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Survival Guide

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Tips, Recommendations, and Shortcuts for the first week

Parking
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Parking and traffic are absolutely hectic the first couple of weeks of class. Let us lead you to the best parking space.

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Note: PG6 is a new garage opening with 2000 parking spaces.
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Modesto Maidique Campus’ (MMC) peak traffic hours:

  • Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Eleven o'clock in the morning (11 a.m.) is the time when most students are on campus. Get to campus 1 to 1 ½ hours before class to avoid this traffic.

Modesto Maidique Campus’ (MMC) peak traffic hours:

  • Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Far walk from your car to class? Take the tram!

Panther Mover Program

The Panther Mover is a shuttle available to everyone that runs from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

the chariot that takes you around MMC campus
  • Additional Panther Movers will be available Monday - Friday (1/12 - 1/16) - 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Tamiami Park location will drop off at SIPA
  • Lot 5 Overflow location will drop off at the Performing Arts Center area

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Reminder

Don't forget to pick up your parking decal, either online or by heading to the Parking and Transportation office in PG5. You may now also pay/appeal student tickets online.

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Recommendation

We recommend you try to arrive on campus an hour before class. This will give you time to find a parking space and beat traffic (which gets backed up on all 8th street entrances).

Dates & Events
date

FIU’s Week of Welcome (WOW) means one of several things: student events! Here’s a list of all the events going on this week!

Modesto A. Maidique Campus - MMC

Modesto A. Maidique Campus - MMC
Sunday, January 11
  • Women’s Basketball vs. UAB - Lime Court at FIU Arena, 12 p.m.
Tuesday, January 13
  • SGA Meet and Greet: What I Wish I Knew - Graham Center Room. 243, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Wednesday, January 14
  • CSO Spring Fling - Betty Chapman Plaza, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Orientation and Parent Programs - Graham Center Room 243, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Peer Advisor and Panther Camp Facilitator 2015 Teams Announcement - Graham Center Pit, 2 p.m.
  • National Panhellenic Council Game Night - Graham Center Game Room, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday, January 15
  • Student Programming Council Spring Energy Boost Pit Event - Graham Center Pit, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Transfer and Transition Services: Transfer Meet and Greet Co-sponsored with Tau Sigma - Graham Center Room 243, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday, January 16
  • Orientation and Parent Programs Panther Camp - Graham Center Room 150
  • Sorority & Fraternity Life Welcome Back Block Party - Housing Quad, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Student Programming Council Movie: The Giver - Graham Center Room 140, 5 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Sunday, January 18
Modesto A. Maidique Campus - MMC
Sunday, January 11
Tuesday, January 13
Wednesday, January 14
Thursday, January 15
Friday, January 16
Sunday, January 18
  • Women’s Basketball vs. UAB - Lime Court at FIU Arena, 12 p.m.
  • SGA Meet and Greet: What I Wish I Knew - Graham Center Room. 243, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  • CSO Spring Fling - Betty Chapman Plaza, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Orientation and Parent Programs - Graham Center Room 243, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Peer Advisor and Panther Camp Facilitator 2015 Teams Announcement - Graham Center Pit, 2 p.m.
  • National Panhellenic Council Game Night - Graham Center Game Room, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Student Programming Council Spring Energy Boost Pit Event - Graham Center Pit, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Transfer and Transition Services: Transfer Meet and Greet Co-sponsored with Tau Sigma - Graham Center Room 243, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Orientation and Parent Programs Panther Camp - Graham Center Room 150
  • Sorority & Fraternity Life Welcome Back Block Party - Housing Quad, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Student Programming Council Movie: The Giver - Graham Center Room 140, 5 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Biscayne Bay Campus - BBC

