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Guidelines for repopulation

Panthers Protecting Panthers is FIU’s holistic approach to a full return to on-campus living, learning and working. Guided by a Repopulation Task Force made up of university administrators, faculty, staff, medical professionals and emergency management leaders, the plan is informed by science and guided by best practices and local and state regulations.

In the pages of this website, you’ll learn what we’re doing to keep Panthers safe, find out what you need to do to come back to campus, and discover ways to nourish your mind and body while you’re still learning and working from home.

Learn more about the Panthers Protecting Panthers repopulation plan that was approved by the State University System Board of Governors and FIU’s Board of Trustees.

Panthers Protecting Panthers

Personal responsibility

Face coverings

As part of the Panthers Protecting Panthers initiative, everyone who comes to one of FIU’s campuses or academic locations is required to wear a face covering. 

Students: We’re giving all FIU students enrolled in the Fall 2020 semester one free face covering. You can get yours via special vending machines at MMC, BBC and the Engineering Center.

Find a vending machine close to you (Please note -- You’ll need your FIU One Card to get your free face covering from the vending machine).

Faculty: All instructors who teach an in-person class are required to mask at all times during that class.

Faculty and Staff: If you are alone in your office and the door is closed, a face covering is not required. If, however, someone visits you in your office, all of you must wear a face covering. It is also recommended that hand sanitizer be available for everyone.

Ambassadors using face coverings

We will continually update this website as new information becomes available.

University Operations

Everything you need to know about what’s open, events and more

Learn more about university operations this fall

Health & Safety

Our No. 1 priority is your health and wellbeing

Learn more about COVID-19 and recommended best practices

Faculty & Staff

Information for employees – both faculty and staff – about Fall 2020 procedures

Find answers to general questions about teaching and working remoting this fall

Town Halls

Since July, FIU has hosted a series of virtual town halls for students, faculty and staff about Fall 2020.

Find links to those meetings and the slides

Relief Efforts

Since mid-March, FIU has been assisting some of the most vulnerable members of our community.

Learn more about what we’ve done