Parent & Family Weekend

Join us at FIU for the 2022 Parent & Family Weekend, November 12 – 13! 

We will be providing a full itinerary to enjoy virtual and on-campus activities specifically for our Panther families! We would love to see how your family is participating throughout the week or on-campus. Share your photos and videos on social media with #fiuproudfamily so that we can feature you! Feel free to use any of the hashtags below as well. 

Please continue to check this site as more activities are uploaded! 

#fiuproudfamily #FIU #FIU26 #FIU25 #FIU24 #FIU23 #FIU22

Getting to FIU!

We encourage out of town families to arrive to FIU area on Friday, November 11, to fully participate in Parent and Family Weekend. FIU will be closed on Friday, November 11, as the university will be observing the federal holiday. 

  • FIU Friends and Community members may be eligible for discounts on hotels by showing a valid FIU ID. Your student has a FIU ID that they can present while checking in with you if you decide to reserve at any of the hotel options listed on this page and would like to mention that you are a part of the FIU community for a potential discount. 
  • Miami International Airport (MIA) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport are the closest airports to FIU. We encourage families to use the main campus address for driving instructions: 11200 SW 8th Street, Miami FL 33199.
  • Click HERE for an interactive campus map. 
  • If you would like to download FIU’s map, click HERE

On-Campus Experiences

Join us from November 12-13, 2022, for our on-campus experiences! Enjoy the moments with your student as well as meeting and connecting with other FIU families! You can choose between the listed programs and optional packages below. 

  • Parent and Family Weekend Schedule

    The Parent and Family Weekend schedule is available to view here. This schedule will help you plan out your weekend based on the activities that interest you all the most. Check back as additional events will be continuously added.

  • Optional Ticketed Events

    November 12

    FIU Campus Tours

    Enjoy exploring our campus with your student during Parent and Family Weekend! Tours will depart at 10 AM and 11 AM from the FIU Barnes and Noble Bookstore at the Modesto Maidique Campus. RSVP for a free tour time here!

     

    FIU Football Tunnel Formation

    6:20 PM

    Parent & Family Weekend attendees will have the opportunity to form the tunnel on the field for the football team to run through as they take the field to play the FAU Owls!

    Participants must purchase a football game ticket in order to participate in the gameday tunnel inside the stadium. RSVP with a ticket by clicking here or by visiting go.fiu.edu/tunnel.

    Make sure to wear your FIU/blue and gold gear and meet at the Section 127 entrance.

    Alumni Pregame: FIU vs. FAU

    6:00 - 7:30 PM

    Prior to kickoff, hang out with the FIU Alumni Association or enjoy grab-and-go concessions inside the FIU Stadium as our Panthers take on the FAU Owls. Bring your family and friends – everyone is welcome!

    For just $10 (children ages 12 and under are free), enjoy a meal and some Panther spirit swag. Get your pregame tickets today!

    FIU Football vs. Florida Atlantic University Owls

    7:00 PM

    FIU Football Stadium

    Join Roary & FIU Athletics for Parents and Family Weekend on Saturday, November 12th as your FIU Football team takes on the FAU Owls. Kickoff at FIU Stadium is set for 7 p.m.

    Purchase your specially priced tickets as FIU Parents and Family Members here! 

Purchase your Parent and Family Package!

The Parent and Family Package now available for puchase. The Parent and Family Package will give direct access to the Parent and Family Networker and its activities. The giveaway package will include a 2022 Parent and Family Weekend T-Shirt, a clear stadium bag, and FIU swag valued over $50! The giveaway package will also include a meal voucher to use on campus and special percentage off food at the FIU Football stadium!

The Parent and Family Package for Children 3-12 will be sold for the Parent and Family Networker and that will give access to the event activities, no giveaways. Children under 2 and under are free for the Parent and Family Networker and its activities.

