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2010-2011 UNDERGRADUATE Student Housing Live. Learn. Excel.

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Welcome Home FIU Panther!

Now, the key is in your hands.

On the next few pages, you won’t only find out how to access to your on-campus housing key, but a powerful key to your college success.

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and the KEY to have the time of your life!!... All here at FIU

The KEY to:

The benefits to living on campus are numerous. Studies have shown that students who live on campus are more involved in academic and co-curricular activities, more satisfied with their overall university experience, and tend to succeed at a higher rate than the general university student.

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Our live-in staff offers residents numerous opportunities to meet new people, attend

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Cultu ural activities

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programs, and make life-lasting friendships.

Living on campus also offers students the convenience of saving the time and stress associated with commuting to class every day and being surrounded by what’s going on around campus–movies, concerts, theatre, sporting events, the recreation center, the library, the bookstore–you name it, all within a five minute walk.

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We offer unique living Communities

Who we are We are the Department of Housing and Residential Life

What we have to offer

We offer you a Home away from home!

At Florida International University Our department is composed of the following offices: the Housing Office, the Office of Residential Life, and the Housing Facilities Office. As a strong team, we look forward to providing you with the services, programs, and resources to make your home here at FIU exciting and vibrant. Our team strives to provide residents with an environment that promotes personal growth, academic success, and a sense of community. Our staff transforms our residential areas into caring communities, which we hope to make your home away from home!

The Housing Office

The Office of Residential Life

The Housing Facilities Office

The Housing Office staff provides general housing information, processes housing agreements and room assignments, manages student billing and offers payment assistance. We also provide administrative support for business related functions, such as facilities management, purchasing, and budgeting. Our staff is well trained and ready to assist you with all your housing needs. The Housing Office is located in University Park Towers, Room 121.

The Residential Life staff is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the residence halls. Our team of specially trained professionals and student staff are responsible for promoting the personal and academic success of students living in the residence halls. Through services, programs, and activities, our staff members develop positive communities conducive to student growth and success. We are available to assist students with any concerns, including personal, academic, and residential issues. The Office of Residential Life is located in Panther Hall, Room 126.

The Housing Facilities staff oversee and perform all aspects of student housing maintenance and custodial services. Our goal is to create and maintain a clean, safe, efficient residential environment supportive of student learning. We encourage all community members to take pride in their on-campus home and become partners with us in achieving our goal. The Housing Facilities Office is located in Lakeview South, Room 140.

Housing Quad at the Modesto Maidique Campus

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Student Programming and Academic Initiatives The Residential Life staff is committed to providing an environment for students that is both enjoyable and educational. A variety of social programs are planned to help students meet one another and become acclimated to the University environment. Residents can also choose to attend workshops to learn more about areas such as library research, term paper writing, test advising, and tutoring in the Academic Resource Centers located in both Lakeview South Hall (Modesto Maidique Campus) and Bay Vista Housing (Biscayne Bay Campus). Professional academic tutors and advisors are available to provide individual and group tutoring. Advisors are available to assist students on academic matters. The Residential Life staff also sponsors programs to encourage and recognize academic achievement, such as the annual Dean’s List Gala and the ongoing Brain Bucks program.

Involvement Opportunities

Academic Resource Center (ARC)

Living on campus provides students with more than just a place to live. Residents can take advantage of the many opportunities to get involved in the campus and Housing community. There are always programs and activities to attend–many of our residents even help in the planning of events that are of particular interest to them. In addition, there are various organizations in which residents can join. Several of these groups serve as a representative voice for the residents of Housing and also plan various social and community service events. The Residence Hall Association (RHA) provides an opportunity for students to become involved in issues concerning the residence halls through Village/Hall Councils. The Residence Hall Association is the umbrella organization for Towers Council, Everglades Council, Lakeview North Council, Lakeview South Council, Panther Hall Council, University Park Apartments Council, Bay Vista Hall Council, and the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH). RHA is the voice of residents to the Student Government Association and both the Housing and University administrative staff. RHA is open to all residents and provides students opportunities to create, plan, support, and participate in Housing and campus activities.

The Academic Resource Center is the place to go for all things related to your academic success as a resident. In this state of the art facility, you will find quiet study space, laptops that you can borrow, academic success workshops, and undergraduate academic advising. The ARC is also home to the A-Team, the residential tutors who are here to help you in subjects varying from math, sciences, business, and writing. Take charge of your academic success and visit the ARC* today. The ARC is located at Lakeview South, Room 133. *Hours of operation available at www.housing.fiu.edu

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Our Living Learning Communities Finding your niche on a large campus can be challenging. Living Learning Communities (LLC) offer you the instant benefit of living with others who share your interests or major. These communities are designed to be places where students easily make friends and excel academically. If you would like to join any of these communities, simply indicate this preference on your Housing Agreement (see page 24).

FOR FIRST TIME IN COLLEGE STUDENTS First Year Residents Succeeding Together (F.Y.R.S.T.) F.Y.R.S.T. helps students acclimate to the university in a fun and supportive environment. Participants can also take the required Freshmen Experience class right in the residence hall and have easy access to student and faculty mentors. Community service opportunities and a variety of programs and workshops enable students to meet one another, get involved in the University community, and gain important skills in and out of the classroom. This special community for first year students is located in Panther and Lakeview South Halls at the Modesto Maidique Campus and Bay Vista Housing at Biscayne Bay Campus.

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FOR UPPER CLASSMEN STUDENTS:

F.Y.R.S.T. Explore

F.Y.R.S.T. Social Justice NEW!

Honors Place

F.Y.R.S.T. Explore is one section of the F.Y.R.S.T. program and is designed to provide assistance to those students who want to explore different majors. College students are often times unsure of what major to choose. In collaboration with FIU Career Services and other University faculty and staff, a variety of programs, workshops, and advising opportunities are provided to assist students in learning more about options for their future and finding a good fit to match their individual interests and skills. This program is available in both Lakeview Hall South and Panther Hall.

Housing and Residential Life has partnered with the Center for Leadership & Services and the College of Social Work to bring to our first year students a Living Learning Community that will explore global issues and knowledge of diversity and injustice and develop students’ awareness and responsibility toward service and civic engagement. The community brings together faculty and students across a variety of disciplines in order to examine issues of injustice based on ability, age, economic class, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, and sexual orientation through a myriad of programs and shared interactive experiences. This program is available for first year students in Panther Hall at the Modesto Maidique Campus.

All freshmen students in The Honors College are encouraged to live in Honors Place at Lakeview Hall South or at Bay Vista Housing where FIU faculty and Residential Life staff work together to provide a special experience for Honors students. Students in this unique community participate in various community service projects, study group sessions, and are offered a variety of workshops and social programs unique to The Honors College. Honors Place students also have the opportunity to participate in Honors courses offered in the residence hall.

