All students apply for housing on-line as well as make payment arrangements for the accompanying housing deposit using CaneLink. Click on the link below which best describes your student status at the time of housing application:



Current Resident Students

Current resident students apply for housing during the room sign-up process during the spring semester, typically after spring break. Beginning back in the spring of 2010, all interested continuing residents have been required to participate in an "opt-in" process--if interest exceeds available space, a housing lottery is necessary. Residents who opt-in and are selected in the possible lottery can retain their current space (except in Hecht and Stanford Colleges and other freshmen-designated housing), request specific roommates (as long as they were also selected in the lottery), try for single rooms in Eaton/Mahoney/Pearson Colleges, look at moving to University Village (assuming they will reach Junior standing before August move-in), or elect to move to another room/apartment, etc.

The sign-up process is completed through CaneLink. Using CaneLink residents can also view a sample housing agreement, preview a sign-up tutorial, and see the housing rates for the coming year. Resident students who do not apply for housing during the sign-up process are NOT guaranteed housing and may be placed on a waiting list.

For more specific questions about housing sign-up, residents should contact the Assignments Staff in the Housing and Residential Life Office at (305) 284-4505 or through e-mail via housing@miami.edu.


New student (not yet living on campus)

New students who have been admitted to the University are eligible to apply for housing on-line via CaneLink. To activate access, specifically to the housing application area, admitted students will need to pay the $300 enrollment deposit to verify their admission acceptance. In the housing application area located under the "UM Housing" section of CaneLink, new students view a sample housing agreement, preview an application tutorial, and see the housing rates for the coming year and apply for housing.

Students admitted for fall entrance should apply for housing prior to May 1st to receive a priority housing assignment-housing applications received after that this date are accepted on a space available basis. Students admitted for spring semester can apply for housing after November 1st and will be accepted on a space available basis.

Applying early will determine in part a student's future priority to access single rooms, be considered for room changes, and having earlier housing sign-up appointment times. New freshman not living with their parents will be required to live on campus, as long as space is available.

For more specific questions about applying for housing, new students should contact the Assignments Staff in the Housing and Residential Life Office at (305) 284-4505 or through e-mail via housing@miami.edu.


Returning Study Abroad student

Returning Study Abroad students who are interested in returning to on-campus housing should apply for housing on-line using CaneLink. In the housing application area located under the "UM Housing" section of CaneLink, returning Study Abroad students can view a sample housing agreement, preview an application tutorial, and see the housing rates for the coming year and apply for housing.

To receive a priority housing assignment, returning Study Abroad students should self-identify in the application process and apply as soon as their enrollment on campus for the next semester is confirmed. They are guaranteed housing upon their return as well as the similar type of housing they left. (e.g. apt. vs. suite, double vs, single, etc.). Preferences for specific room types & locations which are different are reviewed but cannot be guaranteed.

For more specific questions about applying for housing when returning from Study Abroad, students should contact the Assignments Staff in the Housing and Residential Life Office at (305) 284-4505 or through e-mail via housing@miami.edu.


Current off-campus student

Current off-campus students are eligible to apply for housing on-line using CaneLink. In the housing application area located under the "UM Housing" section, off-campus students can view a sample housing agreement, preview an application tutorial, and see the housing rates for the coming year and apply for housing.

Off-campus students interested in housing for the fall semester can apply for housing once the on-line sign-up for resident students is completed (this is typically in mid-April). Applications are typically accepted beginning March 1st so interested students can express their interest in living on campus earlier. Housing applications will be accepted on a space available basis and a waiting list may be necessary if demand exceeds capacity. Students wanting only spring semester housing, should apply during the fall semester as soon as they know they will want/need on-campus housing.

For more specific questions about applying for housing, off-campus students should contact the Assignments Staff in the Housing and Residential Life Office at (305) 284-4505 or through e-mail via housing@miami.edu.


Re-admit/Leave of Absence student

Students who are returning from a leave of absence and have been re-admitted to the University are eligible to apply for housing on-line using CaneLink. To activate access specifically to the housing application area, re-admitted students must be eligible to register for classes for the academic semester they are interested to begin in housing. In the housing application area under the "UM Housing" section of CaneLink, re-admitted students can view a sample housing agreement, preview an application tutorial, see the housing rates for the coming year, and apply for housing.

Students re-admitted for fall entrance can apply for housing on a space available basis. A waiting list may be necessary if demand exceeds capacity. For spring semester housing, students should apply during the fall semester once they are re-admittance is finalized and as soon as they know they will want/need on-campus housing.

For more specific questions about housing sign-up, re-admitted students should contact the Assignments Staff in the Housing and Residential Life Office at (305) 284-4505 or through e-mail via housing@miami.edu.


Summer School

Applications for housing during the two summer sessions are available in the Department of Housing and Residential Life, Rm. 153 of Eaton Residential College. For more information, please click on the links below:

2014 Summer School Housing Newsletter (In Pearson College)

2014 University Village Summer School Housing Information

To request either set of application materials be mailed, please contact the Department of Housing and Residential Life at (305) 284-4505 or via e-mail at housing@miami.edu.