Incoming students are welcomed to use and explore the available FIU resources and student services. In case of a hurricane, please refer to the information provided on this page.
Ground Transportation from the Airport to FIU
Miami International Airport (MIA) arrivals may use the Super Shuttle transportation system. For more information please visit the Super Shuttle Reservations can also be made at 305-871-2000.
Super Shuttle estimated individual passenger fees from MIA: To Modesto A. Maidique Campus (MMC): $22 to Biscayne Bay Campus (BBC): $28
Fort Lauderdale Airport (FLL) arrivals may use Share-A-Ride transportation system. For more information please visit the Florida Limo Reservations can also be made at 954-359-1200.
Share-A-Ride estimated individual passenger fees from FLL: To MMC: $30 To Biscayne Bay Campus: $19.
Disability Resource Center
If you have a documented learning, physical, psychiatric and/or other disability you are encouraged to contact FIU’s Disability Resource Center (DRC) prior to your arrival to arrange for appropriate accommodations. *They now offer Video Relay Service (VRS) through Sorenson Communications.
Visit the FIU Disability Resource Center website.
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Room: GC 190
Biscayne Bay Campus
Room: WUC 131
Student Health Services
Student Health Services (SHS) provides professional, accessible and cost-effective primary care services to registered students at FIU. Student Health Fees are included each semester in your tuition statements. Some services include, but are not limited to:
- Routine medical exams
- Physical exams
- Family planning consultation
- Individual medical consultations
- Women’s health services
- Wellness services
Further services are available for a nominal fee. Such services include, but are not limited to:
- Laboratory tests
- EKG tests
- Sexually transmitted diseases testing and treatment
- Vision screening, prescription
- Over-the-counter medications at the pharmacy
To inquire about these services, please visit the Student Health website.
What is a Hurricane?
Hurricanes are tropical cyclones in which wind speeds reach a constant of at least 74 miles per hour. Hurricanes may span areas several hundred miles in diameter, generate torrential rains which may cause flash floods, spawn tornadoes, and create storm surges of up to 20 feet above normal sea level. Although “hurricane season” runs from June 1 to November 30, most hurricanes strike in August, September and October.
General Hurricane Terms
- Tropical Disturbance – An organized system of clouds and thunderstorms without a defined circulation.
- Tropical Storm – An organized system of strong thunderstorms with a defined circulation and maximum sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph.
- Hurricane Watch – Indicates that a hurricane condition is a strong possibility and may threaten the area within 36 hours.
- Hurricane Warning – Indicates that a hurricane is expected in 24 hours or less. All students must comply with the university’s Hurricane Evacuation Procedures.
FIU Hurricane Procedures
In the event a hurricane warning is declared by the university, all resident students will be directed to evacuate the residence halls. In the event of a hurricane emergency, the Bay Vista Housing complex will be closed and all remaining students who require shelter will be evacuated to MMC. All such students must abide by shelter policies and remain until the university withdraws the emergency order. Failure to comply with university officials during an emergency event will result in disciplinary action.
Tips to remember before you evacuate or make your travel plans (opposite direction of where storm is projected):
- Contact your family and inform them of your evacuation/travel plans. Contact them once you arrive at your destination to let them know that you are safe!
- Contact the NSE office (both home & host schools) as to your plans or let us know when you are safe at your destination.
- If a general evacuation is called by city officials, you will not be able to re-enter the city until they open the roads. Listen to the radio and watch the news for updates.
- Don’t forget to take the following with you: immigration documents, legal documents, prescribed medication, identification, books and any VALUABLE items!
- Take enough non-perishable food and water for at least 3 days (per person).
- Travel with a friend. Buddy-up with a room-mate. It will make the whole experience less stressful and a shared hotel room is cheaper.
- If you have a cell phone, take it with you. Don’t forget your phone charger!
- MOST IMPORTANT! KEEP IN TOUCH WITH NSE OFFICES BEFORE AND AFTER THE FACT
Helpful Information Resources
The “FIU-HELP” phone-line 305-348-4357(help) will be activated in the event of a major emergency. The information is updated throughout the various stages of an emergency as new information becomes available. FIU Emergency Management provides updates regarding FIU’s response to a hurricane threat.