Moving in to your on-campus residential college room or University Village apartment is an exciting yet hectic time for new and returning students alike.  The Department of Housing and Residential Life does our very best to make the move-in process as easy and simple as possible in order to help you get settled into your new “home away from home”.
Please utilize the links below to learn more about August move-in as well as to connect with several University offices and outside vendors that can assist you with move-in.

August Opening Newsletter               In Residence


Schedule

Fall Semester (subject to change based on University academic calendar)

2013 Fall Semester Move In Schedule for New Students

Tuesday, August 20th from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Last name begins with "A" through "F"
Tuesday, August 20th from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Last name begins with "G" through "O"
Wednesday, August 21st from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Last name begins with "P" through "Z"


2013 Fall Semester Move In Schedule for Returning Students

Thursday, August 22nd from 8:00 a.m. through the first day of classes - Monday, August 26th by 5:00 p.m.


Spring Semester (subject to change based on University academic calendar)

2014 Spring Semester Housing Available Wednesday, January 8

Summer School 2013 (subject to change based on University academic calendar)

2013 First Summer Session:  Tuesday, May 14
2013 Second Summer Session:  Tuesday, June 25

Housing for one or both of the two six-week summer sessions is available in one of the residential colleges--University Village is also available for qualified students (60+ completed UM academic credits), but only for the combined two session dates.
New Students
Move-In Instructions - Residential Colleges

  1. Arrive during your designated check-in day and time period and report directly to your residential college after parking in one of the short-term parking areas - refer to the move-in parking map for specific locations.
  2. Proceed to your residential college reception desk/lobby area to check-in and receive your room keys.
  3. Once checked into your room, you can check out a luggage cart in the lobby area to assist with moving in your belongings as you unload your vehicle.

*Parking note: Once you have completed your unloading, please move your vehicle to one of the designated long-term parking areas in one of the three (3) garages - refer to the move-in parking map for specific locations.

Welcome Stations
(fall semester move-in)

To assist those moving into Hecht and Stanford residential colleges, there will be "Welcome Stations" located throughout the short-term parking areas. Each tented "Welcome Station" will:

  • Be staffed by trained University employees and student assistants.
  • Provide information and answer questions you may have.
  • Distribute water.
  • Serve as a shuttle stop for those needing assistance moving in or returning to Hecht and Stanford Residential College.

Move-In Parking/Traffic Flow Map               Link to Map (1MB)

Returning Students
** Thursday, August 22nd from 8:00 a.m. through the first day of classes - Monday, August 26th by 5:00 p.m.

Move-In Instructions - Residential Colleges

  1. Arrive during your designated check-in day and time period and report directly to your residential college after parking in one of the short-term parking areas - refer to the move-in parking map for specific locations.
  2. Proceed to your residential college reception desk/lobby area to check-in and receive your room keys.
  3. Once checked into your room, you can check out a luggage cart in the lobby area to assist with moving in your belongings as you unload your vehicle.

*parking note: Once you have completed your unloading, please move your vehicle to one of the designated long-term parking areas in one of the three(3) garages - refer to the move-in parking map for specific locations.

Move-In Parking/Traffic Flow Map
               Link to Map (1MB)

University Village Residents
** Thursday, August 22nd from 8:00 a.m. through the first day of classes - Monday, August 26th by 5:00 p.m.

Move-In Instructions - University Village

  1. Arrive during your designated check-in day and report directly to the University Village Office after parking in one of the Village parking garages - the Village office is located on the first floor of the north garage on Albenga Avenue.
  2. In the Village Office you will complete the check-in process and receive your apartment keys.
  3. Once checked into your apartment, you can check out a luggage cart in the garage you parked in to assist with moving in your belongings as you unload your vehicle.

Move-In Parking/Traffic Flow Map               Link to Map (1MB)

*Parking note: For Village residents with vehicles, parking decals are issued through the Office of Parking and Transportation Services--their office is located on the ground floor of the Flipse Building adjacent to the Ponce Garage and they can be reached by telephone at (305) 284-3096. Please also remember to not park in the grass swales or surface lots that are not designated for University Village resident parking as you are completing the check-in or unloading process.

