Panther Camp

The Panther Camp mission is to provide incoming FIU students with the opportunity to transition to FIU in an exciting and engaging manner. The program focuses on assisting new students in building relationships with other FIU students, fostering school spirit, cultivating future student leaders and helping students learn about FIU's traditions and unique culture.


What is Panther Camp?

Panther Camp is a great way for you to meet other new students before you start your FIU experience. If you enjoy having fun, meeting exciting people and love to take advantage of a great opportunity then Panther Camp is for you!

For more videos from our Panther Camp program, please visit our FIU Panther Camp Youtube Channel

Camp Information

  • When is Panther Camp?

    New students should attend Panther Camp based on their admission status. In 2020, we executed a new version of our Panther Camp program, Panther Camp Online. Panther Camp Online sessions will be a day and a half program and below are the dates for our upcoming online sessions.

    • January 22-23, 2021 (First Years & Transfers)

    Panther Camp Online will run from 4pm until 9pm on the first day and will continue on the second day from 10am until 10pm. Participants will have scheduled breaks throughout the program for meals and free time.

  • Panther Camp Blog

    Want to know more about Panther Camp? Check out our Panther Camp Blog ( for stories, testimonials, and first-hand accounts from past campers and leadership!

  • What can I expect at camp?
    • Meet 200+ other new students in large and small group settings
    • Meet FIU faculty, staff, and student leaders
    • Participate in fun activities and team builders
    • Learn tips and tricks on how to be a successful student
    • Learn about FIU traditions
    • Learn how to take advantage of opportunities available to you as a FIU student
    • Learn leadership skills and the leadership opportunities for you on campus
    • Learn how to make the most of your college experience
    • Become a part of a proud FIU tradition
    • Have FUN!
  • Where is Panther Camp?

    In 2020, Panther Camp executed a new a day and a half program called Panther Camp Online. Details about the specific information per session will be shared after registration.

    Panther Camp Online will run from 4pm until 9pm on the first day and will continue on the second day from 10am until 10pm. Participants will have scheduled breaks throughout the program for meals and free time.

  • Guide to Panther Camp
    • Please keep in mind that registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no deadline.
    • We encourage you to attend Panther Camp after you've attended your Orientation, when possible. During the summer, sessions are specified for freshman or transfer students, while our spring session is for both combined.
    • The camps are designed for students based on their admission status. In 2020, Panther Camp Online will be accessible to new students to continue the camp magic. Please make sure you sign up for the correct session.
    • Parents and families are not allowed. Panther Camp is a getaway retreat for new students only. We encourage parents and family members to attend our annual Parent & Family Day, which takes place during the fall semester.
    • If you are not an incoming student but still want to get involved in Panther Camp on a leadership level, please see our Panther Camp Leadership page.

Scholarship Opportunities

FIU Panther Camp is dedicated to providing incoming students with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transition to FIU in a unique way. All efforts are made to ensure that participants pay as little as possible to attend Panther Camp. Those in need of financial assistance to attend Panther Camp can apply for one of our scholarship programs listed below.

Panther Camp Scholarship Fund

Throughout the academic year the Panther Camp Team raises funds for the Panther Camp Scholarship Fund. These funds are raised to help defer the cost of Panther Camp for students with financial need. Recipients will receive a $10.00 scholarship, which will reduce the $20.00 registration fee. The recipients of the scholarship are responsible for the $10.00 difference in the cost of registration. Recipients are selected solely based on expressed need, not on merit. All scholarships are awarded on a first come, first served basis. Panther Camp does not offer a waiver of registration cost or full scholarships.

Those interested in applying for the scholarship should complete the 2021 Panther Camp Scholarship Application (includes online form and one and half-page essay). We will review all applications and you will receive notice of our decision within 10 business days. If awarded the scholarship, you will receive an email with instructions on how to register at the reduced price. If not awarded the scholarship, you will receive an email and we will work with you to see how we may be able to get you registered for Panther Camp. Scholarships will not be granted to participants who have already registered for Panther Camp.

Panther Camp Scholarship Applications are only accepted through Panther Connect. Click the link below or log into Panther Connect ( and search for Orientation and Family Programs.

FIU Panther Camp Foundation

Donations to the Panther Camp Program FIU Foundation Account will provide support for any expenses related to the operations, programming, services and student support. If you'd like to make an in-kind donation or have questions, please email!


Panther Camp Roaryals

Every year, Panther Camp selects two program alumni to serve as Panther Camp Roaryals. These alumni serve as representatives of the Panther Camp program and help to raise funds for the Panther Camp Program. The Panther Camp Roaryals are selected during our annual Panther Camp Fundraising Week. To be eligible to run for either position, you must have attended Panther Camp in some capacity, be a currently enrolled student, complete the required application and interview, and actively participate in all Panther Camp Fundraising Week events.


Panther Camp Online Registration!

Panther Camp Online Registration for our Spring Session is open! Our Spring Camp session will be for all Spring admits.

January 22-23, 2021 (First Years & Transfers)


Orientation and Family Programs
MMC – Graham Center 189
BBC – Wolfe University Center 129

Fax 305-348-6483

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm