‘Welcome FSU’ offers summer events and activities for new and returning students

"Welcome FSU" is back for the summer semester, offering students a variety of events and activities June 20-30, 2024.

As Florida State University’s summer Session B classes begin, new and returning students can connect and get to know campus with “Welcome FSU,” a series of events and experiences that kick off Thursday, June 20, through Sunday, June 30.

Serving as the official welcome each semester, “Welcome FSU” highlights events and programs that focus on social, well-being, cultural and academic activities for all students at FSU.

“The many scheduled events and programs help students learn about ways to get involved and connected based on interests and offers resources on how to make FSU and Tallahassee their home,” said Amy Hecht, vice president for Student Affairs. “We want our students to feel a sense of community and belonging immediately, and ‘Welcome FSU’ helps introduce them to the incredible experiences our university has to offer.”

Throughout the “Welcome FSU” kick-off, students can learn more about the 650 student organizations, seven student government agencies, 54 fraternities and sororities and more than 40 intramural sports offered at FSU. “Welcome FSU” supports the Division of Student Affairs’ year-round “Hello FSU!” campaign that works with campus partners to highlight key campus events, programs, activities and services for undergraduate students:

  • 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 how-to resources and online guides to help navigate various campus processes.
  • Success Tips – Identifies resources and provides 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 InstagramFacebookX and the FSU Calendar.

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

Snapshot of “Welcome FSU” summer events:

Transfer Student Bowling

6-9 p.m., Thursday, June 20

Student Union, Bowling and Billiards Center (Lower Level of Union)

Join other transfer students for bowling at the Student Union.

Hang with the Libraries

11 a.m.-1 p.m., June 21

Landis Green

Join FSU Libraries for drinks and games!

Live Well at the Leach

12-5 p.m., June 22

Leach Recreation Center

Stop by the Leach Recreation Center for a facility tour to learn about all the ways to focus on your personal fitness and wellness. Work out in the cardio and strength training areas, take a swim, relax in the spa, play basketball or racquetball, jog the indoor track or just relax in the Atrium, all free for students.

Find Your Classroom Walking Tour

9 a.m.-12 p.m., Sunday, June 23

HCB Atrium

Brief, guided tours around campus to help students find the buildings where their summer classes will be held. Tours will begin at 9 a.m. and will leave every 30 minutes from the HCB Atrium with the last tour leaving at 11:30 a.m.

University Housing Floor Meetings

7-8 p.m., Sunday, June 23

Your Residence Hall Floor

Meet your RA and other members of your community at the Welcome Home floor meetings.

First Day Photos

9 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday, June 24

Landis Green

Take a photo with signs and share them with family and friends.

Ask a Nole

9 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday, June 24

Across Campus

Current students and staff will be available across campus to answer questions, give directions and help students have a successful first day of classes. Just look for the garnet flags.

Summer Sports Fest

7-10 p.m., Tuesday, June 25

Westside Courts

Take the court for pickleball, sand volleyball, or basketball. Try out some of this summer’s Intramural Sports offerings and sign up on-site for a free summer league or tournament

Movie: “The Florida Project”

7-9:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 25–Saturday, June 29

Askew Student Life Center Cinema

Students can come to the Askew Student Life Center for one of five free showings of the movie “The Florida Project.”

Summer B Block Party

6-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 26

Student Union Green

The Summer B Block Party will feature free food, fun and music. Students will have the chance to win prizes from the carnival games and get a taste of Tallahassee at the food trucks.

1851 Porchfest

4-7 p.m., Thursday, June 27

1851 Porch

Porchfest is a vibrant celebration of music, arts and community spirit, right on the porch of the 1851 food hall at 824 W. Jefferson Street.

First Week Unwind

10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, June 29

Lakefront Park

Take a calming walk on the portable labyrinth, explore the spaces where you can relax or reflect, join in many of the mindfulness activities or arts and crafts offered up by campus departments or cool off with ice-cold drinks, popsicles and snacks.

Summer Involvement Fair

4-6 p.m., Sunday, June 30

Student Union Ballrooms

Meet with student organization leaders and members at a tabling fair at the Union, where you can find new ways to get involved with student organizations at FSU!