Welcome Package to FIU for New Graduate Students

GENERAL STUDENT INFORMATION
PROCEDURES TO FOLLOW UPON THE STUDENT’S ARRIVAL

1. Go to INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND SCHOLAR SERVICES DEPARTMENT (ISSS)

(They help students with Health Insurance, Social Security Card Information, Immigration questions, etc…). ISSS is located in Graham Center (GC 242) on Modesto Maidique Campus. Ana E-Mail address for Ana (Director of ISSS) is: ana.sippin@fiu.edu

_ Student has to show the “Offer Letter” that was sent to them from the MME Department to the ISSS Department.

2. Then the ISSS Department will Issue the Student an Authorization to Work.
3. Then the student has to come to the MME Department to fill out:

_ “Sign-On Packet” – The form can be found online at

http://hr.fiu.edu/index.php?name=sign-on_package

4. The student need to meet with

Helida Azor
Engineering Center
Dean’s Office
Second Floor, Room EC 2472.
Phone: (305) 348-2535

_ Make sure you bring:

o Passport, I-20, and inside the passport (a white card) the I-94
o Employment Eligibility Form (Authorization to Work Form)
o Letter (Our Offer Letter).

If the student doesn’t have the Employment Form, then the student can still fill out the “Sign-On Packet” .

5. If the Student is receiving Assistantship from the Applied Research Center (ARC), then the student has to go to EC 2100 (office next to the Dean’s Office). You will need to take the New Employee Form and I-94 in order for them to make the contract.

_ For advisement, the student will need an advisor from ARC and one from the Department of their major. (Example: Mechanical and Materials Engineering).

6. If the student has not received his/her Social Security Number or his/her Contract has not been processed yet, the student can still register for the classes because they are already admitted.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
o Student that has I-20: Still has to go to the ISSS Department.
o Student that has Social Security Card: Still has to go to the ISSS Department.
o Student that is a Resident of the United States: Still goes to the ISSS Department.
o For Immigration Questions: The student has to make an appointment with an ISSS Department’s Advisor (an expert in Immigration Laws).
o Orientation Meeting: It is a requirement to attend the meeting and ISSS will give out Immigration Law Sheets.

IMPORTANT ADDRESSES:

Florida International University
Modesto Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199
Telephone: (305) 348-2000
Webpage: www.fiu.edu

Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering
10555 West Flagler Street,
College of Engineering and Computing EC3400,
Miami, FL 33174
Telephone: (305) 348-2569
Fax: (305) 348-1932
Webpage: www.mme.fiu.edu

To go to the Main Campus from the Engineering Center:
_ Take the South Exit to Flagler Street and turn right on Flagler to the light at 107th Avenue
_ Turn Left on 107th Avenue and Flagler
_ Pass S.W. 8th Street
_ On S.W. 16th Street, turn right.

Graduate Admissions Office
Modesto Maidique Campus, PC 231,
11200 S.W. 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199
Telephone: (305) 348-7442
Fax: (305) 348-7441 or (305) 348-2498
Webpage is http://gradschool.fiu.edu
Email: gradadm@fiu.edu

University Graduate School
Modesto Maidique Campus, PC 230,
11200 S.W. 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199
Telephone: (305) 348-2455
Fax: (305) 348-3433
Webpage is http://gradschool.fiu.edu/index.html
Email: ugs@fiu.edu

International Students and Scholar Services Department (ISSS)
11200 S.W. 8th Street
Graham Center 242
Miami, FL 33199
Telephone: (305) 348-2421
Fax: (305) 348-1521
Webpage is www.fiu.edu/~isss

TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES:

a) Go to the Registrar’s Office which is located at the Charles Perry Center on the Main Campus on the first floor or
b) Do it on line at the Student Information Service (SIS) website http://sis.fiu.edu.

1. Click on Login to PantherSoft and Log in into your account
2. Click on Academics, then on View Enrollment Appointment to see the datethat you will be able to register.
3. Now, any time after your Appointment Start Date, click on Academics then Enroll in a Class.

Once the student enters in PantherSoft, the student will be able to:

Enroll in a Class
View the class schedule
View exam schedule
View course catalog
View the schedule of classes
View the grades
Request transcripts
View unofficial transcripts
View degree progress
View transfer credit
Evaluate transfer
AND MORE

Webmail information:

Go to http://webmail.fiu.edu/ to access your FIU email account. Once the student has been admitted to FIU, an E-mail address is assigned to the student by UTS.