Architecture and The Arts Community Students from the College of Architecture and the Arts are encouraged to live in the Architecture and Arts Community in Lakeview Hall South, where FIU faculty and Residential Life staff work together to provide students with special programming, events, and the convenience of living in close proximity with other students who share the same major and interests. Students will benefit from the interactions with their peers and faculty, and the opportunity to be more involved in their college.

Honors Place II All upper classmen Honor College students in their second, third, and fourth year are encouraged to live in Honors Place II located in Everglades Hall where FIU faculty and Residential Life staff work together to provide a special experience for Honors students. Just like in Honors Place, students in this community participate in various community service projects, study group sessions, and are offered a variety of workshops and social programs unique to The Honors College. Honors Place students also have the opportunity to participate in Honors courses offered in the residence hall.

Leaders in Residence (LIR) The Leaders in Residence community provides students with the opportunity to explore their personal leadership styles and values. Located in Everglades Hall, this program is provided by Housing and Residential Life and the Center for Leadership and Service. Through educational programs, mentoring experiences, and community service involvement, students will develop valuable lifelong skills. Requirements: (1) Students must be at least sophomore standing and (2) Students must register for PAD 3431 Exploring Leadership, Yourself, Your Organization, and Your Community. www.housing.fiu.edu

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Lakeview South (LVS)

Lakeview North (LVN) Everglades Hall (EVE)

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Panther Hall - Living Learning Communities: • F.Y.R.S.T. • F.Y.R.S.T. Explore • F.Y.R.S.T. Social Justice (NEW!) Panther Hall staff offers: • Free tutoring • Academic advising • Student Programming • A live-in Residential Life Coordinator • A live-in Assistant Residential Life Coordinator

Panther Hall features: • Dining Plan included • 24-hour front desk • Laundry facility • Vending area • Four study/social lounges • One multipurpose lounge • Three community kitchens • Wi-Fi lounges • Mailboxes Each two-bedroom suite is fully-furnished, air-conditioned, and has: • All utilities included • A shared bathroom • A refrigerator • High-speed Internet access (Hard-wire service) • Cable TV service

Unit Type

Fall/Spring

A 2-Bedroom Double Included Weekly 10 Meal Plan**

$2,534.00 $1,699.00

Total Room & Board Rate

$4,233.00

B 2-Bedroom Single Included Weekly 10 Meal Plan**

$5,068.00 $1,699.00

Total Room & Board Rate

$6,767.00

Volleyball Court

24’-0”

24’-0”

Meal Plan Options

Weekly 10

$1,699.00

Weekly 14

$1,699.00

Unlimited 5

$1,699.00

Unlimited 7

$1,699.00

(includes $500 in Panther Bucks)

(includes $400 in Panther Bucks) (includes $100 in Panther Bucks)

* Rates are per person per semester. Approved Fall/Spring semester rates for the 2010-2011 academic year will be posted on the Housing & Residential Life website at www.housing.fiu.edu following Board of Trustees approval. (Actual furniture layouts may vary.) **Panther Hall semester rate includes required participation in the Weekly 10 meal plan for Fall/Spring academic year. Students may choose to upgrade to the Weekly 14, Unlimited 5 or 7 Meal Plan. Please refer to page g 29 for more details or g go to www pantherdining com www.pantherdining.com.

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Panther Hall Entrance

ESTIMATED* Semester Rate Schedule

(includes $300 in Panther Bucks)

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29’-8”

Panther Hall offers suite-style housing for freshman and students entering their sophomore year or above, and is located at the Modesto Maidique Campus.

B 2-Bedroom Single

29’-8”

Panther Hall Panther Hall

A 2-Bedroom Double

2-Bedroom Single

2-Bedroom Double

Swimming Pool

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Lakeview Village

4-Bedroom Single

Lakeview Village

Lakeview Village- Living Learning Communities: • F.Y.R.S.T. (in Lakeview South) • F.Y.R.S.T. Explore (in Lakeview South) • Honors Place (in Lakeview South) • Architecture and The Arts (in Lakeview South) Lakeview Village Staff offers: • Free tutoring • Academic advising • Student Programming • A live-in Residential Life Coordinator • A live-in Assistant Residential Life Coordinator

Lakeview Village features: • Dining Plan included (in Lakeview South & North) • 24-hour front desk • Laundry facility • Vending area • Ten study/social lounges • Two multipurpose lounges • Seminar rooms • Wi-Fi lounges • Mailboxes Each suite is fully-furnished, air-conditioned, and has: • All utilities included • A shared bathroom • A refrigerator • High-speed Internet access (Hard-wire service) • Cable TV service

12’ -0”

18’ -0”

Unit Type

A 2-Bedroom Double

Fall/Spring

Included Weekly 10 Meal Plan**

$2,810.00 $1,699.00

Total Room & Board Rate

$4,509.00

B 4-Bedroom Single Included Weekly 10 Meal Plan**

$3,354.00 $1,699.00

Total Room & Board Rate

$5,053.00

14’ -0”

Study Lounge with Wi-Fi

Meal Plan Options

Weekly 10

$1,699.00

Weekly 14

$1,699.00

Unlimited 5

$1,699.00

Unlimited 7

$1,699.00

(includes $500 in Panther Bucks)

(includes $400 in Panther Bucks) (includes $100 in Panther Bucks)

* Rates are per person per semester. Approved Fall/Spring semester rates for the 2010-2011 academic year will be posted on the Housing & Residential Life website at www.housing.fiu.edu following Board of Trustees approval. (Actual furniture layouts may vary.) **Lakeview Village semester rate includes required participation in the Weekly 10 meal plan for Fall/Spring academic year. Students may choose to upgrade to the Weekly 14, Unlimited 5 or 7 Meal Plan. Please refer to page 29 for more details or go to www.pantherdining.com.

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B 4-Bedroom Single

ESTIMATED* Semester Rate Schedule

(includes $300 in Panther Bucks)

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13’ -0”

Lakeview Village is located at the Modesto Maidique Campus and is comprised of two buildings, Lakeview North and Lakeview South. Lakeview South is a first year residence hall and Lakeview North provides housing for students entering their sophomore year or above.

