Parent and Family Weekend

Parent and Family Weekend provides the opportunity for FIU parents and families to visit our campuses, engage in the life of the University and our city, and cultivate a deeper understanding of the FIU student experience.

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Spring Parent & Family Basketball Day

Join Roary, Orientation and Family Programs, and FIU Athletics for our Spring Parent and Family Basketball Day on Saturday, February 17, 2024, as your FIU Women's Basketball team takes on LA Tech! Tip-off is at 1 p.m. at the Ocean Bank Convocation Center at the Modesto Maidique Campus (MMC). With the purchase of a ticket, you are eligible to receive a complimentary FIU Family Tumbler at the Orientation and Family Programs office, located in the Graham Center, Room 189 - MMC (while supplies last). Proof of ticket purchase must be presented to redeem the item. Go Panthers!

Parent and Family Weekend is scheduled for Fall 2024! Stay tuned for the announcement of the dates.

Check out the excitement from last year! Explore our schedule for our 2023 Parent & Family Weekend below.

Family Group Photo
Family Group Photo
Family Group Photo

2023 Schedule at a Glance

Request Accommodations

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations. You must make the request no less than five (5) business days in advance by emailing

NEW: If you are an FIU parent and/or family member participating in the Parent & Family Weekend festivities, please pass by Orientation and Family Programs, located in the Graham Center Room 189 (Modesto Maidique Campus) from Thursday, September 21, to Friday, September 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or on Saturday, September 23, from 9 a.m. to noon, to claim your free participant lanyard as a complimentary gift to wear around campus!

Events marked with an asterisk (*) are Parent and Family Weekend Signature Events!

Happen to be on campus a day earlier? Check out these events!

Public Opening | The Big World

  • Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Location: The Wolfsonian–FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, 33139
  • Admission: FREE
  • Registration Link:
  • Come one, come all! Celebrate with us as we debut The Big World: Alternative Landscapes of the Modern Era, a new exhibition that upends your ideas about landscape art. From city skyline-inspired furniture and WPA mural studies to picturesque scenes for stained glass and a fantastical "Dragon Vase," the design, decorative, and fine arts of The Big World redefine the genre as more than pastoral paintings. Experience this expansive show in a night of community, culture, and Bacardi cocktails. Featuring live music by Omnisound and light bites.

The Uncaging/Trail of the Torch

  • Time: 6:45 p.m.
  • Location: Graham Center Lawns, Modesto Maidique Campus
  • Enjoy an evening of festivities on the Graham Center Lawns and witness the 19th Annual Trail of the Torch, carnival attractions and a fireworks show. It will be a night to remember!
  • This event is free and open to the FIU community!

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