WHERE TO STAY:

a) To Live on Campus: www.housing.fiu.edu
b) International Studies Office rents studios on Campus for a maximum of two months: Their Phone # is: (305) 348-1913
c) To Check on the Internet:

www.theflyer.com

www.miami.com

d) The Nearest Hotels:

Holiday Inn Express – Miami Airport Doral Area – (305) 592-4799
8436 N.W. 36th Street, Miami, FL 33166

o Comfort Suites Miami – (305) 220-390
3901S.W.117′hAvenue, Miami, FL 33175

e) Off-Campus Housing
o FIU Classifieds http://classifieds.fiu.edu/
o The Nearest Apartments:

_ Comfort Suites Miami - (305) 220-3901
3901 S.W. 117th Avenue, Miami, FL 33175

_ Vista Verde - (305) 220-7202 Fax #: (305) 220-6243
10495 S.W. 14th Terrace, Miami, FL 33174
(Across from FIU, 5 minutes from the CEC)

_ San Marco - (305) 553-6450
8842 Fontainebleau Blvd., Miami, FL 33172
(5 minutes from the CEC)

_ Coral Point - (305) 262-3704
8585 N.W. 6th Lane #110, Miami, FL 33172
(5 minutes from the CEC)

_ Arbor Lake Club - (305) 226-1984
9361 Fontainebleau Blvd., Miami, FL 33172
(5 minutes from the CEC)

_ Fontainebleau Milton - (305) 225-4400
9517 Fontainebleau Blvd., Miami, FL 33172

_ Greens Al Doral - (305) 477-1010
4630 N.W. 97th Court, Doral, FL 33178
(10 minutes from the CEC)

_ Sunset Gardens - (305) 279-6611
7400 S.W. 107th Avenue, Miami, FL 33173
(15 minutes from the CEC)

_ Park Hill - (305) 274-6336
7235 S.W. 94th Place, Miami, FL 33173

_ Four Quarters Habitat - (305) 274-7256
8337 S.W. 107th Avenue, Miami, FL 33173
(15 minutes from the CEC)

PARKING AND TRAFFIC:

_ Remember to visit the Department of Parking and Traffic to pick up your decal sticker and/or your housing sticker.

Parking Services

Location: Gold Garage, Modesto Maidique Campus
Hours of Operation are: Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Telephone: (305) 348-3615
Webpage: http://parking.fiu.edu/

_ For more information about Rules and Regulations please go to goto: http://parking.fiu.edu/rules_regulations.htm

_ CATS Shuttle

The CATS shuttle provides service from Modesto Maidique Campus to the Engineering and Computing Center located on 107th Ave and Flagler St. There is no charge for this service.

At Graham Center (GC) Engineering and Computer Science  College of Engineering and Computing (CEC)
815 820 845
945 950 1005
1115 1120 1135
1245 1250 1305
1415 1420 1435
1545 1550 1605
1715 1720 1735
1840 1845 1905
2005 2010 2030
2130 2135 2155

 

Time is given based on 24 hour clock.  To convert to time in PM subtract 1200 from numbers greater than 1300, e.g., 1305 = 1305-1200=105pm or 1550=1550-1200=350pm

NOTE:

o Graham Center and Engineering and Computer Science Building are located at Modesto Maidique Campus.
o The College of Engineering and Computing is known as the Engineering Center (EC) or by its former name Engineering and Applied Sciences (EAS)

IF THE STUDENT WANTS TO DEFER ADMISSION

•The student has to write a “Deferral Request” and send it to Ms. Lamarion Wilson-Wells.

Her fax number is (305) 348-7441. If you rather email the deferral request, please send it to Lamarion.wilson-wells@fiu.edu and CC to levyez@fiu.edu and to diazam@fiu.edu .

•In the body of the Fax the student should more or less say:

To: Lamarion Wilson-Wells
Admissions Coordinator
From: Name of Student
Panther I.D.: ________
Intended Degree Program: (Degree Program)
Intended Term of Entry: (Semester and Year)
Date: Today’s Date
Re: Deferral Request

(Example)

I would like to request a Deferral for (Semester and Year).

To check the status of the Deferral, please visit the PantherSoft webpage at http://sis.fiu.edu/
If not able to see the status on the webpage
then call (305) 348-7442, please note that it takes around two to three weeks to process and to be in the system.
According to Amy, changes will not appear in the PantherSoft system until around mid-September.

WHO TO CONTACT IF NOT ABLE TO FIND AN ANSWER?

Graduate Program Director:
Dr. Cesar Levy (305) 348-2569 E-Mail: levyez@fiu.edu
OR
Martha Soledad (305) 348-2569 E-Mail: soledadm@fiu.edu