Discover Florida State
Enjoy a self-guided walking tour of Florida State. Extend your visit as long as you’d like and include indoor stops at any classroom building, residence hall, campus restaurant, recreational facility, or library of interest. Throughout your tour, look for banners, sidewalk identifiers, and raised podia marking the Florida State University Legacy Walk. This path through campus, which features statues, sculptures, signage, and monuments, provides information about people and events in FSU’s history.
DeVoe L. Moore University Center Building B (UCB–224)
You are standing at the southwest corner of campus, near Bobby Bowden Field (CAM–100). Surrounding the stadium is the DeVoe L. Moore University Center (UCA–223 through UCD–226). Along with the athletic center, the University Center houses Admissions, the Dean of Students, Financial Aid, International Programs, the Registrar’s Office, Undergraduate Studies, and the Visitor Center. Additionally, the colleges of Communication and Information, Motion Picture Arts, Social Work, and the Dedman School of Hospitality are located here. The Unconquered Statue features a bronze horse and warrior; it symbolizes the unconquered spirit of the Seminole Tribe. The spear is lit at sunset the night before each home game and burns until sunrise on the morning after the game.
Corner of Varsity Drive and Jefferson Street, near Wildwood Hall (RH5–4020 and RH6–4021)
Just west, The Flying High Circus (CIR–117), one of only two collegiate circuses in the country, is open to all students. Dick Howser Stadium (HBS–115) is home to the Seminole baseball team and has hosted over two million fans since opening in 1983. All athletic tickets are free to Florida State students. North of the circus is the Bobby E. Leach Student Recreation Center (SRC– 26), where you’ll find indoor racquetball, basketball, volleyball, squash, and badminton courts, as well as an indoor track and pool, and more than 200 free-weight, aerobic, and cardiovascular machines. Wildwood Hall (RH5–4020 and RH6–4021) is a suite-style residence hall. Just north of Wildwood, Traditions Hall (RH-7–4022) can accommodate 276 upperclassmen.
South end of Woodward Plaza, near the Student Services Building (SSB–379)
To the west, The Career Center and The Center for Leadership and Social Change are located in the Dunlap Student Success Center (DSC–4011). Its neighbor to the north is the Health and Wellness Center (HWC–4030). To the south, The Globe (GME–4031) houses the Center for Global and Multicultural Engagement. Just beyond this site, the Askew Student Life Building (SLB 260) includes a movie theatre (free to students), the Cyber Café, and University Housing. South of you on Jefferson Street, you’ll find the University Police Department in Tanner Hall (PSF–76). North of Tanner Hall, Dorman (4060) and Deviney (4061) were rebuilt and reopened in time to welcome the 2015 freshman class. Their original location is currently under construction, where two new residence halls will fill the old buildings’ footprints.
North of Landis Hall (LAN–74), between Collegiate Loop and Honors Way
Since 1932, Landis Green has been a favorite place to relax on a sunny afternoon. To the west are the Shores Building (LSB–19), home of the School of Library and Information Studies, and Montgomery Hall (MON–25), the original gym for the Florida State College for Women. Today, Montgomery houses the School of Dance and the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography. FSU’s main library, Strozier (LIB–134), is located at the north end of the green. The William Johnston Building (WJB–17) is located to the east, and it was once the dining hall for Florida State College for Women; a reconstruction of the historic, cathedral-ceilinged Suwannee Room was completed in 2006.
Outside Dodd Hall (DOD–4), at the corner of University Way and Convocation Way
West of you are Landis (LAN–74), Gilchrist (GIL–16), and Broward (BRW–15) Halls, and north of you along Convocation Way are Bryan (BRY–14), Reynolds (REY–13), Jennie Murphree (JMH–12), and Cawthon (CAW–85) Halls where our students enjoy suite-style floor plans within our oldest, extensively renovated dormitories. The departments of Classics, Philosophy, and Religion are found in Dodd Hall (DOD–4). This historic building contained the University library until 1956; notice the inscription over the door, “The half of knowledge is to know where to find knowledge.” The Williams Building (WMS–3) houses the English Department and the Augusta Conradi Theatre, one of four campus theatres.
East of the Westcott Building (WES–1) at Westcott Fountain
The University senior administrative offices, as well as Ruby Diamond Concert Hall, are located in the twin-towered Westcott Building (WES–1). Ruby Diamond is a recently renovated, 1260-seat premier performance space, featuring acoustical and theatrical attributes equivalent to those found in the finest performance venues. Just northeast of the Westcott steps you’ll find a bronze sculpture of Francis Eppes VII, Thomas Jefferson’s grandson and the University’s founding father. South of Westcott in the Diffenbaugh Building (DIF–2), you’ll find Interdisciplinary Humanities and the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics. The iconic Westcott Building and its fountain, which stand on the oldest site of continuous higher education in Florida, have come to symbolize the University.
