The Big Story: August 29, 2016

This year's freshman class is one of the most diverse in the university’s history. Left to right: Erin Christopher, 18 (Lexington, Ky./Creative Writing); Myryame Desrosiers, 18 (Miami/Biochemistry); Ancy Jose, 18 (Tamarac, Fla./Humanities & Creative Writing); Jaime Lopez, 18 (Miami/International Affairs & Economics); Unique Castro, 19 (Pompano, Fla./Exercise Physiology); Rose Leon, 18 (Tampa/Psychology).

Florida State University welcomes about 42,000 students as classes begin for the 2016-2017 academic year Monday, Aug. 29. About 6,200 academically talented students make up one of the most diverse incoming freshman classes in the university’s history.

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