| Walking Tours
How many different ways can you explore FSU's past?
These self-guided tours investigate the school's political, economic,
cultural, and social histories. They describe how the physical
enviornment has changed in relation to developments in student life.
They also look at the relationships between administrators, faculty,
and the student body.
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Sports have always played an important role in
student life at FSU. Take a tour of the various venues, learning about
their namesakes, architectural changes, and their place in FSU's
Treat yourself to a walk around the oldest part
of FSU's lovely campus. You will enjoy built-in rest stops along the
way. Immerse yourself in history and tradition as you amble among
buildings and across grounds rooted in education more than a century
old. Currently, you will see 33 benches, 23 sponsored and 10 not.
Viewing these works of art you will learn about prestigious faculty,
generous alumni and, yes, even ordinary members whose hearts remain to
help encompass the University's every-growing family.
For 42 years, the Florida State College for
Women provided an educational opportunity for the women of Florida and
beyond. Students attending FSCW not only received a first-rate
education, but also became a part of a close knit community guided by
admiration of and pride in their educational institution. The students
of FSCW developed a social life steeped in tradition, competition, and
influenced by the changing society outside of the gates of the College.
The legacy of FSCW is still visible today. As you explore the campus of
FSU, you can connect with this important period of the University's
past and learn about life outside the classroom of Florida State
College for Women.
In the 1960s and 1970s, some considered Florida
State University to be the "Berkeley of the South." Although this
campus escaped the violence that plagued many other universities in
these turbulent decades, students on FSU's campus were involved in many
struggles, such as equal rights for women and minorities, the anti-war
movement, and free speech. Where were these sites of contest? What were
some of the major protests? How were they resolved?
How much of campus was planned? How much was
built by chance? Why are cars allowed on some parts of campus and not
others? Find out how this campus has changed from its first founding
and how its past shapes plans for future planning
How did World War II impact Florida State
University? Learn about the student's response to the war. In addition,
learn about the buildings constructed through Works Progress
Admnistration (WPA) projects during the late 1930s
Sometimes we do not notice what is right in
front of us. This tour takes us to some familiar and unfamiliar spots
on campus, highlighting what makes this campus unique and interesting.