- Have any cases of coronavirus been reported at FIU?
Because most of our university operations have been remote for weeks, most confirmed cases of COVID-19 among members of the community do not present a risk to other members of the FIU community. However, in an abundance of caution, we are still attempting to keep track of any members of the community who might need our support as they fight this disease. Please review updated procedures that have been put in place to facilitate the sharing of information in a way that observes federal and state privacy laws.
- Is FIU open?
For the safety and well-being of the FIU community, the university is still operating in a remote working/learning environment, but FIU leaders are working on a plan to repopulate the FIU campuses in phases. The health and safety of the university community remains our top priority.
All summer classes (sessions A, B and C) will be remote and online.
Most FIU faculty and staff will continue to work remotely through at least July 6, 2020, unless circumstances dictate otherwise, and the campus continues to remain closed except to visitors who have an appointment. All on- and off-campus events have been canceled or are taking place in a virtual environment through July 1, 2020. Decisions regarding Fall 2020 will be made in the coming weeks.
Anyone permitted on campus – faculty, staff, students, vendors – must observe physical distancing and wear a facial covering when there is a possibility of not being at least six feet away from another person, per Miami-Dade County Emergency Order 20-20. Furthermore, all individuals permitted on campus are required to wear a facial covering in the presence of others and in public settings such as hallways, restrooms, stairwells and elevators. These measures are crucial to help prevent the spread of the virus. It is not necessary to wear a facial covering when working alone in a lab or office.
Failure of vendors permitted on campus to wear a facial covering or practice physical distancing will result in their being asked to leave. Faculty, staff and students who do not adhere to these requirements will be subject to appropriate discipline.
In an effort to assure that university buildings and facilities not in use remain secure, FIU will transition to a schedule similar to our holiday closure schedule effective Wednesday, March 24,th at 8 a.m. All general-purpose classrooms have already been secured.
Read more details for Faculty and staff.
FIU Libraries: All libraries are closed to the public until further notice but online services remain. The library has created a Library Services page that is updated frequently with the latest information about new, expanded options for ebooks, ejournals and other teaching materials.
Live WebChat reference service hours have been expanded to 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Reference service is also available via phone, email and IM.
Additional important information for students & faculty:
- Due dates will be extended to correspond to the period that the Libraries remain closed.
- Students, faculty and staff will NOT be charged overdue fines for the duration of the closure.
- Blocks in Student Financials due to past fines and fees will be removed temporarily to allow students to register for summer sessions.
Recreation centers and pools: The recreation centers and pools on both campuses are closed until further notice.
Limited food and retail options: Limited food options will remain open on both campuses to serve on-campus residents who may not be able to go home and the limited number of faculty and staff who will remain on campus. For hours of operations, please visit Shop FIU.
Wells Fargo: On-campus Wells Fargo is closed until further notice.
College Optical: College Optical is open Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call (305) 348 -8439. For additional questions or concerns, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All orders placed during this period will be shipped free of charge. If you would like to place an order, please call (305) 348 -8439. For additional questions or concerns, please send an email to email@example.com.
FIU One Card: FIU’s One Card office is operating remotely until further notice. You can contact them at 305-348-2273 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org. The staff will walk you through what is needed to obtain a new or duplicate ID card. Specific instructions on how to pick up your card will be explained by the One Card staff. E-mails will be checked and addressed Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Withdrawal request form processing will proceed as usual since this is an online process.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call 305-348-2273 or send an email to email@example.com.
FIU museums: The Frost Museum, The Wolfsonian-FIU and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU are closed to the public, including events, until further notice.
Student Health Clinics and pharmacy: Student Health Clinics and the pharmacy are operating on a modified schedule until further notice – Monday to Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. No walk-ins will be accepted at this time. Please call 305-348-8385 to schedule an appointment.
Children’s Creative Learning Center: The Children’s Creative Learning Center follows the Miami-Dade County Public Schools calendar, so the center is closed until further notice.
Dorms: Due to the pandemic, dorms are closed to all except a select group of students. For exceptions and move-out instructions, see the Housing section.
Counseling & Psychological Services/Victim Empowerment Program: For hours and operation, see the Students/General section.
Student food pantries: For hours and operation, see the Students/General section.
FIU Panther TECH Scheduled Pick-up: If you have ordered any devices, accessories or have a completed repair from FIU Panther TECH, you can pick them up at the store’s loading dock between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. We ask that you please call ahead to confirm that your purchases have arrived by calling us at 305.348.8324 or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about picking up packages from FIU Panther TECH, visit panthertech.fiu.edu/specialpickup.
Barnes and Noble: While the stores remain closed, remote support services are available for students and faculty:
Free access to course materials via VitalSource Helps: This Barnes and Noble program is designed to support students and faculty who may have lost access to course materials due to the shift to remote learning.
Free textbook rental return in United States: Barnes and Noble is providing free domestic shipping on all textbook rental returns through June 15.
Sell your books back for cash: Barnes and Noble at FIU has partnered with MBS Textbook Exchange, the nation’s largest textbook wholesaler, to offer you the best prices for your used books. Shipping is free within the United States. If you would like to return your textbook rentals, see information provided above.
Free domestic shipping on all online orders: FIU’s Barnes and Noble is ready to pack and ship anything from merchandise to books to gaming essentials. Shipping is free within the United States, and you can use your FIU Cash or Credit Card to order.
For more information, please visit Shop FIU.
Santi Hair & Nail Salon: Santi’s is reopening Tuesday, May 26. Hours will be Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., by appointment only.
- Will university events continue to take place?
All on- and off-campus events are canceled through July 1. When possible, events related to student success and otherwise central to the mission of the university, should continue to take place in a virtual environment.
For more information on commencement see Students/General.
- Are transportation services still running?
Services for Panther Mover, Panther Express and CATS shuttle services have been discontinued until further notice. For more information, see Parking & Transportation.