The UM Bookstore is the official one stop shop for students, faculty, staff, and alumni for the University of Miami. We offer a variety of options for course materials that include rental, used, new, and digital textbooks. In addition we are the number #1 source for UM clothing and spirit merchandise. A portion of all proceeds directly benefit UM students. Shop online 24/7 at www.miami.bkstr.com.
The Ungar Computer Center houses the University’s central computing facilities. This facility supports an IBM 2098-E10 Model M02 Enterprise Server (running z/OS-MVS and z/VM-Linux Operating Systems), an IBM iSeries Model 520, an IBM iSeries Model B20, a Digital VMS and True64 cluster with two Digital GS160 Servers, and various Windows and Linux based servers. In addition to the mini and microcomputers located at various units on each campus, there are over 40 computer labs (both IBM and Apple) in residential colleges, libraries, and schools; and campus networks including network connectivity in each dorm room, and gateways to national and international networks.
The Hurricane Food Court, located in the University Center, is opened as scheduled by the Department of Dining Services. Purchases may be made with cash, major credit card, or by using Cane Express. The Convenience Store on the first floor of the University Center stocks a variety of snack items, cold beverages, milk, ice cream, and sundries. Starbucks at the Richter Library offers espresso and Fair Trade certified coffee beverages, premium teas and blended cold drinks along with fresh pastries and warm sandwiches. The University Village Marketplace is conveniently open to students at the University Village.
The Cane Card is the official on-campus I.D. All students are required to carry their Cane Card for identification purposes while on campus.
New Students can obtain a Cane Card in the Flipse Building, 1st floor adjacent to the Ponce Parking Garage. Please provide a valid ID and be prepared to have a picture taken. A $20 replacement fee is charged for lost or stolen cards. Damaged cards will be replaced for free upon exchange of original card. For more information regarding the Cane Card please visit www.miami.edu/canecard .
The Office of Disability Services (ODS) coordinates services and accommodations for students with disabilities through ADA. Students requesting accommodations for a disability must register with ODS as soon as possible by submitting current and complete documentation of the disability to ODS. Students are strongly encouraged to submit documentation upon confirmation of acceptance to UM. Unfortunately, personal services (such as assistance with bathing or dressing) are not provided by UM; however, ODS will assist with referrals to outside agencies if possible. ODS is located in the Camner Academic Resource Center, Whitten University Center, N-201. For additional information, contact ODS at 305-284-2374, firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.umarc.miami.edu.
University of Miami Libraries
The University of Miami Libraries rank among the top research libraries in the United States. Students can access the Libraries in person or through our virtual gateway for high quality information, resources, technology, and research tools to assist with study, course assignments, research, and projects.
The Libraries include the Otto G. Richter Library, the Marta and Austin Weeks Music Library, the Judi Prokop Newman Business Information Resource Center, the Paul Buisson Architecture Library, and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Library. The University also has independent medical and law libraries.
Specialized research and resource assistance is available through virtual services and individual contact with librarians and information and technology professionals who can assist you with your specific areas of study through instruction, tools, and resources.
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Parking on the University’s Coral Gables Campus is a privilege extended only to those members of the University community including trustees, faculty, administrators, staff, students, vendors, and visitors who have paid for, received and properly displayed a current and valid UM parking permit.
The rules and regulations governing parking on the Coral Gables campus are published at Parking and Transportation Services Web site at www.miami.edu/parking, and at the offices in the Flipse Building. Telephone inquiries may be directed to Customer Services at 305-284-3096, option 1.
Housing and Residential Life
The Department of Residence Halls offers summer housing during both summer sessions to regularly enrolled degree seeking University of Miami undergraduate students. Housing is available from May 14th through August 3rd. Single rooms are available in limited numbers. Students enrolling in courses that do not conform to the published Summer Sessions Calendar will have to make arrangements off campus.
Wellness and Recreation
The Herbert Wellness Center is a premier fitness facility that offers recreation, fitness, and wellness programs to University students. Summer membership is available to all enrolled students and those continuing in the fall semester.
Student Health Center
The Student Health Service (located across from the Pavia Garage at 5513 Merrick Drive, Coral Gables, Florida 33143) provides primary care, specialty care and pharmacy services to eligible University of Miami students. Students may choose to be seen on a drop in basis; however we encourage students to make an on-line appointment at mystudenthealth.miami.edu. The Pharmacy is located on the second floor of the Health Center, and can fill prescriptions from most local and out of town medical providers. You are not required to have the University sponsored health insurance plan in order to utilize the services of the Student Health Center.
Only students who have been charged the Health and Counseling Centers fee can receive care at the Student Health Service during the summer sessions. For some enrolled students the fee is automatically charged, for others the fee must be added prior to scheduling an appointment or receiving care. All eligible students who are not automatically charged the health and counseling centers fee, must add the fee in order to access care at the Student Health Service.
This includes enrolled students who are not automatically charged and non-enrolled students eligible for care. For some students the fee can be added via myUM (under the STUDENT TAB/ Add Optional Fees). Students who are unable to add the fee via myUM can add the fee at the Student Health Service. Students are encouraged to add the fee prior to arriving for care and will not be able to make on-line or other appointments if the fee has not been added.
Health insurance is only available to students enrolled in six or more credit hours (or considered full time). Graduating seniors, and others leaving the University, are encouraged to seek alternative coverage well before the termination of their current plan. Policies for students covered by the University sponsored health plan will terminate on August 14, 2013.
More Information regarding the Student Health Service is available at www.miami.edu/student-health.
Whitten University Center
The UC provides meeting rooms, lounges, a swimming pool and e-Center computer area for the UM community. Services such as the Information Desk, Ticket Window, Automatic Teller machines,US Post Office, Copy Center, University Credit Union, and Convenience Store located in the building. There are a number of dining options (on a limited summer schedule); and a selection of 'Canes gear, books and supplies are available in the Follet Bookstore.