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Housing and Residential Life is committed to providing a caring campus living experience for our residents that promotes healthy living. As a part of our efforts, Housing Facilities has taken the following necessary actions to establish enhanced cleaning practices in line with CDC recommendations:

All residents and staff are encouraged to login and complete the Safety Screening Checklist & complete the Return to Campus Check-in on FIU's P3 App each day. Available in the app store: Apple & Android

If you don’t have access to the app on your phone, you can complete it at https://go.fiu.edu/fiup3 

Hand sanitizer stations are located at every entrance of every building and on every floor next to elevator buttons, so everyone can sanitize their hands as they exit and enter the building.

Plexiglass panels are placed at all reception desks and at all main points of interactions between students and staff.

Electrostatic foggers (sanitation) are used three times daily to disinfect all commons areas such as main lobby areas, entrances, door handles, offices, common area bathrooms, vending machines, elevators, trash rooms, laundry, and hallways.

High touch areas are wiped down to help reduce the potential for transmission such as main entrances, front desk countertops, bathrooms, light switches, elevator buttons, etc.

To encourage physical distancing and personal safety, the use of communal spaces in residence halls will be restricted or closed until deemed safe to reopen.

Elevators will have a limited capacity of no more than four passengers at a time.

Drinking fountains are currently turned off. Water bottle filling stations and ice machines remain operable.

  • How we are making move-in different

    The check-in process will be predominantly virtual. After students complete their online check-in, their OneCard will give them access to their unit. Students will only have to interact with the front desk to retrieve the room key for their individual room.

    University Apartments will have a tent outside building A for students to pick up keys once they complete their online check-in.

    Students are required to sign up for a date to move-in, this will help prevent large crowds from forming.

    Students will sign up for a one-hour move-in time slot at fiu.edu -> Student Tools -> Student Housing -> MMC Housing -> Move-in Time Selection. For Summer A/C, students will be able to select a date and time to arrive between from 9am to 7pm each day. For Early Fally, students will allowed to select a date and time to move-in between June 17 and 19 once they’re assigned.

    Carts will be available for check-out to assist residents. Carts will be sanitized between users.

    Residents checking in will only be allowed 2 guests to assist them in moving in. Guests are not allowed to spend the night.

    Residents and guests are encouraged to wear face coverings indoors at all times during move-in.

  • Expectations for living on campus

    Testing

    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

    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. 

    Face coverings

    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.

    Physical distancing

    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.

    Cleaner practices

    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.

    • Roommates are encouraged to have a daily cleaning regimen within their suite or apartment to maintain a healthy living environment.

    Stay informed

    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.   

    Guest policy

    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.

    Closing

    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.