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Below is general information, guidelines and links that are required for the diverse group within EOAS.

Departmental Documents

AOR Minima for Faculty
Strategic Plan



Alan Michels is in charge of ordering/handling all building keys for the EOAS department. Alan is located in the Carraway Building, Room 112. He may be reached by phone at (850) 644-6862 or by email at

Policies and Procedures for requesting keys are as follows:

  • Faculty must send an email to Alan giving authorization for a student to recieve a key to EOAS related lock.
  • Email Alan the student’s email address, FSU Security Number (found on myFSU), and name (exactly as listed on the FSU ID Card).
  • Alan can then either disburse keys from his office, or will order the keys.
  • The Key Shop takes ~2-3 days (and more for the Fall Semester). To pick-up your keys you must show your FSU ID Card.
  • When returning keys, if your keys came from Alan, they need to be returned to him. If the keys came from the Key Shop, they need to be returned to the Key Shop and the receipt needs to be given to Alan to be reimbursed for the keys. Failure to complete this step may impede graduation.
  • Key Shop Request Website


Machine Shop Procedures

The shop is equipped primarily as a machine shop to build scientific equipment that are not commercially available. Dave Oliff runs the shop and can work with most metals and those plastics with good machining properties (e.g. acrylic). There is some capability for welding, sheet metal work, and woodworking. Within these limitations, the staff tries to build almost anything. Some examples include, air samplers, water samplers, sediment samplers, incubation chambers, and laboratory filter holders.

If you have a deadline, you should start planning as soon as possible. Bring the shop into the planning process when the proposal is being written, and keep the shop informed as the project progresses. Generally, the shop mostly handles small (day or less to complete) to medium (less than a few weeks) size jobs in order to accommodate all users needs. For more information on ordering materials, designing and fabricating equipment you can reach Dave via email at or by phone atĀ (850) 644-6268.



There are 16 vehicles within EAOS department:

ID Year Model Passengers Type License Group
#112 1999 Dodge 15 Van 32678 Geology
#174 2001 Chevy 15 Van 33209 Geology
#221 2010 Ford 15 Van YD300 Geology
#346 2008 GMC 8 Van YC022 Ocean
#372 2009 Ford 5 SUV YC026 EOAS
#375 1994 Dodge 15 Van 22937 Geology
#446 1999 Ford 2 Cargo Van 32729 Ocean
#590 2000 GMC 2 Pickup 33017 Geology
#639 2001 Mack 2 Heavy Truck 33656 Met
#783 2003 Chevy 5 4×4 SUV 34414 Geology
#790 2003 Chevy 5 Car 22544 EOAS
#892 1994 Ford 2 Pickup 39315 EOAS
#901 2005 Chevy 2 Pickup 39497 Geology
#928 2005 Ford 15 Van 39841 EOAS
#1069 2013 Ford 15 Van 26821 EOAS
#1090 2013 Ford 2 Truck YE787 Ocean



  • For ‘Geology or EOAS’ vehicles:
    • the sign-out calendar and keys are located in Room 108 of the Carraway Bldg.
    • You must fill out a request form with Alan Michels or Dr. Tull to sign out a vehicle.
  • For ‘Ocean’ vehicles:
    • the sign-out calendar and keys are located in the basement of OSB.
  • For ‘Met’ vehicles:

    Clearly print the driver’s full name and contact phone number.

  • Do not use markers; use an ink pen and write legibly within the lines, leaving space for other entries.
  • Use the 3-digit vehicle number to indicate which vehicle you are reserving.


  • You must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Record your name and the starting and ending mileage in the log book.
  • If the vehicle breaks down, contact your professor.


  • Refuel; do not leave the vehicle with less than 5/8 of a tank.
  • Clean; do not leave the vehicle interior or cargo space dirty.
  • Replace any seating that you may have removed.
  • Verify that all lights, A/C and accessories are turned off.
  • Remove and secure hitch and accessories if applicable.
  • Return the vehicle to its assigned parking space and lock it up.
  • Report vehicle problems to Alan at


  • Inside each vehicle there is a key for the gas cap lock, and a red key for operating the fuel pump.
  • Fuel pumps are located in the facilities parking lot west of the Mendenhall Bldg. #77.
  • After hours: not available. Refuel as soon as possible, i.e. the next day.
  • At the pumps: insert the red square key into the pump control and follow the prompt.
  • You will need to enter the mileage, so know it before hand.
  • After fueling, make sure you lock the gas cap.

In case of accident:

  • Contact the appropriate law enforcement agency (911 or FSU Police at 850-644-1234).
  • Refer to the Automobile Liability ID Card in the logbook.
  • Obtain driver exchange information.
  • Report accident to supervisor as soon as possible.
  • Report accident to Environmental Health and Safety at 644-6895.

Additional Forms

Florida State University – Graduate School Final Term Degree Clearance Form
Florida State University – Graduate School Manuscript Signature Form