Corner of Call Street and Convocation Way in front of the Sandels Building (SAN–135)
To your southeast and east, the largest College of Music in the Southeast is located in the Kuersteiner (KMU–89) and Housewright (HMU–54) buildings. You will find the Museum of Fine Arts and the College of Fine Arts in the Fine Arts Building (FAB–8), located northeast of the College of Music. The Sandels Building (SAN–135) houses the College of Human Sciences. Across the street to the northwest, the Pepper Center (PCB–57) is home to the Claude Pepper Museum, which houses exhibits on decades of American political history that appeal to all ages.
Between the Rovetta Business (RBA–23 and RBB—52) and Bellamy (BEL–8) Buildings
Rovetta Business Building (RBA–23 and RBB–52) is home to the College of Business. Northeast of Rovetta on the corner of Tennessee and Dewey streets is DeGraff Hall (RH-9–4023 and 4024), a suite-style dormitory. In Oglesby Student Union (193-196 and 199), you’ll find several dining options, a bowling alley, art center, study lounge, art gallery, pool hall, and fullservice post office. Within the Bellamy Building (BEL–8) are the departments of Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Sociology, and several interdisciplinary programs. The Classroom Building (HCB–4009) can accommodate more than 20,000 students in a single day; it features an innovative science studio and dozens of technology-enhanced classrooms.
North End of Woodward Plaza, near the Integration Statue and the Bookstore (PG1–70)
The bronze sculpture entitled Integration honors three African-American students who led the integration of Florida State in the 1960s. Northwest of you, the Carraway Building (CAR–113) houses the Antarctic Marine Geology Research Laboratory, the world’s largest repository of Antarctic and southern ocean cores. You’ll find more than books at the Bookstore (PG1–70)—a great selection of memorabilia as well as school supplies are available. In the same building are the FSUCard Center, Transportation and Parking Services, SunTrust Bank, and one of six campus parking garages. Southwest of the parking garage are the Rogers Building (OSB– 36), home to the departments of Oceanography and Statistics, and the College of Nursing at Duxbury Hall (SCN–40).
South of Dirac Science Library (DSL–20) and Dittmer Chemistry Lab (DLC–38)
Dirac Science Library (20) is named for the late Nobel Laureate and Florida State physics professor, Paul Dirac. Its holdings include more than 500,000 volumes covering the sciences, math, engineering, and other technical subjects. To the north, Carothers Hall (MCH–55) and the Love Building (LOV-116) house Computer Science and Mathematics. Love is also home to Meteorology, where you’ll find a weather station as well as an office of the National Weather Service. Both the Dittmer Chemistry Laboratory (DLC–38) and the Chemistry Building (CSL–4008) are home for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Just northwest of you, the physics programs are located in the Keen (KEN– 41) and Richards (UPL–45) buildings, as well as the LeRoy Collins Nuclear Research Building (NRB–42).
Between the Psychology (PDA–4004 and PDB–4005) and the College of Medicine (MSB–4001 and MSR–4002) Buildings on Call Street
You are standing between the Psychology (PDA– 4004 and PDB–4005) and the College of Medicine (MSB–4001 and MSR–4002) buildings. South of Medicine, the King Life Sciences Center (KIN–4007) is topped by four research greenhouses. These three distinct facilities are the nexus of interdisciplinary life science education and research. The Nobel Laureate Walk features statues of six faculty members who are recipients of the Nobel Prize. To the northeast, Smith Hall (SMH–102) features a community-style floor plan, while Salley Hall (SAL–46) is a suite-style residence hall. West of Salley Hall is the Fresh Food Company (WDF–488); the renovated, LEED certified Stone Building (STB–50) is home to the College of Education.
Corner of Spirit Way and Chieftain Way
Florida State’s athletic facilities include the Scott Speicher Tennis Center (SST–79), designated a “Top Notch” facility by the U.S. Tennis Association; the FSU Track and Training Facility (TRK–91), where our men’s outdoor track and field teams trained for their two consecutive National Championship wins; and the Seminole Softball/Soccer Complex (SOF–391 and SCO–390), featuring high-tech press facilities and regarded as one of the nation’s best. Tully Gymnasium (TUL–132) is home to the volleyball team and the Department of Sport and Recreation Management.
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