First-year Panther Experience

Welcome to Florida International University! We’re so happy that you have decided to call FIU home for these next few years. As you await to start your first day, let us help you get ready for the momentous occasion.

Submit your tuition deposit

Submit your tuition deposit

To reserve your space at FIU, make your tuition deposit before the deadline.

Submit your deposit

Sign up for Orientation

Learn all about FIU, get acquainted with the campus and make lasting connections with other students.

Check orientation dates

Attend Panther Camp

Meet other incoming students, foster Panther Pride and learn all about FIU’s exciting traditions and culture.

Experience Panther Camp

Panther Convocation

Before you embark on your college journey, meet President Jessell and get to know the college deans and other notable FIU faculty.

Register for Convocation

Week of Welcome

A weeklong celebration with various fun activities and workshops to kick off the semester and welcome our newest Panthers!

See the full schedule

Paws Up

Show Your Panther Pride

The official FIU welcome for all incoming students. These are some of the many exciting events to attend during your time at FIU!

  • First FIU Football game

    Experience your first FIU Panthers football game and cheer them on as they kick off another electrifying season!

  • Homecoming Week

    A longstanding college tradition. Experience the Uncaging and enjoy a week full of events leading up to the Homecoming game.

  • Parent and Family Weekend

    At FIU, we’re all family. Bring your parents and family to FIU to experience college life and everything FIU has to offer.