Special Programs

You'll always find something special happening that is organized, sponsored, hosted, or just promoted by the Wellness & Recreation Center!

  • Special Programs

    Outdoors @ FIU

    Florida International University has a beautiful campus that provides many opportunities to enjoy the out-of-doors once you get outside of your classroom, the library, GC, or your residence hall room.

    In addition to recreation facilities like the tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, the pool, outdoor basketball courts, and the Recreation Field, there are a number of other areas to consider.

    Outdoor Sculpture Park

    FIU is the site of the Martin Z. Margulies Sculpture Park, one of the world's most important international outdoor sculpture collections that include works by Calder, de Kooning, Nevelson, Serra, Dubuffet, and other well-known artists. 

    Guided tours are available to groups (coordinated through the Frost Art Museum), or just walk your own tour. View a campus map via the FIU App (available on iTunes and Google Play

    Lakes, Ponds & Gazebos

    The University Park campus is adorned with both natural and man-made lakes and ponds that attract a wide variety of wildlife.

    Catch early morning flights of birds, the open wings of an anhinga, and late afternoon mating calls.

    Many of these campus environs have gazebos nearby where you can sit and watch nature's interplay.

    Taking a walking tour of the various trees around campus. 

    Play in the Residence Hall Quad

    Created by surrounding Everglades Hall, UP Towers, Lakeview, and Panther Halls, the Res Hall Quad always has something going on.

    Whether its a pick-up soccer match, a game of sand volleyball, tossing the frisbee or relaxing at the pool, the Quad can be THE place on a lazy afternoon.

    A Day in the Park - Tamiami Park

    South of campus and north of Coral Ave. lays Tamiami Park, one of Miami-Dade's largest public parks. Playing fields, a pool, tennis courts, a playground, and lots of open space is available.

    FIU students, faculty and staff can swim for FREE at Tamiami Pool during open swim hours (12:00-3:00 pm) - just show your FIU Panther ID.

    Outdoor Basketball Courts

    You can find outdoor hoops at 4 MMC campus locations: next to the Tennis Center (across from FIU Arena), near Parkview Garage, at the University Apartments, and on Fraternity Row.


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