No one benefits from a life of all work and no play. We encourage our students to be active, both inside the classroom and out. At Florida State, you'll find over 700 student organizations, an extensive array of intramurals to keep you active, a wealth of entertainment options, and countless service opportunities to do your part in making the world a better place.
A residence hall is more than just a place to lay your head. It's the center of your collegiate life, a hub of social activity where new friendships are forged. Living on-campus is the best way to get involved, meet new people, and give yourself a leg up in the class room. It's a fact that students living on campus earn higher GPAs. With over a dozen residence halls on campus, you're sure to find one that fits your own personal style.
When you're ready to spread your wings, FSU's Student Government Association is prepared to help you find the perfect spot off-campus.
With a variety of meal plan options and 25 locations across campus, Seminole Dining has your food options covered. You can eat all you want at Suwanee Room and Seminole Café or grab a coffee between classes at Einstein's or Starbucks. Be on the lookout for new restaurants opening around campus and the new dining hall, 1851!
At the newly opened Innovation Hub in the heart of campus, students have access to all the latest technologies and staff support. Build a prototype in the Design & Hacking lab, take your creation into reality using the Fablab's laser cutters and 3D printers, and then bring it to life with Raspberry Pi or Arduino boards and a little programming know-how. Leap into virtual and augmented reality with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Microsoft HoloLens, and 360° cameras. There's also plenty of hangout and collaboration space where you can get together with other Noles and create "the next big thing." After you've built up your skills in the Innovation Hub, show them off at the annual HackFSU hackathon!
College is an amazing time to discover more about yourself and what you're really into. FSU students are into a lot of different things, and have formed over 700 recognized student organizations to share their passions. Join a club, honor society, Greek organization, community service group, or start your own brand new student org to meet like minds and make lifelong friends.
Florida State appreciates the importance of international study and cross-cultural activities that contribute to a student's overall educational experience. Some of the opportunities available to FSU undergraduates for engagement with global culture include:
Admitted freshmen may defer enrollment at FSU for one year to engage in meaningful and structured endeavors to complement their education. Students often participate in international volunteerism, internships, or special activities.
Students can choose to spend a portion of their Florida State University careers studying abroad in over 15 countries, including our four year-round study centers in London, England; Florence, Italy; Panama City, Republic of Panama; Valencia, Spain.
Florida State offers numerous other opportunities for students to engage with the global community, both on-campus and abroad. This includes programs such as First Year Abroad, Beyond Borders, Global Café, and International Coffee Hour.
When class is over, it's time to play. At the Leach Recreation Center and Fitness & Movement Clinic, you can get in the zone on an extensive collection of workout equipment, run on the indoor track overlooking our 16-lane pool, and enjoy group fitness and personal training opportunities. Meet some new friends for a game at the Main Campus Fields, Rec SportsPlex, or Westside Courts. Play to win or just for fun by participating in one of over 50 intramural and club sports. Or, relax along the lake at the "Rez", FSU's lakefront property where you can sail, swim, sun, paddleboard, and more. It's all free for FSU students from Campus Rec.
If you're looking for the true fan experience, Seminole Athletics are where it's at. Cheer on our 20 NCAA Division I teams as they complete in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Go Noles!
With tons of events and activities on campus, there's always something fun to do at the Oglesby Union's facilities. Enjoy music and comedy at Club Downunder. Get in a game of bowling or billiards at Crenshaw Lanes. Create a masterpiece at the Art Center. Marvel at the wonder of the FSU Flying High Circus, one of only two collegiate circuses in the nation. Catch free blockbuster, indie, foreign, or cult classic film at the Student Life Cinema. Battle it out in a tournament or just have fun playing the hottest games with your friends in the Student Life Center's Cyber Café.
With one of the most compact campuses in the state, it's already easy to get around Florida State. But Transportation & Parking Services has made it even easier with a variety of services. Six multi-level garages, real-time parking availability counts, and valet services mean campus parking has never been easier. Seminole Express shuttle buses will quickly get you to and around campus. During late night hours, services such as S.A.F.E. Connection, Night Nole, and Nole Cab provide transportation around campus so you won't have to walk alone. If you're looking to get off campus, FSU students ride for free on all City of Tallahassee (StarMetro) buses, or you can pick up a Zipcar at one of three campus locations and go your own way.