Students & Campus Life

Campus events will commemorate anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001

Florida State University will commemorate the 12thanniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with three events on campus Wednesday, Sept. 11. MemorialAmerican Flag Display: The Students for America’s Military of FSU (formerly the Thank A Soldier Organization of FSU) is sponsoring a daylong memorial display of American flags. The display will take place 7 a.m. to […]

Get ready for university Emergency Preparedness Week

FSU Alert, the official source of emergency and safety information from Florida State University, is hosting informational events Monday, Sept. 9, through Friday, Sept. 13. Topics include severe weather preparedness, crime prevention, fire safety and health and wellness. There are opportunities to learn about bike security, the Guardian program and more. “The university and our […]

New student convocation speaker urges freshmen to ask the big questions

Thousands of earnest young faces filled the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center at Florida State University on Sunday, Aug. 25, for the Class of 2017 new student convocation, a festive event that welcomes new students to the FSU family by introducing Seminole traditions and values. New Florida State parents and students sang the Alma Mater, […]

Florida State freshmen enjoy barbecue outing with President Barron

Thousands of new freshmen students enjoyed a delicious barbecue outing Sunday afternoon at the campus residence of President Eric J. Barron and his wife, Molly. It was an opportunity for the incoming freshmen not only to meet President Barron, but also many of the FSU academic deans and other university officials early on in their […]

Seminole Sensation Week activities welcome students to campus

Before Florida State University’s fall classes begin Monday, Aug. 26, students are encouraged to participate in Seminole Sensation Week from Wednesday, Aug. 21, to Sunday, Aug. 25 — five days filled with dozens of fun activities designed to show them the many ways to get involved on campus and meet other students who share common […]

Top graduate students honored at annual celebration

Florida State honored the achievements of its graduate students in teaching, research, creativity and leadership at the university’s annual Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence on April 17. The Graduate School, the Office of Research and the Congress of Graduate Students co-sponsored the event. Florida State psychology Professor Richard Hyson, director of the university’s Program in […]

New award highlights undergraduate research mentorship

Having a strong undergraduate research culture helps Florida State recruitand retain the brightest students, and improve its rankings by enhancing thereputationof its undergraduate programs. To those ends, the Undergraduate Research Mentor Award was established this year to recognize faculty commitment to undergraduate research. The award, which includes a $2,000 stipend, was funded by the FSU […]

Students beat the heat at annual ice cream social

Landis Green at Florida State University is a wondrous place where Seminoles can gather on warm, sunny days to frolic, toss Frisbees and even study French. Hundreds of students strolling the green Tuesday afternoon discovered a sweet surprise served up by President Eric J. Barron, university administrators and volunteers. The 2013 President’s Ice Cream Social […]

Three capital city schools come together to support veterans

Student-veterans from Florida State University, Florida A&M University and Tallahassee Community College, along with faculty, staff and administrators, gathered at the Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center on March 22 for dialogue, strategy development, an exhibitor showcase and a panel discussion during the inaugural Capital City Veterans Consortium. The consortium was likely the […]

Florida State to celebrate women’s history with month of events

March is designated as National Women’s History Month, with the Florida State University Student Government Association (SGA) planning a number of events throughout the month. Events in celebration of Women’s History Month include: March 1 – The fourth annual Backstage Pass, which brings female alumni and friends to campus to visit the FSU Flying High […]

MagLab to host annual open house

Think of it as a giant science festival, complete with cryogenic rocket cars, frozen flowers, shrinking quarters, ice cream cooled by liquid nitrogen, levitation and things that go boom. It’s the MagLab’s annual open house — Tallahassee’s biggest family science event of the year — on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. […]

Florida State will celebrate black history during February

Florida State University’s Black Student Union and the entire university community will come together to celebrate Black History Month during “28 Shades of Black: The Reawakening of Black Excellence.” “The celebration of Black History Month coincides with the Black Student Union’s motto, ‘Remembering our Past, Building on the Present, and Fighting for our Future,’” said […]