University News

Florida State welcomes president of Botswana for official visit

Florida State University welcomed His Excellency President Mokgweetsi Masisi of the Republic of Botswana for an official visit Thursday, where he was greeted by President John Thrasher while the Marching Chiefs played “Seminole Uprising” and Botswana’s national anthem on the steps of Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. President Masisi, who earned a master’s degree in social […]

Florida State selects new Alumni Association president

Julie Cheney has been named president and chief executive officer of the Florida State University Alumni Association, effective Nov. 1. Cheney, who currently serves as executive director of Alumni Relations at Coastal Carolina University, has spent 19 years as an alumni relations strategist. Having also worked in the alumni associations of the University of Georgia […]

Florida State claims top national diversity award for third consecutive year

For a third consecutive year, Florida State University has been recognized by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine as a “Diversity Champion” in higher education. FSU is one of 13 colleges and universities nationwide that received the award from the magazine, which is the nation’s largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. “At Florida […]

Florida State continues meteoric rise in national rankings

U.S. News & World Report Ranks FSU No. 26 Among Public Universities Florida State University vaulted seven spots to No. 26 among national public universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings — the biggest single-year improvement in university history. The rankings appear in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2019” guidebook. FSU […]

Policy Pub Fall 2018: Aging, consolidating, voting in the spotlight

Policy Pub, the popular free public forum series presented by the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, returns for three new sessions this fall. Faculty from the college will present brief talks on aging, government consolidation and the November midterm elections, followed by questions and discussion from the public. The fall […]

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute to hold showcase of classes and activities

The thrill of discovery, the ah-ha moment of learning, the new dive into old knowledge — from Shakespeare to superconductivity, from ancient history to today’s politics — that’s the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida State University experience. OLLI is open to all Tallahassee-area residents who are 50-plus and love to learn. The OLLI Fall 2018 Showcase […]

Tallahassee and FSU police departments offer tips for a safe, enjoyable football game day experience

The Tallahassee and Florida State Police Departments are working diligently to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all of the 84,000-plus visitors who come to enjoy the home football games. In preparation for upcoming FSU and FAMU football games, they are reminding fans of the traffic pattern around the downtown area. TRAFFIC INSTRUCTIONS: Fans are […]

FSU welcomes the Class of 2022 at New Student Convocation

Members of the Florida State University Class of 2022 were welcomed, challenged, inspired and introduced to university traditions during New Student Convocation Sunday, Aug. 26, at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. Mark Riley, dean of the FSU Graduate School and 2014-2015 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor, gave the keynote address to thousands of freshmen at […]

FSU opens new living-learning community for aspiring entrepreneurs

Fostering an entrepreneurial spirit across campus is one of Florida State University’s top strategic goals. This fall, the university has taken its commitment to innovation one step further by offering a home for budding entrepreneurs with the opening of a new living-learning community. The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Learning Community (EILC) is designed to immerse first-year […]

David Coburn appointed interim athletics director

President John Thrasher announced today that Chief of Staff David Coburn will serve as interim athletics director at Florida State University while a search is under way to replace outgoing Athletics Director Stan Wilcox. Wilcox, who has held the post since 2013, announced this week he is leaving FSU to take an executive position with […]

New students, faculty look to continue Florida State’s upward trajectory

Florida State University will welcome about 42,000 students back to campus, along with 240 new faculty, as classes begin for the 2018-2019 academic year Monday, Aug. 27. The incoming freshman class of about 6,400 students is expected to be one of the most academically talented cohorts in FSU history. “We’re thrilled to welcome an exceptional […]

FSU unveils enhanced Honors Program

Florida State University is implementing some important changes to enhance the Honors Program this fall. The program has named a new director and hired three new specialized honors faculty members who have designed a core honors curriculum around interrelated courses on enduring themes. Annette Schwabe, associate dean of Undergraduate Studies and former director of Liberal […]