Making Long Distance Work: How to Stay Connected with FSU

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By Abby Cloud

Whether your student is living in Tallahassee or staying in their hometown, going to class in-person or studying remotely, there will be lots of different FSU experiences for the fall semester. This transition to a new normal as school begins can be hard, and being unable to be surrounded by the typical student environment and FSU community can pose quite an adjustment for students.

Fall will be different, but FSU is working hard to ensure students that no matter where they are learning from, they will have the same access to student academic services, resources, involvement, and engagement. There are many resources–new and old–available for students to utilize in order to stay connected with FSU this semester.

FSU Social Media. Regardless of whether or not your student is new to campus, it is of their best interest to follow Florida State University on social media. Not only do they fill your student’s feed with sweet moments from campus, they also will share FSU News and any statements made by the University on different matters at hand. Follow Florida State University on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

Virtual FSU. Launched this past spring as a new remote learning initiative, Virtual FSU is here to help keep students engaged with virtual events, remote academic services, and more by partnering with several different departments around campus. Through Virtual FSU, students can also navigate FSU Anywhere, another initiative to assist first-year students, transfer students, and students living outside of Tallahassee throughout their fall semester.

myFSU Mobile App. The myFSU Mobile app for your phone brings your myFSU Student Account with you wherever you go. With the app, students can stay view campus announcements, track the busses in real-time, view campus maps, locate hours for different services, find dining spots around campus, and more. In addition to these features that benefit your student on the go, myFSU Mobile also has access to your student’s academic information, financial aid, course catalogs, and other academic resources.

The More You Nole: A Podcast About Florida State University. In April of this year, FSU Admissions launched The More You Nole, a podcast about Florida State University that touches on several topics of interest for students. New students and returning students alike can enjoy listening to discussions centered around International Programs, the Innovation Hub, FSU Esports, and the Flying High Circus–just to name a few. With just under 20 episodes, The More You Nole podcast will help your student stay connected to all aspects of campus life. 

Family Connection eNewsletter & FSU Family Blog. New Student & Family Programs publishes a Family Connection eNewsletter periodically filled with updates, information, and advice for FSU families and students. You can view previous ones here, and make sure you sign-up to join our mailing list here. Another great way to stay updated with campus happenings is through New Student & Family Program’s FSU Family Blog. Here, families and students can find more frequent articles regarding campus life. 

FSU Coloring Sheets. Thanks to The Center for Leadership & Social Change, students can enjoy the beautiful FSU scenery in the form of a coloring page! In a recent feature on their website, students can find a coloring page of the famous Westcott Fountain and Ruby Diamond Hall. To view and print out this coloring sheet, click here. Don’t forget to share your completed coloring sheet with The Center’s social media.

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