New Graduate Student Orientation

The Graduate School hosted New Graduate Student Orientation on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, in the New Classroom Building (HCB).

The day’s events included a general orientation session led by Dean Nancy Marcus, a BBQ on the Union Green, and focused sessions on topics of interest, such as resources for graduate students and suggestions for funding your graduate education at FSU, and two panel discussions (one led by FSU award-winning faculty and the second led by FSU graduate students). Tours of the FSU Campus and Scholars Commons in Strozier Library were offered in the morning and an Informational Fair with tables from campus/community offices and organizations ran from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.  The Congress of Graduate Students (COGS) offered a tour of Tallahassee and picnic dinner at the end of the day to provide further opportunities to learn about the area and meet other graduate students. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!





The Congress of Graduate Students welcomed graduate students to Florida State University and showed them around town. Topics included:
- How to navigate Tallahassee
- The academic and social activities for graduate students at Florida State
- The work of COGS
- The history of Tallahassee and Florida State.
Tour stops included an up-close and personal view of where to learn, work, play, and stay when in Tallahassee.
A picnic followed the tour and provided a great opportunity to meet new and returning graduate students.

Questions about the COGS Tour & Picnic should be directed to



All sessions took place in room 101 of the Classroom Building (HCB) in zone D6 on the campus map . Nearby parking is located in the Woodward Ave., Garage #1 and Traditions Way, Garage #2.

On the day of orientation students were able to park in a student spot (marked with white lines) without a parking permit. However, you are encouraged to order your parking permit ahead of time. Please visit FSU Transportation Service’s website to order your parking permit online.



You will need to have your FSUCard (the FSU student ID card) on the day of Orientation in order to receive lunch. You will need your driver's license or other government issued ID (ex. passport or military id) to obtain your FSUCard. The FSUCard Center is located in the lower level of the Woodward parking garage off of Woodward Avenue next to the FSU Bookstore.