Graduate Life

Located in the center of Tallahassee, the state capital, Florida State University is well known for its beauty. Familiarly known in its beginning years as the College of the Pines, it still retains its unique mixture of Southern ease with Florida exotic. Collegiate Gothic structures are combined with modern architecture set in a landscape of rolling hills with pines, palms, dogwoods, and live oaks draped with Spanish moss. Flowering shrubs provide year-round color. Nearby a national forest, a wildlife refuge, lakes, rivers, and the Gulf of Mexico beaches offer opportunities for numerous outdoor pursuits.

The cultural appeal of the University is evidenced through special programs in the arts, including productions from several University and local theatres, operatic and musical (symphonic to jazz) offerings, and art exhibits. Campus recreational opportunities include, for example, the Leach Fitness and Wellness Center (e.g., gymnasium, indoor track, racquetball); over forty sports clubs (e.g., Martial Arts); Morcom Aquatics Center; Seminole Golf Course; and the FSU Reservation where students can canoe, kayak, picnic, rock climb, and swim. There are over four hundred student organizations at FSU, many of which attract graduate students. The Congress of Graduate Students (COGS) is the official representative body of all post-baccalaureate non-degree, master’s, specialist, professional, and doctoral students at Florida State. For those who enjoy sports, many of the University’s intercollegiate athletic teams regularly rank nationally.

*There are numerous opportunities and activities on and off campus that are available to graduate students throughout the year. Visit the following links to view the numerous events, activities, and resources that are available to graduate students.

Career Services/Workshops

Career Center
Center for Academic & Professional Development
Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Program
Preparing Future Professionals (PFP) Program
Professional Development Workshops
University Libraries Workshops  

FSU Recreation/Events

Campus Recreation
College of Music Concerts & Events
Crenshaw Bowling Lanes
Division of Student Affairs
FSU Flying High Circus
FSU Museum of Fine Arts
Oglesby Union
Opening Nights Events
School of Dance Events
Union Productions
WVFS Tallahassee 87.9FM, "The Voice of Florida State"

Funding Resources

External Fellowships
Latin American/Caribbean Scholarship  
Office of Financial Aid
Student Business Services
University Wide Fellowships & Grants

Health & Wellness Services

Center for Couple & Family Therapy
Health Insurance Subsidy Benefit
Student Disability Resource Center
University Counseling Center
University Health Services
Victim Advocate Program

Housing Options

CGE Housing Options
Graduate Student Housing
Off-Campus Housing
University Housing  

Instructional Support

Academic Center for Excellence
Center for Intensive English Studies
Instruction at FSU: A Guide to Teaching & Learning Practices
Program for Instructional Excellence  

Leadership & Diversity

Center for Global Engagement
Center for Leadership & Social Change
Congress of Graduate Students
Diversity & Inclusion
FSU Student Organizations & Involvement

Research Support

Animal Care & Use Committee (ACUC)
FSU RCR Course
Human Subjects (IRB)
Office of Research
Reading & Writing Center
Research & Scholarly Integrity
Statistical Consulting Center  

Tallahassee Community

City of Tallahassee
Leon County  
Tallahassee News
Tallahassee Online Visitor's Guide


Parking on Campus
Seminole Express
Transportation & Parking Services