Newsbriefs 11/14


During Thanksgiving and winter break, Student Government and the Division of Student Affairs will be providing shuttle services to the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. For shuttles taken during Thanksgiving break, there will be a $20 nonrefundable fee. Thanksgiving shuttles will depart at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Thursday, 6 a.m., 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.  on Friday, and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday.

The shuttles will stop at the University Village, Dickinson Circle, Eaton Residential College and Mahoney/Pearson Residential Colleges. Shuttles depart from the Coral Gables campus approximately 45 minutes after the hour. Travel time to the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is approximately one to two hours after the shuttle departs campus.

To reserve a spot on the shuttles departing for Thanksgiving break, reservations must be made no later than Tuesday. For winter break shuttles, reservations must be made by Dec. 15.  For reservations or other questions, call 305-284-4922 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Students traveling to Miami International Airport may use the Metrorail’s Orange Line. For more information on the Metrorail, visit Miami-Dade Transit’s website at


LGBTQ Network

The LGBTQ Faculty Staff Network had its inaugural meeting on Wednesday. The group aims to provide a safe environment for faculty and staff members to interact with each other.

Stephanie Parra may be emailed at