Modesto A. Maidique Campus (MMC)
Graham Center (GC)
Walk through GC and you might hear students playing video games in the Piano Room or see a fraternity dance off in the Pit. Head upstairs to grab a coffee in the Barnes & Nobles bookstore or visit the student newsroom and radio station. It's different every day at GC, so stop by. But don't step on the university seal at the entrance – it's bad luck.
The GC and Library Lawns are hilly open spaces where hundreds of students pass on their way to class every day. The Lawns are great spot for club events, people watching or maybe just a nap under a shady tree.
Surrounded by some of the oldest buildings on campus is the Fountain. Try to grab a spot to relax on a swingy bench. And nearby you'll find the FIU Torch, which is lit once a year as part of our oldest tradition, the Trail of the Torch.
Famous for the dozens of turtles that swim in it, Turtle Pond is very popular among campus animal lovers. And if you're walking across the bridge with someone you love, give them a kiss. Tradition says that if you do, you'll be together forever.
Every Fall, architecture students come to Green Lake to compete in the Walk On Water race. Students construct their own flotation devices to get across the lake behind Green Library. Winners get a cash prize. Losers get soaked.
Stocker AstroScience Center
Complete with a 24-inch telescope, Stocker is FIU's astronomy research center. A few times a semester, Stocker opens its doors to space lovers in Miami and beyond.
The Greenhouse is filled with tropical rainforest plants from around the world.
The 11-acre preserve contains a rare Pine Rockland ecosystem.