU students

When Florida State University mapped out strategic goals in 2017 that would guide its path in strengthening the university, deepening its commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship was at the top of the list.  FSU’s efforts to pursue that goal have included creating the first standalone college of entrepreneurship in the nation with the Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship, as well as an across-the-board push to kindle an intrepid spirit in students. Since 2017, the university has increased its entrepreneurship and innovation […]

FSU College of Arts and Sciences announces new interdisciplinary data science program

Florida State University’s College of Arts and Sciences has announced the launch of a new interdisciplinary graduate program that will welcome its first students in Fall 2021.  The FSU Interdisciplinary Data Science Master’s Degree Program, or IDS, leverages FSU’s strengths in computer science, mathematics, scientific computing and statistics to prepare students for contemporary careers in […]

Mayor of Florence Italy says FSU students signal the city’s recovery

Florida State University’s Study Abroad program in Florence, Italy, is one of just a handful of international programs currently operating in the country.  For the Mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella, that’s a fact worth celebrating, even if it’s a modest, mask-wearing, socially distanced affair.  On Feb. 12, Nardella stood inside of FSU’s newly renovated study center […]

FSU to hold in-person commencement for Spring 2021 graduates

Florida State University will hold in-person commencement ceremonies for its Spring 2021 graduates, President John Thrasher announced Thursday. “This has been an extraordinary year in many ways, and I’ve been so impressed by your resilience and flexibility,” Thrasher wrote in a letter to graduates. “You have worked through some tremendous challenges in order to graduate. That’s […]

A roadmap to success: FSU invests in interdisciplinary research to meet future challenges

The biggest problems facing the world often don’t stay nicely within the boundaries of a single academic discipline to be easily understood and solved. Those problems spread out, affecting many people in different ways. Solutions are imperfect, and progress might be pieced together by experts from many fields. Those are the sorts of problems that […]