Office of Counseling Services

History of Sunshine Manor

The FAMU Office of Counseling Services (OCS), also known as Sunshine Manor, was the second presidential residence built located on FAMU's campus. The historic building was designed by students in the mechanical arts department and officially approved by state officials allowing for construction in 1936.

Three university presidents resided in the home during their tenures and were known to host many social events and famous visitors like renowned singers, the late Marian Anderson and Roland Hayes. During the Civil Rights Movement, this historic site later served as a popular meeting ground for FAMU students to organize protests within the city.


Contact Info

636 Gamble Street
Tallahassee, FL 32307

P: 850.599.3145
F: 850.599.8481