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DIVISION of
STUDENT AFFAIRS
FAMILY
GUIDE
2017
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1…………………………………………………………Welcome
3………………………….………………Academic Matters
13……………………………………….Financial Matters
16….…...Campus Services, Safety, and Security
27……………………….………………...Student Services
43……………………………Key Policies & Procedures
47……………………….…………………..Family Calendar
74………………………….…………………….Campus Map
TABLE OF CONTENTS
For more information, please contact
University of Miami
Department of Orientation
and Commuter Student Involvement
305-284-5646
umfp@miami.edu
miami.edu/ocsi
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WELCOME
A message from President Frenk to the families of entering UM students:
On behalf of the faculty, staff, and current students, I am
pleased to welcome you to the University of Miami family.
I hope to see you at Orientation and embark, together,
upon an exciting and transformational journey at the U.
This Family Guide will help to acquaint you with services
and resources available in academics, campus life, and
wellness. We strive to support our students’ intellectual
development and personal growth and ensure that their
experience as a ’Cane is rewarding, supportive, and safe.
As one of the leading teaching and research institutions in the world, the
University of Miami offers an environment that is stimulating and challenging.
We encourage students to aim for scholarly achievements, strive for mutual
respect and appreciation for others, and serve their community meaningfully.
Our student body is vibrant and diverse, representing every state in the
nation and many countries and nationalities around the globe, and our
surroundings are distinguished by the natural beauty and cultural vitality of
South Florida.
We look forward to continuing to build on the proud traditions of academic
excellence and a thriving culture of belonging and inclusion. I am confident
that, together, we will advance the Roadmap to Our New Century as we
approach our centennial anniversary in 2025. You have entrusted your
student to us, and we want you to know that we are committed to helping
them succeed.
Along with my wife, Dr. Felicia Knaul, and our daughters, Mariana and
Hannah, I look forward to greeting you on campus during Family Weekend
and at other events throughout the year.
With my best wishes,
Dr. Julio Frenk
President
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Dear University of Miami Family Member,
Welcome to the Miami Hurricane family! To make the transition to college
life meaningful and successful, this Family Guide is a resource for you and
an introduction to the University and the UM experience. Inside, you will find
comprehensive information about the range of campus resources, support
services, activities, and programs that will help students make the most of
college – both personally and academically.
The Family Calendar highlights what is happening on campus throughout
the year and offers timely conversation topics for you and your student. We
hope you will join us for Family Weekend and other major events listed in the
calendar.
Our team of administrators and faculty members is committed to fostering
the best experience for your student and you. Our goal is to help our
students begin their college experience well-informed and well-grounded.
During their time, they will be challenged as we strive to prepare them for
success post-graduation, but support is always around the corner.
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or
concerns. You can reach Dr. Green at 305-284-2006 or Dr. Whitely at 305-
284-4922. We look forward to personally meeting you and your student at
Orientation, and welcome to the U!
William Scott Green Patricia A. Whitely
Senior Vice Provost and Vice President for Student Affairs
Dean of Undergraduate Education
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ACADEMIC MATTERS
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Executive Vice President and Provost
provost.miami.edu provost@miami.edu 305-284-3356
Best way to get questions answered: phone
The office of the Executive Vice President and Provost is responsible
for overseeing and coordinating academic programs including, but not
limited to those listed below.
Deans’ Offices
The deans’ offices for undergraduate students are responsible for the
faculty and administration of their respective schools. Family members
may call a specific dean’s office for information about programs or
requirements, how students can change from one school or college to
another, or about the transferability of summer courses from another
institution.
Academic Advising
While attending the University of Miami, students are assisted and
advised by faculty as well as academic advisors in each school or
college. All new students are assigned an academic advisor within the
particular school or college to which they have been admitted. These
advisors help students map out their chosen program of study, support
their course registration, narrow their choice of a minor, and apprise
them of requirements yet to be fulfilled.
In addition, a number of the undergraduate programs have peer
counselors, which are usually upper-class students who act as mentors
to incoming first-year students.
Grading
A grade point average is used to determine standing in class, eligibility
for graduation, and eligibility for honors. It also serves to qualify the
student for continuation in good standing and for decisions pertaining to
probation and dismissal, continuation of scholarships, and other matters.
The University uses a traditional 4.0 grading scale, with an
A+ = 4.00, A = 4.00, A- = 3.70,
B+ = 3.30, B = 3.00, B- = 2.70,
C+ = 2.30, C = 2.00, C- = 1.70,
D+ = 1.30, D = 1.00, and F = 0.00.
End of semester grades can be found on the student’s CaneLink
account several days after the end of each term.
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School of Architecture
1223 Dickinson Drive, Building 48E
Coral Gables, FL 33146
305-284-3731
Rodolphe el-Khoury, Dean
Denis Hector, Associate Dean
Ana N. Santana, Assistant Dean
College of Arts and Sciences
227 Ashe Building
Coral Gables, FL 33124
305-284-4117
Leonidas G. Bachas, Dean
Maria Galli Stampino, Sr. Associate
Dean
Douglas Fuller, Sr. Associate Dean
Leonard Clemons, Sr. Associate Dean
School of Business Administration
5250 University Drive, Room 219
Jenkins Coral Gables, FL 33124
305-284-4643
John Quelch, Dean
Andrew J. Leone, Vice-Dean, Faculty
Research and Development & Arthur
P. Metzger Professor of Accounting
Ann M. Olazábal, Vice Dean,
Undergraduate Business Programs
School of Communication
Frances L. Wolfson
Communication Building
Coral Gables, FL 33124
305-284-2265
Gregory J. Shepherd, Dean
Paul Driscoll, Vice Dean,
Academic Affairs
School of Education and
Human Development
312 Merrick Building
Coral Gables, FL 33124
305-284-3711
Isaac Prilleltensky, Dean
Gina Astorini, Assistant Dean,
Undergraduate Academic Services
Walter G. Secada, Senior Associate
Dean, Graduate Academic Services
College of Engineering
255 McArthur Building
Coral Gables, FL 33124
305-284-2404
Jean-Pierre Bardet, Dean
Shihab S. Asfour, Associate Dean
for Academics; Department Chair,
Industrial Engineering
Ramarathnam Narasimhan, Assistant
Dean for Academics
Karissa Grasty, Assistant Dean
of Advancement
Rosenstiel School of Marine and
Atmospheric Science
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149
305- 421-4000
Roni Avissar, Dean
William M. Drennan, Associate Dean of
Undergraduate Education
Gary Hitchcock, Director -
Marine Science Program
Anthony Hynes, Director -
Atmospheric Science Program
Phillip and Patricia Frost
School of Music
128 Maurice Gusman Concert Hall
Coral Gables, FL 33124
305-284-2241
Shelton G. Berg, Dean
Steven Moore, Associate Dean,
Undergraduate Studies
Karen Kerr, Director of Admission
and Recruitment
School of Nursing and
Health Studies
5030 Brunson Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146
305-284-3666
Cindy Munro, Dean
Mary McKay, Associate Dean for
Nursing Undergraduate Programs
Key Offices and Administrators for Each School & College
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Office of Academic Enhancement
miami.edu/provost/oae oae@miami.edu (305) 284-3187
Best way to get questions answered: email
The Office of Academic Enhancement (OAE) fosters a community of
educational advocacy that emphasizes academic excellence, campus
engagement, and professional development with a core focus on
serving underrepresented, low income, and first-generation populations.
