New Student Survival Guide
Arrival at FIU
The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine is located in the Academic Health Center Building 2 on the Modesto A. Maidique campus in Miami, Florida.
FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
11200 SW 8th Street, AHC 2 693
Miami, FL 33199
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Orientation for the PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences will be held on the first week of August, a week before classes commence. For detailed information, please see Orientation below. We recommend that you arrive in Miami no later than the third week of July, so that you may orient yourself to campus, complete payroll information, and take care of your housing needs.
FIU One Card
The FIU One Card is your student photo ID which is required to check out books at the library, use campus facilities, request/obtain official transcripts, etc. You may obtain your FIU One Card only after you have registered for classes. You will need to bring identification and proof of registration to the Card Office. For more information, visit FIU Onecard.
Panther Identification (ID) Number
Each FIU student is assigned a unique 7 digit number (Panther ID number) which is necessary for enrollment, registration, transcript request, application for scholarships, and other curriculum activities. Your Panther ID is the number you were previously assigned when you applied to FIU. You can find this number printed on your admission letter.
All students enrolled at FIU and taking at least one course in the current semester are assigned an FIU e-mail account. Your FIU e-mail account will be available 24 hours after you have registered. All-important communications from the University are sent to your FIU e-mail address. Therefore, it is extremely important that you check your FIU email on a consistent basis. For more information, login on MyAccounts.
Panther Dining offers several restaurants across the campus to meet your busy life-style. To learn more about meal plan options, please visit the Panther Dining Services.