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The health and safety of our university community remains our top priority as we welcome all members of the FIU community back to our campuses.

It is recommended that individuals on campus wear a face covering indoors and wash their hands frequently. Additionally, all students, faculty and staff who come to campus must complete the P3 app questionnaire every time they come to campus. These measures are crucial to help prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. 

Read more details for Health & Safety.

What's open

  • Graham Center & Wolfe University Center

    Graham Center

    Monday – Friday: 7am – 10pm
    Saturday – Sunday: 8am – 8pm

    Wolfe University Center

    Monday – Friday: 7am – 7pm
    Saturday – Sunday: 10am – 4pm

  • Gyms and Aquatic Center

    Gym Hours of Operation:

    MMC
    Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Saturday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

    BBC
    Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Saturday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    Initially, there will be restricted access to our facility at MMC, which will allow the university to better control those areas that are accessible to visitors. Our facility at BBC is opening the main floor but restricting access to the fitness room. Cardio areas and equipment are not available at this point in time.

    To visit the gyms, you’ll need to sign up for a two-hour time slot at wrc.fiu.edu. When you arrive, you’ll be asked to show that you completed the P3 app that day and show a screenshot of your submission. Face coverings are mandatory. No guest passes will be issued so that you and other current members and students get priority access to the facility.

    We’re asking for your help in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Disinfectant wipes will be provided, and we’re asking that you wipe down the equipment before and after you use it. Hand sanitizer is also available for your use. 

    Physical distancing (6 ft apart or more) exists between the equipment and is marked off with tape on stationary workout locations. If physical distancing is not feasible, the equipment is not available for use.

    In keeping with Miami-Dade guidelines, disinfecting, restocking and realigning of equipment spacing occurs after each two-hour block has ended. An electrostatic sprayer and approved CDC chemicals will be used to disinfect all areas. Staff will continue to clean and disinfect equipment throughout the day in an added attempt to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. High-touch areas like doors, ledges and railings will be disinfected a minimum of once each hour. Bathrooms will be disinfected after each two-hour block and touched up throughout the day. 

    Fitness and sport programming will continue virtually for now.

    Aquatic Center at BBC: The pool is currently under renovation and will not be open as of August 24th. Once renovations are complete, the pool will be limited to lap swimming only. Patrons may reserve one lane, for a maximum of one hour of swimming. Reservations can be made at wrc.fiu.edu.

    When the pool reopens, the hours will be:

    Monday – Friday, noon – 4 p.m.
    Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  • FIU Libraries

    FIU Libraries: The Green Library at MMC is open M-F 9 am to 10 pm and Sa/Su from 12pm – 8pm. The Hubert Library at BBC is open M-F 9 am to 6 pm. Reservations are no longer required. Please keep in mind food and drinks are not allowed in the libraries with the exception of GL 1 st floor.

    The Disability Resource Center will be making reservations for the Adaptive Technology Rooms on behalf of the students they serve.

    Students, faculty and staff can request contactless delivery of books and other physical items by clicking on the “Request” link in the Libraries’ online catalog.

    Visit  Library Remote Services for the latest updates.

  • Dining options

     

    Hours of operations for all dining options are listed on shopFIU along with the FIU Mobile App. In addition, ShopFIU has a dedicated webpage regarding the new normal in on-campus dining.

    To offer feedback on a recent retail or dining experience, please visit shopFIU Listens.

  • Retail options

    Visit the ShopFIU webpage to find out which retail and services are open.

    To offer feedback on a recent retail or dining experience, please visit shopFIU Listens.

  • Barnes and Noble

    Barnes and Noble: Now open at MMC only, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. La Ventanita and the upstairs Café is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for takeout only.

    Barnes and Noble no longer offers free shipping on all orders. Web orders of $75 or more will receive free ground service. Orders less than $75 that need to be shipped will incur a ground rate shipping fee of $6.99.

    Barnes and Noble at MMC is now offering curbside pickup for all online orders. Select “Pickup Curbside” at checkout and follow the instructions provided.

    More info on textbook rental returns.

    For cap and gown information, please visit commencement.fiu.edu.

    For more information, please visit Shop FIU

  • FIU One Card

    FIU One Card: Having a valid One Card is key to having access to campus as some buildings are locked and only accessible by swiping the One Card.

    If you are a new student and have not yet uploaded your photo for your FIU One Card, please visit your MyFIU page and use the link provided in your tasks (To Do’s) list. Once you successfully upload your picture, you may pick up your FIU One Card during office hours at BBC or MMC.
     
    If you need a replacement FIU One Card, please visit the One Card office. Please note replacement cards require a $15 fee. Consult the One Card website or ShopFIU for hours of operation.

