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The FIU Alumni family is more than 250,000-strong and spans the globe. As the number of people staying home due to the coronavirus increases worldwide, the FIU Alumni Association has shifted focus to offer more online-based services. We promise to continue to be a resource of practical, alumni-centered information. Our goal is to provide you a (virtual) place to gather with Panthers that gives you a reason to keep putting your Paws Up. While many things may get postponed, know this: Your alumni connection will never be canceled. 

Please check back here for more information as we launch a series of webinars, virtual networking receptions, an online book club and more to help you stay engaged with your alma mater. As we practice social distancing in the physical world, let us not forget the importance of staying connected to fellow alumni, family and friends. 

We hope to connect with you soon!

In Panther Spirit,

Sara DuCuennois
Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations
Interim Chief Alumni Officer

Sara DuCuennois

Give Kudos to Our Graduates

To show our support for the Class of 2020 as they close out their time at FIU remotely, the FIU Alumni Association invites you to share a note of encouragement, point of Panther Pride, piece of advice, a (virtual) pat on the back or a warm welcome for the Class of 2020 into our alumni family.

Join our Panther Book Club

The August to October Panther Book Club selection is here and there's still time to join our virtual community of Panthers! The club members voted, and throughout this session, we'll be reading #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Emily Giffin's "All We Ever Wanted."

Become a Mentor

FIU students are looking for mentors to provide insights into their future careers and life. The new FIU Mentor platform connects them to you to build these meaningful connections – and it's all online! Sign up to be an FIU Mentor today and begin working with students online, from anywhere in the world.

Panther Alumni Who Serve and Uplift (PAWSUP)

For the past few months, the entire world has been shaken by the new challenges of the COVID-19 crisis. We have seen countless FIU alumni rise to lead and serve their local community, inspiring the FIU Alumni Association to launch a recognition series, Panther Alumni Who Serve and Uplift (PAWSUP), to identify, highlight, and honor our alumni. Nominate a fellow Panther for their chance to be recognized!

Additional Resources & Virtual Events 
Steer clear of cabin fever ⁠— and stay healthy, educated, and on track ⁠— by tuning in to FIU's virtual events and activities. Get your workout in, take up new skills like cooking or meditation, visit FIU’s “virtual museums,” and check out other resources below! 

  • Virtual Education

    FIU has resources to continue your education and indulge your passion for knowledge as a lifelong learner online through FIU Online and The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Click here to learn more.

  • Career Services & Professional Development

    Career Services
    The FIU SkillsForce from the Office of Engagement is helping workers displaced by COVID-19. Please fill out this short survey if you are seeking potential employment.

    Find helpful career resources on our career development page.

    Professional Development
    Are you a recent grad, FIU student or young alumni wondering "what's next?" after graduation? We can help. Join the Young Alumni Network on Saturday, August 15, from 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. for GROWTH, a one-day, virtual conference to help equip students, recent grads and young alumni with tools to succeed in the workplace after graduation. Click here to learn more.

    FIU is hosting a series of free webinars on career and professional development, as well as a virtual networking and recruiting event, Employer Virtual Open House.

    FIU's College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts is hosting mini-webinars on career services, professional development, and FIU's Handshake platform. Click here to access

  • Webinars & Digital Events

    Florida Small Business Development Center at FIU (FSBDC) 
    The FSBDC at FIU is hosting a series of webinars to offer guidance and information on the economic resources available to small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Visit their Facebook page for updates on new webinars and resources. 

    College of Arts, Sciences & Education (CASE)
    CASE is hosting a variety of webinars and online events, available to students and alumni. Click here to learn more and to register.

    College of Communication, Architecture & The Arts (CARTA)
    CARTA is hosting a series of webinars and virtual events, such as reading discussions, virtual gatherings, "coffee and conversations," and much more. Visit FIU's virtual event calendar for more information and Zoom links.

    CARTA’s Department of Theater is developing “60 Second Somethings for Seniors,” a series of episodes featuring 60-second, self-taped presentations to be distributed to elders around Miami-Dade County in hopes of providing joy. Click here to email your clips. If you’d like to learn more, contact Phillip M. Church.