A 2-Bedroom Double

2-Bedroom Double

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Everglades Hall

A 3-Bedroom Single Everglades Hall

Everglades Hall

Everglades Hall - Living Learning Communities: • Leaders in Residence (LIR) • Honors Place II

Everglades Hall staff offers: • Free tutoring • Academic advising • Student Programming • A live-in Residential Life Coordinator • A live-in Assistant Residential Life Coordinator

Everglades Hall features: • 24-hour front desk • Laundry facility • Vending area • Five study/social lounges • Multipurpose lounge • Seminar room • Wi-Fi lounges • Mailboxes

24’ -8”

Everglades Hall offers apartment-style housing featuring private bedrooms and is located on the Modesto Maidique Campus. Everglades Hall features:

30’ -0”

Kitchen Area

Each suite is fully-furnished, air-conditioned, and has: • All utilities included • A shared bathroom • A full kitchen • High-speed Internet access (Hard-wire service) • Cable TV service

ESTIMATED Semester ESTIMATED* SemesterRate RateSchedule Schedulefor 2009-2010* Unit Type A 3-Bedroom Single

Fall/Spring $3,605.00

* Rates are per person per semester. Approved Fall/Spring semester rates for the 2010-2011 academic year will be posted on the Housing & Residential Life website at www.housing.fiu.edu following Board of TTrustees approval. (Actual furniture layouts may vary.)

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University Park Towers University Park Towers

2-Bedroom Single - Living Room Area A 4-Bedroom Single

University Park Towers features: • 24-hour front desk • Laundry facility • Vending area • Five study/social lounges • Two multipurpose lounges • Wi-Fi lounges • Mailboxes

Each suite is fully-furnished, air-conditioned, and has: • All utilities included • Shared or private bathroom • Full kitchen • Living rooms (2 and 4 bedroom units) • High-speed Internet access (Hard-wire service) • Cable TV service

49’ -6”

University Park Towers staff offers: • Free tutoring • Academic advising • Programming • A live-in Residential Life Coordinator • A live-in Assistant Residential Life Coordinator

24’ -10”

The University Park Towers offers apartment-style housing featuring private bedrooms and is located on the Modesto Maidique Campus. University Park Towers are comprised of the North Tower, South Tower, and West Wing and features:

B 2-Bedroom Single

28’ -11”

23’ -2”

ESTIMATED* Semester Rate Schedule Fall/Spring

A 4-Bedroom Single

$3,830.00

B 2-Bedroom Single

$4,126.00

C Studio Single

$3,828.00

* Rates are per person per semester. Approved Fall/Spring semester rates for the 2010-2011 academic year will be posted on the Housing & Residential Life website at www.housing.fiu.edu following Board of Trustees approval. (Actual furniture layouts may vary.)

C Studio Single

Kitchen Area 18’ -9”

Unit Type

23’ -2”

2-Bedroom Single University Park Towers

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University Park Apartments University Park Apartments Each unit is fully-furnished, air-conditioned, and has: • All utilities included • Full kitchen • Shared or private bathroom • Local telephone service • High-speed Internet access (Hard-wire internet service) • Cable TV service

16’ -8” 16’ -0”

16’ -0”

C 1-Bedroom Double

22’ -8”

University Park Apartments staff offers: • Free tutoring • Academic advising • Student Programming • A live-in Residential Life Coordinator • A live-in Assistant Residential Life Coordinator

University Park Apartments features: • Laundry facilities • Vending area • Computer lab • One multipurpose lounge • Wi-Fi lounge • Mailboxes • Sand volleyball court • Basketball court • Picnic Gazebo

B Efficiency Single

D 2-Bedroom B Double/Single

26’ -9”

University Park Apartments offers: • Graduate housing • Married housing (limited)

A Studio Single

16’ -8”

The University Park Apartments are courtyard-style two-story apartment buildings located on the Modesto Maidique Campus. University Park Apartment features:

Efficiency Single

21’ -8”

ESTIMATED* Semester Rate Schedule

B

Efficiency Single

$3,950.00

C

1-Bedroom Double

$2,850.00

D

2-Bedroom B Double 2-Bedroom B Single

$2,276.00 $3,272.00

E

2-Bedroom Quad

$2,458.00

F

4-Bedroom Single

$3,830.00

*Rates are per person per semester. Approved Fall/Spring semester rates for the 2010-2011 academic year will be posted on the Housing & Residential Life website at www.housing.fiu.edu following Board of Trustees approval.

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20’ -5”

Gazebo / Volleyball Court E 2-Bedroom Quad Double

F 4-Bedroom Single

26’ -9”

Fall/Spring $3,828.00

26’ -9”

A

Unit Type Studio Single

26’ -8”

Kitchen Area

44’ -8”

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Bay Vista Housing

2-Bedroom Single

Bay Vista Housing is located on FIU’s beautiful Biscayne Bay Campus located in North Miami, just a 45-minute drive from the Modesto Maidique Campus. Bay Vista is a four story, apartment-style housing building that opens into a courtyard and features:

Bay Vista Housing - Living Learning Communities: • F.Y.R.S.T. • Honors Place • Married housing (limited)

Each apartment is fully-furnished, air-conditioned, and has: • All utilities included • Shared or private bathroom • Full kitchen • Local telephone service • High-speed Internet access (Hard-wire internet service) • Cable TV service

21’ -2”

15’ -2”

C Efficiency Single (Shared Bath)

D 1-Bedroom Single (Shared Bath) Swimming Pool 18’ -8”

16’ -8”

Bay Vista Housing staff offers: • Free tutoring • Academic advising • Student Programming • A live-in Residential Life Coordinator • A live-in Assistant Residential Life Coordinator

Bay Vista Housing features: • 24-hour front desk • Laundry facility • Vending area • Computer lab • Multipurpose lounge • Billiards table • Wi-Fi lounge • Mailboxes • Sand Volleyball court • Barbecues • Shuttle to local shopping

11’ -8”

Bay Vista Housing at Biscayne Bay Campus

B 1-Bedroom Single (Private Bath)

21’ -4”

A Studio Single (Private Bath)

ESTIMATED* Semester Rate Schedule Fall/Spring $3,284.00

B

1-Bedroom Single (P)**

$4,282.00

C

Efficiency Single (S)**

$3,530.00

D

1-Bedroom Single (S)**

$3,804.00

E

2-Bedroom Single (S)**

$3,364.00

* Rates are per person per semester. Approved Fall/Spring semester rates for the 2010-2011 academic year will be posted on the Housing & Residential Life website at www.housing.fiu.edu following Board of Trustees approval. (Actual furniture layouts may vary.) ** (P) indicates a private bathroom and (S) indicates a shared bathroom.

19’ -3”

19’ -3”

E 2-Bedroom Single (Shared Bath)

Bay Vista Housing

43’ -4”

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43’ -4”

18’ -8”

A

Unit Type Studio Single (P)**

Biscayne Bay Campus

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23 Please include a $100.00 non-refundable and non-transferable processing fee payment with your Housing Agreement. This is a one-time fee assessed with initial agreement or resubmission when a discontinuation of on-campus residency has occurred. Please review the Terms and Conditions of the Housing Agreement. Payments must be made in United States funds, drawn on a United States bank.