Through mentoring and academic support, the OAE connects students
to opportunities and resources that maximize their experience at the
University of Miami and beyond.
Academic Ombudsperson
ombuds.studentaffairs.miami.edu
The Academic Ombudsperson works in conjunction with the
University Ombudsperson to act as an independent representative
of the University to listen to student grievances and complaints. For
more information, please visit the Ombudsperson and University
Troubleshooters section on page 32.
The Miami Model
miami.edu/miamimodel
The Office of Academic Enhancement and the Office for Diversity &
Multicultural Affairs at the Miller School of Medicine jointly administer
three summer programs for underrepresented college and high
school students who aspire to pursue a career in health care: The
Minority Student in Health Careers Motivation Program, MCAT Prep
Program, and the High School Careers in Medicine Workshop.
Programs of Academic Excellence
miami.edu/excellence
The Office of Academic Enhancement supports multiple Programs
of Academic Excellence, including the Ronald A. Hammond Scholars,
the Gates Millennium Scholars, and the George W. Jenkins Scholars.
These students receive personalized advising throughout their
undergraduate education and are connected with campus resources
that may directly impact the quality of their experience at the
University of Miami.
Residential College Advising
ResidentialAdvising@miami.edu 305-284-8794
In collaboration with the Department of Housing and Residential
Life, the Office of Academic Enhancement also provides advising
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services within first-year residential colleges. The advisor focuses on
academic concerns related to major and career exploration, advising
students on developing four-year plans, and connecting students to
campus resources to aid in their success. First-Year Fellows (FYFs) are
upper-class student leaders living in first-year communities to build
relationships and support students as they transition into the college
experience, alongside the Resident Assistants.
Empower Me First – Diversity & Inclusion Initiative
miami.edu/provost/oae/diversity-and-inclusion.html
The Senior Academic Advisor for Diversity and Inclusion assists
underrepresented and first generation students in their transition
to college life and their pursuit of educational and career goals by
providing academic advocacy, general advising, resource referral and
academic support. The advisor supports students who may seek
assistance with time management, creating academic success plans
for GPA improvement, applying to graduate and professional school,
and navigating the transition to college life. The program works
with campus and community partners to provide outreach support
for students in the form of programs, workshops, and professional
development opportunities.
Camner Center for Academic Resources
umarc.miami.edu 305-284-2800
Best way to get questions answered: phone
Located on the second floor of the University Center, the Camner Center
for Academic Resources offers free academic assistance to all UM
students.
Peer Tutoring
tutoring.arc@miami.edu
At the Camner Center, all UM students can take advantage of free
individual peer tutoring to develop a deeper understanding of course
work through additional, special, or corrective content instruction.
All tutoring is course specific and taught by nationally certified peer
tutors. All UM students are eligible for two hours of tutoring per week
for each course.
Academic Workshops
This free workshop series instructs students on specific academic
skills and strategies to enhance academic performance. Workshop
topics include effective test-taking strategies, improving study
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strategies, utilizing technology, and organization and time
management skills. Topics are updated every semester, and students
may attend unlimited sessions.
Learning Specialists
The Camner Center provides the support of trained Learning
Specialists to students experiencing difficulty with academic issues.
Students may request a one-on-one meeting with a Learning
Specialist to help develop the skills needed to achieve success in their
academic careers. Skills covered during these appointments include
time management, effective note-taking, college textbook reading,
educational technologies, test taking, and other learning strategies.
Independent Learning Initiative
The Independent Learning Initiative is a fee-based academic support
program that provides structure, support, instruction, and monitoring
for students needing additional guidance during the college
experience. Participants learn to monitor their academic progress and
critically evaluate their current skills and strategies to work towards
becoming a successful independent student.
UMX 100: The University of Miami Experience
umx@miami.edu
The University of Miami Experience (UMX 100) is a graded,
comprehensive virtual self-paced course specifically designed to
assist first-year students, transfer students included, in making a
successful transition to the University of Miami. UMX 100 provides
an opportunity for students to utilize UM resources necessary for
success in college and beyond.
Office of Disability Services (ODS)
disability@miami.edu 305-284-2374
The Office of Disability Services (ODS) is the primary university office
responsible for the coordination of auxiliary aids and services for
students with disabilities.
ODS provides academic accommodations and support to ensure
that students with disabilities are able to access and participate in
the opportunities available at the University of Miami. Individuals
with disabilities must request academic accommodations through
the Office of Disabilities Services. Accommodations are determined
on a collaborative and case-by-case basis and are based on
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the documentation provided by the individual. ODS staff will
work collaboratively with students to determine what academic
adjustments and educational auxiliary aids are reasonable to ensure
that students with disabilities are not subject to discrimination.
Writing Center
as.miami.edu/writingcenter writingcenter@miami.edu 305-284-2956
Best way to get questions answered: call or email
The Writing Center strives to help all members of the University
community learn more about writing and become better writers.
The Writing Center holds one-to-one consultations with writers at all
stages of the writing process. Our consultants help writers understand
the expectations of their assignments, whether they are writing an
assignment for a class, a personal statement for medical school, law
school, or graduate school, a job application letter, a scientific article
for publication, or a personal creative project. Appointments may be
scheduled by calling (305) 284-2956, visiting us at the Richter Library
first floor, left side, or schedule online.
Learning Commons at the University of Miami Libraries
library.miami.edu/learningcommons learningcommons@miami.edu
305-284-4811
Best way to get questions answered: call or email
Located on the first floor of Richter Library – the largest of the University
of Miami Libraries and the best place to study on campus, the Learning
Commons offers students the opportunity to discover and explore all
of the academic resources available to ‘Canes. Students visiting the
Learning Commons will receive in-person assistance from peers and
experts on a variety of topics: learning strategies, research, writing,
creating projects and presentations, analyzing data, using technology,
and more. The Learning Commons is a new initiative made possible
by a community of academic service partners on campus working
seamlessly together to improve students’ academic experience. These
partners include the Writing Center, Math Lab, Camner Academic
Resource Center, and Student Technology Help Desk.
