President John Thrasher

FSU students use resilience training for global impact

Florida State University launched the Student Resilience Project just last year, but its impact is already long-lasting and wide-ranging. The online toolkit, which teaches students stress reduction techniques and coping skills and provides an interactive platform for learning how to heal from trauma and improve mental health, started as a required course for new FSU […]

FSU recognizes Fulbright student and faculty award winners

Florida State University President John Thrasher recognized students and faculty who have received Fulbright awards during a Nov. 7 reception at the President’s House. “Tonight’s event is an important part of FSU’s International Education Month, and I’m glad we are taking this opportunity to honor students and faculty who have received a Fulbright at some […]

FSU honors former First Lady Virginia Wetherell for her work on President’s House

The Florida State University President’s House is filled with historic images, books and memorabilia precious to the institution. Now, a new plaque acknowledges the woman responsible for designing and raising money for the building where FSU’s first family resides. Virginia “Ginger” Wetherell served as First Lady of Florida State from 2003 to 2010, while her […]

#FSUglobal: President Thrasher, FSU community celebrate International Education Month 

Florida State University President John Thrasher welcomed students, faculty and staff at the opening reception of FSU’s International Education Month Tuesday, Nov. 5, celebrating the benefits of international education and exchange. “Florida State University is a leader in international education and research,” Thrasher said. “Building global and cultural competencies in the FSU community is so important to […]

FSU celebrates donors of new honors program and inaugural cohort of James M. Seneff Scholars

Florida State University honored alumnus James M. Seneff and the CNL Charitable Foundation Saturday at a celebration hosted by President John Thrasher and First Lady Jean Thrasher at the FSU President’s House. During the event, Seneff (BUS ’68) presented 16 students with medals signifying their elite status as James M. Seneff Scholars in the College […]

Florida State University joins nation’s Top 20

U.S. News & World Report Ranks FSU No. 18 Among Public Universities Florida State University soared eight spots to No. 18 among national public universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, meeting and well exceeding its goal of joining the Top 25. It’s the greatest single-year improvement in university history. The rankings […]

FSU introduces students to university traditions at New Student Convocation

Members of the Florida State University Class of 2023 — the largest class of first-year students in university history — were introduced to university traditions during New Student Convocation Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. President John Thrasher presided over the ceremony, which featured keynote speaker Pamela Perrewé, the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor and […]

A welcome message from President John Thrasher

Welcome to Fall Semester! Whether you are a freshman getting ready for your first college class or a longtime faculty member preparing to share your knowledge with students, there’s never been a better time to be a part of the Florida State family! Across the board, Florida State is enjoying unprecedented success. Our four-year graduation […]

FSU welcomes largest freshman class in university history

Florida State University will welcome its largest freshman class in school history as the new academic year kicks off Monday, Aug. 26. The class of about 6,900 first-year students also is one of the brightest and most diverse. “It’s a joy to welcome such a talented freshman class as we begin another academic year,” said […]

Florida State University Schools breaks ground on new STEAM building

Florida State University Schools broke ground for a new building aimed to educate, engage and inspire their students in the areas of STEAM — science, technology, engineering, arts and math, Thursday, Aug. 15. The event welcomed dozens of FSUS students, teachers, administrators, parents and other supporters. “We’re beyond excited to be here today to celebrate […]

FSU summer commencement speakers encourage graduates to plan and persevere

Florida State University graduates celebrated milestones and reflected on the opportunities FSU provided them during summer commencement held Friday, August 2, and Saturday, August 3. Degrees were awarded to 2,673 students, with more than 1,400 graduates participating in two ceremonies at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. President John Thrasher presided over commencement and introduced […]