Mail completed Housing Agreement and payment to: FIU Housing Office 121 University Park Towers Miami, FL 33199

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4 Provide all documentation of vaccination against Meningococcal Meningitis and Hepatitis B or signed waiver declining each of these vaccinations to the FIU University Health Services as required by Florida Law for all students residing in university housing.

A copy of the immunization form and more information can be obtained at FIU University Health Services and at: www.fiu.edu/~health/immunization/index.html

If you are under 18, you and your parent or legal guardian must sign the Housing Agreement and complete the University Health Services immunization form for Meningitis and Hepatitis B.

❒ Female ❒ Male

Year

State:

Zip Code:

❒ Junior ❒ Senior

Sport: ________________________________

❒ International/National Student Exchange Program

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$5,053.00 $4,509.00

2 BEDROOM DOUBLE

$4,233.00

2 BEDROOM DOUBLE 4 BEDROOM SINGLE

$6,767.00

$ 2 BEDROOM SINGLE

Type of Unit

1-4

❒ Weekly 10

Meal Plan Options for Panther Hall and Lakeview Hall: ❒ Weekly 14 ❒ Unlimited 5 ❒ Unlimited 7

LVS

PH

Res. Hall

Building located at BBC

BVH

Res. Hall

$3,804.00 $3,364.00

2 BEDROOM SINGLE

$3,530.00

$3,284.00

$4,282.00

$

1 BEDROOM SINGLE

EFFICIENCY SINGLE

STUDIO SINGLE

1 BEDROOM SINGLE

Type of Unit

1-5

The fees listed below are estimated for the 2010-2011 academic year and are subject to the approval by FIU Board of Trustees (BOT). Please refer to www.housing.fiu.edu which will list the 2010-2011 fees once approved by the FIU BOT.

(prices below are subject to approval and are per semester) FRESHMEN STUDENTS AND TRANSFER STUDENTS WITHTHAN LESS THAN 30 credits FRESHMEN & TRANSFER STUDENTS WITH LESS 30 CREDITS (prices below are subject to approval and are per semester)

Please rank your choices in order of preference. Please note that efficiencies, studios and singles are limited options. These units are generally filled by returning students first.

UNDERGRADUATE HOUSING: Building and Room Preferences

In appropriate cases, applicants may need to provide documentation of their disability to substantiate the need for the requested accommodations. Provision of this information is voluntary and this information will not be used in a discriminatory manner.

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❒ Require ADA accommodations. If you have specific housing needs related to a disability please describe:

❒ FIU NCAA Athletics

Please indicate if you are participating in any of the following:

Do you consent to allowing Housing and Residential Life to give your email address to prospective or actual roommates so that you can communicate with them? ❒ I give consent to FIU/HRL to release my e-mail address to my perspective roommate(s).

Emergency Contact Phone Number: Email:

City:

❒ Freshman ❒ Sophomore Middle name:

Classification:

FIU Panther ID#: ________________________

Cell Phone Number:

First name:

Day

❒ Spring 2011 only

Month

____ / ____ / ____ ❒ Fall 2010/Spring 2011

Date of Birth:

Telephone Number:

Street Address:

Last name:

Housing request for the following:

Gender:

GENERAL INFORMATION

Date

____ / ____ / ____

_____________________________________________________________ Parent or legal guardian must sign if student is under 18 years of age

Date

____ / ____ / ____ Student’s Signature

_____________________________________________________________

I understand that this is a Housing Agreement for an on-campus housing space at Florida International University. I have read the Terms and Conditions of the Housing Agreement and agree to abide and be legally bound by these terms and conditions. I am aware that the Housing Agreement is for both the Fall and Spring semesters. I understand that by submitting the Housing Agreement, it does not guarantee a specific unit, rate, complex or space assignment. I have read and understand the information provided.

It is your responsibility to review your housing needs and financial resources before signing this agreement. Please be sure to review the Terms and Conditions of the Housing Agreement on pages 26-27 of this brochure.

AGREEMENT TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Date Received: _______________ Receipt: ___________ Unit Assignment: ________________________________ Unit Type: ______________________________________ TOW____ UPA ___ BV____ PH____ EVE ____ LV ___ Notes: _________________________________________

Note: Failure to comply with this requirements constitutes grounds for termination of the Housing Agreement.

Please complete all the information requested and return this Housing Agreement with $100.00 non-refundable and non-transferable processing fee to FIU Housing Office, 121 University Park Towers, Miami, Florida, 33199. Checks, money orders, or travelers checks must be drawn on a U.S. bank.

Complete the Housing Agreement included in this brochure on page 24 or download it from our website: www.housing.fiu.edu OFFICE USE ONLY

All of these items are required in order for the Housing Agreement to be processed:

HOUSING AGREEMENT

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UNDERGRADUATE

HOW TO SUBMIT A HOUSING AGREEMENT

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Date

____ / ____ / ____

Date

____ / ____ / ____ Last Name Last Name

First Name First Name First Name

FIU Panther ID# FIU Panther ID# FIU Panther ID#

❒ Weekly

❒ No Preference

❒ No

❒ No Preference

Everglades Hall

❒ No

❒ F.Y.R.S.T. Explore PH and LVS

❒ No Preference

❒ No Preference 4. Do you consider yourself to be a morning person?

❒ Yes

❒ HONORS PLACE

LVS and BVH

$2,458.00 $

$2,850.00

Type of Unit

1 BEDROOM DOUBLE*

$3,372.00 $2,276.00

Res. Hall

2 BEDROOM B DOUBLE

$

$6,767.00

2 BEDROOM B SINGLE

Type of Unit

2 BEDROOM SINGLE

$5,053.00 $4,233.00 UPA

4 BEDROOM SINGLE 2 BEDROOM DOUBLE 1-10

2 BEDROOM QUAD 5. PROCESSING FEE AND REFUNDS: The $100.00 processing fee submitted with the Housing Agreement is non-refundable and non-transferable. A. If the student has been approved for a cancellation in accordance with paragraph 16 prior to the seventh week of the semester, a pro-rated portion of prepaid housing fees will be refunded. The pro-rated portion of prepaid housing fees will be calculated from the first official published check-in day to the day the student checks out of the assigned housing unit prior to the end of the start of the sixth week of the applicable semester. The check-in dates for each semester are posted on www.housing.fiu.edu B. No refunds shall be made after the start of the seventh week of the applicable semester.

4. PAYMENT OF FEES: The student shall promptly pay all fees when assessed. In the event of unforeseen occurrences, additional fees may be assessed. The Housing Office accepts checks, money orders, and traveler’s checks drawn on a United States bank with sufficient funds. A. Failure to pay fees when due shall be considered a breach of this Agreement and may result in one or more of the following actions being taken: 1) denial of housing services; 2) loss of space; 3) inability to register for classes; 4) withholding of University records or diploma; and/or 5) turning the matter over for collection. B. Additionally, a late fee of $25.00 will be assessed for any payment which is not received when due. C. When the University is forced to turn the account to collections, the student shall be responsible for all additional costs of collection including attorneys’ fees and costs. In the event of any legal action to enforce this Agreement, the student shall be responsible for paying all court costs and fees, including attorneys’ fees and costs at all judicial levels (e.g. trial and any appellate courts). D. Deferments of fees may be granted, provided the official notification of Financial Aid Award shows one or more of the following in an amount sufficient to pay for tuition, fees, and housing from one or more of the following : 1) Pell Grant; 2) Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant; 3) FIU Grant/Scholarship; 4) Stafford Loan; and/or 5) Florida Prepaid College Program. E. Deferment requests are subject to approval by the Director of Housing or designee. If a partial deferral is approved, the student is responsible for paying the balance due in full prior to occupancy. If a deferral request is denied, the student must make payment by the published payment date in order to guarantee housing. F. If a student looses their assigned unit, they remain financially obligated for all Housing fees.

3. HOUSING FEES AND MEAL PLAN: The student will be responsible for the housing fee once notified of being assigned to a housing space. Notification will be accomplished through the use of the student’s assigned official FIU email account. The fee schedule is located at www.housing.fiu.edu, which is incorporated by reference. Residence in Panther Hall and Lakeview Village are required to participate in the University’s dining meal plan program at the rate of $1,699.00 per semester for the full academic year (consisting of the Fall and Spring semesters). The cost of the meal plan is included in the Panther Hall and Lakeview Village on-campus housing rate, and the cost of such meal plan is non-refundable. Residence in all other on-campus housing facilities does not require participation in the University’s dining program, but have the option to participate at an additional fee.

2. TERMS OF THE AGREEMENT FALL AND SPRING: Subject to earlier termination as provided in Paragraph 18, THIS AGREEMENT IS FOR BOTH THE FALL AND SPRING SEMESTERS OF THE CURRENT ACADEMIC YEAR, or any portion of the Fall and/or Spring Semester remaining when this Agreement is signed. The current academic year is based on the FIU 2010-2011 Academic Calendar located at http://registrar.fiu.edu. The student will be assessed all fees for the entire term if the student enrolls but does not occupy the assigned unit and has not canceled this Agreement pursuant to Paragraph 16 below. The student shall not be released from this Agreement due to lack of financial resources, dietary or non-emergency medical needs. The student is urged to carefully consider his/her circumstances prior to entering into this Housing Agreement.

1. ELIGIBILITY: A person must be enrolled as a degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student to be eligible for on-campus housing. The Director of Housing or his/ her designee may permit, solely within his/her discretion, students enrolled in Continuing Education, Dual Degree programs, or other students with special circumstances to be eligible for on-campus housing not withstanding this provision Housing Agreements must be approved by the Director of Housing. On campus housing may be denied for cause or lack of space with any monies paid returned prior to occupancy. According to Florida law, individuals enrolled in a postsecondary educational institution shall provide documentation of vaccinations against Meningococcal Meningitis and Hepatitis B unless the individual, (if 18 years of age or older), or the individual’s parent or guardian (if the individual is a minor), declines the vaccination by completing a separate waiver for each of these vaccines. Each student must submit his or her vaccination information to University Health Services prior to checking into Housing. Students should visit the University Health Services website for more information: http://www.fiu.edu/~health/ immunization/index.html.

Terms and Conditions

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immediate removal from Housing and/or interim suspension by the Vice President for Student Affairs or designee, pending a hearing.

rules, regulations, policies, and procedures established by the University officials. The student agrees to conduct him/herself in such a manner as to allow others the quiet enjoyment of the facilities. A. Any behavior or conduct which: 1) intimidates, threatens, or personally abuses another Resident/Staff, 2) is disruptive to the residential community, 3) compromises the safety and security of the community, or 4) is intended to cause a roommate to move out is a violation of this Agreement, and will be grounds for

10. BEHAVIOR AND CONDUCT: The student agrees to abide by all University and Housing and Residential Life rules, policies and procedures published in the current Student Handbook, the Florida Statutes, the FIU regulations, this Agreement, and the residence halls

9. USE OF THE ASSIGNED UNIT: The student is not permitted to assign or sublease to, or allow the use of the assigned space by another person and/or guest. A. Guests and visitors must observe all published rules and abide by required registration policies. The student will be responsible for the conduct and actions of his/her guest. No overnight guests are permitted without prior written approval from the Residence Life Coordinator. B. The assigned unit may not be used as a place of business, nor may a student conduct any business within the Housing facility. C. No animals or pets are permitted at any time. D. The student shall use the space only for lawful purposes. E. No smoking is permitted within the housing units or in the public areas associated with the facilities. F. The student is prohibited from possessing items considered to be health and safety violations (such as candles, incense, halogen lamps, etc.) as set forth in the Student Handbook.

8. CHANGES IN ASSIGNMENTS: Student may not change housing assignments without following established procedures and obtaining prior written approval from the Housing Office. A. No changes in assignments will be made based on age, race, religion, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation, except as needed to provide a reasonable accommodation to a disabled student. B. Failure to follow established room transfer procedures will constitute breach of this Agreement and will result in a $100.00 improper transfer charge. C. The Housing Office reserves the right to require changes in room assignments (e.g., consolidation, in order to insure maximum utilization of space and resources). Reassignments may occur due to unforeseen events, including but not limited to, enrollment fluctuations, physical facility problems, staff changes, and emergency evacuation and shelter purposes.

7. CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT: The student may check into the assigned housing unit on the published check-in day and is entitled to remain there until 24 hours after their last day of examinations for the Spring Semester, unless this Agreement is terminated earlier in accordance with paragraph 16. The published checkout date is posted on www.housing.fiu.edu. A. In the event of termination of this Agreement, the student must vacate the assigned housing unit within 24 hours of termination and follow all check-out procedures prescribed by the Housing Office. B. For those students who have signed up for a Fall and Spring term, the students may occupy the assigned housing unit during the winter break period that occurs during the Agreement term, only if he/she has prepaid the fees in advance for the following term. C. When a student moves out of a housing unit, the student must schedule a check-out appointment with the Resident Assistant or use Express Check Out. D. Failure to follow established check-out procedures will result in a non-refundable $100.00 improper check-out fee. E. Belongings/personal items left behind by a student after the check-out deadline will be considered abandoned property. Any item(s) remaining in the student’s unit after checkout will be discarded. Housing and Residential Life staff is not responsible for belongings/ personal items left behind. F. If the student wishes to check in early or check out later than the published dates, the student needs to contact the Housing Director or designee for approval. The student who is approved to check-in earlier or check-out later than the published dates will be charged a pro-rated amount based on the number of days of the stay multiplied by the daily amount for the unit type. The student who is not approved for early check-in or late check-out but who stays outside the published dates is subject to a daily fee of $100.00. G. The student planning to check-in after the designated check-in periods is required to notify the Housing Office of the late arrival.

