President John Thrasher

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 […]

FSU’s Garnet and Gold Scholar Society honors 16 new inductees

Florida State University welcomed 16 new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society this summer. Established in 2010, the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society facilitates student involvement and recognizes undergraduate students who excel within and beyond the classroom in at least three of five areas: international experience, internship, leadership, research and service. “We […]

President Thrasher awarded Sigma Phi Epsilon’s highest professional honor

Florida State University President John Thrasher received Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity’s highest professional honor July 27 during the organization’s biennial meeting in Houston. Sigma Phi Epsilon Citations are presented to alumni who have achieved extraordinary success and stature in their careers and professional ventures, and by doing so, have brought honor to themselves and to […]

Florida State remembers President Emeritus Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte

A brilliant legal mind and international champion of human rights, Florida State University President Emeritus Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte passed away May 20 at the age of 85. The consummate Southern gentleman, D’Alemberte could often be seen wearing his signature bowtie around campus at Florida State, where he served as its 12th president from 1994 to […]

President John Thrasher remembers President Emeritus Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte

“I’ve known Sandy for more than 40 years. He’s been a friend, a mentor and an inspiration to me,” FSU President John Thrasher said. “He was a person of great integrity with an abiding sense of social justice who made a difference in people’s lives here and around the world through his defense of the […]

Class of 2019 students become M.D.s

They arrived as students and departed as doctors. In between were raucous cheers, air-horn blasts, babies’ cries and audible sighs as, one by one, the 113 graduates of the FSU College of Medicine’s Class of 2019 crossed the stage and grabbed the diploma of their dreams. This was the medical school’s 15th graduating class, and […]

David Coburn appointed athletics director

President John Thrasher announced today he has appointed David Coburn athletics director at Florida State University effective immediately. Coburn has held the post of interim athletics director since August 2018 when Thrasher appointed him to replace outgoing director Stan Wilcox. In his nine months as interim head of Athletics, Coburn applied his almost 40 years […]