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Parents and Families

We strongly believe that family provide crucial support for the experiences that students will encounter at FIU. Orientation and Family Programs exist to help with this transition beginning at Orientation.

We invite all parents and families to participate in our Parent and Family week of opportunities.


Parent and Family Orientation

This orientation is only for parents and family members. New students, this is NOT your Orientation. Please login to to register for your Orientation under the "Orientation" tile.

What to expect

We developed an online Parent and Family Orientation course. The course is designed to provide you (as the parent and family member) with important information about FIU policies and resources. This online orientation has a $15 registration fee and is self-paced and can be reviewed at your own time. This course gives you all the information you need to best support you and your student in one easy location!

Complimentary e-book

Once you register, you can request your complimentary electronic copy of the book, College Ready: Expert Advice for Parents to Simplify the College Transition. Written by experts, each chapter addresses top-of-mind concerns and includes conversation starters to empower you to feel fully prepared for anything. The text also includes a comprehensive checklist that helps families and students stay on top of summer to-dos!

Contact us

To ensure that you don't miss out on our parent and family initiatives, have your student submit your name and email address when they sign up for their Orientation program.

If you have additional questions, please email us at or for the fastest assistance, use Live Chat available here on our website from 8 am-5 pm Monday through Friday.

Subscribe to our newsletter

FIU's Parent and Family Newsletter updates monthly with university news, events and activities, and resources available for students. Subscribe now!

Connect on Facebook

Parent and family members of admitted students are invited to join the exclusive FIU Panther Parents & Family Members  Facebook Group! It offers a community for members to connect with one another, ask questions about how to best support their students in their collegiate endeavor, while continuing to instill Panther pride. Join today!