6. ASSIGNMENTS: Assignments are made by the Housing Office without regard to race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or disability. A. Adapted housing is available upon advanced written request and availability. B. While information provided on the Housing Agreement is considered in making assignments, no guarantee of a specific unit, rate, complex, or space assignment is implied or made.

HOUSING AGREEMENT • FALL 2010 / SPRING 2011

UPPER CLASS & TRANSFER STUDENTS WITH MORE THAN 30 CREDITS (prices below are subject to approval and are per semester)

The fees listed below are estimated for the 2010-2011 academic year and are subject to the approval by FIU Board of Trustees (BOT). Please refer to www.housing.fiu.edu which will list the 2010-2011 fees once approved by the FIU BOT.

Res. Hall

PH

LVN

$4,509.00

$3,830.00

2 BEDROOM DOUBLE

4 BEDROOM SINGLE

3 BEDROOM SINGLE

BVH

$3,605.00

EVE

$3,830.00

$4,282.00

4 BEDROOM SINGLE

1 BEDROOM SINGLE*

TOW

$3,284.00

$4,126.00

STUDIO SINGLE

2 BEDROOM SINGLE

$3,530.00

$3,828.00

EFFICIENCY SINGLE

STUDIO SINGLE

Building located at BBC

$3,804.00

$3,828.00

❒ Unlimited 7

1 BEDROOM SINGLE

STUDIO SINGLE

UPA

❒ Unlimited 5 $3,364.00

$3,950.00

❒ Weekly 14 2 BEDROOM SINGLE

EFFICIENCY SINGLE

Meal Plan Options for Panther Hall and Lakeview Hall: ❒ Weekly 10

LIVING AND LEARNING COMMUNITIES / OTHER OPTIONS (Please select one preference only) 1-10

❒ Architecture and The Arts Community

LVS

Options for Freshmen Students (Communities available at indicated buildings only) If you do not choose any other LLC from this chart, you will

❒ F.Y.R.S.T. Social Justice (NEW!)

PH

* ❒ Married Housing is limited. UPA is based on 1 bedroom double rate multiplied by two. BVH rate available upon request.

ROOMMATE QUESTIONNAIRE

❒ Leaders in Residence Everglades Hall

automatically be placed in the F.Y.R.S.T. Community.

❒ First Year Residents Succeeding Together (F.Y.R.S.T.) PH, LVS and BVH

Options for Upper Classmen

❒ Honors Place II

❒ No 5. Do you like it to be very quiet while studying?

❒ Yes

6. How much television/gaming/movies do you watch/play per week?

Please select one response for each of the following questions:

1. Would you object to a roommate that smokes or uses tobacco products?

❒ Yes

Note: ALL campus facilities are designated “smoke free” by Florida Statute, smoking is not permitted inside any campus facility including all housing rooms.

2. Would you participate in cleaning the common areas?

❒ Daily

3. Are sports and fitness activities important to you?

❒ Yes ❒ No ❒ No Preference ❒ None ❒ 1-5 Hours ❒ 10 + Hours If space is available, I would like to room with the following student(s) (only mutual requests of the same gender will be honored). Please state name(s) and FIU PANTHER ID number. Married Housing options are limited. If you are requesting Married Housing, please provide spouse’s name below. Children are not eligible for housing.

Last Name

www.housing.fiu.edu MENINGITIS & HEPATITIS B - Immunization Requirements

It is a requirement of Florida law that the student residing in university housing provides documentation of vaccination against Meningococcal Meningitis and Hepatitis B or signs the waiver declining each of these vaccinations to the University Health Services. A copy of the immunization form can be obtained from University Health Services. By signing below, this student, or the student’s parent or legal guardian (if a student is a minor), certifies that the student has complied with this requirement of law. Failure to comply with this requirement constitutes grounds for termination of the housing agreement. I understand it is my responsibility to provide the appropriate immunization information to the Health Services Office at Florida International University in order to live in Housing and Residential Life.

_____________________________________________________________

Student’s Signature

_____________________________________________________________

Parent or legal guardian must sign if student is under 18 years of age

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Clothing should be lightweight and suitable for a tropical climate that is warm and humid throughout the year.

15. EVACUATION PROCEDURES: The University retains the right to use the residence hall facilities for emergency shelter purposes. If a residence hall is evacuated because of an emergency, only those students deemed eligible by University policy will be permitted to occupy space in a designated shelter.

14. SECURITY AND KEYS: The student agrees not to duplicate any keys assigned, or to transfer their use to another person. If keys are not returned at check-out, the student agrees to pay the cost for all lock changes and key replacements. The student is responsible for securing the assigned unit at all times and taking such precautions as are necessary to guard his/her safety and property. Housing facilities are routinely patrolled by the University police force but the University cannot guarantee the safety and security of the student or his/her property.

13. INSPECTIONS OF AND ACCESS TO THE UNIT: Facilities are subject to periodic health and safety inspections. Employees and agents of the University shall have the right to enter student’s unit at any time: (a) without notice, when an emergency exists, (b) when the student or residential staff has requested service for the unit for maintenance or housekeeping purposes, or (c) with 24 hour’s notice provided to student via telephone, campus mail, e-mail, or posting.

12. UTILITIES: A. The Housing Office reserves the right to assess additional charges based on excessive utility consumption, or as the result of increases in rates charged by the utility service providers. B. All units are provided with ethernet connection and basic cable television services without additional cost. Emergency call buttons are provided in the units in Panther Hall, University Park Towers, Everglades Hall, and Lakeview Village. Local telephone service is provided in Bay Vista Housing and University Park Apartments.

