All residents, whether vaccinated or not, are asked to present a negative COVID-19 test result upon arrival to check-in to their residence hall. The COVID-19 test should be PCR and should be taken within 5 days of your move-in date. For students unable to test beforehand, testing will be available on-site at FIU on the day of move-in.
Based on the Board of Governor's direction, testing is encouraged, but voluntary. FIU recommends that all on-campus residents participate in this program to assist in the University's mitigation efforts.
Vaccinations are widely available in the US. All residents are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated against COVID 19 before moving in. The Pfizer vaccine is available at FIU for students and eligible members of their households. Visit FIU's COVID-19 Vaccine Program to make an appointment. Residents who are vaccinated per CDC guidelines will not have to quarantine if exposed unless they are experiencing symptoms.
All students, staff, and personnel are encouraged to use face coverings while indoors. Individuals who are unable to wear a face-covering are asked to wear a face shield as an alternative.
Individuals are encouraged to maintain a distance of six feet apart.
We encourage individuals to frequently wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching the eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
We encourage all individuals to be informed on the signs & symptoms of COVID-19 and what to do if symptomatic.
If a resident or their roommates suspect someone may have been exposed to COVID-19, please immediately report it to the front desk staff. Professional Staff will be notified. Residents who may have been exposed will be placed in one of our quarantine buildings in University Apartments. For more information, please review the Repopulation Plan and Containment for FIU Housing & Residential Life.