The Department of Housing and Residential Life requires the cooperation of the
residents in order to provide a secure living environment. As a
resident, your responsibilities include the following:
- Abide by all rules set forth
by the University of Miami and the Department of Residence Halls.
- Carry your Cane Card at all
times and replace it immediately if it is lost or stolen.
- Observe all fire safety
- Do not tamper with fire
- Report suspicious activity
or individuals to your RA or to the residential area reception desk.
- Remember to lock your
room/apartment entrance door at all times.
- Present your Cane Card to
the Security Assistant every time you enter a residential college
between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
- Do not allow non-residents
or people that you do not know into your residential ollege/UV
- Never prop open any entrance
doors of a residential college/UV building.
- Make sure that your guests
have valid picture identification (state driver's license, military ID,
high school ID, etc.).
- Remember that you are
responsible for the actions of your guests and that they should be with
you at all times.
Campus Safety: Your personal safety is a major concern of the
Department of Residence Halls. While the department assists in
maintaining your safety through our Medico/Schlage key system, 'Cane
Card access, residence halls staff, and the night security program, you
play an important role in keeping yourself and your possessions safe.
Petty theft is the primary crime on this campus. You can
significantly decrease the chance of having your possessions stolen by
taking several preventative measures:
- Keep your room or apartment
door locked at all times.
- Engrave your driver's
license number on all valuables.
- Register your bicycle at the
Department of UM Police.
Keep windows up, doors locked, and your purse and other valuables out
of sight. Lock valuables in your trunk. Park your car in an area where
there is pedestrian activity and streetlights. If you have a stereo
system in your car, have the components marked with Operation
Identification (driver's license number prefixed by the state's