Veterans Week

Join FSU to Honor Veterans

November 3-10, 2021

All events are free and open to the public. Some events require registration.

Event guests must adhere to state, local, FSU, and UNC System COVID-19 guidelines. Guests attending events indoors must wear face masks and practice social distancing. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please do not attend.

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Wednesday, November 3

POW/MIA Ceremony

  • Location: Rudolph Jones Student Center Amphitheater
  • Time: Noon

Triple Nickel Association Social

  • Registration
  • Location: Rudolph Jones Student Center, Rooms 238 and 240
  • Time: 5pm-6:30pm
  • Learn about the prestigious 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, nicknamed the Triple Nickel, which was an all-black airborne unit of the United States Army during World War II. Meet living members of the Triple Nickel and learn about this unit's historic military missions.

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

  • Location: Rudolph Jones Student Center
  • Time: 10am-3pm
  • Donate blood in honor of a veteran.

Thursday, November 4

Military Movie Night: Major Payne (PG-13)

Major Payne

  • Registration
  • Location: Rudolph Jones Student Center, Room 242
  • Time: 7pm-9pm
  • Free bags of Hot Sugar Pop to the first 100 people/families who register.
  • Enjoy a movie and family time in the grass under the Fall stars.

Friday, November 5

Make a Card, Thank a Veteran

  • Location: Rudolph Jones Student Center Cafeteria Lobby (2nd floor)
  • Time: 11am-2pm
  • Faculty, staff, and students can make a card for a veteran that they know, or they can make a card that will be delivered to veterans in the VA hospital nursing home on Ramsey Street.

Monday, November 8

Battle of the Branches

  • Location: Rudolph Jones Student Center/Gazebo Quad
  • Time: 11am-2pm
  • Questions? Contact Janet Polk, Interim Director for Military Student Success at
  • All students with a military connection are encouraged to engage in easy and fun competitive activities. The top three branches that have the highest turnout and the most wins will receive gift cards. Student organizations are highly encouraged to participate.

Tuesday, November 9

Greater Fayetteville Business Journal Power Breakfast: For Our Defense

Power Breakfast

  • Register at
  • More information (PDF)
  • Location: Rudolph Jones Student Center
  • Time: 7:30am-9:30am
  • The Power Breakfast will feature a panel of large and small defense contractors to discuss landing contracts, advances in military technology and the Defense Department’s direction. Celebrate our veterans and learn more about a growing sector of the Fayetteville region’s economy that plays a critical role in our nation’s defense.

Student Veteran Pizza Party

  • Location: Student Veterans Center
  • Time: 11am-2pm
  • Student Veterans, join us for food and fellowship as we show our appreciation for your service.

Wednesday, November 10

FSU Veterans Day Ceremony and Purple Heart University Designation

  • Registration
  • Location: Rudolph Jones Student Center, Room 242
  • Time: 11am-1pm