The primary administrative building of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is in ECS 450 on the Tamiami/SW 8th Street (north side) of the University Park Campus. The address for the CAS Dean’s office is College of Arts and Sciences, ECS 450, 11200 SW 8th St, 33146. Classrooms are not specifically assigned to departments at Florida International University and students in CAS may have a course in any building on the University Park, Biscayne Bay, and even Pines Center campuses.
Exploring University Park and Biscayne Bay Campuses
The campus is easily navigable by car or walking. There are parking garages and visitor parking located at each of the main areas of campus. Additionally, there are virtual tours and maps that may guide your visit to campus. The campus has multiple buildings that serve as administrative offices, student housing, or for teaching and research.
While Miami has a rich history and South Florida had been known as a destination for those retiring, it has become one for those that are young and single. Miami’s diverse neighborhoods offer a range of activities, from cultural to sporting. Neighborhoods range from Brickell and Downtown, to South Beach, to Coconut Grove and Coral Gables. Living closer to FIU main campus neighborhoods include Sweetwater, Westwood Lake, Olympia Heights, or Westchester. There is plenty to see in residential Coral Gables which is known for its examples of architectural elegance, including the Biltmore Hotel, Fairchild Tropical Garden and the incomparable Venetian Pool, while the bustling Bayside harbor complex in Downtown Miami offers boat excursions. The distinctly Latin district of Little Havana, home to the city’s huge Cuban population, has cigar-making shops and is the place to be in March for the lively Calle Ocho Festival. Over in Miami Beach, South Beach is one of the most-visited neighborhoods, famed for its pastel and stainless steel Art Deco buildings, where the legendary Ocean Drive boulevard is fringed by Miami’s trendiest sidewalk boutiques, bars and restaurants – the favorite haunts of local celebrities.
Perhaps Miami’s biggest draw is its rich multicultural flavor, which gives the city an undeniably unique atmosphere. Just as the rest of America is now embracing the rhythms of many Hispanic music sensations, Miami has long been influenced by these same Latin artists.
Students should note that Miami is divided into quadrants. Flagler Street runs east–west, thus dividing the city into north and south sections, while Miami Avenue runs north–south, splitting the city into east and west sections. Most Miami addresses refer to these quadrants.
Greater Miami and the Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau
el: (305) 539 3000
Fax: (305) 539 3113