Family Connection Florida State University

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Recommendations for Support & Assistance

Florida State University has many resources available to families and students before, during, and after the college experience. Below you will find a list of common family member interest/concern topic areas. Below each topic area, we have listed some of the appropriate University offices, programs, or service/resources available to address questions in that area. We have also provided the names of Family Connection Advisory Council Members who are available to provide informal support for that topic area should you need a peer Family Member to mentor you through an issue or to just to listen. If you have a question for a member of the Family Connection Advisory Council, click HERE to send an email (in the subject line please include the name of the family member you are interested in contacting or the topic of question; we will route your message to the appropriate member(s) for response).

Members of the Family Connection Advisory Council are not employees of Florida State University. They offer their advice and time as enthusiastic supporters of FSU and engaged family members of current students. As always, please do not hesitate to contact the professional staff in the Office of New Student & Family Programs and Dean of Students Department if you have additional questions or need more support and guidance.


Student Transition & Homesickness

  1. New Student & Family Programs: dos.fsu.edu/nsfp
  2. Dean of Students Department: dos.fsu.edu
  3. University Housing Residence Life: housing.fsu.edu
  4. University Counseling Center: counseling.fsu.edu
  5. New 'Nole website: dos.fsu.edu/newnole
  6. Family Connection Advisory Council Members (contact via Advisory Council webpage): Noel Bickford, Missy Crowther, Anna Gilman, Karen Hahan, Kelly McCall, Audrey and Rosario Troia, Cathy VanDeMark and Tyrica Young.

Academic Information & Assistance

  1. Academic Colleges & Departments: fsu.edu/academics/departments.html
  2. Academic Program Guide: www.academic-guide.fsu.edu
  3. Academic Advisor Search: our.undergrad.fsu.edu/advisor_search/advisors.php
  4. Academic Center for Excellence (ACE): ace.fsu.edu
  5. Division of Undergraduate Studies: undergrad.fsu.edu
  6. Office of the University Registrar: registrar.fsu.edu
  7. FSU Libraries: www.lib.fsu.edu
  8. Family Connection Advisory Council Members (contact via Advisory Council webpage): Karen Hahan, Denis LeClair, Kelly McCall, Kathy Pham, Audrey and Rosario Troia, and Tyrica Young.

Getting Involved in College

  1. Oglesby Union: union.fsu.edu
  2. Student Activities: union.fsu.edu/sac/involvement/
  3. Recognized Student Organizations: studentgroups.fsu.edu
  4. Union Productions: up.union.fsu.edu
  5. Campus Recreation: campusrec.fsu.edu
  6. Center for Leadership and Social Change: thecenter.fsu.edu
  7. Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life: greeklife.fsu.edu
  8. Hazing Education and Prevention: hazing.fsu.edu
  9. Interfaith Council: interfaithcouncil.fsu.edu 
  10. Student Government Association: sga.fsu.edu
  11. International Programs: international.fsu.edu
  12. Family Connection Advisory Council Members (contact via Advisory Council webpage): Missy Crowther, Anna Gilman, Karen Hahan, Kelly McCall, Audrey and Rosario Troia, Cathy VanDeMark and Tyrica Young.

University Housing & Dining

  1. University Housing: housing.fsu.edu
  2. Seminole Dining: seminoledining.campusdish.com
  3. SGA's Off–Campus Housing Resources: offcampushousing.fsu.edu
  4. New Student & Family Program's Off–Campus Living Guide: Tallahassee & Off–Campus Living Guide
  5. Family Connection Advisory Council Members (contact via Advisory Council webpage): Noel Bickford, Missy Crowther, Anna Gilman, Denis LeClair, Kathy Pham and Rebecca Robinette.

Money Matters & Financial Aid

  1. Office of Student Business Services: sfs.fsu.edu
  2. Office of Financial Aid: financialaid.fsu.edu

Student Health & Safety

  1. FSU Police Department: police.fsu.edu
  2. Health & Wellness Center: healthcenter.fsu.edu
  3. University Counseling Center: counseling.fsu.edu
  4. Victim Advocate Program: dos.fsu.edu/vap
  5. Family Connection Advisory Council Members (contact via Advisory Council webpage): Anna Gilman, Kelly McCall, and Audrey and Rosario Troia.

Miscellaneous Student Services

  1. Division of Student Affairs: studentaffairs.fsu.edu
  2. Dean of Students Department: dos.fsu.edu
  3. Student Disability Resource Center: dos.fsu.edu/sdrc
  4. Women for FSU: womenforfsu.org
  5. Parking and Transportation: parking.fsu.edu
  6. FSU Bookstore: fsu.bkstr.com
  7. FSUCard Center: fsucard.fsu.edu
  8. Career Center: career.fsu.edu
  9. Information Technology Services: its.fsu.edu/Students
  10. Center for Global Engagement: cge.fsu.edu
  11. Family Connection Advisory Council Members (contact via Advisory Council webpage): Kelly McCall, Rebecca Robinette, Audrey and Rosario Troia, Cathy VanDeMark and Tyrica Young.

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