FSU President Opens President's Box to Students, Faculty, and Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Once again, more than 300 Florida State University students, faculty members and staff will get the best seat in the house to watch FSU football when the Seminoles meet the University of Alabama-Birmingham Blazers this weekend.

At the request of FSU President T.K. Wetherell, the doors to the President’s Box will swing open for his special guests who received invitations to cheer on the Seminoles in style.

A random drawing was held to select 50 students, 50 faculty and 50 staff. Each guest will get to share the experience by bringing a friend or family member along.

“I see this as a small gesture to show our appreciation for the people who make the university such an outstanding institution,” said Wetherell, who began the new tradition last year. “Every single person here plays a very important role in moving FSU forward and having the university recognized as one of the best in the nation. This is just my way of saying ‘thank you.’ “

At the President’s Box, each of the special guests will be greeted at the door by President Wetherell and his wife, Virginia. From there, the guests are free to enjoy the accommodations, which include comfortable padded chairs, a bank of television screens, a mouth-watering buffet line and a view of the field that can’t be beat.

In addition, they will get to enjoy a musical interlude provided by members of the FSU Marching Chiefs during the third quarter of the game, and a photographer will be on hand to capture images from the big day for any guests who wish to say “Seminoles!”