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A message from President Thrasher: Thanksgiving Break

Dear FSU Family, As we approach Thanksgiving, I want to express my gratitude to you — our students, faculty and staff — for your flexibility, your resilience and your dedication to Florida State University during these unusual times. After an increase of COVID-19 cases on campus in early September, FSU’s positivity rate has remained relatively […]

FSU hosts CDC Director Robert Redfield for COVID-19 roundtable discussion 

Florida State University welcomed Centers for Disease Control Director Dr. Robert Redfield as well as state health officials to campus Monday for a roundtable discussion on the university’s response to COVID-19.   Redfield used the opportunity to deliver a clarion call: Keep wearing masks.  “Masks work,” Redfield said. “They save lives.”  FSU officials briefed Redfield, along with Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees and Deputy Secretary of Health Shamarial Roberson, on class delivery methods, the university’s COVID-19 testing operation and […]

Important Spring 2021 Semester Information

UPDATE DEC. 1, 2020: The spring semester will begin Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021; however, all classes will be taught remotely through Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. To be clear, this means all spring semester face-to-face, hybrid, flex and remote classes will meet remotely between Jan. 6, 2021, and Jan. 15, 2021. This includes the FSU Panama City […]

Fall/Spring Update

This message to all faculty and staff has been approved by Dr. Sally McRorie, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Kyle Clark, Vice President for Finance and Administration. As we approach Fall Break, we wanted to take the opportunity to provide an update regarding the remaining Fall semester and upcoming Spring semester. Following […]

Spring Course Registration to Begin Oct. 26, 2020

This message to all students, faculty and staff has been approved by Dr. Sally McRorie, Provost and Executive Vice President. Florida State University is committed to offering as many classes face-to-face as we can, safely, in the Spring semester.  Planning has been underway for the past several weeks.  After thoughtful consideration, the Spring academic calendar was adjusted to remove Spring Break […]

A Message from Vice President for Student Affairs Amy Hecht: Event Size Restriction Change

This message to all students has been approved by Dr. Amy Hecht, Vice President for Student Affairs. Students, As we approached October, I’ve been pleased to see our positivity rate decrease and many of our students following the guidelines including masks and social distancing. We know how challenging this has been and we appreciate all […]

Statement from Florida State University Re: President and Mrs. Thrasher

4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 Florida State University President John Thrasher and First Lady Jean Thrasher have tested positive for COVID-19. President Thrasher learned of his positive result at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday after taking a PCR test earlier in the day. Mrs. Thrasher learned of her positive diagnosis late Monday night after a recent […]

Spring 2021 calendar changes

This message to all students, faculty and staff has been approved by Dr. Sally McRorie, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dear FSU community, As our highest priority remains the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff, Florida State University has adopted a new calendar for the Spring 2021 semester. The semester will […]

FSU Football updates and guidelines for Student Ticket Requests

This message to all students has been approved by David Coburn, Director of Athletics. Dear FSU Students, Attending football games is a cherished tradition at Florida State University, and I know you all want to continue to be able to cheer on our team in person. To do that, it is critical that everyone follows […]

A Message from President John Thrasher: Consequences for Noncompliance of COVID-19 Guidelines

This message to all students has been approved by John Thrasher, President of Florida State University. Dear FSU Students, I am issuing an urgent call to action, and I expect you to respond as true Seminoles so that, through shared sacrifice and by working together, we can remain unconquered by the COVID-19 pandemic and keep […]

Reminder: COVID-19 Random Testing Program

This message to all students, faculty and staff has been approved by Renisha Gibbs, Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Finance & Administration Chief of Staff and by Dr. Amy Hecht, Vice President for Student Affairs. The University continues to work diligently to institute measures to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Our goal […]