Biscayne Bay Campus

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Biscayne Bay Campus
The BBC is surrounded by the Oleta River State Park.

The Biscayne Bay Campus (BBC), located in North Miami, Florida, is a branch campus of Florida International University. With a student body of more than 8,000, it is the largest branch campus in Florida’s State University System.[1]

FIU’s nationally ranked schools of Journalism and Mass Communication, Environment, Arts and Society, and the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management are headquartered at BBC, offering numerous undergraduate majors and selected graduate degrees in Arts & Sciences.[2]

Encompassing nearly 200 acres and surrounded by the largest urban park in Florida, Oleta River State Park, the scenic campus right on the edge of Biscayne Bay is just minutes away from Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, and the Beaches. It offers direct access to Biscayne Bay, apartment-style housing, recreational activities, a library, an aquatic center, a conference center, a food court and a modern marine science research facility.

Campus life[edit]

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association represents the student body. Their sole purpose is to ensure that student voices are heard and expressed to the administrators. SGC-BBC represents the student body's needs on the Biscayne Bay Campus of Florida International University.

Students Organization Council

SOC oversees all the clubs at Florida International University's Biscayne Bay Campus.

Student Programming Council

The Student Programming Council is an organization that programs events for the FIU students and its community. Events range from comedy shows to movies, concerts, pool parties, special events and lectures. Members of SPC have the opportunity to gain leadership experience, network, and learn how to program a variety of events. In addition, the council works with other organizations on campus to provide more diverse programming to students.

FIU Panther Power

Panther Power is the spirit council located at Florida International University's Biscayne Bay Campus.

Housing[edit]

Bay Vista Housing is a four story, apartment-style building that opens into a courtyard. It is located about 30 miles north of the MMC Campus in North Miami.[3]

Each apartment is fully furnished, air conditioned, and has:

  • Shared or private bathroom
  • Full kitchen
  • Building-wide Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Local phone service
  • Laundry room

FIU-Royal Caribbean partnership[edit]

On December 19, 2013, FIU's president Mark B. Rosenberg announced a new partnership between FIU and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL). that includes a 130,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art rehearsal and production studio on Friday for Royal Caribbean’s onboard entertainment, and provides learning and practical opportunities for our FIU students.[4]

Located on FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus, the production studio features three-story studios, a 300-seat theater, 20,000-square-foot costume-making facility, 10 rehearsal studios, and recording and video editing facilities.[5]

The Royal@FIU World Stage Collaborative will create new opportunities for students in FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management and the College of Architecture and the Arts (CARTA). These include paid internships, custom curricula and behind-the-scenes access to Royal Caribbean’s experts and facilities. Students will also gain hands-on experience in cruise line operations, stage management, lighting, stage design, audio engineering and production.[6]

In addition, FIU faculty and staff will have access to RCL marketing and sales data from its six cruise brands to conduct original research and present findings to RCL. The collaborative is an example of FIU’s efforts to create innovative public-private partnerships that bridge private industry with academia to promote talent development, research and economic vitality.[7]

Wolfe University Center[edit]

The Wolfe University Center serves as the social community center for Biscayne Bay Campus. It has a theater, three meeting rooms, an executive conference room, four ballrooms, a student video game lounge, a free printing computer lab and an exercise and aquatics facility. Home to cultural, educational, and recreational programs, it offers involvement opportunities for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors. [8]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

[1]

  1. ^ BBC Campus Life FIU BBC Student Affairs