Study Abroad
studyabroad.miami.edu studyabroad@miami.edu 305-284-3434
Best way to get questions answered: phone or email
With over 80 UM study abroad programs offered, students have an array
of opportunities that align with their academic and personal interests.
Students can live and learn abroad through short-term and long-term
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programs with UM faculty or at UM partner universities overseas.
Programs with UM faculty are unique in their emphasis on experiential
learning, pre-arranged group housing, excursions, and courses taught by
UM professors and overseas academic experts. Students who participate
in UM study abroad programs, including semester exchange programs,
will receive UM grades and credits and are able to use their existing
financial aid towards semester program costs. Students can apply their
courses abroad to their majors, minors, cognates, or elective credits.
Programs are open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who meet
eligibility requirements.
Studying abroad offers UM students the unique opportunity to live in
another country and immerse in a different culture while still pursuing
personal and academic goals. Research shows that students who
study abroad develop enhanced critical thinking and problem solving
skills, in addition to enhanced language proficiency, independence, and
confidence in new environments—all characteristics that will foster
success. The flagship UPrograms abroad include semester opportunities
in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cape Town, South Africa; Galapagos,
Ecuador; Manipal, India; Prague, Czech Republic; Rome, Italy; and
Shanghai, China.
Office of Civic and Community Engagement
civic.miami.edu civicengagement@miami.edu 305-284-6636
Best way to get questions answered: email
The Office of Civic and Community Engagement (CCE) fosters university-
community collaboration by engaging the university’s academic
resources in the enrichment of civic and community life in our local,
national, and global communities. The overarching goal of CCE is to
develop teaching and research strategies that directly link academic
scholarship to public practice. CCE aims to develop new courses and
enhance existing ones to integrate community engagement more deeply
into the curriculum. CCE also creates new initiatives that bring multiple
schools and disciplines together to work on shared community-based
projects. These courses and projects allow students to put theory into
practice and understand the complexities of practical problem solving in
real-world situations, thereby preparing them to be effective civic leaders
and engaged citizens.
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Patricia and Harold Toppel Career Center
HireACane.com toppel@miami.edu 305-284-5451
Best way to get questions answered: phone
If you are already thinking about what your student will be doing
when graduation day arrives, look no further than the Toppel Career
Center. The Center provides innovative and dynamic career services to
students and alumni of the University of Miami. Furnished with the latest
technology, including video conferencing, 360-degree video recording,
and lecture capture, the Center’s six interview suites, a technology lab,
a conference room, and a Career Loft offer a variety of spaces for your
student to meet their career related needs.
Over six times larger than the average career center, the 12,000 square-
foot building houses career programs and workshops, networkers,
professional individualized advising, practice interviews, industry panels,
walk-in peer advising, company presentations, on-campus interviews,
and more.
Career Education
The Center assists students in their career development utilizing a
three-part model that provides the tools necessary for your student to
Explore (strengths, interests, values, skills, and abilities), Prepare (career
and industry research, practice interviews, and internships), and Connect
(building meaningful relationships and growing a professional network).
Career Preparation & Networking
Through the Center’s vision, empowering and connecting ’Canes to
achieve a lifetime of career fulfillment; the staff encourages students to
develop meaningful relationships with professionals in their area(s) of
interest. The Center provides many opportunities for students to network
with employers and alumni, including panel programs, employer meet-
ups, job shadowing (UShadow), on-campus recruiting, and career fairs.
Connecting with the Toppel Career Center
Evidence shows that students who visit the Career Center are more
likely to earn internships and ultimately have better career outcomes
at the time of graduation. Tell your student to visit us at 5225 Ponce De
Leon Blvd. or by visiting HireACane.com and activating their Handshake
account as soon as they arrive on campus!
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FINANCIAL MATTERS
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Office of Student Account Services
miami.edu/osas saccounts@miami.edu 305-284-6430
Best way to get questions answered: phone
The Office of Student Account Services processes all e-billing, payment
plan information, and student refunds on a student’s account while
enrolled at the University of Miami. e-Billing and online payment
information is available at canelink.miami.edu. Staff members are
available to assist you with billing inquiries by phone, in person, or via
email.
Students should also sign up for the Direct Deposit Program for student
refunds. Students may sign up for direct deposit by logging on to
CaneLink. This will expedite the processing of any anticipated refunds at
the beginning of the term so students can buy books and other supplies
in a timely manner.
The office accepts online payments for tuition and all related costs via
e-check (ACH) or credit card through CaneLink. Students may also apply
for a semester-based four-month payment plan for the fall or spring
semesters via CaneLink.
Office of Student Financial Assistance and Employment
finaid.miami.edu ofas@miami.edu 305-284-6000
Best way to get questions answered: email or phone
Advisors are available to assist students and families throughout the
entire financial aid and student employment process. Financial assistance
at UM is a partnership. While the family has the primary responsibility to
cover educational expenses, UM provides generous financial assistance
to recognize both financial need and academic achievement. Eligibility
for need-based financial assistance is determined through an in depth
analysis of a family’s financial strength as reported on the FAFSA, CSS
PROFILE, and tax documents.
Financial Assistance
Financial assistance may include need-based grants, academic
scholarships, student or parent loan(s), and/or student employment.
Information about student eligibility such as outstanding checklist items
and detailed financial assistance information can be found online at
CaneLink. In addition, students should check their university email and
CaneLink for updates as they are responsible for monitoring these
accounts regularly.
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Student Employment
miami.edu/osfae
Students interested in employment opportunities should know that there
are many part-time jobs available to earn extra spending money and
obtain some valuable career-related experience. There are two major
work programs: Federal Work Study (students must be eligible based on
federal financial aid criteria) and the Student Assistant Program (open to
all registered University of Miami students and offering a variety of part-
time positions on and off-campus). For information and job opportunities
students may visit Miami.edu/jobx.
All students planning to work while at UM must bring the appropriate
documentation for employment eligibility verification established by the
Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
Services.