  • FIU museums

    The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum is open. Visitors are asked to make an appointment to visit 48 hours in advance. The museum is limiting the number of people per hour and enhancing its cleaning protocol in order to provide a safe environment for all. Visitors are being asked to review visitor guidelines prior to arrival.

    The Frost is not scheduling in-person tours, though you may request a virtual tour. In addition, the Kenan-Flagler Family Discovery Gallery and Vicky Café are currently closed.

    If you have any questions, please contact museum personnel at artinfo@fiu.edu or 305-348-2890.

    The Wolfsonian is open. Visitors are asked to book your timed ticket in advance. Admission is free. 

     The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU is open by reservation only - book your appointment.

    All three museums continue to release digital and virtual programs on a regular basis via their websites and social media.

  • Student Health Clinics, pharmacy, and other medical services

    Student Health Clinics and pharmacy: Student Health Clinics and the pharmacy are operating on a modified schedule until further notice – Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No walk-ins will be accepted at this time. Please call 305-348-8385 to schedule an appointment.

    Counseling & Psychological Services/Victim Empowerment Program:  CAPS/VEP is currently operating remotely. Scheduled appointments are held over the phone or by videoconference (through a HIPAA-compliant platform). If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call 305-348-2277 and leave a message for a call back.

    If you are in need of immediate services, please call our 24-Hour hotline 305-348-2277 (CAPS) to speak with a licensed clinician.

    Campus Chiropractor: By appointment only. Call 305-348-8069.

    College Optical: Hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call (305) 348 -8439. No walk-ins. For additional questions or concerns, please send an email to collegeoptical@fiu.edu.

  • Children’s Creative Learning Center

    Children’s Creative Learning Center: The center implemented the necessary program changes to ensure a safe educational early childhood program for currently enrolled families. 

    The school year started with a Phase I Remote Learning Early Learning Program five days a week and transitioned to Phase III Hybrid Early Learning Model with a limited number of children coming to campus for in-person activities three days a week and continuing remote learning two days a week.  

    The center made modifications to its operational hours and implemented the following protocols:

    • reduced class sizes
    • daily health checks
    • modified drop-off and pick-up routines
    • limiting adults and visitors in the building
    • adapting activities to maintain social distancing
    • increasing outside playtime
    • cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces and toys frequently


    Due to the current restriction on class size, the center is not enrolling new children/families at this time. However, you are welcome to submit a Request for Admission Form via email to cclc@fiu.edu to place your child on the waiting list. If an opportunity for enrollment becomes available throughout the school year, the center will notify families as quickly as possible. To check your child’s status on the waiting list, please call 305-348-2143 or send an email to cclc@fiu.edu.

    For more information about the center’s program, please visit children.fiu.edu.

    To find more information about currently open child care centers, the Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) program is available to provide assistance to parents about child care centers that are currently open. To reach a CCR&R specialist, please call 305-646-7220. For more information, please visit the ELC CCR&R website.

    For information regarding open child care centers in Broward County, please visit the Early Learning Coalition of Broward County Child Care Resource & Referral website or call them at 954-377-2188.

  • Student food pantries

    The FIU student food pantries are open. Please review the information below for hours and operations for each pantry. 

    Modesto A. Maidique Campus Pantry
    GC 319

    Monday – Thursday, 1-5 p.m. and Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Phone: 305-348-6995 or 305-348-3204

    Biscayne Bay Campus Pantry
    WUC Panther Square - Information desk
    Monday – Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Phone: 305-348-6995

  • Transportation services

    Services for Panther Mover, Panther Express and CATS shuttle services will be running in the fall. Schedules will remain the same with departures every 30 minutes from each campus beginning at 6 a.m. and running through 10 p.m. with a last departure at 11 p.m.

    Due to decreased occupancy in each vehicle in order for the university to comply with physical distancing requirements, additional buses will be added if demand warrants it.

    The following safety protocols will be implemented to ensure cleanliness and physical distancing:

    • All transportation services will operate at a maximum of 50 percent passenger capacity.
    • Barriers will be installed between the drivers and the passengers.
    • Face coverings will be required at all times for both passengers and driver.
    • Hand sanitizing lotion will be available on all shuttles and installed in all bus stops.
    • A swiper will be mounted on every dashboard to avoid One Card exchange.
    • Sanitation wipes will be provided for the disinfection of personal seating areas.
    • Indicators will be placed on available seats noted in green so riders know where they can sit.
    • All buses/shuttles will be thoroughly cleaned daily with a disinfectant mist.
    • Drivers will receive COVID-19 best practices training.


    For additional information, please visit Parking & Transportation.

