As a University of Miami graduate student you have access to all the campus facilities and services. Below are a series of links to assist you throughout your time in program.
The cane card is a photo ID which allows access to the library and other services that require identification. Cane Cards will be issued in person at the Cane Card office, currently located in the McKnight Building, 1st floor, Suite 100. Please provide a valid photo I.D. and be prepared to have a photo taken. There is no charge for your first card. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm.
Free Blackboard assistance is available to all students, Monday-Friday between 8:00am-6:00pm. To reach the Information Technology Office directly please dial 305-284-6565.
STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND EMPLOYMENT
OFFICE OF STUDENT ACCOUNT SERVICES
Monthly Payment Plans and Loans Options
Ashe Administration Building, Room 158
1252 Memorial Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Phone #: (305) 284-6430 (Option 5)
Students are strongly encouraged to visit the Writing Center to learn more about writing and become better writers. Writers at all levels can benefit from sharing their writing with someone who is both knowledgeable and trustworthy, someone who is not grading them or evaluating their work. The Writing Center’s professional and friendly staff of faculty and graduate students will work with students in one-to-one consultations on all stages of the writing process: from note-taking and pre-writing to revision strategies and proofreading techniques. Students can make an appointment by calling (305) 284-2956, or walk in during regular operating hours. The Writing Center is located at LaGorce House, 170, 1228 Dickinson Drive. For more information: http://www.as.miami.edu/writingcenter/
COPIES AND PRINTING
UPrint is a new UM service available to students at the Coral Gables campus. UPrint provides several services, including: printing in black and white/color, copying in black and white/color, and scanning with Global Scan (this service is free and allows students to scan any document and send it via e-mail).
The Whitten University Center (UC) offers students two spacious lounge areas where they can relax. Also located in the University Center are ATM machines, the University Credit Union, The Launchpad, Copy Center, Food Court, swimming pool, Post Office, convenience store, Lime, Ticketmaster, Bookstore, Office of the Registrar, and Dining Services. One of the most important services found in the University Center is the Information Desk, with answers to questions about UM as well as South Florida events and activities.
DONNA E. SHALALA STUDENT CENTER COMPLEX
The SC is an important addition to student life on the University of Miami Campus. The Center includes a 24-hour study space, student organization offices and lounge spaces, a Grand Ballroom, a Senate Room, multi-use meeting and activities rooms, and a media suite. Also housed in the Center are the offices for Student Life departments including: Student Activities and Student Organizations, the Butler Center for Volunteer Service and Leadership Development, Orientation and Commuter Student Involvement, and Reservations for the Student Center Complex. The Center is also the site of Starbucks, Jamba Juice, M2O, and the Rathskeller, which includes roller gliders and an outdoor bar with views of Lake Osceola.
The libraries of the University of Miami rank among the top research libraries in North America with a combined collection of over 3.6 million volumes, with 95,600 current electronic and print serials. The libraries are located on the Coral Gables, Rosenstiel, and Medical campuses. For a quiet study space please be sure to visit the Otto G. Richter Library located at the beautiful Coral Gables Campus.
PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION
The University of Miami’s Department of Parking and Transportation is committed to providing reliable transportation options and safe parking that enhances the quality of life for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors while providing mobility and accessibility and promoting sustainability on campus.
Please Note: Parking permits are not needed after 4pm.
DINING SERVICES & RATHSKELLER
The University of Miami’s Dining Services Department is pleased to offer exceptional dining service programs throughout our campuses which provide quality, variety, convenience and flexibility. Dining options include traditional, all-you-care-to-eat residential dining facilities, the Hurricane Food Court, conveniently located food carts, vending facilities and more.
The Rathskeller (fondly referred to as the “Rat”) is a popular student meeting place that not only serves great hamburgers, but also is a venue for campus entertainment such as live bands, poetry slams, dance parties and comedy acts. The “Rat,” as it’s popularly known, is open Monday-Friday from 11:00am-10:00pm.
The Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center, located at 1241 Dickinson Drive, is a facility for students, alumni and employees. A valid Cane card and payment of the Wellness Center Fee is required to enter the facility. Contact the membership office at the center or by phone (305) 284-8500 for more information.
The UM Bookstore offers a wide selection of items as well as textbook rental services. For more information and current operating hours please call (305) 284-4101 or CLICK HERE to access their webpage.
STUDENT TECHNOLOGY HELP DESK
The Student Technology Help Desk is a FREE computer support center for students. We provide a multitude of services including internet configuration, virus and spyware removal, system restorations, software installations and upgrades on laptops, desktops, smartphones, and tablets. For complete details of all their services please CLICK HERE.
TOPPEL CAREER CENTER
The Toppel Center helps students and alumni develop career-related skills by providing high quality resources, services, programming and events that will prepare them for a lifetime of career success. Their large array of services range from career fairs and events to resume assistance.
UMPD offers a variety of services and programs designed to assist the university community in maintaining their personal safety and the security of their property. Some of the most frequently utilized programs include the Blue Light Telephones, the Safety Escort Services, and the Bicycle Registration Program. Please feel free to contact us at 305-284-6666 with any questions, concerns, recommendations or comments.
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