11. CARE OF FACILITIES AND FURNISHINGS: A. The student is responsible for maintaining the assigned units in a clean and sanitary manner, and free from damages. Due to the south Florida climate, air conditioning thermostats must remain on low setting or between 72-78 degrees at all times. No housekeeping is provided. Trash removal is provided from designated locations in each housing complex. Pest control services are provided to each housing facility once a month. The student is expected to report damages and necessary repairs to the Residence Hall Area Complex Office in accordance with established procedures. Housing and Residential Life does not guarantee the availability of parts and services. B. The student agrees to cooperate with roommates in the common protection of property, to refrain from modifying the space in any way, except as expressly permitted in writing by the Housing Office, and to promptly pay all assessed charges for damages, special cleaning or maintenance resulting from misuse or modification of the facility. The student is jointly and severally liable with his/her roommates for charges assessed due to a violation of this section, including damages occurring in the unit or in the common areas. C. The student shall be required to inspect and inventory the contents of each housing unit at the time of check-in and check-out. Each student shall be responsible for the condition of the unit’s furnishings. D. All furnishings shall remain unaltered and in their designated units.

B. The student whose Housing Agreement is terminated for behavioral misconduct shall forfeit all housing fees.

The following list is a guide and may not represent what you choose to bring. Many students find it convenient to bring only the personal necessities when checking in, and to then purchase additional items after consultation with roommates. Some suggested items are:

16. CANCELLATION OF AGREEMENT: To request the cancellation of this Agreement, the student must submit a cancellation request form to the Housing Office indicating which of the conditions set forth in Section 16B applies and provide any required documentation noted below. Cancellation request forms can be obtained either from the Housing Office or downloaded from the housing website www.housing.fiu.edu A. The Director of Housing or his/her designee will review the submitted request, any supporting documentation to determine whether it is approved. See 16E if the request for cancellation is denied. The decision of the Housing Director will be final. If the cancellation request is based on the student not enrolling for the following semester, subsequent enrollment in the semester following the cancellation voids the cancellation of the Agreement and reinstates all terms and conditions, including the obligation to pay all assessed fees. B. This Agreement may be canceled if any one of the following conditions is met: 1. The student withdraws from the University; 2. The student participates in an academic program that requires residence outside the Miami-Dade/Broward area (documentation is required); 3. The student is dismissed or suspended for academic reasons; 4. The student graduates and does not continue as an enrolled student in another program; 5. The student gets married after signing the Housing Agreement (documentation is required). C. The University will assess a fee for all approved cancellations of this Agreement and any fees in accordance to Section 5A. Approved cancellations for Fall/Spring will be assessed a $100.00 fee if canceled prior to July 1, 2010, and $200.00 if canceled between July 1 and August 22, 2010. Approved cancellations for Spring will be assessed a fee of $100.00 if

Bath Towels Washcloths Hand Towels Bath Mat

Clothing:

Flashlight Batteries Radio Water Canned Food

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No additional storage space is provided. The only storage space available is in your assigned unit. Space is limited. IT IS THE STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO REVIEW THE STUDENT’S HOUSING NEEDS AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES BEFORE SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT. THIS AGREEMENT OBLIGATES THE STUDENT TO PAY ALL ON-CAMPUS HOUSING FEES AS STATED ABOVE. BY SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT, THE STUDENT ACKNOWLEDGES THAT HE/SHE HAS READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS LISTED ABOVE AND AGREES TO ABIDE AND BE LEGALLY BOUND BY THEM. PLEASE SIGN THE FIRST PAGE OF THIS AGREEMENT WHERE INDICATED. THE STUDENT SHOULD MAINTAIN THIS COPY OF THE AGREEMENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR HIS/HER RECORDS.

21. HOUSING APPEALS: In order for appeals to be considered in a timely manner, students must read the guidelines below in their entirety and follow them explicitly. A. The student may appeal the imposition of housing fees or the denial of a cancellation request. B. Any appeal made under this paragraph must be done in writing and submitted to the Director of Housing or designee no later than 30 days after the fee was assessed or the date that the student was notified of the denial of the cancellation request. In the event that a student fails to file an appeal within this deadline, the student’s right to an appeal shall be deemed waived. Appeals must be accompanied by a letter and any other legal documentation supporting the extraordinary circumstance that the student feels merits an appeal. Appeals not in this format and/or that do not include documentation to support the appeal will be rejected. C. The appropriate Administrative unit will notify the student about the outcome within 14 days upon reviewing the appeal. If the appeal for an assessed fee is denied, the student must pay the fee within 14 days from the receipt of the letter. If the appeal of a cancellation request is denied, the student remains obligated under this Agreement and may exercise the buy-out option contained in paragraph 16E. D. The decision of the Director of Housing or designee regarding the appeal is final.

20. ENTIRE AGREEMENT; NO ORAL MODIFICATIONS: This Agreement sets forth the entire agreement between the student and FIU, and supersedes and renders null and void any and all prior or contemporaneous oral or written understandings, statements, representations or promises. This Agreement may not be modified or amended, and no provisions of this Agreement may be waived, unless such modification, amendment, or waiver is contained in a written document executed by both parties hereto.

19. LIABILITY: To the extent authorized by applicable law, the University shall not be liable for damage to or loss to persons or personal property as a result of fire, theft or any other cause whatsoever, or failure or interruption of utilities. The University is insured under the State of Florida’s self-insurance trust fund that only provides liability for damages or injuries caused by negligence on the part of the University or its employees while working within the scope of their employment. The trust fund will not reimburse for losses created by unforeseen accidents/injuries that may occur. The student is encouraged to secure his/her own health and personal property loss insurance.

18. TERMINATION OF THE AGREEMENT: A. This Agreement may be terminated for cause upon the giving of no less than 24 hours advance written notice to the student. In the event of such termination, the student shall check-out of the housing unit within the time provided in the notice. The University shall also have the right to cancel this Agreement for any cause it deems reasonable including, but not limited to, violations of any provision of this Agreement or the University’s policies, rules or regulations. B. Non-Enrollment: A student who withdraws from classes during any semester must notify the Housing Office and vacate the assigned housing unit within 24 hours following his/ her withdrawal from the University.

17. BREACH OF AGREEMENT: Violation of any term, covenant or condition of this Agreement shall be considered a breach of this Agreement. In the event of such a breach, the student shall be notified in writing by the Director of Housing or his/her designee. Remedies for breach of this Agreement include, but are not limited to, denial of housing services, University disciplinary action, reassignment to another unit, or termination of this Agreement pursuant to Paragraph 18. The decision of the Housing Director will be final.

canceled prior to November 1, 2010, and $200.00 if canceled between November 1, 2010 and January 9, 2011. Approved cancellations for any semester on or after the first day of classes are subject to a $500.00 cancellation fee. (See the 2010-2011 Academic Calendar at http://registrar.fiu.edu.) D. A cancellation fee will not be assessed to graduating students and visiting international and national academic exchange students who cancel prior to July 1, 2010 for Fall/Spring and prior to November 1, 2010 for the Spring. The cancellation fee will not be assessed to the first time applicant for housing with approved cancellations that have not yet been assessed on-campus housing charges. E. If the Director of Housing denies the cancellation request, the student is obligated under this Agreement unless the student chooses to buyout the Agreement by submitting a buyout option form to the Housing Office. The student may buyout the Fall/Spring Agreement by paying 50% of the full room rate for the Fall/Spring Agreement. The buyout rate for the Spring semester is a flat rate of $2,534.00. The student may appeal the denial of a cancellation request pursuant to the terms of paragraph 21.