Biscayne Bay Campus - BBC
Monday, January 12
  • Ask me Info Tables - AC I Area, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Week of Welcome BBQ - Panther Square, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • SPC Dancing with the Wolfe: Salsa and Bachata - Rec Center, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Tuesday, January 13
  • Ask me Info Tables - AC I Area, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Involvement & Volunteer Fair - Panther Square, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Wednesday, January 14
  • Councils and Cocoa - Panther Square, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Peer Advisor and Panther Camp Announcement - Panther Square, 2 p.m.
  • SPC Dancing with the Wolfe: Belly Dancing and Haitian Kompa - Rec Center, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday, January 15
  • New Year's Brunch - Panther Square, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Friday, January 16
  • Yoga by the bay - Lawns by the Bay, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Panther Packed Friday - Panther Plaza, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
  • SPC Dancing with the Wolfe: Modern Dance - Rec Center, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Biscayne Bay Campus - BBC
Monday, January 12
Tuesday, January 13
Wednesday, January 14
Thursday, January 15
Friday, January 16
  • Ask me Info Tables - AC I Area, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Week of Welcome BBQ - Panther Square, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • SPC Dancing with the Wolfe: Salsa and Bachata - Rec Center, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Ask me Info Tables - AC I Area, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Involvement & Volunteer Fair - Panther Square, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Councils and Cocoa - Panther Square, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Peer Advisor and Panther Camp Announcement - Panther Square, 2 p.m.
  • SPC Dancing with the Wolfe: Belly Dancing and Haitian Kompa - Rec Center, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • New Year's Brunch - Panther Square, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Yoga by the bay - Lawns by the Bay, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Panther Packed Friday - Panther Plaza, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
  • SPC Dancing with the Wolfe: Modern Dance - Rec Center, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Along with these WOW events, here are some other important academic dates.

  • Martin Luther King Day, University Closed - Monday, January 19
  • Last Day to Add, Drop or Swap Courses - Tuesday, January 20
  • Semester Payment Due Date - Wednesday, January 21
  • $100 Late Payment Fee Assessed for Outstanding Balances - Thursday, January 22
  • Last Day to apply for Fall 2015 graduation - Friday, February 6

Buses & Shuttles
bus

FIU has several campuses and centers around South Florida. We offer shuttle services to a couple of them.

Golden Panther Express Shuttle (GPE)

Shuttle service that commutes between MMC and Biscayne Bay Campus (BBC) in North Miami.

The bus stop at MMC is located next to Lot 3 and Gold Garage.

Bus Fare: The GPE has a $2.50 (one-way trip) bus fare.

You can pay this bus fare by loading up your FIU OneCard at the FIU OneCard office in Gold Garage (Open from Mon-Thurs: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.).

Also at Biscayne Bay Campus located at WUC-143 (Open from Mon-Thurs: 9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

Alternate FIU OneCard Reload Stations:

Alternate FIU OneCard Reload Station Locations
MMC
BBC
Engineering Center
  • Panther Pit – 2nd floor
Alternate FIU OneCard Reload Station Locations
MMC
BBC
Engineering Center

GPE Schedule

* Service not available Friday evenings Yellow background indicates that the service is not available on Fridays and is a "Shadow Bus"
Depart MMC Arrive BBC Depart BBC Arrive MMC
6:45 a.m. 7:45 a.m. 6:45 a.m. 7:45 a.m.
6:55 a.m. 8:05 a.m. 6:55 a.m. 8:05 a.m
8:00 a.m. 9:10 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 9:10 a.m.
8:20 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 8:15 a.m. 9:25 a.m.
9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 8:20 a.m. 9:30 a.m.
9:45 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
10:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m.
11:15 a.m. 12:15 p.m. 11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 11:15 a.m. 12:15 p.m.
12:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.
12:45 p.m. 1:45 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m.
1:10 p.m. 2:05 p.m. 1:10 p.m. 2:05 p.m.
1:40 p.m. 2:40 p.m. 1:40 p.m. 2:40 p.m.
2:15 p.m. 3:15 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. 4:10 p.m. 2:15 p.m. 3:15 p.m.
3:15 p.m. 4:15 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
3:35 p.m. 4:35 p.m. 3:35 p.m. 4:35 p.m.
4:30 p.m. 5:40 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5:40 p.m.
5:00 p.m. 6:10 p.m. 4:45 p.m. 5:50 p.m.
5:50 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 6:10 p.m.
6:30 p.m. 7:35 p.m. 5:50 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
6:45 p.m. 7:50 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:35 p.m.
7:15 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 7:15 p.m. 8:20 p.m.
7:55 p.m.* 8:55 p.m.* 7:55 p.m.* 8:55 p.m.*
8:35 p.m.* 9:35 p.m.* 8:05 p.m.* 9:05 p.m.*
9:15 p.m.* 10:15 p.m.* 8:35 p.m.* 9:35 p.m.*
9:25 p.m.* 10:25 p.m.* 9:25 p.m.* 10:25 p.m.*
10:00 p.m.* 11:00 p.m.* 10:00 p.m.* 10:00 p.m.*
10:45 p.m. 11:45 p.m. 10:25 p.m.* 11:25 p.m.*
10:45 p.m. 11:45 p.m.