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CAMPUS SERVICES, SAFETY,
AND SECURITY
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Facilities Management
fm.ref.miami.edu facilities@miami.edu 305-284-8282
Facilities Management Department (FMD) is responsible for the steward-
ship of Coral Gables campus and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and
Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) buildings, grounds and infrastructure
overseeing all reactive and preventative maintenance needs for the aca-
demic and residential zones, facilities work control, utilities infrastructure,
energy management, fire safety, access control, environmental services
and maintenance contract management for 140 buildings, 6 million gross
sq. ft. at Gables Campus, 17 buildings, 413,223 gross sq. ft. at Rosenstiel
Campus, and 8 buildings, 11,016 gross sq. ft. at Richmond Campus.
Our teams work closely with one another to provide a host of services to
these campuses. To submit a service request visit: miami.edu/SRO.
University of Miami Police & Security
miami.edu/police Non-Emergency: 305-284-6666
Emergency: 911 Crime Prevention Manager: 305-284-1105
The University of Miami is dedicated to providing a safe and secure
environment for all members of the university community who study,
research, live, and work at any of its campuses. Each campus has its
own department responsible for all safety and security. The University
of Miami Police Department (UMPD), a professional law enforcement
agency that utilizes State of Florida-certified police officers and is
supplemented by a contracted security guard service, services the Coral
Gables campus. The Miller School and Rosenstiel School campuses
utilize professional security teams directly managed by the university.
The City of Miami Police Department and Miami-Dade County Police
Department, respectively, provide
police services to these campuses.
To fulfill the UM Police Department
and the UM Security Departments’
missions as collaborative, innovative,
and proactive agencies, a community
policing approach is taken. Patrol
policy maximizes the time university
police and security officers spend out
of patrol vehicles and interacting with
members of the community. Safety-
related educational programming,
helps members of the community
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realizes the power they have to prevent crime and keep themselves
safe. Partnerships and working relationships with internal university
organizations as well as external government and private agencies
enable a multitude of services to be offered, most for free. Overall,
a stronger relationship between the UM Police Department, the UM
Security Departments, and the university community means a more
successful crime-fighting team. After all, safety and security on campus
is everyone’s responsibility.
The Crime Prevention Office within the university’s Coral Gables Campus
Police Department is staffed with crime prevention specialists that direct
numerous established campus-wide crime prevention programs and
specialized services. In addition, this office is responsible for directing a
multitude of special initiatives such as crime analysis and scripted patrols
focused on crime reduction. Visit UMPD’s website for specific information
on campus safety and a full list of all programs and services offered.
University of Miami Emergency Management
prepare.miami.edu OEM@miami.edu 305-284-8005
Best way to get questions answered: email
The University of Miami Emergency Management team is comprised
of the Office of Emergency Management, located on the Coral Gables
campus, and a full-time emergency manager on the Medical and
RSMAS campuses. Together, they serve as the center for university-
wide planning for, and coordinated response to, all major emergencies.
The safety of every member of the University community is of utmost
importance to us.
Emergency Planning at UM
In the event of an emergency, the University of Miami Comprehensive
Emergency Management Plan will be activated to ensure the safety
of all campuses. At the direction of the Crisis Decision Team, Campus
Command Post(s) or the University Emergency Operations Center are
activated to coordinate the University’s response and disseminate critical
information to the campus community via the Emergency Notification
Network (ENN).
Emergency Notification Network
The ENN is a comprehensive communications solution that allows
the University to quickly disseminate urgent emergency alerts
through multiple communications mediums. If there is a condition that
significantly threatens the health and safety of persons on campus or
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impacts normal campus operations, University officials will warn the
campus community using one or more communication methods.
In order to receive an ENN alert, students need to ensure their
Emergency Information is entered in Canelink by going to canelink.miami.
edu. Once in Canelink, students should go to the Student Center area
and make sure the fields in the “Personal Information” section have been
completed, including mobile phone number and emergency contacts.
Family members are encouraged to subscribe to receive ENN alerts
via facebook.com/UMiamiENN and/or twitter.com/UMiamiENN. Family
members can also subscribe to receive ENN text alerts by texting “follow
@UMiamiENN” to 40404 from your mobile phone.
In addition, during a time of crisis, the University’s Emergency Information
Hotline is also activated. Trained staff will be available to answer
questions throughout the incident. Family members are encouraged to
call 1-800-227-0354 to get information regarding a major emergency
impacting the University.
Emergency Guide
miami.edu/emergency-guide
The University’s Emergency Guide contains recommended specific
action guidelines for students to take during various campus
emergencies. Hard copies of the guide are strategically placed
throughout each campus; in addition, the information is accessible online
via the link above.
Protective Actions
Upon receipt of an ENN Alert, the University community should
immediately evaluate their situation and determine if their location is safe.
The two most probable actions in response to any campus emergency
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will be to EVACUATE or SHELTER-IN-PLACE. We promote the use of
common sense, situational awareness and a personal assessment to
determine the best course of action.
Evacuate: The primary purpose for evacuating is to put distance
between you and the hazard. Depending on the type of emergency,
evacuation procedures may vary. Students are encouraged to go to
miami.edu/emergency-guide for specific action guidelines by emergency
type. The following are guidelines that are applicable for any emergency
in which evacuation is the best course of action:
Leave the area immediately
Take personal items (keys, wallet, cell phone etc.) if safe to do so
Assist individuals with disabilities
Walk; do not run
Do not use elevators
Go to designated evacuation assembly areas unless otherwise
instructed
Provide relevant information (i.e. unaccounted/trapped persons) to
emergency responders
Do not return until cleared to do so by emergency responders
Shelter-In-Place: The term Shelter-In-Place is used to refer to situations
where it is safest to remain indoors rather than face uncertainty outside.
When Sheltering-In-Place, students should seek safety by placing
barriers between themselves and the hazard. This could include walls,
rooms without windows, locked doors, furniture, etc. Depending on the
type of emergency, Shelter-In-Place procedures may vary. Students
are encouraged to go to miami.edu/emergency-guide for specific
action guidelines by emergency type. The following are guidelines that
are applicable for any emergency in which Shelter-In-Place is the best
course of action:
Find the safest location in your immediate area
Shut all doors and windows
Stay away from areas exposed to the hazard
Enact barriers between you and the hazard
Await further information from emergency responders
Basic training on the above is made available by The Office of
Emergency Management throughout the year. More information on in-
person trainings can be found at: prepare.miami.edu
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Hurricane Evacuation Information
Hurricanes are an unfortunate in Miami. With hurricane season running
June 1st through November 30th, the University has put several
procedures in place to keep its students safe. Every parent and student
should watch the University’s hurricane preparedness video by visiting
miami.edu/hurricane-prepare.
Depending on the anticipated severity of a storm, the University of Miami
may be required to evacuate its campuses. This generally will need
to occur if the storm is a major hurricane (Category Three or higher).
