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Remaining Balance of Opening Nights Season Canceled

Due to concerns with the coronavirus, on March 11, 2020, Florida State University communicated new guidelines for university operations, including postponing or canceling external speakers and groups scheduled to perform on campus. The university’s highest priority is the health and safety of students, staff and patrons. Working closely with university leadership to enact these guidelines, […]

FSU Athletics announces suspension of spring sports

Statement from Florida State: Tallahassee, Fla. — Florida State Director of Athletics David Coburn announced Thursday that all FSU athletic competitions and events would be suspended until further notice. “The ACC presidents and athletic directors, with the advice of U.S. health officials, have determined that the immediate suspension of competitions, practices and recruiting is the […]

Coronavirus Workplace Guidance

This message to all faculty and staff has been approved by Renisha Gibbs, Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Finance & Administration Chief of Staff. Florida State University continues to monitor the COVID-19 Coronavirus situation closely. At this time, there are no reported cases on campus or in Tallahassee and Leon County. There is […]

FSU announces U.S. domestic travel restrictions

To combat the spread of the coronavirus, Florida State University officials have issued the following travel restrictions, which take effect immediately (Thursday, March 12, 2020).   All university-sponsored domestic (U.S.) and international travel is canceled until further notice.  All university-sponsored domestic travel that was previously approved by FSU Travel Services is canceled and must be reevaluated by your respective university vice president for reapproval. Only travel deemed essential by a university vice president will be reapproved. […]

Difference between self-quarantine and self-isolation

Quarantining in general means the separation of a person or group of people reasonably believed to have been exposed to a communicable disease but are not yet symptomatic from others who have not been exposed to prevent the possible spread of the disease. Self-isolation means the separation of a person or group known or reasonably believed to be […]

FSU shifts from in-person classes to remote classes March 23 for two weeks

This message to all students, faculty, and staff has been approved by President John Thrasher. University Remains Open For Business, In-Person Classes Resume April 6 Florida State University has proactively monitored and responded to daily developments as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread in Florida and across the United States. Administrators campus-wide have met every […]

Coronavirus update: International Programs Summer 2020

A status update regarding the summer 2020 International Programs will be made at the end of March. Program participants will be notified directly of any cancellations. A status update regarding fall programs will be made at a later date. For more information on FSU International Programs, visit  

FSU prepares for possible move to online classes after spring break

University instructors asked to be ready by March 23   Florida State University Provost Sally McRorie today directed the university’s faculty and academic instructors to be ready to shift their courses from traditional campus-based, face-to-face classes to online and other alternate methods of delivery for the remainder of the semester following spring break, if it […]

Coronavirus update: International travel suspended and other guidance  

This message to all faculty and staff has been approved by Kyle Clark, Vice President for Finance & Administration. Florida State University has suspended ALL international university-related travel to prevent the potential spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).    International travel requests will require approval by a university vice president until further notice. ANY international travel must be deemed essential in order […]

FSU ITS guidance for employees working remotely

As Florida State University continues to closely monitor advisories and updates from the Centers for Disease Control, the university is working to prevent any possible disruption to business operations caused by an outbreak of the virus. Departments, in accordance with guidance from Human Resources, should be evaluating the feasibility of remote work options. With that […]

University Guidance for Students, Parents and Families: Have a Plan

This message to all students has been approved by Dr. Amy Hecht, Vice President for Student Affairs. Dear Students, Parents and Family Members, Florida State University has taken aggressive steps during the past few weeks to proactively prevent the spread of COVID-19, an illness caused by the coronavirus. Florida State is also preparing for the […]

Coronavirus: HR Guidance for FSU Departments and Employees

This message to all faculty and staff has been approved by Renisha Gibbs, Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Finance & Administration Chief of Staff. As Florida State University continues to closely monitor advisories and updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), University leadership is working to prepare the campus should we need […]