Purchase your Parent and Family Packages by clicking the button below or by visiting go.fiu.edu/pfw2022. Your packages will be available for pickup at Parent and Family Check In from 9 am to Noon in front of the Graham Center, Room 189.

Virtual Experiences

  • Up for a family challenge?

    Submit pictures of your family in FIU gear (both past and present) or of your student for our Parent and Family Week Social Media Challenge bbetween November 7, 2022 -November 13, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. EST. A few winners will receive a swag item* from Orientation and Family Programs. We will also use the pictures to create a video compilation for marketing purposes.

    To help us easily locate your submissions, please post the pictures on Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #fiuproudfamily. Make sure your accounts are public for us to see your tagged FIU pictures! 

    *Note: It is a randomly selected drawing. 

  • Podcasts

    Looking for a new podcast? Explore FIU Podcasts below! Many of them are available on Spotify and Apple. Go to go.fiu.edu/podcasts to learn more about each one.  

    • Panther Personalities 
    • The Evidence Speaks
    • More Than a Major 
    • Dietetics Next 
    • The FIU Athletics Paw’dcast 
    • Bold Brew Podcast 
    • Real World Talks 
    • Tech Conversations presented by FIU Ratcliffe + Art Design Incubator 
    • The Making Global Learning Universal Podcast 
    • Our Stories FIU: Summer 2020 

     

    Interested in Health and Wellness? Listen to the Healthy Living Program's podcast, HLP Real Talk! In just minutes you will learn about a variety of health-focused topics like nutrition, healthy sexual behaviors, staying safe in the sun, and more. 

    Lastly, consider listening to Doin’ The Work: Frontline Stories of Social Change. This podcast highlights people working for social change. Interviews with social workers and those in related fields, educators, and activists about their work and personal stories of how they got into this work. Available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or at dointhework.podbean.com

  • Wellness and Recreation Center’s PantherFIT TV
    Looking to change your workouts? Explore the Wellness and Recreation Center’s PantherFIT TV videos at go.fiu.edu/pantherfittv. Follow along prerecorded videos ranging from 20-minute HIIT Workouts, Cycling at Home, and so much more!
  • Healthy Living Program

    Relax, feel good, and be well at home! 

    Get your dimensions of wellness in check with our free health resources.

    On the FIU Health Living channel, HLP offers numerous health-related educational workshops, yoga classes, guided meditation, sound healing, tips about sexual health, and more!

    Read health tips on the CampusWell Blog

    Our CampusWell Blog offers the latest advice for holistic wellness and living a healthy life.

  • Miami as Text

    Miami as Text is the world as seen by the students of John William Bailly of the FIU Honors College at Florida International University. The project provides authentic reflections through a juxtaposition of image and text. Neighborhood by neighborhood, place by place, object by object, young people respond with praise and criticism to The Magic City. In addition, Miami as Text projects see young Miamians journey across España, France, and Italia and reflect upon Western Europe with a unique Miami perspective. 

    These are not diaries or summaries of experiences. Miami as Texts projects are academic reflections that see students utilize a place as a starting point to reflect on a broader social, cultural, or historical issue. Visit miamiinmiami.com/miamiastext/directory/.

  • Student Food Pantry Donations

    Donate to the FIU Student Food Pantries! The pantries are available to FIU students who might be experiencing food insecurity. During 2021-2022, our pantries provided over 80,000 pounds of food to students. The pantries are donations based, which means that all the food distributed comes from donations made by staff, faculty, alumni, members of the community, and student groups. If you have any questions, please contact pantry@fiu.edu 

FIU Parent Fund

As part of this year’s FIU Parent & Family Week, your FIU Family Council is raising funds to support student scholarships. Please consider making a donation to help our FIU students in need through the FIU Parents Fund.

Activities on your own

  • Complete the Parent and Family Activity Guide featuring a crossword puzzle, word searches, and more!
  • Social Media Challenge. Post pictures in your FIU gear using the hashtag #fiuproudfamily.