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Classes resume Friday

Posted 4:25 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20

Florida State University will resume normal operations Friday, Nov. 21. All classes will meet as scheduled. Strozier Library will reopen to the public at 9 a.m.



Campus activities update

Posted 1:50 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20

In light of events that occurred Nov. 20 at Strozier Library on the Florida State University campus, a variety of groups have held or are planning events for students and the university community.

Students gathered Thursday morning at Landis Green for a prayer circle to promote healing in the wake of the tragedy.

Other events that are planned:

Town Hall Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 20, 3 p.m., Askew Student Life Cinema Theater
A town hall meeting, sponsored by the University Counseling Center, will take place at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Student Life Cinema Theater. During this gathering, UCC’s goal is to provide students with additional facts, to discuss the various reactions that students might be having, and to offer support by discussing coping strategies students can use.

Gathering of Unity
Thursday, Nov. 20, 5 p.m., Integration Statue
The Student Government Association will hold event and an opportunity to come together in candlelight to reflect and show support for one another and the entire Florida State community. Speakers will include Student Body President Stefano Cavallaro, President John Thrasher and Laura Osteen, director of the Center of Leadership and Social Change. Attendees can gather around Integration Statue and the three Legacy Walk pathways.

Prayer Service
Thursday, Nov. 20, 8 p.m.
FSU Cru Religious Organization, Moore Auditorium



University Response to Campus Shooting

Posted 4:45 a.m. Thursday, November 20, 2014

In order to provide services for our students and employees, the university will remain open today but all classes scheduled for Thursday, November 20, 2014 are cancelled, including exams scheduled to be held at the Testing Center on Thursday.

University employees are to report today as scheduled.

Strozier Library will be closed until further notice. Students will be permitted to retrieve their belongings from the library with the assistance of law enforcement.

The families of the three victims have been notified.

Counseling services are available to students and employees through the university Counseling Center, the Victim Advocate program and Employee Assistance Program.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.




The Florida State University community is extremely saddened by the shootings that took place early this morning at Strozier Library, in the very heart of campus, and our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of all those who have been affected.

The three students who have been injured are our highest priority followed by the needs of our greater university community. We will do everything possible to assist with their recovery.

Over the past few hours, I have received several briefings from administrators and law enforcement regarding campus safety and security, and they have established that this was an isolated incident. Florida State University and Tallahassee police departments have done an extraordinary job taking quick and decisive action to prevent further tragedy, to secure the scene and to keep campus safe. They have assured me that there is no further threat.

We are increasing security measures and providing a strong law enforcement presence on and around campus today. I have great confidence in the abilities of our local law enforcement agencies to handle this matter.

As we try to make sense of what is a senseless incident, the Counseling Center and Employee Assistance will provide counseling and support for FSU faculty, staff and students affected by these events. Should anyone need or desire such services, please contact the center at the Askew Student Life Building or call (850) 644-2003.

We will continue to share information with you regarding this matter as it becomes available.



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