While this is not a common occurrence, everyone needs to prepare
accordingly. Once an evacuation is ordered, all events and classes will be
canceled and no one will be allowed to stay on campus. The University
will notify students of evacuations, closures and cancellations via Storm
Alert emails and an ENN alert. The University’s Emergency Information
Hotline (1-800-227-0354) will also be activated to answer any of your
questions or you can always go toprepare.miami.edu for the latest Storm
Alert.
Please discuss in advance where your student will go in the case of
a University evacuation. Most students travel to a designated relative
or friend’s home within a 250-mile radius of Miami. Any student who
cannot evacuate on their own will be asked to self-identify to University
officials and will be transported to a local University-operated or county
evacuation center.
Students are encouraged to enter their evacuation location information
through CaneLink to inform the University about their hurricane
evacuation plan. This process is accomplished by visiting CaneLink.
miami.edu and clicking on the Student Center link. Then, scroll to the
bottom of the Student Center page to find the “personal information”
section, where you can input personal addresses, including an address
that can be marked as your intended “evacuation” location. As storms
approach, the University will send out emails to all students and conduct
meetings with resident students providing them with more specific
instructions.
In the aftermath of a storm, communications may be severely disrupted
and possibly remain so for an extended period of time. Emergency
personnel will communicate with the University community to ensure
everyone’s safety. Current contact information is imperative to this
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process. After a storm, students should check-in and indicate their
whereabouts via the check-in methods on the Recover website at
recover.miami.edu. All students should also immediately attempt to
contact family and friends by any available means (telephone, text, email,
social media, etc.) and let them know they are okay.
Weather Monitoring
The weather conditions in South Florida can quickly change with little or
no notice. Severe thunderstorms have the potential to produce a number
of hazards that can pose a threat to life and property. The University
of Miami has a weather monitoring system on campus that can be
accessed through the following methods:
Go to miamidade.weatherstem.com/umiami
Text “UMiami” to (786)-837-8153
Call (786)-837-8153
Email umiami@miamidade.weatherstem.com with “Latest Weather”
in the subject line
Like facebook.com/umweatherstem
Follow twitter.com/UMWxSTEM
Turn to Channel 100 (OEM-HD) from any TV on the Campus
Cable System
Parking & Transportation
miami.edu/parking 305-284-3096, option 2
Best way to get questions answered: phone
The University of Miami has parking facilities for those that need a
personal car to travel to and from the campus. However, the majority
of resident students do not have a personal vehicle and utilize the
many alternative options available to them. These options are also ideal
for commuter students that are interested in finding economic and
environmentally friendly options to the single occupancy vehicle. Visit
get2um.com for full details.
For those that do need to park on campus, a parking permit is required.
The goal is to provide all students with a safe and efficient method of
parking. We kindly ask that all students that do park on campus take the
time to familiarize themselves with the Parking Policy and Procedures
which are available from our website. If you have specific questions,
please feel free to call. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00
pm.
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Blue-Light Telephones
More than 150 blue-light telephones
are strategically located throughout
the Coral Gables and Miller School
campuses. These phones are marked
with reflective lettering and a blue
light to aid in daytime and nighttime
identification. The phones can be used
to contact UM Police or security in
both emergency and non-emergency
situations. Non-emergency situations
include requesting a security escort,
reporting suspicious persons and
obtaining information.
Visit miami.edu/police for a list and
map of all blue-light phone locations.
Safety Escort Services/Safe Ride
Safety escorts are provided by the
UM Police & Security Departments to
all students, faculty, staff and visitors
on the Coral Gables and Miller School
campuses, 24-hours a day. To request
a safety escort on the Coral Gables
campus, contact UMPD Dispatch at
305-284-6666 or use any blue-light
telephone. To request a safety escort
on the Miller School campus, call
Security at 305- 243-7233 or use any
blue-light telephone.
Safe Ride is an on-demand transit
program managed by the UM Parking
& Transportation Dept., which provides
safe travel on and around the Coral
Gables campus for students from
Sunday to Thursday evenings, 10pm to
3am. Students may call 305-298-6128
to get a ride between the Coral Gables
campus and residential areas that
border the Coral Gables campus during
those listed times.
U Guardian
U Guardian is a new smartphone safety
app that the UM community may
download free and use as frequently
as they please. The app allows a user
to create a profile with as much or
as little personal info as they choose.
When calling UMPD via the app’s one
button call feature, this info, including
GPS location, relevant medical info (i.e.
life-threatening allergies), vehicle info,
etc... will immediately show on a screen
in the dispatch center for the duration
of the call. This info helps police to
respond more quickly and more
accurately.
Additionally, the U Guardian app also
has a virtual escort feature, whereby
students/users may notify friends,
family members, or whomever they
choose to receive notification that they
intend to travel from one destination
to another (or simply wish to be
tracked for an activity). Once accepted,
the session shows the current GPS
location of the requestor, as well
as a countdown timer they have
set for themselves to arrive at their
destination. Should the self-imposed
timer run out, the guardian (i.e. the
person virtually watching over the
requestor) will be reminded to check
up on that person and/or be prompted
to notify the proper authorities if they
are unable to contact them. For more
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detail on the usage of U Guardian,
where to download it, and how it
works, please visit:
miami.edu/uguardian.
Crime Prevention/
Safety Programming
Several crime prevention/ safety
programs are designed and conducted
by the UM Police and Security
Departments to educate students,
faculty and staff on a variety of safety
topics, including personal safety,
identity theft, fake IDs, underage
drinking, vacation safety, and personal
property security.
Self-Defense Programs
The UM Police Department offers two
nationally recognized self-defense
programs to female students, faculty
and staff.
Visit miami.edu/police/selfdefense for
schedules and additional information.
Self-Defense Awareness &
Familiarization Exchange
(S.A.F.E.)
S.A.F.E. is a 2-hour introductory
program that exposes women to
the basics of risk awareness and
risk reduction, in addition to a few
rudimentary physical techniques.
Classes are held multiple times
per semester, free of charge to
students. Open enrollment classes are
scheduled at least once a semester,
but are also available upon request by
student groups/organizations.
Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.)
R.A.D. is a 3-night, 12-hour, in-depth
program that involves a significant
amount of training in defense
techniques and ends with a simulation
exercise. Open enrollment classes are
held annually in Sept., free of charge to
the UM community. Other classes may
be arranged by student groups during
the year, upon request.
Crime Advisories
A “Crime Advisory” is published
in the rare instance that a serious
incident occurs on campus and
there is a possible continuing threat
to the general community’s safety.
