During Your Exchange at FIU

PantherSoft/MyFIU

FIU operates records, registration, and student financials on the PantherSoft System, a web-based administrative computer system which is used for all your student transactions. PantherSoft integrates your student information and allows you to access your student records online at anytime from anywhere, further enhancing self-service capabilities.

The student portal through which you access PantherSoft is MyFIU, and you can access it at https://my.fiu.edu/.

Steps for Accessing MyFIU

  1. Go to https://my.fiu.edu/
  2. Enter your Panther ID number. If you do not know you Panther ID number, click on the “Look Up Your Panther ID” link.
  3. Enter the default password, which is your date of birth in the format MMDDYYYY. If you were born on January 3, 1987, the password would be 01031987.
  4. You will then be prompted to change your password.

FIU Email – PantherMail

As an International Exchange Student at FIU, you will receive an FIU email address to use PantherMail. This email address will allow you to communicate with your professors and with the university community as well as to receive campus news and updates. You can even forward email from this account to another account that you check more frequently!

To login and access your PantherMail, please visit http://panthermail.fiu.edu.

In order to find your username for PantherMail, please visit http://myaccounts.fiu.edu and click on the “Look up your MyAccounts ID” link. Enter the requested information and click “Lookup.” The following information will be displayed:

  • Username – used to login to PantherMail and to access the wireless network on campus
  • FIU Email Address

Please note that your initial password is your date of birth in this format: ddMonYYYY. If you were born on January 3, 1987, your initial password would be 03Jan1987. When you login, you will be prompted to change your password. Your new password should include:

  • At least 8 characters
  • At least 1 uppercase letter
  • At least 1 lowercase letter
  • At least 1 number

If you have any trouble with your PantherMail account, you should contact the UTS Support Center via the Online Service Request System located at http://uts.fiu.edu or by calling at (305)348-2284.

Accommodations

All international exchange students are required to live on campus at the Modesto A. Maidique campus, regardless of major. Living on campus will provide you with a unique learning experience, where you will have the opportunity to make friends with students from many different cultures and backgrounds, participate in a wide variety of activities, and get involved in sports, cultural and educational programs.

FIU’s Modesto A. Maidique campus is home to five residence halls – University Park

Apartments, University Park Towers, Panther Hall, Everglades Hall, and Lakeview Hall. These residence halls provide room and board to over 2000 students. There are several types of room layouts including single studios, doubles, multi-bedroom singles. For more information and to see the available layouts, please visit http://housing.fiu.edu.

Campus Life

http://fiu.edu/life-at-fiu/student-life/index.html

Campus Resources

FIU Resources Phone Number Web Address
Office of Study Abroad 305-348-1913 http://educationabroad.fiu.edu/
International Student & Scholar Services 305-348-2421 http://isss.fiu.edu/
Academic Calendar N/A http://www.fiu.edu/orgs/register/academiccalendar.htm
Bookstore 305-348-2691 http://fiu.bkstore.com/
Campus Recreational Services 305-348-2951 http://www.fiu.edu/~camprec/
Career Services 305-348-2423 http://career.fiu.edu/
Counseling Center 305-348-2434 http://www.fiu.edu/~psychser/
Housing 305-348-4190 http://housing.fiu.edu/
International Student Club 305-348-2468 http://www.fiu.edu/~isc/
University Learning Center 305-348-2180 http://learningcenter.fiu.edu/
Library 305-348-2470 http://library.fiu.edu/
UTS (Computer Support) 305-348-2284 http://uts.fiu.edu/
Health
Health Care & Wellness Center 305-348-2401 http://www.fiu.edu/~health/
Safety
Emergency * 305-348-5911
Public Safety 305-348-2626 http://police.fiu.edu/
Victim Advocacy Center 305-348-1215 http://www.fiu.edu/~victimad/
24 Hour Support & Information 305-348-3000
Lost & Found 305-348-1735

 

Transportation

Golden Panther Express

The Golden Panther Express (GPE) is a shuttle service that connects the Modesto A. Maidique Campus and the Biscayne Bay Campus. Shuttle schedules are very convenient, providing rides between campuses from early morning until late evening. To see the schedule, please visit the FIU Parking and Transportation website at http://parking.fiu.edu/bus_schedule.htm.
Please note that there is a charge for the GPE which is automatically deducted from your FIU One Card.

CATS Shuttle

The CATS Shuttle connects the Modesto A. Maidique Campus and the College of Engineering and Computing located on 107th Avenue and Flagler Street. Please note that this is a free service. To see the schedule, please visit the FIU Parking and Transportation website at http://parking.fiu.edu/bus_schedule.htm.

Public Transportation

Bus passes for Miami-Dade Transit buses are available for purchase at the Department of Parking and Transportation at both campuses. For more information about the buses, please visit http://www.miamidade.gov/transit/fares_college.asp

Hetrz On Demand

The Department of Parking and Transportation has an exciting offer available to the FIU community – Hertz on Demand! Hetrz On Demand (link) provides you with an inexpensive way to rent a car by the hour or by the day, even if you’re only 18. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.hertzondemand.com/FloridaInternationalUniversity/.

Local Activities

http://fiu.edu/life-at-fiu/miami/index.html

Get Involved!

A big part of the FIU experience is being involved in campus life! Getting involved is a great way to meet other students on campus that have similar interests, and FIU students love meeting new people and learning about other cultures. Share your experiences!
Become part of the Study Abroad Club! (LINK)

Meet other international students in the International Students Club! (LINK)

FIU has hundreds of student organizations across all disciplines and interests. Find out more through the Council for Student Organizations at http://www2.fiu.edu/~cso/studentOrganizations.html.