Burning Spear - Florida State University


Clock & Seal is a core tradition and a highlight of the Homecoming weekend festivities. Since its inception in 1995, Clock & Seal has hosted chief names in various spheres of leadership, as well as icons of Seminole lore. Attended by a vibrant mix of current and past campus leaders, FSU faculty, staff and administration, Clock & Seal has become the must-have ticket for every Seminole fan.

Friday, October 22, 2021
5:30 p.m.
Donald L. Tucker Civic Center

You can no longer purchase tickets for the 2021 event.


  • Past Clock & Seal Speakers

    2021 (Fall) Speaker: Vivian de las Cuevas-Diaz, FSU Board of Trustees
    2021 (Spring) Speaker: Deborah Sargeant, FSU Board of Trustees
    2019 Speaker: Florida Representative Dan Daley, District 97
    2018 Speakers: Charlie Barnes, Seminole Boosters Executive Director Emeritus and Charlie Ward, 1993 Heisman Trophy Winner
    2017 Speakers: Nan Hillis, Banking and Nonprofit Leader and Gordon "Ollie" Wareham, Seminole Tribe of Florida
    2016 Speaker: Albert Dunlap, Corporate Executive and FSU Supporter
    2015 Speaker: Coach Sue Semrau, FSU Women's Basketball Head Coach
    2014 Speaker: Civil Rights Activist & Attorney Benjamin Crump
    2005 Speaker: Ray Sansom, Former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives
    2004 Speaker: Derrick Brooks, FSU All-American and NFL Super Bowl Champion XXXVII
    2003 Speaker: Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist
    The Honorable Reubin Askew, Governor of Florida 1971 - 1979
    Charlie Barnes, Past Executive Director Seminole Boosters, Inc.
    Allan Bense, Former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives
    Peter Boulware, FSU All-American and NFL Super Bowl Champion XXXV
    Terrell Buckley, FSU All-American and NFL Super Bowl Champion XXXVI
    Raoul G. Cantero, Former Florida Supreme Court Justice
    Garrett Johnson, Rhodes Scholar & FSU Track & Field National Champion
    Marvin "Shade Tree" Jones, Two-time Consensus All-American
    Nick Maddox, FSU Football National Champion 1999
    The Honorable Mel Martinez
    Mark McHale, Former FSU Offensive Line Coach
    Bill Nelson, United States Senator