An example of this would be a
robbery where the offender was not
caught. Notice is given to the campus
community within two business days
of the incident, if not sooner, via active
publications possibly including, but
not limited to, university-wide emails,
UMPD’s webpage, printed flyers/
posters, and any other available means
deemed necessary. Crime Advisories
are issued in compliance with the
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus
Security Policy and Campus Crime
Statistics Act.
Security in the Residential Areas
All of the residential colleges on the
Coral Gables Campus are equipped
with a convenient 24-hour security
system that grants access to the living
areas with a validated ’Cane Card.
Upon entering a living area, residents
must swipe their cards through an
electronic reader on the inside door,
which then releases the lock. Housing
and Residential Life Security, which
works closely with the UM Police
Department, is managed by a full-
time Security Manager, who may be
reached at 305-284-5568.
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Safety Matters Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASR)
The University of Miami Safety Matters comprehensive combined annual
security report and annual fire safety report is published in compliance
with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus
Crime Statistics Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1092(f)), and section 485(i) of the
Higher Education Opportunity Act, otherwise known as the Campus Fire
Safety Right-to-Know Act. All currently registered students as well as
employees are given a notice by October 1 of each year that includes
a statement of the report’s availability, the exact electronic address at
which the report is posted, a brief description of the report’s contents,
and a statement that the institution will provide a paper copy of the
report upon request to the University of Miami Police Department
(UMPD). Printed copies may be requested by calling UMPD at 305-284-
1105. Prospective students and employees of the university are informed
of the guides availability, provided with a summary of its contents, and
given the opportunity to request a copy from the University of Miami
Police Department. This report can be accessed through the UMPD
website.
Coral Gables Campus - UM Police Department
5665 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables, Florida 33124
Dispatch: 305-284-6666 Crime Prevention: 305-284-1105
Business Office: 305-284-3075 TTD: 305-284-3152
miami.edu/police
In the event of a telecommunications failure on the Coral Gables campus,
the University of Miami Police Department has back-up IP phone lines
that can be used to contact police Back-up IP phone line: 305-284-8436.
Miller School Campus - Security Department
1051 N.W. 14 Street, Suite 145, Miami, Florida 33136
Dispatch: 305-243-6000 Non emergency Dispatch: 305-243-7233
security.med.miami.edu
Rosenstiel School Campus - Security Department
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Virginia Key, Miami, Florida 33149
Main: 305-421-4766 Alternative: 305-710-7991
EMERGENCY AT ANY CAMPUS LOCATION: 911
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STUDENT SERVICES
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Athletics
hurricanesports.com 305-284-3822
The University of Miami has one of the most accomplished athletics
programs in NCAA history. The fun and excitement that the championship
caliber teams have brought to the city of Miami is only matched by the
passion and dedication of our student body in their support of our teams.
All students are encouraged to continue the traditions of our
championship history by attending our athletic team’s home contests.
For those who would like to get more involved than just attending
games and would like to become a student leader and custodian of
our hallowed traditions, and maybe even help us establish the next
great Miami Hurricane tradition, students can email saso@miami.edu.
Category 5 is a student group supported by Student Government
that works in conjunction with the Department of Athletics in the
development of in-game traditions and student led game day activities.
For more information on Category 5 visit the organizations social media
channels: Twitter: @UM_Category5 Facebook: /Category5 Instagram: @
cat5stagram.
All students who have paid their athletic fee are allowed free admission
to all home athletic events, including football.
Men’s sports include: Football, Basketball, Baseball, Tennis, Diving, Cross
Country, and Track & Field.
Women’s sports include: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Rowing, Soccer,
Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, and Volleyball.
Computer and Phone Services
sthd.it.miami.edu sthd@miami.edu 305-284-8887
Student Support
The Student Technology Help Desk (STHD) is a computer support center
for students. The STHD provides a multitude of free services including
internet configuration, virus and spyware removal, system restorations,
software installations, and upgrades on laptops, desktops, smartphones,
and tablets.
Computer Labs
Computer labs managed by UMIT are located in the Residential Colleges,
and in the libraries at Richter, Calder, Law School, Music School, and
School of Architecture. These labs have state-of-the-art computers,
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scanners, and UPrint, the student printing solution. For more information
and locations, please visit: studentsupport.it.miami.edu/labs.
Telephone and Network Services (UMIT Service Desk)
it.miami.edu help@miami.edu Coral Gables/Medical: 305-284-6565
RSMAS: 305-421-4028
The UMIT Service Desk provides telephone service, long-distance access,
and data network services. This includes Internet connectivity on the
Coral Gables campus (wired Ethernet through the CaneNet network and
wireless connection through the SecureCanes network). These services
are available to all currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate
students on the Coral Gables, Medical, and RSMAS campuses.
Office 365 - University Email and Collaboration
Office 365 is the email service offered free of charge to all enrolled
University of Miami students. It is important for incoming students
to sign up to ensure the delivery of all University communications,
including emergency alerts. Office 365 includes access to various Office
applications – including SharePoint, Forms, Planner, etc. – plus other
productivity services that are enabled over the Internet (cloud services),
such as Skype for Business web conferencing and additional online
storage with Microsoft OneDrive.
International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)
miami.edu/isss isss@miami.edu 305-284-2928
Best way to get questions answered: email
ISSS represents the needs and interests of the University of Miami
international community and provides support services and programs
for international students, scholars, and academic departments at UM.
Every year, approximately 3,750 international students (undergraduate
and graduate) and scholars (professors and researchers) from 120
countries representing every region of the world study, engage in
practical training, teach, and conduct research at the University of Miami.
International students and scholars face some unique challenges
as well as opportunities while pursuing their academic goals at UM.
The professional and dedicated staff of ISSS provides expert advice,
services, programs, and information aimed at supporting the educational
endeavors of and enriching the U.S. experience of our international
student and scholar community throughout the duration of their stay at
the U!
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Meal Plans
miami.edu/dining-services diningservices@miami.edu 305-284-3584
Best way to get questions answered: email
The Department of Dining Services offers a variety of dining options
to meet students’ needs. Students who reside in any of the Residential
Colleges (Mahoney, Pearson, Hecht, Stanford, or Eaton) must select one
of the Residential Colleges meal plan below. Commuter students as well
as students residing at the University Village apartments may select any
of the meal plans below.
First-year Residential Students must choose a meal plan identified with
an *; if the student does not choose a meal plan, Dining Services will
enroll the student into the Unlimited meal plan with $50 Dining Dollars.