CATS Shuttle

Free shuttle service going from MMC to the Engineering center on Flagler Street and 107th avenue. There is no charge for this shuttle

CATS Shuttle Schedule

Yellow background indicates that the service is not available on Fridays and is a "Shadow Bus"
GC Bus Stop PG5 Bus Stop Departure 109 Tower Engineering Campus Bus Stop Departure Lot 5 (Bus Stop)
6:10 a.m. 6:15 a.m. 6:18 a.m. 6:30 a.m. 6:40 a.m.
6:50 a.m. 6:55 a.m. 6:58 a.m. 7:10 a.m. 7:20 a.m.
7:30 a.m. 7:35 a.m. 7:38 a.m. 7:50 a.m. 8:00 a.m.
8:10 a.m. 8:15 a.m. 8:18 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 8:40 a.m.
8:20 a.m. 8:25 a.m. 8:28 a.m. 8:40 a.m. 8:50 a.m.
8:50 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:03 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 9:25 a.m.
9:20 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 9:33 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
9:40 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 9:48 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:10 a.m.
10:20 a.m. 10:25 a.m. 10:28 a.m. 19:40 a.m. 10:50 a.m.
10:40 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 10:48 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 11:10 a.m.
11:00 a.m. 11:05 a.m. 11:08 a.m. 11:20 a.m. 11:40 a.m.
11:50 a.m. 11:55 a.m. 11:58 a.m. 12:10 p.m. 12:20 p.m.
12:15 p.m. 12:20 p.m. 12:23 p.m. 12:35 p.m. 12:45 p.m.
12:30 p.m. 12:35 p.m. 12:38 p.m. 12:50 p.m. 1:00 p.m.
1:10 p.m. 1:15 p.m. 1:18 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 1:40 p.m.
1:30 p.m. 1:35 p.m. 1:38 p.m. 1:50 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
1:50 p.m. 1:55 p.m. 1:58 p.m. 2:10 p.m. 2:20 p.m.
2:30 p.m. 2:35 p.m. 2:38 p.m. 2:50 p.m. 3:05 p.m.
2:45 p.m. 2:50 p.m. 2:53 p.m. 3:05 p.m. 3:20 p.m.
3:15 p.m. 3:20 p.m. 3:23 p.m. 3:35 p.m. 3:50 p.m.
4:00 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 4:08 p.m. 4:20 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
4:20 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 4:28 p.m. 4:40 p.m. 4:50 p.m.
4:40 p.m. 4:50 p.m. 4:53 p.m. 5:05 p.m. 5:20 p.m.
5:30 p.m. 5:40 p.m. 5:43 p.m. 5:55 p.m. 6:05 p.m.
5:45 p.m. 5:50 p.m. 5:53 p.m. 6:05 p.m. 6:20 p.m.
6:15 p.m. 6:20 p.m. 6:23 p.m. 6:35 p.m. 6:50 p.m.
6:45 p.m. 6:50 p.m. 6:53 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 7:15 p.m.
7:00 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 7:08 p.m. 7:20 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
7:40 p.m. 7:45 p.m. 7:48 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 8:10 p.m.
8:20 p.m. 8:25 p.m. 8:28 p.m. 8:40 p.m. 8:50 p.m.
9:00 p.m. 9:05 p.m. 9:08 p.m. 9:20 p.m. 9:30 p.m.
9:40 p.m. 9:45 p.m. 9:48 p.m. 10:00 p.m. 10:10 p.m.
10:20 p.m. 10:25 p.m. 10:28 p.m. 10:40 p.m. 10:50 p.m.

North Miami Express Shuttle

The NOMI express shuttle provides free transportation throughout North Miami and stops at the Hubert Library on the Biscayne Bay Campus. For route and schedule information, please click here.

