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Current University Status

Florida State University is fully operational at this time.

Call (850) 644-INFO or visit this web site any time the operational status of Florida State University may be in question.

Official Announcements

Tropical Depression NINE
Posted 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Florida State University is actively monitoring the progress and forecasted track of Tropical Depression NINE. FSU’s main campus is located inland and is not prone to coastal flooding. Currently, the storm is not expected to bring more than potentially heavy rain to the Tallahassee area, but students, faculty and staff are encouraged to exercise personal caution, such as not driving through standing water.

At this time, all university operations continue as normal, and there are no plans to cancel any classes. Note that FSU is closed on Monday, September 5th for the Labor Day holiday. University administrators will take appropriate action should conditions warrant, so continue to check this website for the latest information.

Zika Virus prevention
Posted 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Florida State University is working in direct coordination with local, state and federal officials to ensure the safety of the FSU community. At this time, there have been no mosquito-borne cases reported in Leon County.

Zika Virus is primarily spread through mosquito bites and sexual contact with infected people. Most of those infected with Zika Virus (80%) show no signs or symptoms. Others may experience mild symptoms, including fever, rash, joint pain and conjunctivitis (red eyes). It is possible to be infected with Zika Virus and not even know it. Individuals with symptoms should seek medical attention.

Women who are pregnant or may become pregnant are at greatest risk to Zika due to the harm the virus may cause to an unborn baby.

The two primary ways to prevent the contraction and spread of Zika Virus are:

1. Mosquito bite prevention:

2. Safe sex practices:

The Zika Virus Information Hotline for Florida residents and visitors can be reached at 855-622-6735 and additional information can be found at

Florida State University will continue to monitor this situation and update this page and the University Health Services pages as necessary as conditions warrant.

If you have received an FSU ALERT message, additional emergency information and instructions will be posted here as it becomes available. Refresh this page for updated information.

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