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FIU Coronavirus Updates

AdvisoryUniversity faculty and staff will be working remotely until further notice. Visit our FAQs for answers to specific questions regarding financial aid, grades, refunds and more. Visit our coronavirus page for university updates, CARES Act information, videos and more.

The FAQs are updated as new information is released. Please check back frequently for the latest information.

Important Announcements



  • Summer classes are remote or online. Fall semester begins Aug. 24, 2020.
  • Approximately one third of all fall classes will be offered face-to-face or hybrid. The other two thirds of classes will be fully remote or online. Here are additional details on ways classes will be offered.
  • Students can log in to MyFIU to check their class schedule and see updated information on how classes are being offered.


  • All education abroad programs are suspended until Dec. 1, 2020.


  • Face-to-face events – on and off campus – are canceled or postponed through at least Aug. 24, 2020.

Student Housing

  • Approximately 400 students have remained in student housing since March.
  • Structured fall move-in over 10 days to reduce typical move-in crowds.
  • Enhanced cleaning several times a day.
  • For more details please visit the Moving in page
  • 132 beds in University Apartments have been set aside to isolate students who test positive during the fall semester. 

Faculty and Staff


  • Most faculty and staff will continue to work remotely until further notice.
  • Departments will evaluate and submit requests for employees whose jobs must be done on campus, as least some of the time. Employees who can continue performing their duties from home will continue to do so.


  • Face-to-face events – on and off campus – are canceled or postponed through at least Aug. 24, 2020.

Research and Labs

  • Permission for returning to labs, field activities, and domestic research-related travel will be based on how essential the activities are, and on an approved plan for COVID-19 safety.


  • International travel for faculty and staff remains suspended for the Summer semester, until July 31, 2020. The same restriction remains in place for visiting scholars and delegations from abroad.
  • Only trips that are associated with scientific contributions towards reducing the COVID-19 pandemic, or are otherwise deemed essential, may be granted an exception. Travel exception petitions may be submitted online for International Travel Committee review.

Please continue to check our more detailed FAQs for additional information on these topics and more. 

Read the latest university communication

Virtual Events 

Steer clear of cabin fever ⁠— and stay healthy, educated, and on track ⁠— by tuning in to these virtual events and activities. Get your workout in, take up new skills like cooking or meditation, visit FIU’s  “virtual museums,” and more.