August 2016 in photos: Commencement, K-9, Bayview sunrise

By Joel Delgado ’12 MS ’17 

We hope you’re enjoying your fall semester so far, Panthers!

As we look forward to an exciting semester to come, let’s take a look back at some of our favorite images from August captured by photographers Eduardo Merille, Ben Guzman, Carl-Frederick Francois, Doug Garland and Vincent Rives.

grad joy

Oh, what a joy it is! MBA graduates Jacky A. Negret and Marcela Pichardo embrace at the conclusion of their 2016 summer commencement ceremony earlier this month. Photo by Carl-Frederick Francois

Cap Collage 2

We love how creative our graduates get when decorating their caps for commencement! Here are some of our favorites from our summer commencement ceremonies. Photos by Carl-Frederick Francois

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K9 dog

FIU police officer Alejandro Morejon and police dog Koda celebrated National Dog Day on campus Aug. 26. Photo by Eduardo Merille

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A unique look through the MRI machine that arrived at FIU in early August and will be used in the largest study ever of child brain development in the U.S. The Siemens Prisma is the first MRI of its type in Florida and will be a part of FIU’s new state-of-the-art Health Sciences Research Facility. Photo by Ben Guzman

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platform dive

FIU diving coach Rio Ramirez watches as junior diver Lily Kaufmann performs a platform dive at practice in preparation for the 2016 season. The image was captured as part of a photoshoot for the upcoming fall issue of FIU Magazine. Photo by Doug Garland

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SASC stairs

The new Student Academic Success Center (SASC) is open and helping students answer any questions about financial aid, internship opportunities and much more. It also looks really cool inside and out! Photo by Eduardo Merille

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Rec Shoot Collage
Danny Gonzalez and Maria Roman show their strength and their spirit during a photoshoot for new murals now on display at the Wellness and Recreation Center – MMC. Photos by Ben Guzman

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slow shutter night

After a busy day, a peaceful night. The blur effect here in front of Academic Health Center 5 was captured by using a slow shutter speed. Photo by Eduardo Merille

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bid day

Nothing beats sisterhood! Sororities welcomed their new sisters into their chapter at this year’s bid day, held at FIU Stadium Aug. 20. Photo by Vincent Rives

greek bbq

Just goofing around at the Greek BBQ on the GC Lawns! Photo by Vincent Rives

hula hoop

A student shows off her hula hooping skills at Homecoming SPLASH 50 in the Housing Quad. Photo by Vincent Rives

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Sunrise from Bayview 4k

There is probably no better way to start your day than watching a sunrise at Bayview Student Living at the Biscayne Bay Campus. Time-lapse by Nick Vera  

To view more of our favorite FIU images, visit our “Month in Photos” series page

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