Information Technology / Telecommunications Information
 (information about how students get access to CaneNet, WirelessCanes and IT Student Services)

Services for Students                                                    Back to School
 
During Opening, information will be available on Computer Hardware and Software Products as well as Installation Information in each Residential College lobby
 
Telecommunications CaneNet Information

Student Residential College Network Access Service
Department of Telecommunications                           Telecommunications Information

Quick Start Guide                                                            canenet/quickstartguide.pdf

canenet@miami.edu  
Phone:  (305) 284-6565, Option 1
 
 
Orientation Information
Department of Orientation                                             www.miami.edu/orientation
orientation@miami.edu
Phone: (305) 284-5646
 

Things to Bring
  • alarm clock
  • bedspread/comforter
  • broom/dust mop
  • can/bottle opener
  • carpet/area rug
  • computer (Ethernet cable, and surge suppressor)
  • cleaning items
  • coffee pot/hot pot (no open coils)
  • desk lamp/study lamp
  • flashlight
  • first aid items
  • hangers
  • laundry bag/basket plus detergent
  • mattress pad
  • microwave oven (three-wire UL-Approved)--you can now rent a micro fridge from Bedloft.com
  • names, addresses, phone numbers, and policy numbers of medical, homeowner, and automobile insurance companies
  • paper towels/facial tissues
  • personal hygiene items
  • pillow and bed linens (extra-long twin sheets)
  • plastic soap dish, shower sandals
  • plates, bowls, cups
  • power strip (to plug-in all appliances & electronic devices)
  • rain gear (umbrella/raincoat)
  • refrigerator (small)--you can now rent a micro fridge from Bedloft.com
  • robe/towels
  • shower caddy/basket for shower supplies/toiletries
  • shower sandals/flip flops
  • sponge (large)
  • stereo/MP3 player (headphones/ear buds recommended)
  • telephone and cord/cellphone
  • television/DVD/Blu-ray player (cables to connect)
  • tool kit (small)
  • trash bags
  • utensils (knife, fork, spoon)


Directions to Campus
From the North

Take I-95 South, and it will merge into U.S. 1; continue south on U.S. 1 for about 5 miles, then make a right onto Stanford Drive.

If you are living in Mahoney or Pearson Residential College, continue straight and make the first right after you cross Ponce de Leon Boulevard.

If you are living in Eaton Residential College, after you make a right onto Stanford Drive, turn left onto Ponce de Leon Boulevard. Turn right onto George Merrick Drive, then left onto Dickinson Drive. Eaton will be the building to your right.

If you are living in Hecht or Stanford Residential College, after you make a right onto Stanford Drive, turn left onto Ponce de Leon Boulevard. Head straight for about a quarter of a mile, then turn right onto Dickinson Drive. Hecht is the first complex and Stanford the second at the end of the parking lot.

University Village is located between San Amaro Drive and Red Road on the southwest side of the campus.  After turning south-bound onto Ponce de Leon Boulevard, head straight for about a half-mile and just past the Alex Rodriguez Park baseball complex you will make a right onto San Amaro Drive.  Continue on San Amaro Drive for four blocks and then turn left onto Albenga Avenue.  The University Village Office will be on your right.

From the West


Take I-75 (or other routes) to 826 South. Exit at Miller Road. Turn right on San Amaro Drive, which will end at Ponce de Leon Boulevard. Turn left and follow the directions above, remembering that the University is now on your left.

From Miami International Airport


Take LeJeune Road south for about 5 miles (through downtown Coral Gables), then make a right onto Ponce de Leon Boulevard (just before the Metrorail). Travel southwest for about 1.5 miles, then follow the directions listed above to find your residential college/apartment area/University Village check-in location.

Taxi/Shuttle


Taxi fare from the airport to campus is about $25, and the airport shuttle van service is about $20. Prices are subject to change.


Move-In Related Outside Vendor Services
On Campus Carpet Sales
(Delivery on-campus during Move-In)

Dorm Supply.com   www.dormsupply.com/uom.htm
E-Mail:   sales@dormsupply.com
Phone: 1 (888) 651-6921

Loft and MicroFridge Rentals
(In-room delivery and set-up prior to Move-In if you order by August 4th)

Bedloft.com (Collegiate Marketing, Inc.)   www.bedloft.com
Phone: 1 (866) 651-LOFT (5638)

Personal Property Insurance Companies

CSI Insurance Agency/Fireman’s Fund      www.collegestudentinsurance.com
E-mail:  info@collegestudentinsurance.com
Phone:  1 (888) 411-4911
 
National Student Services, Inc.    www.nssi.com
E-Mail:   contactus@nssi.com
Phone:  1 (800) 256-6774
Information Page:  NSSI
 
Specially-Sized Linens, Bath Essentials, Etc.

Residence Hall Linens/On Campus Marketing 
Phone:  1 (800) 957-4338    www.rhl.org/umm  
Fax:  1 (800) 957-8338

Shipping Assistance

Collegeboxes          www.collegeboxes.com
E-Mail:   customercare@collegeboxes.com
Phone:  1 (866) BOX.IT.UP (269-4887)
 
The UPS Store         www.theupsstore.com
E-Mail:  store2232@theupsstore.com
Phone:  (305) 667-2181

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Department of Housing and Residential Life by e-mail at housing@miami.edu or by calling (305) 284-4505.