   

Emergency/Hurricane Su upp plie es

Storage: For a complete list of hurricane kit supplies visit FIU’s emergency website at: http://www.fiuoem.com/

Batth Lin nens

*In University Park Towers, Everglades Hall and Panther Hall, mattresses are 36 x 80 x 6 (extra long). In University Park Apartments, Lakeview Hall and Bay Vista Housing mattresses are 36 x 74 x 6.

Small TV Radio/Stereo Alarm Clock Power Strip Computer Desk Lamp Laundry Supplies

       Bathroom Cleaner Dish Soap Scrub Brush Spray Cleaner Broom

     Pillow Pillow Cases Bed Sheets (top & bottom) Mattress Pad Bedspread Blanket

     

      Dishes  Plastic Containers  Dish Towels  Utensils  Pots and Pans

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

PANTHER DINING SERVICES

You’ve got enough to worry about while on campus: classes, studying, work and extracurricular activities. You should not have to stress about eating too. FIU’s Panther Dining Services is proud to offer you a wide variety of foods and a great selection of meal plans to make your dining experience more enjoyable. With Panther Dining’s convenient and affordable meal plans there is no need to eat unhealthy food, cook, wash dishes or spend unnecessary money at the grocery store. Panther Dining offers 19 locations on the Modesto Maidique and Biscayne Bay campuses.

Meal Plans What is a meal plan?

Why have a meal plan?

Meal Plans are pre-purchased meals and money (Panther Bucks) to be used at campus dining locations. Meals are used in The Fresh Food Company, the all you care to eat residential restaurant in the student center. Panther Bucks can be used just like cash at any Panther Dining location on either campus. To make it even more convenient, everything is stored on your Panther ID, so no more digging through the couch for spare change or bumming a few bucks from your roommate.

A meal plan is an excellent way to save money while on campus! Face it, you need to eat and chances are you will be eating on campus at least a few times a week. So why pay full price? With a meal plan you can save up to 45% at the Fresh Food Co. and you can get as much as $100 Panther Bucks for FREE!

Do you eat a lot? or just a few small meals each day? There are affordable meal plan options for everyone.

Dining locations at the Modesto Maidique Campus

To learn more about meal plans and Panther Bucks visit www.PantherDining.com or call 305-348-0088 Living in Panther Hall or Lakeview Village? We’ve got you covered! A meal plan comes with your room.

Dining locations at the Biscayne Bay Campus

What happens after I submit a Housing Agreement? Housing Office correspondence will occur through your e-mail address. Please include your e-mail address on the Housing Agreement. Once you receive an FIU email address, all correspondence will be sent to your FIU email address. Assigned students will be sent a Housing Invoice that includes their room assignment, room type, costs, payment due date, and other details. The invoice must be returned with payment by the specified deadline. The Housing Agreement is for both the FALL and SPRING semesters. Please note that since space is limited we are unable to guarantee housing. Assignments and Roommates Housing assignments are made for the Fall and Spring semesters, and separately for the Summer A, B or C terms. The Housing Office makes the assignment of space, however, mutual roommate requests are honored if space is available. Assignments are made without regard to race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability. The Housing Office does not guarantee a specific unit, rate, complex, or space assignment. Housing Payment Information Housing fees for each semester are due in full by the established dates provided on the Housing Invoice. Payment plans are also available. We offer several options for the payment your housing fees. Payments can be received: • Online: With an electronic check or credit card (Mastercard, American Express, or Discover) through my.fiu.edu. FIU does not accept Visa. • By mail: Mail it to our Housing Office (check or money orders only).

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• In person: At our cashier’s window at the Housing Office (check or money orders only). Students receiving full or partial financial assistance may be eligible to defer their housing payment. Deferment may be requested by submitting a completed Fee Deferral Request form prior to the

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payment due date for each semester. There are three types of housing deferments available to FIU students: 1. Financial Aid. Any FIU student who has received a financial aid or a private loan may defer housing fees up to the amount of the award for housing. A copy of your official notification of financial aid award (from the Office of Financial Aid) is due with the Fee Deferral Request form. Tuition and fees are deducted from the award in order to determine the amount available for housing costs. If the award does not cover full fees, only the amount covered can be deferred. The remaining amount is due by the payment deadline provided to the student in a deferral letter. 2. Athletic Scholarships. Students receiving athletic scholarships may defer up to the amount of the award for housing. Any difference between the award and the housing fee assessed is due by the payment deadline provided to the student in a deferral letter. 3. Florida Pre-Paid College Program (FPCP). FPCP students must submit a copy of the Florida Prepaid College Program housing card prior to the payment due date each semester. Any difference between FPCP for housing and the housing fee assessed must be paid by the student by the payment deadline provided to the student in a deferral letter. How to Cancel To initiate a cancellation of the Housing Agreement whether you have been assigned or are still awaiting an assignment, a student must submit a cancellation request form. The Housing Agreement may be canceled if one of the following conditions is met: 1. The student withdraws from the University; 2. The student participates in an academic program that requires residency outside the Dade/Broward area (documentation required);

4. The student graduates and does not continue as an enrolled student in another program; 5. The student gets married after signing the Housing Agreement (documentation required). To obtain an approved cancellation of the Housing Agreement, the student is responsible for providing evidence of the occurrence of the one of the conditions for cancellation above no later than the seventh week of the semester. No refunds shall be made after the seventh week of the semester. Cancellation will not be effective until the information is filed with and verified by the Housing Office. In the event the cancellation is based on the student not enrolling for the following semester, enrollment by the student in the following semester voids the cancellation of the Agreement and the student remains obligated to comply with the terms of the Housing Agreement. If a cancellation request is approved, the University will assess a fee based on the date cancelled. Please review the Terms and Conditions of the Housing Agreement to determine the amount that will be assessed. Approved cancellations on and after the first day of classes are subject to a $500.00 fee. Semester Breaks Students may remain in their room assignment at no additional charge during semester breaks as long as they have a signed Housing Agreement for the next term and all housing fees have been paid. Residential areas remain open during all holiday and vacation periods. Summer Housing Summer housing is available for students enrolled during the summer terms. Please check our website for the Summer Housing Agreement, terms and conditions, and rates: www.housing.fiu.edu

3. The student is dismissed or suspended for academic reasons;

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