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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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Registration

Spring Panther Camp Registration is now open! New students admitted for the Spring semester are eligible to attend.

What is Panther Camp?

Panther Camps is a fun and exciting opportunity to meet other new students before you start your FIU journey. This is a once-in-a-lifetime Panther experience!

For more videos from our Panther Camp program, please visit our FIU Panther Camp Youtube Channel.

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 camp?
    • Meet 200+ 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. Our 2022 Spring Panther Camp Session is on January 21-22 and will be a day and a half program. Click on the link below to access the registration link:

    2022 Spring Panther Camp Session (First Years & Transfer Students) - January 21-22, 2022

    Check back later for the official summer Panther Camp 2022 dates!

  • What is the cost?

    Panther Camp registration fee is $60.

    Throughout the academic year the Panther Camp Team raises funds for the Panther Camp Scholarship Fund. These funds are raised to help defer the cost of Panther Camp for students with financial need.

    Learn more about scholarship that can help you pay fo Panther Camp

  • Where is Panther Camp?

    The Spring Panther Camp session will take place at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus (MMC) in the Wellness and Recreation Center. Transportation on Saturday, January 22nd will be available to and from the Biscayne Bay Campus (BBC).

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 one of our scholarship programs listed below.

Panther Camp Scholarship Fund

Recipients attending in-person sessions will receive a $30.00 scholarship, which will reduce the registration fee. The recipients of the scholarship are responsible for the $30.00 difference in the cost of registration.

Recipients attending Panther Camp Online will receive a $10.00 scholarship, which will reduce the $20.00 registration fee. The recipients of the scholarship are responsible for the $10.00 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.

Apply to the Panther Camp Scholarship

  • Log into Panther Connect and search for Orientation and Family Programs.
  • 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.
  • Make sure you sign up for the correct session. In-person Panther Camp sessions will be taking place at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus (MMC) in the Wellness and Recreation Center. Panther Camp Online will be accessible to new students to continue the camp magic.
  • Parents and families are not allowed. 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.

Panther Camp Roaryals

Every year, Panther Camp selects 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.