Florida State University’s Student Veterans Center will host a series of events and activities Nov. 6-11 for the Tallahassee community to celebrate veterans and their service. Veterans Week will kick off with a film screening and conclude with the Military Appreciation Football Game as the Florida State Seminoles take on the University of Miami Hurricanes.
“Florida State salutes veterans past, present and future,” said Billy Francis, director of the FSU Student Veterans Center. “Veterans Week at FSU was originated by students and embodies the special military and veteran supportive campus we have. We hope you join us for this special week of events.”
FSU’s rich history with veterans began with the renaming of Florida State College for Women to Florida State University in 1947 to allow men to attend the now co-educational university following World War II. Since then, FSU has been committed to its veteran students, including opening the Students Veterans Center in November 2011 to serve as a “one-stop shop” of resources for veteran and military students.
Veterans Week events include:
THURSDAY, NOV. 9
“Sisters for Soldiers” Film Screening
6:30 p.m. event, 8 p.m. film
The women of Alpha Omicron Pi are sponsoring the “Sisters for Soldiers” film screening, with all proceeds benefitting the FSU Veterans Emergency Fund. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. with a BBQ, vendor tables, cornhole and other activities and the Oscar-winning film “1917” will be shown starting at 8 p.m. Tickets for the event are $7.
FRIDAY, NOV. 10
Alumni Association Welcome Veterans Alumni Party
FSU Alumni Center
This complimentary event includes food and drinks and is open to all students and alumni who have served – or are still serving – as well as their family members. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP online at fla.st/52PS9URT.
SATURDAY, NOV. 11 (Veterans Day)
Collegiate Veterans Association’s Pregame Tailgate
Golden Chiefs Parking Lot 4, Spot 82
Student veterans and veteran alumni are invited to the Collegiate Veterans Association’s Pregame Tailgate in the Golden Chiefs parking lot before the Military Appreciation Football Game.
Military Appreciation Football Game
Doak S. Campbell Stadium
The Florida State Seminoles take on the University of Miami Hurricanes for the annual Military Appreciation Game, which will include an on-field recognition of currently enrolled veterans, a separate recognition of ROTC cadets, veteran-submitted photos displayed on the stadium’s video boards and a pregame flyover of military aircraft (conditions permitting).
FSU’s veteran-rich heritage and culture is symbolized by the Veterans Alliance Arrowhead, which represents the thousands of individuals who have initiated, cultivated and sustained relationships with FSU’s veterans.
Veterans Alliance Arrowhead merchandise can be purchased in-store or online from Garnet and Gold, with a percentage of proceeds benefitting the FSU Student Veterans Center.