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Recommendations

Need to know where the GPE and CATS shuttle is in real time? There’s an app for that! Download Transloc from the App Store (Apple) or the Google Play Store (Android) to find out where your bus is. For more information, click here

Maps & Buildings
buildings

FIU has several campuses and centers around South Florida. We offer shuttle services to a couple of them.

Campus Maps

Get familiar with our campuses. Don’t get lost!

Building Abbreviations

Familiarize yourself with building I.D.s-- they’ll help you navigate from point A to point B.

MMC - Modesto A. Madique Campus

Buiding Code Building Name Campus Map Location
AHC1 Academic Health Center 1 Location
ACH 2 Academic Health Center 2 Location
AHC3 Academic Health Center 3 Location
AHC4 Academic Health Center 4 Location
AHC5 Academic Health Center 5 Location
AS Artist Studio Location
BBS Baseball Stadium Location
TWR Tower Location
CBC College of Business Complex Location
CCLC Children’s Creative Learning Center Location
CFES Carlos Finlay Elementary School Location
CP Chemistry & Physics Location
CSC Campus Support Complex Location
CU Central Utilities Location
DC Duplicating Center Location
DM Deuxieme Maison Location
ECS Engineering & Computer Science Location
EH Everglades Residence Hall Location
FIUS FIU Community Stadium Location
GC Ernest R. Graham Center Location
GH Greek Housing Location
GL Steven and Dorothea Green Library Location
LC Labor Center Location
LH Lakeview Residence Housing Location
MANGO Management and New Growth Opportunities Building None
MARC Management and Advanced Research Center Location
NOAA National Hurricane Center Location
NP Nature Preserve Location
OE Owa Ehan Location
PVH Parkview Housing Location
PC Charles Perry Bldg. (Primera Casa) Location
PCA Paul L. Cejas School School of Architecture Location
PG6 Parking Garage 6 Tech Station None
PG5 Parking Garage 5 Location
PGB Blue Parking Garage Location
PGG Gold Parking Garage Location
PGR Red Parking Garage Location
PH Panther Residence Hall Location
PPFAM Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum (The Frost) Location
RB Ryder Business Building Location
RDB Rafael Diaz-Balart Hall (Law Building) Location
RC Recreation Complex (Gym) Location
RH Ronald W. Reagan Presidential House Location
SAAC Student Athletic Academic Center Location
SIPA School of International and Public Affairs Location
UA University Apartments Location
UHSC University Health Services Complex Location
USCBA FIU Arena Location
UT University Towers Location
VH Viertes Haus Location
W01C Ceramics Location
W03 Key Control Location
W10 Graduate Studios-Visual Arts Location
W10A ROTC – Reserve Officer Training Corps Location
W01-10C Support None
WC Wertheim Conservatory Location
WPAC Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center Location
WS/TC Women’s Softball/Tennis Center Location
ZEB Sanford and Dolores Ziff Education Building Location

BBC - Biscayne Bay Campus

Building Code Building Name Campus Map Location
AC1 Academic 1 Location
AC2 Academic 2 Location
AQ Aquatic Center Location
BH1 Bay Vista Housing Location
CU Central Utilities None
EL Ecotoxicology Lab Location
HL Hubert Library Location
HM Hospitality Management Location
KCC Roz & Cal Kovens Conference Center Location
T1 Trailer 1 None
T2 Trailer 2 None
OR Outdoor Recreation Location
P09 Wellness Center None
S01 Central Receiving Location
S02 Public Safety Location
S03 Physical Plant Location
S03A Plant Support Location
S04 Grounds Location
HCC Health Center Location
WUC Wolfe University Center Location
Note: Our other centers and campuses consist of only one building.

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Recommendations

Print out your semester’s schedule and visit the campus with a friend (or family member) and walk through your class schedule before the semester begins. Make sure you know what building you’re supposed to go to, and where exactly your class is located. Believe us, this relieves the stress and anxiety of trying to find your class on the first day.

Food
food

Two things you don’t want to experience the first week of class: stress and hunger. Check out what we have to offer, as well as their location and hours of operation.

