Transfer On-Campus Orientation

We offer Transfer On-Campus Orientation at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus (MMC), Biscayne Bay Campus (BBC), and FIU at I-75 in Miramar (I-75). Advising for most majors is specific to a campus, so you should confirm the degree program you're admitted to prior to signing up for your On-Campus Orientation. You can find this information by logging into your My.FIU.edu account, clicking on Academic Advising and then Degree Audit. If it is not the major that you intend to pursue at FIU, it is critical that you complete the Undergraduate Application Update Form right away.

Note that admission to FIU does not guarantee admission to selective or limited access programs of study, and you may have been admitted to your second choice major (refer to your admission letter for details and contact Admissions if you have questions regarding this). All major changes must be confirmed before signing up for your On-Campus Orientation.

Dates for your Admission Term and Major will be available to you in the Orientation tile in your My.FIU account once you've completed your Virtual Orientation and they are open for sign up. You will see more information specific to your Admission Term in the drop-downs below.

Note: Registration for Orientation is first-come, first-served and sessions will close once they've reached their maximum capacity (FULL). Therefore, no walk-ins will be allowed. Do not book any travel plans until you are signed up and confirmed for a specific session.

Admission Terms

  • Spring 2020 (Classes Start January 6)

    Dates for your term will be available for sign up in My.FIU by early-September. There will be multiple dates starting in October until shortly before classes begin.

  • Summer 2020 (Classes Start May 11)
    Dates for your term will be available for sign up in My.FIU by early-February. There will be multiple dates starting in April until shortly before classes begin.
  • Fall 2020 (Classes Start August 24)
    Dates for your term will be available for sign up in My.FIU by early-March. There will be multiple dates starting in April until shortly before classes begin.

Orientation Sign-Up

Orientation sign-up, when open for your admission term and you've completed the Virtual Orientation, takes place by logging on to MY.FIU.EDU and following the activity guide in your Orientation tile. Note that you will be asked to add any family members who are planning to attend the session with you. There is no concurrent family program at these sessions, therefore, transfer students are encouraged to attend on their own when possible. Should you choose to bring a guest, the charge is $10 per person.


Special Notes

  • Need to switch sessions? Call us no later than three business days prior to your originally scheduled session to switch at no cost.
  • If you switch sessions less than three business days before or miss your scheduled orientation session, you will be charged a $10 Rescheduling Fee for you and each of your family members signed up to attend.

Pre-Orientation Check-List

  • Resolve Holds
    Check your Tasks tile in My.FIU.edu for any Holds and resolve them before attending orientation or you will not be able to register for your classes.
    • The Orientation hold will be removed once you complete your On-Campus Orientation.
    • The most common hold is Immunizations. Understand FIU's immunization requirements, and submit all necessary documents/waivers 30-45 days before your orientation date. High Schools may not automatically send your records, so you need to be proactive to ensure that these holds are removed.
    • Another common hold is from Admissions for undetermined residency. Find more details on how to resolve it on the OneStop website.
  • Confirm Financial Aid
    Visit your My.FIU.edu to check your To Do List for any pending Financial Aid items. Click through each item to learn how to complete and submit your documents online. Your financial aid will not be processed until verification is completed.
  • International Students (on J1/F1 Visa)
    • You are required to have health insurance and will have an Insurance Hold on your account until proof is shown. Get more information from Student Health Services.
    • Ensure that you've completed the Declaration Certification of Finances form so you are able to register for your classes. More information can be found on the International Admissions website.
    • You are also required to attend an International Student Services Session conducted by the office of International and Student Scholar Services, which is separate from Freshman Orientation. You can find more details on the ISSS website.
  • Arrange for Housing
    On-campus housing fills up quickly, so get your application in early if that's your plan. Get the info you need by visiting the Housing & Residential Life website! Off-campus housing is a great option as well, especially for Transfer students. At FIUOffCampusHousing.com you will find student properties near to campus, private options from local owners and even tools to help you find off-campus roommates!
  • Orientation Charge Payment
    All outstanding orientation charges must be paid in full prior to attending your scheduled session.

Orientation Session Details

  • What to Bring
    • Panther ID Number - The sooner you memorize it, the better!
    • MY.FIU.EDU Password - Can't register for classes without it
    • Immunization Documentation - If you still have holds, make sure you have this with you
    • Transcripts with other college credits/catalog from other college (paper or electronic)
    • AP/IB/CLEP Test scores - If applicable
    • Driver's License or other government issues photo ID - To get your FIU ID
    • Comfortable shoes - You'll be walking around campus
    • Light sweater or jacket - The rooms inside are chilly
    • Umbrella - Miami weather is unpredictable
    • Positive attitude - Always a must have!
    • Special Initiative - You're invited to support your fellow Panthers in need by donating items to our on-campus Student Food Pantry. We will collect these during check-in. Please see below for suggested donations (more suggestions at link above):
      • Non-perishable milk
      • Grains (beans, rice, dry noodles/pasta)
      • Cereal
      • Dried fruits
      • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Where to Park

    About a week before your scheduled session you'll receive an e-mail from orient@fiu.edu with your orientation parking link for the locations listed below. You will need your license plate number to sign up.

    Modesto Maidique Campus - Enter campus from the main entrance off of SW 107th Avenue via SW 16th Street and park in the Blue Garage (PG2) from the 3rd floor and up.

    Biscayne Bay Campus - Enter campus from the main entrance off of NE 151st Street via NE 145th Street and park in Lot 2, closest to Academic Center 2.

    FIU at I-75 - Enter the parking lot from 145th Avenue and park in the Student Lot located on the east side of the building.

    Note: Park in unmarked and unmetered spaces only.

  • Where to Check In

    Modesto Maidique Campus - Check in will be in the Graham Center Ballroom Lobby located in the northeast corner of the building.

    Biscayne Bay Campus - Check in will be in the Wolfe University Center Ballroom Lobby, on the second floor of the Wolfe University Center.

    FIU at I-75 - Check in will be on the 3rd floor of the building.

    There will be staff to assist you to parking and the above locations. You can also use our Campus Maps to locate any building or parking area ahead of time, or use the FIU Mobile App, which has interactive maps to guide you around campus.

Contact

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

Phone 305-348-6414
SMS Text 305-783-3180
Email orient@fiu.edu
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Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm