Panther Camp

Panther Camp provides incoming FIU students with the opportunity to transition to FIU in an exciting and engaging manner. The program focuses on building relationships with other FIU students, fostering school spirit, cultivating future student leaders and helping students learn about FIU's traditions and unique culture.

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Panther Camp Dates

Panther Camp will be held on the following dates: 

  • Session 3: August 15-16, 2022 (Spending the night on campus for Session 3 is only available to those who are living on campus, as there is no additional housing available.)
Panther Camp Registration is now LIVE. Please click the link below to register.

Session 3 Registration -

Panther Camp Check-In - Modesto Maidique Campus

We can’t wait to see you at Panther Camp! As a friendly reminder, please make sure you review the information on all three tabs below to help you prepare for Panther Camp.


Complete the Panther Camp Session 3 Waiver before coming to campus.

*If you are under 18 years of age, please note that you must also complete the Medical Authorization and Medical Contact Form. ALL your waivers MUST also be co-signed by a parent or guardian. If you are under 18 and do not have these waivers signed by a parent or guardian, you will not be able to attend Panther Camp.


  • Parking is provided free of charge at Blue Garage. If you will be parking on campus during Panther Camp and are not a currently enrolled student, you will need to register your vehicle through the parking link found here.
  • If already enrolled in classes, ensure your car is registered under your account through FIU’s Parking and Transportation website. Do not create a guest account.
  • Please register your car for your orientation session coming to campus. You will only have to register your vehicle once for Panther Camp.
  • Enter campus from the main entrance off SW 107th Avenue via SW 16th Street. 
  • If you are traveling from the Biscayne Bay Campus (BBC), there is the BBC Shuttle, which takes students to MMC, that is running on Friday morning starting at 6:00 am and in 30-minute increments afterwards. However, if you are not a currently enrolled student, you will need to pay $5.00 per trip when boarding.
  • As a reminder, we will provide transportation to and from Modesto Maidique Campus and Biscayne Bay Campus on Tuesday, August 16.

 Panther Camp Program Check-In

  • Check-in for Panther Camp is at 9:00 a.m. in the Student Academic Success Center (SASC) at the Modesto Maidique Campus.
    • Note: If you received on-campus housing for Fall 2022 and are needing to move in earlier before our program begins, please email Housing and Residential Life,, by Thursday, August 11 by noon, to request early move in.
  • Enter campus from the main entrance off SW 107th Avenue via SW 16th  Street. 
  • Once you exit the garage, follow the signs to the Student Academic Success Center. 
  • Please see/print our campus map or use the FIU Mobile app, which has interactive maps to help you locate the Blue Garage (PG2), SASC, and the Graham Center. 
  • If there is anything preventing you from checking in at this time, please email us at

Get involved

If you are not an incoming student but still want to get involved in Panther Camp on a leadership level, please see our Panther Camp Leadership page.

Camp Information

  • What can I expect at Panther Camp?
    • Meet 150+ other new students in large and small group settings.
    • Meet FIU faculty, staff, and student leaders.
    • Participate in fun activities and team builders.
    • Learn tips and tricks on how to be a successful student.
    • Learn about FIU traditions.
    • Learn how to take advantage of opportunities available to you as a FIU student.
    • Learn leadership skills and the leadership opportunities for you on campus.
    • Learn how to make the most of your college experience.
    • Become a part of a proud FIU tradition.
    • Have fun!
  • When is Panther Camp?

    You should attend Panther Camp based on your admission status. Panther Camp Registration is now open for Session 3 (Sessions 1 and 2 are full.) Once registration is open, you will have the opportunity to register for one of our 2022 Panther Camp dates.

    • June 24-25, 2022 (First Year & Transfers)
    • July 22-23, 2022 (First Year & Transfers)
    • August 15-16, 2022 (First Year & Transfers)
  • How do I register for Panther Camp?

    Panther Camp registration is live – visit to register for August 15-16, 2022 to see the registration cost!

  • Where is Panther Camp?
    Panther Camp will be held at both Modesto A. Maidique Campus and Biscayne Bay Campus.

Scholarship opportunities

All efforts are made to ensure that participants pay as little as possible to attend Panther Camp. Those in need of financial assistance to attend Panther Camp can apply for our scholarship listed below.

Panther Camp Scholarship

Throughout the academic year the Panther Camp team raises funds for the Panther Camp Program to help defer the cost of Camp for students with financial need. Recipients will receive a 50% scholarship to reduce the registration fee. The recipients of the scholarship are responsible for the difference in the cost of registration.

Recipients are selected solely based on expressed need, not on merit. All scholarships are awarded on a first come, first served basis. Panther Camp does not offer a waiver of registration cost or scholarships.

Student interested in applying for the scholarship will complete the Panther Camp Scholarship Application (PantherConnect form and essay). Applications are reviewed and applicants will receive an email with instructions on how to register at the reduced price. Scholarships will not be granted to participants who have already registered for Panther Camp.

Apply to the Panther Camp Scholarship

  • Log into Panther Connect.
  • Complete the Scholarship Application. 
  • You will receive notice of our decision within 10 business days.
  • Scholarships will not be granted to participants who have already registered for Panther Camp.

Scholarship Application

Guide to Panther Camp

  • Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no deadline.
  • Attend Panther Camp after you've attended your Orientation, when possible. During the summer, incoming first year and transfer students are eligible to attend our Panther Camp sessions.
  • The camps are designed for students based on their admission status. 
  • Parents and family members are not allowed to attend. Panther Camp is a getaway retreat for new students only. We encourage parents and family members to attend our annual Parent & Family Day, which takes place during the Fall semester.
  • Follow and connect with us via all of our social media outlets (@fiupanthercamp or FIU Panther Camp) to stay informed on any updates or opportunities with our Panther Camp program.

Panther Camp Roaryals

Every year, Panther Camp selects up to two program alumni to serve as Panther Camp Roaryals. These alumni serve as representatives of the Panther Camp program and help to raise funds for the Panther Camp Program. The Panther Camp Roaryals are selected during our annual Panther Camp Fundraising Week. To be eligible to run for either position, you must have attended Panther Camp in some capacity, be a currently enrolled student, complete the required application and interview, and actively participate in all Panther Camp Fundraising Week events.