All residents are new to on campus housing will be required to test prior to move in. As an alternative, residents may choose to show proof of vaccination to opt out of the entry testing. All residents will be asked to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result that was taken within 7 days prior to check in. The test result will be required prior to check-in.
- You can get this test through your health care provider or in many cities free by making an appointment. You can visit your state or local health department’s website to look for the latest local information on testing.
- If you test positive, please let the FIU COVID-19 Response Team (CRT) know by calling 305-348-1919. You will need to remain home until you are cleared to come back to campus by the FIU COVID-19 Response Team (CRT).
- COVID-19 tests will be submitted through your student portal.
- Students who stay on campus during the semester break will not be required to get an RT-PCR test during the week before summer classes start since they are participating in the on-campus surveillance program.
- During the Summer 2021 term, each week, on-campus residents will be randomly selected to participate in surveillance testing at the FIU Auxiliary lab. The samples are taken orally. There is no cost for this test. Staff will explain where you will go once you have been selected. Participation in surveillance testing will be required for on-campus housing residents for the Summer 2021 term.
Vaccinations are widely available in the US. All residents are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated against COVID 19 before moving in. 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. Housing has displays throughout resident halls to help direct the flow of traffic and designate appropriate standing areas.
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.
Beginning May 7, 2021, FIU students who live on campus can have guests that live on- or off-campus.
Limits to large gatherings
To encourage personal safety, we have created virtual programs and activities for housing community residents. In-person events follow CDC recommended safety guidelines. Residents have access to wireless internet, cable and online television, on-campus dining, and the mail packaging center.
Housing and Residential Life expects to remain open. In the case that housing is directed to close, communications will be sent out on how residents can vacate in an orderly fashion.