Florida State University will kick off the spring semester with “Welcome FSU,” events and programs to welcome students back to campus life. Events will take place Thursday, Jan. 4, through Saturday, Jan. 13.
“Welcome FSU” helps students learn about campus resources, ways to get involved and connected and how to make FSU and Tallahassee home. The events and programs focus on social, well-being, cultural, academic and spirit activities for students at FSU.
“We want our new Noles to feel a sense of community and belonging immediately and we host a wide variety of events and on-campus opportunities to welcome students to campus,” said Amy Hecht, vice president for Student Affairs. “We know that the FSU experience is one of the reasons why our students are so successful: FSU ranks No. 1 in Florida for Best Student Life by Niche.com based on our university’s positive, fun and friendly student culture and vibrant campus community. We look forward to sharing the FSU experience with 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.
Some of this semester’s “Welcome FSU” events include:
Friday, Jan. 5 – Friday, Jan. 12
Suwannee Room and Seminole Café
Both new and returning students can pick up a Seminole Dinopoly board from either dining hall location to explore the many dining options on campus for a chance to win prizes.
1-3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 6, and Sunday, Jan. 7
HCB Classroom Building (Atrium)
Brief, guided tours around campus can help students find the buildings where their spring classes will be held.
10 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday, Jan. 8
Transfer students are welcome to stop by and find out where their classes are or to ask any questions they may have.
Student Union Ballroom A, Room 2203
Meet with representatives from local employers and on-campus departments who are looking to hire students for part-time employment opportunities.
Cocoa & Cookies with the President and First Lady
Student Union Atrium
Join President McCullough and First Lady Vartikar as they welcome FSU students back to campus for the spring semester. Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies while celebrating the great things to come in the new semester.
5-8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 11
Student Union Ballroom A, Room 2203
Meet with student organization leaders and members at a tabling fair at the Union to find new ways to get involved on campus.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 12
Dunlap Success Center
Pause and unwind after the first week of classes with the Center for Leadership & Service and partners in the Dunlap Success Center. Explore spaces to reflect or relax, join in mindfulness activities or arts and crafts, take a walk in the labyrinth or warm up with a hot beverage and fresh donuts.