The Meal Plan number indicates the meals available each week; unused
meals do not carry over. In addition to meals at the residential dining
halls, meal plans also feature “Dining Dollars,” which may be used at any
retail food service location on campus.
The Block Meal Plan number indicates available meals for the semester;
meals rollover from fall to spring. However, they expire at the end of
the spring semester. Dining Dollar amounts are semester values. Dining
Dollar balances rollover from fall to spring. However, they expire at the
end of the spring semester. The Meal Plan contract is an annual contract,
although payment is made per semester. Students enrolled in the meal
plan are expected to fulfill this annual commitment unless they withdraw,
study abroad, or graduate from the University. Early release from the
meal plan will result in an administrative cancellation fee.
Division of Student Affairs
studentaffairs.miami.edu studentaffairs@miami.edu 305-284-4922
Best way to get questions answered: phone
The Division of Student Affairs provides opportunities, programs, and
services that encourage students to take an active role in their University
of Miami experience. Under the leadership of Vice President Dr. Patricia
A. Whitely, your student will get involved, be well, and find support within
Student Affairs. UM students make the most through learning, engaging,
leading, and exploring the plethora of opportunities for involvement.
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The Division of Student Affairs includes the following areas:
Chaplains Association
Commencement
Counseling Center
Dean of Students Office
Greek Life
Sandler Center for Alcohol and
Other Drug Education
Housing and Residential Life
Ombudsperson
Rathskeller
Student Center Complex
Student Health Service
Student Life
William R. Butler Center for
Service and Leadership
Multicultural Student Affairs
LGBTQ Student Center
Orientation & Commuter
Student Involvement
Student Activities &
Student Organizations
Student Media
Wellness and Recreation
Dean of Students Office
doso.studentaffairs.miami.edu doso@miami.edu 305-284-5353
The Dean of Students Office is involved, interested, and invested in the
education and development of our students and, consistent with the
University of Miami Mission Statement, “we strive to develop future
leaders of our nation and the world.” The five primary units of oversight
for the Dean’s Office are: Judicial Affairs, Greek Life, Sandler Center For
Alcohol and Other Drug Education, Posner Substance Abuse Education
Fund, Honor Council, and the Chaplains Association. In addition, the
Dean’s staff includes a licensed clinical social worker, who manages
a variety of complex issues involving students, a specially-trained
investigator for issues of gender discrimination and sexual misconduct,
and a liaison, who provides programming and support services to the
University’s international student community. See below to further
explore some of the primary and additional areas of oversight within the
Dean of Students Office.
Greek Life
UM’s fraternity and sorority community is comprised of a dynamic,
highly engaged group of over 2600 students in 29 different student
organizations. Our social Greek letter organizations promote a well-
rounded student experience with primary emphasis on academic
success and concurrently provide opportunities for students to forge
lifelong friendships, become actively involved in community service
projects, and develop leadership skills. Students must earn a minimum
2.5 GPA and complete at least 12 academic credit hours in a single
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semester prior to joining a fraternity or sorority (AP credits and online
credits do not count towards this requirement).
William W. Sandler, Jr. Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Education
and Gail S. Posner Substance Abuse Education Fund
doso.miami.edu sandler@miami.edu 305-284-6120
Best way to get questions answered: email
As a part of the Dean of Students Office, the William W. Sander, Jr.
Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Education is a comprehensive
Prevention, Intervention, Education, and Referral center. The Sandler
Center houses a comprehensive peer education program that works
together with all members of the campus community and strives to:
Promote healthy lifestyles as well as personal and social
responsibility by providing programs, training, service, and alternative
activities for students.
Educate students about the negative consequences of high-risk use
of alcohol and other drugs.
Increase awareness and commitment within the University
community.
All incoming students are required to complete Campus Clarity: Think
About It, UM’s two-part course on alcohol, drug, and sexual misconduct
education.
The link to Part 1 was emailed to your students UM email address in July.
Veteran Student Services
The Veteran Student Services (VSS) provides support to military
veteran students enrolled at the University of Miami. Through University
partnerships, the VSS provides assistance and resources for student
veterans that include: Transitioning into the University of Miami, academic
achievement, and understanding Veteran Administration educational
benefits and financial assistance; preparing for life after graduation
(translating military and college experiences into a career or graduate
school); enhancing leadership skills; and maintaining healthy lifestyles.
Chaplains Association
The University Chaplains Association is the official body responsible for
religious life on campus. It consists of various campus ministries that—
cooperatively and individually—provide activities that address the spiritual
needs of the campus community. Some University ministries have
centers on or near the campus with trained clergy or lay workers, who
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are sensitive to the needs of college students, faculty, and staff. They
involve themselves in the day-to-day activities dealing with faith and
life, heart and mind. For more information, contact the specific ministry
(directory available on the website).
Housing and Residential Life
miami.edu/housing housing@miami.edu 305-284-4505
Best way to get questions answered: email or phone
The Department of Housing and Residential Life is home to an extensive
and diverse residential program featuring six residential communities.
The cornerstone of the residential program is a system of five Residential
Colleges that blend the Oxford and Cambridge tradition of live-in faculty
with a unique commitment to student development and academic
success. Residential Colleges range in size from 400-950 students. The
University also offers University Village, offering apartment style housing
for approximately 800 junior and senior level students.
Through our mission of student housing for student success, UM’s
five residential living-learning areas organize student communities
that support student academics, learning, and development; offer
opportunities for faculty-student interaction; create easy access to
campus services and resources; and offer study groups, tutoring,
computer labs, and exciting cultural and social activities all focused on
the needs of the students.
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Living in each of the Residential Colleges are student affairs professionals,
called Area Directors, who are responsible for the overall management
and supervision of the college (larger, first-year student colleges also
have an Assistant Area Director), as well as two to three Resident Faculty
members and their families. In addition, each floor in the Residential
Colleges, and each building in University Village, has at least one Resident
Assistant who provides peer mentoring, cultural and social opportunities,
academic assistance, and works with their residents to develop a
community that enriches and supports the student learning and
academic experience at the University. In first year student communities,
student staff, called First Year Fellows, is also available to enrich the
academic experience outside of the classroom, supervised by a full-time
professional.
Ombudsperson and University Troubleshooters
miami.edu/ombudsperson ombudsperson@miami.edu
305-284-4922
Best way to get questions answered: phone
The Ombudspersons help students navigate difficult situations by
providing guidance and support. Often, when a student feels stuck or
is not sure who they should contact, that is where the Ombudsperson
comes in. Ombudspersons utilize a network of troubleshooters, both
faculty and administrators, to help reach a resolution.
