Current University Status

All Florida State University campuses are open except FSU Panama City (FL).

Classes resumed on the Tallahassee main campus Monday, Oct. 15, 2018.

FSU Panama City is closed until further notice.

Official Announcements

Hurricane Michael

Florida State University Panama City Student Hotline


Florida State University has set up a telephone hotline to help FSU Panama City students with immediate needs or concerns following Hurricane Michael. If you call and get voicemail, please leave a message and a staff member will call you back! FSU Panama City students only, please. (Posted 1 p.m. Thursday, October 18, 2018)

University Counseling Center available to FSUPC students

Immediate crisis support and counseling services are available and accessible to FSU Panama City students via The University Counseling Center by calling 850-644-TALK (8255). Services are provided by mental health professionals and are available 24/7 including weekends and holidays.  In order to initiate our emergency protocols, please identify yourself as an FSU Panama City student when speaking to the mental health professional who receives your call. (Posted 1 p.m. Thursday, October 18, 2018)

University Health Services available to FSUPC students

As an FSU Panama City student, you have 24/7 access to a network of licensed physicians. HealthiestYou physicians can diagnose and treat most minor acute illnesses and prescribe medication if necessary. If you have the FSU student insurance plan (provided by United Health Care Student Resources), this service is covered (no out-of-pocket fees). If you don’t have the student insurance plan, there is a $40 fee for the service. You may check with your insurance to see if this service is reimbursable. FSU Panama City students may access HealthiestYou by visiting the website or by calling (855) 866-0895. (Posted 1 p.m. Thursday, October 18, 2018)

Campus Rec shower facilities available for all FSU students and employees in Tallahassee

UPDATED 1:30 p.m. Wed. October 17, 2018

Campus Recreation will make Tallahassee shower facilities available to all FSU students, faculty and staff during normal hours of operation effective immediately. These shower facilities are located in the Leach Student Recreation Center and the Fitness & Movement Clinic (inside the Health and Wellness Center).

Students and employees can access the facilities by presenting their current, valid FSU ID at the entrance. Users should also supply their own bath towel. 

The Leach Center is open Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m., open Fridays 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. and open Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. The Fitness & Movement Clinic is open Monday through Friday 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. It is closed on Saturday and Sunday.

(Posted 11:45 a.m Friday, Oct. 12, 2018).

Assistance available for FSU students in Tallahassee

FSU Case Management Services is available to help students in Tallahassee with immediate needs following Hurricane Michael. Please contact Case Management Services at 850-644-2428 or visit University Center A Suite 4100 Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to discuss immediate needs/concerns regarding access to food or water, or being displaced from your residence. FSU will assist with resources both on and off campus to support students in need. The university’s student Food for Thought Pantry is available to all students. (Posted 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2018)

FSU Tallahassee reopen & classes have resumed

UPDATED 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 15, 2018

While there are no power outages on the Tallahassee main campus, the administration is aware that some students living off campus, as well as faculty and staff, may not yet have power in their homes. However, City of Tallahassee officials report power has been restored to 91 percent of the city as of Monday morning. Most Tallahassee businesses, including restaurants, grocery stores and gas stations, are open around the city. Accordingly, FSU reopened the campus for regular business as planned Monday, Oct. 15. Classes have resumed and the main campus is expected to be fully operational. All faculty and staff should return to normal schedules at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 15. Supervisors are encouraged to be generous in approving annual leave for employees who are unable to return to work in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. NOTE: FSU Panama City will not reopen and is closed until further notice. See FSU PANAMA CITY CAMPUS UPDATE below for details. (Posted 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 15, 2018).


Q. What if special circumstances warrant missing class?

A. Any student who will not be attending classes while the university is in operation needs to contact the instructor in advance by e-mail or phone to explain the circumstances and discuss the implications of missing class as early as possible.

Q. I'm enrolled in a Distance Learning Course but have lost power and/or online access at my home due to a hurricane. What do I do?

A. Contact your department as soon as possible to report your situation. The university will work to accommodate distance learning students with problems arising from hurricanes and other natural disasters.

FSU Panama City campus update

FSUPC remains closed; online courses resume Mon. Oct. 15

UPDATED 9:30 a.m. Sunday, October 14, 2018

While the Tallahassee campuses of Florida State University have reopened, the FSU Panama City campus remains closed until further notice. However, online classes offered by FSUPC professors resumed Monday, Oct. 15 and will continue while the FSUPC campus is closed. Please continue to monitor the FSU Alerts page and your email for notices regarding the FSUPC reopening and start of classes. University administrators continue to work with local officials to assess the situation and will announce a new campus reopen date as soon as possible.

If you have traveled out of the Panama City area and do not have friends or relatives to stay with, please do not return to the area at this time.  Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation. (Posted 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018)

PREVIOUS FSUPC UPDATE 9 a.m. Friday, October 12, 2018

Florida State University administrators completed a preliminary assessment of the FSUPC campus on Thursday. The campus sustained roof and water damage as well as multiple broken windows. Crews immediately began repairs Thursday evening, but the campus will not reopen on Monday as originally planned. University administrators are working with local officials to assess the situation and announce a new reopen date as soon as possible. Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation. More information will be shared as soon as it becomes available and we ask the public to please avoid the area so as not to impede repair work. (Posted 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2018)


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