Student Center Complex

The Student Center Complex embraces the unique climate of South Florida and the lush, tropical University of Miami Gables Campus with two student-centered indoor facilities, the new Student Activities Center and the Whitten University Center, as well as outdoor facilities including the Stage/Patio and Pool along Lake Osceola and the Rock. 

The Complex is home to student organizations, Student Life departments, retail spaces that include the Hurricane Food Court and the University Credit Union, and the University of Miami's Rathskeller, a campus institution since 1973, which serves as a popular student meeting space and a venue for live entertainment, burgers and specialty foods, and cold beverages. 

The Student Center Complex truly is the Center of the U, providing office and lounge space for undergraduate, graduate, and Law School students as well as providing great meeting and activities spaces for faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the community.

Student Activities Center
Whitten University Center
Student Activities Center Whitten University Center
The new Student Activities Center is an important addition to Student Life on the University of Miami Campus. The Center includes a 24-hour study space, student organization offices and lounge spaces, a 1000-seat ballroom, a Senate Room, multi-use meeting and activities rooms, and a Media Suite that includes The Miami Hurricane newspaper, IBIS Yearbook, and Distraction Magazine. Also housed in the Center are the offices for Student Activities and Student Organizations, the Butler Center for Volunteer Service and Leadership Development, Orientation and Commuter Student Involvement, and Reservations for the Student Center Complex. The Center is also the site of a Starbucks and the Rathskeller, which includes roller gliders and an outdoor bar with views of Lake Osceola. The Whitten University Center is home to student organizations including the Veteran Students Organization and Asian American Students Association, as well as to university departments and services. You will find the Pool, the Flamingo Ballroom, smaller meeting rooms, and two large lounges, including the Stanford International Lounge. CaneNet Connection, the Camner Academic Resource Center, the LaunchPad, Toppel Career Center, Student Affairs/Student Life offices, and a variety of retail services including the Bookstore, Post Office, University Credit Union are located inside the UC. The UC is also home to a variety of food venues, including the Faculty Club, Hurricane Food Court, The Oasis kosher deli, the C‑Store, and, opening Fall 2013, a Lime Restaurant.

“The SAC was funded by a 20 million dollar gift from Bruce and Tracey Berkowitz, who Chair the Fairholme Foundation.”