  • Bird Scooters

    Bird Scooters will be on campus, but they can only be used on university sidewalks and while crossing the street at crosswalks. Additionally, they must be operated at reasonable speed and users must show due regard to traffic, pedestrians, property of others and the surface of the sidewalk or pavement, among other conditions.

Events

Groups requesting to host events no longer need to submit their event through the events transition form.

All events must comply with social distancing guidelines and meet all other COVID-19 safety requirements. We have a number of indoor and outdoor venues that can accommodate events based on Centers of Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. For more information on venue availability and capacity, please consult the Central Reservations system. 

Travel

  • Student, Faculty & Staff Travel

    FIU’s Travel Committee (TC) continues to monitor the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and is cognizant of faculty, staff and students wanting to resume traveling for academic and business purposes. Taking into consideration information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of State, World Health Organization and FIU’s own experts, the following restrictions are in place: 

    Outbound International Travel

    International travel by faculty, staff and students on behalf of the university remains restricted until further notice. 

    Recognizing that some trips are critical to our research preeminence and student success goals, the university will maintain the current protocol of accepting petitions for travel that is deemed essential to our achieving those goals. Petitions submitted by students must be supported by a member of the faculty.  

    International travel petitions (see here) must be submitted online and will be routed for review by the university’s Travel Committee (TC). The ultimate decision to permit or restrict travel rests with the Provost.   

    If a travel exception is granted, travelers will be advised that they must:

    • Submit a travel authorization request (TAR) via the regular process in Panthersoft.
    • Attach the approval of the travel petition to the expense report as supporting documentation.
    • Follow the requirements and recommendations stipulated in FIU’s International Travel Policy.
    • Register the trip with the U.S. Department of State’s (DOS) Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) and forward enrollment confirmation (auto-email) to intltravel@fiu.edu.
    • Students must register with the Office of Education Abroad (OEA), complete a pre-departure briefing with the OEA, and enroll in FIU’s international insurance program for students at their own cost.


    Outbound Domestic Travel 

    As of Summer 2021 (effective May 10, 2021), domestic individual travel by faculty, staff and students no longer requires a petition for approval by the provost. The approval for such trips rests again with the employee’s supervisor, or the student’s faculty mentor, and is processed via the regular Travel Authorization (TA) request in Panthersoft.

    Supervisors as well as travelers are urged to closely follow best practices and recommendations by the CDC for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. Travelers also should take into consideration prior to departure any travel restrictions applying to transit as well as at the destination, which may have a significant impact on the work to be completed.

    Group travel such as Study USA programs organized by academic units remains suspended throughout Summer. The Travel Committee will make a recommendation if they may be resumed in the Fall in the coming weeks.

    Group travel for excursions or field trips within the vicinity (50 miles or less from FIU) without overnight stays may proceed without prior approval by the Office of the Provost as long as physical distancing requirements and the university’s COVID-19 safety protocol are strictly enforced.

    Inbound Travel 

    All members of the FIU community, including but not limited to students, employees, vendors, and visitors, are required to follow FIU policies and guidelines outlined in this website when accessing any physical university premises regardless of where they travel from (across the street, local, national, international). FIU will only require a period of quarantine if it is required by local, state or federal health authorities. We encourage our constituents to frequently check this website for the latest updates pertaining to travel guidelines.  

    International students and visiting scholars are invited to FIU to complete their studies or teaching and research assignments. They are advised to inform themselves about changes to our academic enterprise in response to the COVID-19 pandemic prior to their departure to the U.S. and regularly visit this website. They should also contact our Office of International Student & Scholar Services for additional guidance.     

    For questions concerning the current travel protocol, please contact TC Chair Gitta Montoto at  gmontoto@fiu.edu.

  • Study abroad

    As FIU continues to monitor the spread and control of COVID-19 across the globe, the FIU Travel Committee (TC) has carefully reviewed the feasibility of international student mobility programs coordinated by the Office of Education Abroad for the Summer 2021 semester. Due to the continued unpredictability of the pandemic’s impact locally, nationally and globally, and out of the concern for the safety of our students and faculty directors, FIU is canceling all in-person outbound international faculty-led, exchange and third-party programs on behalf of the university for Summer 2021, including Summer B. 

    The Office of Education Abroad will continue to offer meaningful global experiences for our students through virtual education abroad opportunities including international virtual internships, virtual study abroad (VSA), and virtual third-party options. Visit the Education Abroad website for more information. In addition, as we look toward the future with increased optimism, the Office of Education Abroad continues to plan in-person programming for Fall 2021 and beyond.

    Should you have any questions concerning our education abroad programs, please contact Dr. Alejandra Parra, executive director of FIU Global Mobility, at Alejandra.Parra@fiu.edu