Students & Campus Life

FSU student earns dramatic victory in bid to compete in Winter Olympics

The miracle story of Florida State University student and aspiring Olympic athlete Josh Williamson has added another remarkable chapter following his dramatic victory at the 2018 USA Bobsled National Push Championships. Williamson, a junior marketing major, competed in four heats last week in a group of 20 athletes, and he won each event at the […]

FSU students win Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship to study abroad

Twenty-one Florida State University students have spent recent months studying in 12 different countries around the globe thanks to prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships from the U.S. Department of State. The Gilman Scholarship is a grant program that gives students the opportunity to study or intern abroad and emphasizes learning about culture and language to […]

FSU encourages mental health awareness and support at Fresh Check Day

Florida State University hosted its second annual Fresh Check Day to promote mental health, alert students to campus resources and lessen the stigma associated with mental illness. Students, faculty and staff gathered on Landis Green to learn how FSU addresses mental wellness and how to better support their peers. Organizers aimed to provide the community with information […]

Seminole Dining ‘all in’ for community

Seminole Dining is “all in” when it comes to partnering with local law enforcement officials for a good cause. On Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office hosted the third annual American Heart Association Barbecue, a lunch featuring a silent auction and raffle that raised funds for heart disease research. The community event […]

New students, faculty look to continue Florida State’s upward trajectory

Florida State University will welcome about 42,000 students back to campus, along with 240 new faculty, as classes begin for the 2018-2019 academic year Monday, Aug. 27. The incoming freshman class of about 6,400 students is expected to be one of the most academically talented cohorts in FSU history. “We’re thrilled to welcome an exceptional […]

Seminole Sensation Week kicks off fall semester, promotes student involvement

As Florida State University welcomes students back to campus for the fall semester, the university will host Seminole Sensation Week, an annual weeklong tradition, full of engaging events that promote student involvement on campus. Seminole Sensation Week offers students a wide array of campus activities from Wednesday, Aug. 22, through Wednesday, Aug. 29, that help introduce them […]

Engage 100: Connecting students beyond the classroom

College is a place for educational and personal growth, a place where students begin finding their place in the world. Florida State University is doing its part to help students during that process through its new initiative, Engage 100. The initiative is designed to enhance the student experience by connecting, engaging and challenging them from […]

A summer to remember: FSU students travel the globe, hone research skills

Florida State University students are using their summer break to travel the world, enhance their research skills and gain integral educational and career experience. FSU-based programs, such as the Summer Global Exchange, Beyond Borders and Global Scholars, are providing students the opportunity to immerse themselves in local and global communities, make lasting memories and form […]

Recent FSU graduate receives Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship

Recent Florida State University graduate Taylor Merritt has been awarded a $5,000 fellowship by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Merritt is one of 57 recipients nationwide to receive a Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship. Merritt, a native of Pensacola, received […]

FSU students win scholarships to pursue graduate degrees at world-renowned Oxford

Two Florida State University graduating seniors will study at the University of Oxford this fall thanks to the Frost Scholarship Programme. Joe Pelt and Matthew Martinez are among 10 recipients of scholarships through the Frost Scholarship Programme, which funds current State University System of Florida and University of Miami students for one-year, full-time master’s courses in […]