‘Welcome FSU’ events and programs kick off fall semester

From Saturday, Aug. 19 through Sunday, Sept. 3, "Welcome FSU" will offer students a variety of events and activities to kick off the fall semester and learn about campus resources, ways to get involved and how to make FSU and Tallahassee home.
From Saturday, Aug. 19 through Sunday, Sept. 3, "Welcome FSU" will offer students a variety of events and activities to kick off the fall semester and learn about campus resources, ways to get involved and how to make FSU and Tallahassee home.

Serving as the official welcome for all Florida State University students each semester, “Welcome FSU” will offer an array of events and programs for students to kick off the new academic year from Saturday, Aug. 19, through Sunday, Sept. 3.

“Welcome FSU” helps students learn about campus resources, ways to get involved and connected and how to make FSU and Tallahassee home. The scheduled events and programs focus on social, well-being, cultural and academic activities for students at FSU.

“We are excited to offer a variety of events and on-campus opportunities to welcome our students to Florida State,” said Amy Hecht, vice president for Student Affairs. “We want our new Noles to feel a sense of community and belonging immediately. We know that the FSU experience is one of the reasons why our students are so successful, and we look forward to seeing students at ‘Welcome FSU’ events at the start of the semester.”

With introductions to more than 650 student organizations, seven student government agencies, 54 fraternities and sororities and over 40 intramural sports, “Welcome FSU” offers students a chance to connect with resources and communities across campus to support them throughout their academic experience.

“Welcome FSU” supports the Division of Student Affairs’ year-round “Hello FSU!” campaign that aims to keep students engaged with campus resources and in the know about fun things to discover and do on campus. “Hello FSU!” works with the Division of Undergraduate Studies and other campus partners to highlight key campus events, programs, activities and services for undergraduate students by offering:

  • The Weekly Top 5 – A curated collection of the week’s biggest events, programs, activities and deadlines. Debuts every Monday throughout the academic year on #HelloFSU social media and at hello.fsu.edu.
  • How to FSU – Connects students with online guides and how-to resources to navigate various campus processes.
  • Success Tips – Identifying resources and providing life management tips to help students succeed in and out of the classroom.
  • Spotlight Stories – Special feature stories on programs, services and people from around campus.
  • ICYMI – In Case You Missed It provides an extra reminder for key events or important actions.

To stay up to date with the Division of Student Affairs, follow them on InstagramFacebookTwitter and the FSU Calendar.

For more “Welcome FSU” information and the full schedule, visit welcome.fsu.edu.

Some of this semester’s “Welcome FSU” events include:

Club Downunder Welcome Week Kickoff

6-9 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 24

Student Union, Club Downunder (Lower Level of Union)

This Welcome Week Kickoff event includes airbrush t-shirt artists, caricature artists, paint-a-pot, food and more.

Club Downunder Welcome Week Carnival

7-10 p.m., Friday, Aug. 25

Student Union, Union Green

This event will offer some classic carnival fun with rides, games, attractions, food and more.

Find Your Classroom Tours

10 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday, Aug. 25 – Sunday, Aug. 27

HCB Classroom Building Atrium

Brief, guided tours around campus can help students find the buildings where their summer classes will be held.

Ask a Nole

9 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday, Aug. 28 – Tuesday, Aug. 29

Across Campus

Look for the garnet flags across campus to find current students and staff who are available to answer questions, give directions and help you have a first successful day of classes.

First Day Fest

6-9 p.m., Monday, Aug. 28

Student Union

Hosted by the Student Government Association, this event features information and tables run by agencies to welcome students back to school. Stop by for food, merch and music.

Involvement Fair

6-9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 29

Student Union

Meet with student organization leaders and members at this tabling fair to find new ways to get involved with student organizations.

CANCELED – Convocation

New Student Convocation has been canceled due to weather. Continue to check alerts.fsu.edu for updates regarding campus closures.

First Week Unwind

4-6:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 1

Dunlap Success Center, Commons Courtyard

Pause and unwind with the Center for Leadership & Service. Walk through the labyrinth, explore spaces in the building, join in mindful arts and crafts or swing through the Globe and stop in for the first International Coffee Hour of the semester.

FSU vs. LSU Watch Party

6:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 3

Student Union (Lower Level)

Featuring giveaways, food and football! There will be multiple screens for viewing from Proof at FSU to the Bowling Alley to watch the Seminoles take on the Tigers.