The University of Miami offers undergraduate on-campus housing in five residential colleges and University Village that is comprised of seven buildings and two parking garages.

Each residential college has resident faculty members (Masters and Associate Masters), student affairs professional staff members (Area Directors & Assistant Area Directors) and student staff who live in the residential college with the resident students to support and promote student well-being, safety, academic achievement, student learning, and development. In addition, numerous social, educational, cultural, and recreational programs are offered throughout the academic year.

  • The University has both single and double rooms. Singles are assigned based on seniority living on campus and, thus, entering students are assigned to double occupancy rooms. Effort is taken to assign roommates of similar age, class standing, and smoking preference.
  • All non-local freshmen students are required to live in University housing for two academic semesters, as long as space is available. This policy does not apply to freshmen students living with parents or legal guardians in Miami-Dade or Broward Counties.
  • University Village, which is an apartment-style residential community with 12-month agreements, is an available option to juniors and seniors. The apartments are fully furnished and include in-apartment washers and dryers, full-size kitchen appliances (stove, refrigerator, microwave, & dishwasher), and reserved parking. For general information on University Village, go on the web to http://www.miami.edu/sa/index.php/residential_life/on_campus/university_village/
  • All housing facilities are co-educational with men and women living on alternate floors or alternating separate suites or apartments.
  • All residential college rooms and apartment bedrooms are air-conditioned and equipped with a bed, dresser, desk, chair, trash can, and window coverings. 140+-channel cable television and local telephone services are also provided. Each residential college room and University Village bedroom is wired for internet access and wireless internet access is available throughout the campus.
  • Special Interest Housing (SIH) is also available within the residential college system

Admitted undergraduate students, following verification of acceptance to the University and payment of the enrollment deposit, can apply for housing on-line in CaneLink. CaneLink is the University's web-based, interactive information hub.

  • Students are encouraged to apply for housing as soon as possible after paying the enrollment deposit.  New freshmen housing applications should be submitted by May 1st preceding their fall enrollment; applications received from new freshmen after May 1st will be accommodated on a space available basis.
  • The $250 securing pre-payment can be paid by credit card or electronic debit from a checking account at the time of application.
  • Assignments to buildings, rooms, and specific roommates are made according to the date of application and receipt of the housing pre-payment.
  • Whenever possible, requests for specific buildings, rooms, and roommates are honored. However, if specific preferences are not available, the University reserves the right to assign students to other locations and roommates.

The on-campus housing agreement is for both fall and spring semesters (including University Village beginning in 2014-2015), unless the applicant is:

  1. applying only for spring semester housing
  2. applying only for summer session housing
  3. graduating in December
  4. participating in a University of Miami study abroad experience spring semester
  5. not enrolling in the University spring semester

Housing cancellations received through May 31st preceding fall enrollment will result in a $500 cancellation penalty. Cancellations received after May 31st will result in:

  • the canceling student remaining responsible for the fall semester housing charges, unless or until the vacancy created by the cancellation can be filled by another qualifying University student
  • note: should the full fall semester penalty charge be removed, the $500 cancellation penalty would remain

Housing cancellations for spring semester received through December 1st preceding spring enrollment will result in a $500 cancellation penalty. Cancellations received after December 1st will result in:

  • the canceling student remaining responsible for the spring semester housing charges, unless or until the vacancy created by the cancellation can be filled by another qualifying University student
  • note: should the full spring semester penalty charge be removed, the $500 cancellation penalty would remain

*Reminder: Written notice of cancellations must be made to the Department of Housing and Residential Life Office directly. Notifying Admission, the Registrar's Office, a Resident Assistant, or Academic Fellow does not constitute an official cancellation.

Intersession housing in between semesters as well as before and after summer sessions is available to resident students --additional charges will apply. For more specific information about the dates of housing availability, go to rates.

The Department of Housing and Residential Life also provides assistance to students, staff, and faculty with identifying off-campus housing options.  A web-based search engine of community listings and information about off-campus apartment complex listings is available along with other resources such as:

  • Individual consultations and appointments
  • Over-the-phone guidance
  • Knowledge of the greater Miami area & specific neighborhoods where students typically reside
  • Roommate search assistance

All students must have an active University of Miami email account. This serves as your official means of contact with our department.

For more information about housing on campus or assistance with off-campus housing, please see the Department of Housing and Residential Life web page at www.miami.edu/housing. Our office telephone number is (305) 284-4505 and the e-mail address is housing@miami.edu.