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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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Panther Camp Dates

Panther Camp will be held on the following dates: 

  • Session 1: June 24-25, 2022
  • Session 2: July 22-23, 2022
  • Session 3: August 15-16, 2022

Panther Camp Registration is now LIVE for Session 1 and Session 2. Please click the links below to register.

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Session 2 Registration -

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 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 1 and 2. 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 & Tranfers)
  • What is the cost?
    Panther Camp registration is live – visit to register for June 24-25 or  to register for July 22-23.
  • 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 recieve 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.