The Women for FSU

2023 Backstage Pass

The Women for Florida State University are excited to host the 2023 Backstage Pass to the Very Best of Florida State! Open to all women who support FSU, join us for this two-day program as we experience a “behind-the-scenes” glimpse at some of the University’s exceptional programs.

The cost for the entire Backstage Pass weekend is $175, including meals, activities and Saturday transportation. The registration fee does not include travel costs to Tallahassee, hotel accommodations or shuttle service from the hotel.

The registration deadline is Thursday, February 16.

You may register online at using a credit card. 

Also occurring this weekend is Seminole 100 powered by the Jim Moran Institute and hosted by the Alumni Association. The 100 top Seminole owned and operated business will be announced in an exciting countdown Saturday night, Feb. 25. Click here for more information.


Friday, February 24

Celebrating Women
Dinner and Awards, Champions Club, 3rd Floor — 5:30 p.m.
Celebrate with us as we present the thirteenth annual Gift of Wisdom Award. Enjoy cocktails, followed by dinner, at the Champions Club. Keynote speaker will be FSU Vice President for Research Dr. Stacey Patterson.

Saturday, February 25

Great Way to Start the Day!
FSU Alumni Center — 8 a.m.
Enjoy breakfast while we hear from students representing the colleges we will visit. Reunite with friends from past events and welcome newcomers.

The Many Facets of Art
William Johnston Building — 9:45 a.m.
We will roll up our sleeves with Dr. Sara Shields and explore art education and therapy by engaging in an artistic experience. We’ll also delve into art history and women’s contributions with Dr. Karen Bearor, a 20th-century U.S. visual culture expert. 

Lunch with Seminole Entrepreneurs
Student Services Building — Noon
The Seminole 100 Celebration recognizes the fastest-growing FSU alumni-owned or operated businesses. Hear from three honorees about their experiences, challenges and successes.

What’s the “Matter”?
Richards Building — 2 p.m.
Visit FSU’s planetarium to view the stars and learn about the night sky. We will also build a buckyball, the discovery of the 1996 Nobel Prize for Chemistry laureate Sir Harry Kroto. Who knew physics could be this fun?

Event Details
February 24, 2023 to February 25, 2023
Event Contact

Special Events Department
Florida State University Foundation