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Parents' Weekend

Florida State University
Parents' Weekend 2017: November 3 & 4

Points of Interest at Florida State

Claude Pepper Center

The Claude Pepper Center was established in 1997 as a result of a collaboration between the Florida State University, the Florida Legislature and the Claude Pepper Foundation. The Center houses The Pepper Foundation, The Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy, The Pepper Library, a 5,000sq.ft museum and The Changing Art Gallery. The library and museum document Florida Senator & Congressman Claude Pepper's long and distinguished life from New Deal supporter to national spokesman for the elderly.


Center for Global Engagement

Every Friday, international and U.S. students, scholars, and faculty gather for free coffee and snacks at the International Center. It's a great place to meet new people from around the world, unwinding after a long week while listening to international music or simply engaging in good conversation.


FSU Legacy Walk through Campus

Florida State University has been paving the way since 1851. In October 2004, the university unveiled the first of four phases of Legacy Walk, a historical tour of campus that focuses on its architecture, sculpture and green spaces. The first segment of the Walk, the Eppes Phase, is named for the founder of the University, Francis Eppes. Encompassing the easternmost portion of campus, the Walk begins at the Eppes statue located near the entrance at the Westcott Building. The path is embedded with symbols and lined with bricks and banners guiding visitors past many of the oldest and most historic buildings on campus before terminating at Dodd Hall. Raised brick podia containing maps and important information about people and events are located at intervals along the walk.

The second phase, the Student Legacy Walk, begins at the Landis Green Legacy Fountain Sculptures. As the name suggests, the Student Legacy Walk passes through the core of student activity, highlighting student leaders of the past and serving as a living legacy to current and future students. Lined with banners depicting campus life, the Student Legacy Walk guides visitors from Landis Green north toward the Bellamy Building, around to newly renovated grounds behind the Crenshaw Building and Moore Auditorium, and circles the Integration Statue before wrapping around the Student Services Building and ending back at Landis.

For more information on the FSU Legacy Walk, contact the Office of University Relations at 850.644.1000.


Oglesby Gallery

The Oglesby Gallery was created to provide an exhibition space for artists that are part of the Florida State University community. The goal of the gallery is to provide members of this community, and the Tallahassee region with high quality exhibitions, and performances. This goal shall be accomplished by encouraging various artists to explore contemporary as well as alternative and traditional formats and philosophies. The gallery addresses a multi-cultural population, and ensures access to all individuals who wish to experience our exhibits.


Art Center

The Oglesby Union Art Center (OUAC) is located in the heart of Florida State University on the ground floor of the union. We offer classes in ceramics, painting, drawing, glass fusing, stained glass, and jewelry. We are now offering Paint-A-Pot, no registration, instruction provided, come in and paint anytime!

The Oglesby Union Art Center carries a wide variety of unglazed pottery pieces starting at $8, such as:

  • Ice Cream Cones
  • Cupcakes
  • Glassware
  • Bowls & Plates
  • Piggy Banks
  • Variety of Animals
  • Dragons
  • Gnomes
  • Letters
  • And many more!

Paint-a-Pot pricing provides glaze, clear coat firing, unlimited paint time, and plenty of space in our relaxing space for a fun, creative experience for all ages and artistic abilities. If you need a little extra inspiration, we have staff that is always willing to help.

So come on out at anytime and having fun painting while hanging out with friends. For details on reserving and planning a "Paint Your Pot" party for a group of 6 or more people, contact Bil Myers at wmyers@fsu.edu.


FSU Visitor Center

Whether you plan to visit for a few hours or a few days, we suggest making the Visitor Center your first stop. We are open most weekdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm to help you with directions, maps, parking suggestions or other information.


Seminole Reservation

The Florida State University Reservation is a 73-acre facility, with 10 acres, located on beautiful Lake Bradford. The "Rez" is located 1/4 mile from the airport and four miles from the Florida State campus. In our unique natural setting you can enjoy canoeing, kayaking, picnicking, swimming and many other activities. Alcohol and pets are not allowed at the Rez.


Leach Center

  • http://campusrec.fsu.edu/leach
  • 210 Bobby E. Leach Center
  • 850.644.0548
  • Monday - Thursday: 6:15am - 10:00pm
  • Friday: 6:15am - 9:00pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Closed on Game Day Saturdays

Participate in a fitness class or workout on the machines at the Bobby E. Leach Center. Guest passes are available.


Fitness & Movement Center

  • http://campusrec.fsu.edu/fmc/
  • 210 Bobby E. Leach Center
  • 850.644.0548
  • Monday - Thursday: 6:00am - 10:00pm
  • Friday: 6:00am - 9:00pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Closed on Game Day Saturdays

The Fitness & Movement Clinic (FMC), Campus Recreation's newest facility, has 12,000 square feet of space dedicated to health and wellness. In addition to strength and cardio equipment, they offer a variety of training options, including personal training, small group training, and semi-private training. The facility also offers wellness testing services.