Dear College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) Students,

On behalf of the CARTA faculty and staff,Welcome! to our newly admitted students, and Welcome Back! to our over 4,000 returning majors. Please know we appreciate your trust and your decision to pursue your goals in CARTA. We know you had options when selecting a university to pursue your dreams, and we are confident you made the correct choice.

To get your semester off to a good start and ensure you are on track for a timely graduation, please take a moment to visit my.fiu.edu . There you can review your personal academic advisor, your class schedule, your Panther Degree Audit (PDA), your unofficial transcripts, the University Course Catalog and Academic Calendar, and any university financial assistance you may be receiving. Make sure to make an appointment with your academic advisor. They are a valuable source of information for your success throughout your journey at FIU.

Also, take a moment to review all the career, cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities offered on the College’s homepage, carta.fiu.edu . There you will learn more about internship, employment, and scholarship opportunities; Career Fairs; and a listing of over 100 CARTA events offered on the Modesto Maidique Campus (MMC), the Biscayne Bay Campus (BBC), and the College’s 420 Lincoln Road location, CARTA | Miami Beach Urban Studios (MBUS). You will also find links to the College’s and the Departments’ social media sites (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn), the Department of Journalism + Media’s South Florida Media Network , and to CARTANews — our very own digital publication highlighting the activities and accomplishments of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

In closing, we understand your education is an investment in your future, and we appreciate your confidence in FIU and CARTA. We, like you, are excited about the upcoming year and the remarkable opportunities ahead of us!

Go Panthers!

Brian

Brian Schriner
Dean