Services

Community Day Fairs

In an effort to provide additional service to the FIU community, the Graham Center has established Community Day Fairs to our schedule of activities for vendors to promote and sell their products and services.

Community Day Fairs add a mix of activities where registered students organizations fundraise or promote their events and vendors showcase their merchandise on-site to create exciting, high energy days in the Student Center.

Check out our virtual tour and view the location of the Community Day Fairs around the "pit".

Our commitment to honest business dealings strive to create an advantageous relationship with the university and vendors therefore, it is the responsibility of vendors to select the best dates for their business.

Vendor Carts

The Graham Center (GC) provides vendor carts for corporate and independently-owned vendors to promote and sell goods and services.  Space is reserved on a first-come, first- served basis; full payment is required in advance.  A virtual tour of the Graham Center facility is found at grahamcenter.fiu.edu.

Reservations:  Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., except holidays and when the University is officially closed.  For information, current rental rates, and reservations, please contact the Graham Center at (305) 348-3916 or (305) 348-2297.

Goods and services must not conflict with University contracts; therefore, reservation requests are reviewed for compliance. The Graham Center reserves the right to approve of goods and services offered for sale.

Charges:  $100.00 per day.  Payments can be made in cash or by check payable to FIU; credit cards are not accepted.

Cancellations/Refunds: There are no refunds, date exchanges, or negotiation of any day for any reason with no exceptions.

Documents: Liability Insurance (COI); Driver’s License/Federal ID/Peddler’s or Occupational License.

Vendor Information:

  • Setup allowed beginning at 7:00 a.m.
  • No alterations to the Vendor cart are allowed, such as nails, paint or tape
  • Arrange parking with Parking & Transportation  https://parking.fiu.edu/contractorsvendors/
  • The GC staff is not available to load/unload items
  • Merchandise must be contained within the designated selling space and must not be set outside of the cart in space not rented.
  • Vendor must conduct business so as not to interfere or disturb others
  • Cart must be kept clean, debris-free of boxes, trash, packaging, etc.
  • All items must be removed at the end of the day; the Graham Center is not responsible for merchandise left unattended
  • Disclose all aspects of a sale and solve disputes with clients, professionally 
  • Sound amplification, music, or yelling are prohibited.
  • Vendor carts have keyed storage area; key is to be returned each day
  • The GC reserves the right to adjust space, cancel a reservation to accommodate university programs by notifying the vendor in advance
  • Some prohibited items for sale: food and beverages, medicines or remedies, clothing, shoes, vouchers for goods or services, portrait/studio photography packages, and others.

Student Art Gallery

The Graham Center Student Art Gallery, located in the Piano Lounge area, showcases artwork from students, faculty, alumni and the local community.

The GC Student Art Gallery has hosted a wide range of exhibitions, from the work of Visual Arts scholarship recipients to fundraising art auctions for local non-profit organizations and internationally recognized artists from the Caribbean and South America.

Since opening in 1996, exhibits have celebrated the work of new, as well as renowned artists.

Inspired by our first show - featuring fine artwork from students by FIU's Fine Arts Student Association (FASA) - one of our goals has been to provide unique opportunities for student artists to present their work in a professional setting and acquire first-hand experience in the management of an art gallery.

In partnership with Miami-Dade Public Schools and other organizations, the gallery has served as a platform for young children to express themselves through art. The GC Student Art Gallery is committed to continue showcasing contemporary fine art that embodies the magnificence of diverse cultural backgrounds and disciplines.

For more information, contact GC Student Art Gallery via e-mail at gcgal@fiu.edu

Lost & Found

Graham Center's Lost & Found is located at the Welcome Center. Items turned into the Welcome Center will be securely stored and logged in our electronic tracking system for 30 days. After the 30 days, unclaimed items will be turned over to the FIU Property Control, disposed of, or recycled.

  • The Welcome Center Lost and Found receives any of the following items, but not limited to: bags, books, bank cards, licenses, FIU I.D.'s, clothing, electronics, eyeglasses, jewelry, keys, USB's, wallets, and purses.
  • Items may be turned in by any person that found the item anywhere on campus.
  • All persons who turn in an item are asked to complete an entry with their information in the electronic tracking system.
  • Any items containing hygienic materials or perishable food or drink, such as: make-up bags, water bottles, clothes, and Tupperware, may be disposed of prior to the 30 days limit due to health and sanitation risks.
  • The Welcome Center may recycle or donate the umbrellas received prior to the 30 day limit.
  • Items considered as "valuable", such as: licenses, wallets, checkbooks, laptops, tablets, etc. will be turned over to the University Police.
  • Credit cards are logged into the system and then destroyed after the 30 days.
  • FIU I.D.'s are turned into the FIU One Card Office Monday through Friday.
  • Persons claiming an item must describe and identify the item and are requested to complete an entry with their information in the electronic tracking system.

Locker Rentals

The Graham Center has 90 lockers that students may rent on a semester basis for a fee of $15.00 for small lockers and $20.00 for large lockers. All lockers are outfitted with independent combination locks that are maintained by the GC Operations Office. Lockers are located directly beside the Bustelo Café area in the GC Food Court.

All questions regarding the locker units and rental policy can be addressed to the Graham Center Main Office(GC 1210) or call 305-348-2297.

Notary Services

Notary services are available at the Graham Center Office, GC 1210. In order to process your request, the following are required:

  • Document must be signed in front of notary.
  • A valid photo identification must be presented to have the signature notarized.
  • The following are acceptable forms of identification:
    • FIU ID
    • U.S. government issued photo ID (driver's license, U.S. passport, military ID)

Form of payment accepted:

  • FIU One Card or Cash

Cost:

  • FIU community: $5 per notary stamp
  • Others: $7 per stamp

Transcripts may not be notarized by this office and must be secured from the University's Registrar's Office. Other restrictions apply and we may be unable to notarize certain documents.

Test Prep / Kaplan

Kaplan courses prepare students for the entrance exam to graduate school. A few extra points on the exam, along with a successful undergraduate degree, will improve your chances of being accepted into a graduate program or university of your choice. Florida International University and Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions partnered to help students prepare for these important exams. The FIU Kaplan Office is located in GC 1200 near "The Pit".

Kaplan, the official test prep program at FIU, offers test preparation for all major standardized exams - GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT, and PCAT - at both FIU campuses: Modesto A. Maidique and Biscayne Bay. On-campus classes, expert advice, free events and seminars on the graduate school and university admissions processes make this program convenient and effective.

Upcoming classes are scheduled to take place on campus in the Graham Center and Wolfe Center. Additionally, free graduate school and college admissions seminars are periodically conducted.

For more information or to enroll in a class, please visit us at www.kaptest.com, or call 1-800-KAP-TEST.

For the local FIU Office, you may call 305-480-0556.

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Contact

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GC 1210

305-348-2297

gc@fiu.edu

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 am to 5 pm