Welcome to Conference Housing at the University of Miami! We are
pleased that your group has chosen to hold its event here and want to
do everything we can to make your stay an enjoyable and successful
experience for everyone. The following information has been provided to
clarify our expectations of counselors while your group is on campus.
Much of this information will be pertinent to the individual members of
your group as well. Please share these items with them.
attendees should not return to Conference Housing with nothing to do
during the evening hours (7:00 PM - 10:00 PM) and they should be
supervised at all times; planned
activities are strongly recommended.
- Once they
return to Conference Housing, campers/conference attendees are required
to go to their floors and rooms and stay there for the night.
- Once the
campers/conference attendees are in the building or in their rooms, a
counselor must be present with them at all times.
Conference Housing Staff is here to insure your comfort and safety
during your stay and to answer any questions about Conference Housing
and/or the University of Miami. It is not
the responsibility of the Conference Staff to discipline Conference
Housing campers/conference attendees or their guests.
remind campers/conference attendees that there are other groups in the
building. Quiet hours begin at 10:00 PM each night. Noise should be
kept to a minimum 24 hours a day and should cease after 10:00 PM.
Conference Staff will confront rooms and individual campers/conference
attendees who are in violation of the quiet hours policy and bring it
to the attention of the appropriate counselors and conference group
reception desk and lobby area of the building are staffed 24 hours a
day. From 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM, the reception desk is staffed by the
Conference Staff. At 10:00 PM, the desk and related services close
down. Between 10:00 PM - 8:00 AM, the lobby area is staffed by a
offering local service are provided upon request of the conference
leadership for each room during the duration of your stay. To get an
outside line, dial 9, listen for a dial tone, and dial the desired
local number. To make a long distance call, dial 9, wait for the dial
tone and dial the 1-800 access code appropriate for the service and
credit card you wish to use. For room to room calls, dial 3 and the
four digit extension. For on campus calls to administrative offices, or
to the reception desk, dial 8 and the four digit extension.
U.S. mail and other deliveries from parcel carriers (e.g. FedEx, UPS,
etc.) will be available through the reception desk.
Mail/packages must be addressed to an individual conference guest
and indicate that it is "CONFERENCE HOUSING MAIL" as part of the address
conference group supplies cannot be held behind the front desk or by
conference staff members. Exceptions to this policy must be requested
and approved in advance of the group's arrival.
- Change for
vending, televisions or other A/V equipment, microwave ovens,
appliances and/or cooking supplies are not available at the reception
room telephone numbers will only be given with a proper first and last
name. For example, if you wanted Suzie Jones' phone number, you would
have to give both Suzie's first and last name before the Conference
Staff would release the number you had requested. Telephone numbers
only are available using this system. Under no circumstances will
individual room locations (i.e. Suzie Jones - Walsh Tower 1211) be
given out to anyone.
- If your
group uses requested meeting space in Conference Housing during your
stay, please make sure that the room is neat and free from trash and
other debris when you are finished with the space. Others will
appreciate your cleanliness - additional cleaning charges may apply as
- It is the
counselor's responsibility to keep campers/conference attendees from
loitering in the lobby and throughout the building, especially during
- For Groups
Who Have Requested Linens:
On linen exchange day
(Fridays), please bring your used pillowcase, sheets and towels to the
front desk. We can only give you an item if you return a similar item
(i.e. a dirty pillowcase for a clean pillowcase, 1 dirty towel for 1
clean towel, 2 dirty sheets for 2 clean sheets, etc.)
Upon check out,
please leave all linens and towels at the foot of the bed in your room.
The Conference Staff will take care of these for you.
accordance with Florida state law, smoking is not permitted anywhere
inside the building.
- Should you
need assistance at any time during your stay, please contact the