Jamba Juice logo
Jamba Juice
Hours
Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Pollo Tropical ogo
Pollo Tropical
Hours
Monday - Thursday 10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Suggestion – ¼ Chicken w/ Rice & Beans
Vegetarian
Burger King logo
Burger King
Hours
Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Vegetarian
Cafe Bustelo logo
Café Bustelo
Hours
Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed
Suggestion: Colada and Beef Empanada
Sushi Maki logo
Sushi Maki
Hours
Monday - Thursday 10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Chili Too logo
Chili’s Too
Hours
Monday - Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed
Alcohol is served at this location and you must be 21+ to drink.
Subway logo
Subway
Hours
Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed
Vegetarian
Fresh Food Company logo
Fresh Food Company
Hours
Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Note: Menu changes every week.
Vegetarian
Einstein Bros Bagels logo
Einstein Bros Bagels
Hours
Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Vegetarian
Barnes and Noble Cafe logo
Barnes and Noble Café
Hours
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Vegetarian
Almazar logo
Almazar
Hours
Monday - Thursday 10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Vegetarian
Rechange-U logo
Recharge U Mini Market
Hours
Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Vegetarian
Dunkin Donuts logo
Dunkin Donuts
Hours
Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Moes logo
Moe’s Southwest Grill
Hours
Monday - Thursday 10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Vegetarian
Chick-fil-A logo
Chick-Fil-A
Hours
Monday - Thursday 10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Papa Johns' logo
Papa John’s
Hours
Monday - Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Vegetarian
Salad Creation logo
Salad Creations
Hours
Monday - Thursday 10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Vegetarian
Starbucks logo
Starbucks
Hours
Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Miro's logo
Miro's (Kosher)
Hours
Monday - Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Note: Miro’s is a food truck located outside in between the
Green Library and the Graham Center on the lawn.
Vegetarian
Express @ Library Mini Market logo
Express @ Library Mini Market
Hours
Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Vegetarian

University Towers (UT)

POD at Breezeway Café Mini Market Logo
POD @Breezeway Café Mini Market
Hours
Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 a.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Saturday 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Suggestion: The cookies

MANGO

Panda Express
Panda Express
Hours
Monday - Thursday 10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Starbucks
Starbucks
Hours
Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed
Starbucks
Taco Bell
Hours
Monday - Thursday 10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Recreation Complex (RC)

Tropical Smoothie
Tropical Smoothie
Hours
Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed
Moes logo
Moe’s Southwest Grill
Hours
Monday - Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed
Vegetarian
Grille Works logo
Grille Works
Hours
Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Subway logo
Subway
Hours
Monday - Thursday 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Textbooks
book

You’ll most likely need a textbook for each class—usually multiple textbooks. We have textbooks available at both our MMC and BBC bookstore locations.

MMC
Hours
Monday 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
BBC
Hours
Monday Closed (Labor Day)
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed
Note: If you have class at the Biscayne Bay Campus, you’ll find your textbooks exclusively at the BBC bookstore in the Wolfe University Center.

And if you’d rather buy the books online, head over to the bookstore site.

Options

Did you know you can rent your textbook for the semester? Or did you know we sell used textbooks? Get familiar with all of your textbook-buying options.

Options
Buying New

Purchasing the most recent, newest edition of the class textbook.

Buying Used

Purchasing a used, less-expensive edition of the class textbook. Because of demand, used textbooks sell out early, so make sure you buy your books as early as the week before class.

Rent Textbooks

Rent your textbook for the semester, if available. The period lasts from the day you rent the textbook until the day after finals week. You can rent the book online, which will come with a pre-paid return shipping label. Or you can rent directly from the bookstore.

Note: you will need a credit card on the bookstore file in case anything goes wrong with the book.

If you have any more questions on renting textbooks, check out the FAQ

Buy eBook

If available, you can purchase an eBook (a digital version of the required textbook). Depending on the class, you may actually be required to buy the eBook because of supplemental digital-only material.

Book Advance

A book advance is simply an advance of your financial aid that once you accept the funds it goes on your FIU OneCard and you may use it to purchase books and supplies from the FIU Bookstore.

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Recommendations

Try to buy your textbooks the week before class starts. Remember that trip to campus we mentioned earlier where you walk through your schedule and get familiar with the buildings? Perfect time to purchase your textbooks!

Offices
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We really hope you don’t come across any school-related hiccups the first week of class. But in case you do, here are the major offices you’ll most likely visit to solve your problems.