commencement

Thrasher sends Spring 2021 graduates off with inspiration from his FSU journey 

PHOTO GALLERY: APRIL 23-24 | STORY: APRIL 17-18 | PHOTO GALLERY: APRIL 17-18  Florida State University President John Thrasher urged new graduates to use the knowledge they have gained at FSU to make the world a better place in his commencement address delivered at six in-person ceremonies Friday, April 23, and Saturday, April 24, at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center.  […]

FSU celebrates its resilient students during in-person commencement

Florida State University celebrated its spring graduates during its first in-person commencement ceremonies in more than a year Saturday, April 17, at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center.   The university is holding 11 smaller commencement ceremonies over the course of the next two weekends to allow for proper social distancing for graduates and their guests.   President John Thrasher is presiding over the ceremonies, as well […]

FSU to welcome back 2020 graduates for in-person commencement May 22 

Florida State University will celebrate the Class of 2020 during three in-person commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 22, at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center.  In March, President John Thrasher invited all 2020 graduates back to campus for a proper celebration after the university was forced to cancel in-person ceremonies over the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   The university will retain many elements of its traditional ceremonies while […]

FSU invites 2020 graduates back to campus for in-person commencement

Read President Thrasher’s full letter to 2020 graduates! Florida State University will hold in-person commencement ceremonies for its 2020 graduates, President John Thrasher announced Wednesday.  “I know it was disappointing that we were not able to hold in-person commencement over the past year, and we have been waiting for the right time to honor you with a proper ceremony,” Thrasher wrote in a […]

FSU to hold in-person commencement for Spring 2021 graduates

Florida State University will hold in-person commencement ceremonies for its Spring 2021 graduates, President John Thrasher announced Thursday. “This has been an extraordinary year in many ways, and I’ve been so impressed by your resilience and flexibility,” Thrasher wrote in a letter to graduates. “You have worked through some tremendous challenges in order to graduate. That’s […]

Commencement speakers urge Fall 2020 graduates to embrace today’s challenges  

Citing their resolve and sacrifice in the face of a global pandemic, Florida State University President John Thrasher commended new graduates during Friday’s fall virtual commencement ceremony, which was webcast via WFSU and YouTube.   With the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing protocols moving the ceremony online, Thrasher said he missed the opportunity to enjoy face-to-face festivities but that his disappointment was […]

FSU to celebrate Fall 2020 commencement during virtual ceremony Dec. 11

Florida State University will hold a virtual commencement ceremony for its fall graduates Friday, Dec. 11. President John Thrasher will preside over the ceremony, which will be streamed on the university’s website and YouTube channel. The ceremony will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET. Visit commencement.fsu.edu for links. The virtual ceremony will incorporate many of the […]

Hamilton urges hard work, unity in address to 2020 summer graduates  

While the nation grapples with both a global pandemic and social unrest, Florida State University men’s basketball head coach Leonard Hamilton urged summer graduates to put in the extra effort, learn how to communicate with others, and be part of the solution.  Hamilton delivered the commencement address at Friday’s virtual commencement ceremony. President John Thrasher presided over the ceremony, which took place at […]