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Terri Brown sworn in as first female FSU chief of police

In the picturesque and historic Dodd Hall, longtime Florida State University police officer Terri Brown was sworn in as FSU’s first female chief of police. In front of dozens of family, friends and FSU supporters, FSU President John Thrasher opened the Sept. 6 event thanking Brown for taking on her new role. “She has the […]

FSU encourages high-achieving students to get ‘More in Four’

More than ever, students are pursuing college-level courses in high school, allowing them to finish their undergraduate degrees in record time. Now, Florida State University is offering these high-achieving students an opportunity to participate in “More in Four,” a new program for those who want to maximize their four-year college investment by graduating with a […]

Innovative program puts students back on track to earn FSU degree

Florida State University students are graduating in four years at a record level, but some students encounter unexpected challenges that derail their plans to earn a degree. From limited finances to mental or physical health problems to natural disasters, there’s a wide variety of reasons why students leave college without finishing. “Almost everybody knows someone […]

Tallahassee and FSU Police 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:  Pre-Game […]

FSU Graduate School projected to see record enrollment

The Graduate School at Florida State University has experienced significant growth in recent years — projecting a record increase in enrollment for the start of the academic year. “People are recognizing what a great institution this is and looking into our programs,” said Mark Riley, dean of the Graduate School. “They are hearing that they […]

FSU Police Department offers traffic tips for Florida State-Boise State football game day

FAQ for FSU-Boise State Football Game The Florida State University Police Department is working diligently to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for fans who will be attending Saturday’s Florida State-Boise football game. The game, originally scheduled to be played in Jacksonville, has been moved to Tallahassee due to the threat of Hurricane Dorian. The […]

Eminent scientist, National Academy member to join FSU faculty

An esteemed evolutionary biologist and member of the National Academy of Sciences is joining the Florida State University faculty. Steven Stanley will join FSU’s Department of Biological Science where he will collaborate with several different researchers on projects ranging from dinosaur evolution to the intricacies of gastropods. He also will mentor younger faculty members who […]

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 […]

Filar pushes FSU students to dream bigger

When Craig Filar first started as the director of Florida State University’s Office of National Fellowships, he knew how competitive it is to win some of the nation’s most prestigious awards. But that didn’t stop him from encouraging FSU’s high-achieving students from dreaming bigger. Instead, he started likening his position at ONF to that of […]

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 […]

Brown appointed Florida State University chief of police

Assistant Vice President for Public Safety and Chief of Police David Perry accepts position at UNC Florida State University Vice President for Finance and Administration Kyle Clark has appointed Terri Brown to serve as Chief of Police, effective August 31. Brown will become the first woman to serve as chief of police at Florida State. […]