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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 guidelines.
  • Do not tamper with fire safety equipment
  • 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 building.
  • 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:

  1. Keep your room or apartment door locked at all times.
  2. Engrave your driver's license number on all valuables.
  3. Register your bicycle at the Department of UM Police.

Car Security

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 initials).