University Announcements

From concerts to construction, FSU is a busy place. To streamline and distribute campus information, FSU created a unified event and general announcements distribution system. The university announcements website pulls together campus updates in one place, then sends weekly emails—one to students and one to faculty and staff—highlighting the latest announcements and featured events. From notable notes to important reminders, university announcements make it easy to share and keep up with campus happenings.

Available To

  • Departments

Features

  • Combines university announcements and featured events into one weekly email digest
  • Distribute information of interest to the entire university community
  • Target messages to students, faculty and staff or both
  • Choose up to three dates for each announcement to run in the email digest
  • Ability to include image and link to more info
  • Help reduce amount of “Important Announcement” emails

Requirements

Designees must have departmental approval from a dean, director, department head or vice president to be granted access to announcements.fsu.edu.

Each announcement must include an approval statement from a dean, director, department head or vice president before being posted to announcements.fsu.edu.

Cost

There is no charge for this service.

To request access to post university announcements:

  • Submit a support request with the following information:
    • Category: IT Support Services
    • Specialty Type: Web Services
    • Detail: Other
    • NOTE: You must attach an approval email from your dean, director, department head or vice president designating you as a contributor for your college or department.

Additional Information

Posting Guidelines

All posted announcements must be of broad university interest. For more details on acceptable uses of university announcements, see the posting guidelines.

Emergency Notices

Emergency notices should be distributed via FSU ALERT—Florida State University's emergency notification system—according to university emergency communication processes.

Announcements Email

Every week, two emails highlighting timely announcements and featured events are sent to the university on Thursday afternoon—one email to students and one email to faculty and staff. Each announcement is sent according to the date(s) and audience(s) specified by the poster.

NOTE - The weekly announcement messages will be sent every Thursday, unless the university is closed (during breaks, legal holidays, and emergencies).

Posting Deadline

Announcements and events must be submitted by close of business Tuesday to be included in that week’s announcement email.

Post-Deadline Changes

Changes to the Title and Summary fields of an announcement after the Tuesday deadline will not be automatically reflected in that week's announcement email. To avoid issues of this nature, it is recommended that dates and times subject to change are not included in the Title of Summary fields when posting an announcement. 

However, to request that post-deadline Title and Summary changes be reflected in the weekly Announcements emails:

  1. Submit a support request with the following information:
    • Category: IT Support Services
    • Specialty Type: Web Services
    • Detail: Other
    • Priority: Critical
  2. Send an email to its-webservices@fsu.edu

NOTE - While post-deadline change requests must be sent as soon as possible before 12PM noon on Thursdays, they are not guaranteed to be reflected in the weekly emails. 

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