    FIU Continuing Education
    FIU Continuing Education has partnered with CAMACOL to launch a series of free webinars on different, interesting topics, open to the FIU community. The webinars will be launched every Thursday, starting Thursday, April 23, from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. For more information and Zoom links, visit FIU's virtual events calendar.

    FIU Graduate School
    The FIU Graduate School is hosting a variety of webinars throughout May so you can prepare to apply. For more information and to register, please visit

    FIU Honors College
    The “More Than a Major” podcast features FIU Honors College students, alumni, partners, and guests to discuss interesting ideas and advice. If you are interested in signing up as an alum or partner, click here.  “More Than a Major” is available via the Apple App Store, Spotify, or Google Play.

    FIU College of Business 
    FIU Business is hosting a variety of webinars related to business strategies amid the COVID-19 pandemic via Zoom for FIU students and alumni. Click here to learn more.

    The Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management 
    The Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management is offering free culinary videos and tutorials for those interested. Click here to watch.

    Kick up your mixology skills a few notches as SOBEWFF takes you back to virtual school! Join along (for free) for VIRTUAL mixology lessons from Miami's top mixologists and spirit experts, a 20-part virtual, live mixology and educational series to celebrate the upcoming 20th anniversary of the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One. Click here to learn more and to sign up!

  • Arts & Culture

    FIU Art Collective: Speak Up
    In light of the global reckoning of racial injustice and the University's commitment to enhance equality, dignity, inclusion, and belonging for all, The Special Collections and University Archives invites FIU students, alumni, faculty, and staff to submit written (spoken word, poetry, essays, letters, etc.), visual (paintings, sculptures, drawings, photography, etc.) or musical pieces to be displayed in an online exhibition called SPEAK UP. Click here to learn more about SPEAK UP.

    Free concerts on Saturdays from CARTA
    CARTA is offering free virtual concerts every Saturday. Listen at home as faculty, students, and guest artists from the Wertheim Concert Hall take the stage! Click here to learn more.

    Digital museum exhibitions from all FIU museums
    Our FIU museums are offering digital exhibitions and galleries to engage the art-loving community. Take a virtual look at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Jewish Museum of Florida FIU, and the Wolfsonian

    CasaCuba’s “Virtual Ventanita”
    CasaCuba at FIU has launched its “Virtual Ventanita” with the hope of uplifting, connecting, and engaging the FIU Cuban community. CasaCuba’s “Virtual Ventanita” includes expert contributions, music, food, and art. Learn more here.

    Virtual Walking Tours with Professor John Bailly
    Professor John Bailly from the FIU Honors College is offering virtual walking tours of South BeachDeering Estate, the Everglades, Miami Art Institutions, and HistoryMiami Museum to help our FIU community escape cabin fever. 

  • Additional Funds
    Shop Local – Support Local Businesses 
    The Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One has put together a resource guide to help support local restaurants and bars. Click here to shop and support.

    Cultured Grant Emergency Resources for artists affected by COVID-19 
    Cultured Magazine has gathered a list of resources and emergency grants that artists affected by COVID-19 can apply for. Click here to learn more. 
  • Health & Wellness – COVID-19 Updates

    Dr. Aileen Marty 
    Dr. Aileen Marty, FIU professor of infectious disease, discusses the just-approved COVID-19 testing, how to reduce risks during re-openings, and hurricane season. Click here to watch.

    All Updates
    For more COVID-19 updates, visit

Panthers on the Front Lines


Two-time alumnus Josue Raudales '97, MS '05 knows that many students are struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their perserverance to attain a college degree prompted Raudales to donate to FIUstrong. Check out his story.


Amanda Pina '20 partnered with Shield Safety Solutions LLC and Project K.I.T.E. to start a new initiative, Shield America Now, which provides face shields to health care workers in need. Read more.


Michael Jerome '98, founder and CEO of Vu Promo, made 100,000 masks to help with FIU's Panthers Protecting Panthers plan. Click here to read more.

FIU Resources and Updates

Read university updates and access online resources regarding the coronavirus. Read more >