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We’re looking forward to welcoming our on-campus housing residents back to MMC and BBC in a supportive and caring environment. Because your health is our top priority, we have implemented some new guidelines to on-campus living. These guidelines reflect best practices as recommended by governmental agencies, health professionals and our own faculty experts.

Residents and parents who have questions should contact Housing & Residential Life at housing@fiu.edu or call 305-348-4190.

Hours

MMC

Housing Office, Facilities Office, Housing Financial Services, Residential Life:

  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Residence Hall Front Desk and University Apartments Building A:

  • 24 hours a day/7 days a week

Bayview

Management Office:

  • Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Front Desk:

  • Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday – Sunday: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • RA on duty 24 hours a day/7 days a week

Your contract

We understand you may choose to live at home during the pandemic based on your own risk factors, and we support that decision. At this time, we’re waiving all housing cancelation penalties for FIU Housing & Residential Life. Bayview Student Living, which is run by a private company independent of the university, has reduced its cancellation fee to $250. That fee can be applied to a Spring 2021 lease. 

All on-campus residents will be required to sign a housing agreement addendum acknowledging the risks associated with COVID-19.

Before you arrive

We’re strongly encouraging students to be tested for COVID-19 before coming to campus and to quarantine for 14 days before arrival. Free testing will be available at the Fairgrounds testing site adjacent to MMC. You can make an appointment online. The testing site is open seven days a week beginning at 9 a.m. Additional testing options will be announced in the coming weeks.

Living arrangements

We anticipate that all housing buildings will be occupied.

Housing at FIU is unique among college campuses in that no matter the configuration of a given suite, our bathrooms are shared by a maximum of four residents. This creates pods of students – much like a family at home – who will live together, protect each other and let staff know if there are any concerns so they can be addressed immediately.

Enhanced health and wellbeing measures

  • Residents must complete the Panthers Protecting Panthers (P3) app daily.
  • Outside of your suite or apartment, you must always wear face coverings and maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet. This includes while in the hallways and other public spaces of your dorm building.
  • All commons areas will be cleaned with electro-static disinfecting fog four times a day.
  • High-touch areas will be wiped down frequently to help reduce the potential for transmission.
  • Activities and programs will be virtual to create fun and quality experiences but reduce unnecessary interactions.
  • Residents will not be allowed to have guests or visitors.
  • Two buildings in University Apartments have been set aside to isolate residents who test positive for COVID-19.

More housing safety measures

If a resident tests positive for COVID-19

If a housing student tests positive during the semester, we have a containment plan that includes moving the student and any roommates into isolation in the university’s University Apartments. The student and roommates will remain there, in separate quarters, as they recover unless they need to be taken to the hospital for additional treatment and support. All high-touch and common areas in the building where they live will be decontaminated. 

While in isolation, the student and roommates will receive additional support services from Housing & Residential Life and Academic & Student Affairs staff to ensure that their health and wellness needs are being met and to maintain continuity of their coursework. Some of these services include regular check-ins with staff by phone and food delivery. We will offer to reach out to faculty on their behalf and provide mental health services and other emergency aid as needed. Once the student with COVID-19 has no symptoms and tests negative for COVID-19 they will be allowed to return to their original assignment. Students who are in quarantine are allowed to return after 14 days if they do not develop symptoms.

Move in procedures

All on-campus residents will move in from August 13-23 and must register for a time slot. A maximum of 4 people per hour each day from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. will be allowed to move in. You can sign up for a one-hour move-in time slot beginning by visiting the student housing portal through MyFIU.

Students will be allowed two helpers/family members to help with the move, and everyone will be required to wear masks while on campus. 

Students will be given the use of a cart for one hour to move items. All carts will be wiped and sanitized by staff in between uses.

For additional information, check out Housing’s Move In page.