FSU welcomes new students, two new residence halls open

Lanetra Bennett | WCTV Eyewitness News
August 23, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Florida State University is preparing to welcome about 42,000 students, including what is expected to be one of the largest incoming freshman classes in university history.

FSU anticipates about 300 more incoming freshmen than last year, an increase in yield following a record number of applications for admission to the 2017 summer and fall semesters. The total number of applications - 42,325 - was a 16 percent jump over last year.

Move-in for the dorms started Wednesday.

FSU opened two new residence halls starting this fall. They will provide on-campus housing for more than 900 students.

The two new halls, Magnolia and Azalea, complete a quad of four new residence halls, joining Dorman and Deviney halls, which opened in 2015.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Magnolia and Azalea halls will take place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4.

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