For students, there are two Ombudspersons and a Student Advocate
who specialize in different support areas. The University Ombudsperson
and Student Advocate predominantly assist with out of the classroom
support for students. Similarly, the Academic Ombudsperson supports
students with faculty concerns and academic curricula based issues.
Some common concerns that have been resolved by the
Ombudspersons involve financial aid, student accounts and bill pay,
grade concern, faculty grievance, illness or injury during the academic
year, and general policy and procedure concerns. The goal for the
Ombudsperson is a timely resolution to your concern to ensure student
success. Students can reach out directly to a specific individual or just
complete a case via the website to be directed to the best resource.
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Counseling Center
counseling.studentaffairs.miami.edu counseling@miami.edu 305-284-5511
Best way to get questions answered: phone
The UM Counseling Center provides short-term time limited individual,
couples, and group therapy as well as psycho-educational outreach
programming and consultation to members of the UM community.
Urgent care and limited career and psychological assessment are also
available. Psychiatric services are available to those under the care of a
UM Counseling Center therapist.
The UM Counseling Center staff consists of experienced professionals
from the fields of mental health counseling, psychology, social work, and
psychiatry. UMCC is also a training site for doctoral interns and advanced
practicum students in professional psychology.
The UM Counseling Center staff welcomes any comments or questions
parents may have about the center’s services. However, parents should
be aware that the Counseling Center is ordinarily prevented by state
confidentiality laws from disclosing any information about students
who have been counseled. Although they may not be able to reveal any
information about students who use the Counseling Center’s services,
the staff is willing to receive input from parents about their concerns.
An after-hours counselor is always available to students by dialing 305-
284-5511 (Press 1) for consultation and guidance around any mental
health issue or concern. In addition, UM Police Department and Housing
and Residential Life have access to an on-call counselor for consultation
on mental health emergencies.
Student Health Service
studenthealth.studentaffairs.miami.edu studenthealth@miami.edu
305-284-9100
Best way to get questions answered: email or phone
The Student Health Service provides primary care, specialty care, lab
and x-ray services to eligible University of Miami students. Many services,
including primary care visits, are provided free of charge. The University
sponsored student insurance plan is not required in order to utilize our
services. Charges for other services can be submitted for payment to
most insurance companies however we recommend that you contact
your insurance company to determine if our providers are in-Network
with your student’s insurance plan.
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Health Insurance
Domestic students can waive the University sponsored insurance via the
United HealthCare (UHCSR) waiver portal. Students or their designee will
need the student ID (C#), date of birth and insurance information in order
to submit a waiver request. A waiver approval or denial will be sent from
waiverstatus@uhcsr.com within 5 business days of waiver submission.
Domestic students enrolled in six or more credit hours per semester (or
considered full time, including graduate students enrolled in a 700/800
level class) are required to obtain adequate health insurance (see
exceptions). The annual premium for the health insurance plan offered
through the Student Health Service is added to each student’s fees.
Alternative coverage may be requested. Students with limited out of area
coverage or otherwise inadequate coverage are urged to carefully review
their options before waiving the Student Health Service sponsored
insurance plan. Deadlines to waive the insurance are July 25th for the Fall
semester, January 25th for the Spring semester, May 25th for Summer I
and June 25th for Summer II.
All international students are required to enroll in the University-
sponsored health insurance program. The annual premium for this
coverage is added to each student’s fees.
Student Health Service Charges / Insurance Billing
Routine visits and many other services are provided at NO CHARGE to
students who have paid the Health and Counseling Centers fee or the
Medical Student Coral Gables Student Health fee. Charges for other
services can be submitted for payment to most insurance companies
however we recommend that you contact your insurance carrier to
determine if our providers are in-network with your plan.
For students insured by the insurance companies that we are unable
to bill (out of state HMO’s, international insurance plans, Medicaid,
Medicare) and for charges that we are not able to bill to your insurance
company, charges may be paid at the time of visit or added to your
student account. Students covered by Cigna, Humana, and AvMed who
want charges submitted to be their insurance companies will need to
designate us as their primary care provider. Front desk staff can assist
with this process. If for any reason students do not want us to bill their
insurance provider, we will accept direct payment at the time of service
or submit charges to your student account.
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In many situations (and always for students with the University
sponsored UnitedHealthcare plan) the amount collected from the
insurance provider will be considered full payment. In other situations
there may be a balance after the insurance claim has been processed
which is automatically transferred to the student’s CaneLink account.
A statement of charges can be viewed at mystudenthealth.miami.edu.
Once charges have been submitted to your insurance company and the
claim has been processed, you will receive an explanation of benefits
(E.O.B.) from your insurance provider. If you have any remaining balance
after your insurance claim has been processed, the balance will be
automatically transferred to your CaneLink account.
Immunization
All new students are required to provide proof of immunization against
measles, mumps and rubella and tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis,
and must also provide proof of immunization against hepatitis B and
meningococcal meningitis or sign a waiver declining these immunizations
(for students less than 18 years old meningitis/ hepatitis vaccine waivers
must be signed by a parent or legal guardian). Health Sciences students
(nursing, physical therapy) have additional requirements that will be
communicated to them by their departments. All international students
must also be screened for risk of tuberculosis by completing page two of
the immunization form.
Immunization information needs to be entered online and immunization
forms must be uploaded to mystudenthealth.miami.edu. Although
preliminary compliance can be verified on this site, final compliance will
not occur and registration holds will not be removed until immunization
forms are received and verified by Student Health Service staff. This
will generally occur within 3 business days of receiving an accurately
completed form, which has been signed by a medical provider.
Immunization compliance is designated by a status change to VERIFIED
at mystudenthealth.miami.edu.
Pharmacy
Students can fill their prescriptions on campus at the Lennar Walgreens
pharmacy located on the first floor of the Lennar Foundation Medical
Center. Lennar Walgreens offers students preferred pricing (lower
cop-pays) for students with the UM-UnitedHealthcare insurance. New
prescriptions can be filled at the Lennar Walgreens, via mail-order or at
any other UHC participating pharmacy. The Lennar Walgreens phone
number is 305-351-0606 and the fax number is 305-351-0608.
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Wellness and Recreation
wellness.studentaffairs.miami.edu wellnesscenter@miami.edu
305-284-8500
Best way to get questions answered: phone
The Department of Wellness and Recreation (DWR) operates the Patti
and Allan Herbert Wellness Center, a 140,000-square-foot facility
that offers the UM community fitness, recreation, wellness, and social
activities focused on the importance of developing healthy lifestyle
choices.
DWR supports a wide variety of recreational activities through the
intramural and club sports programs. The Intramural Sports program
is made up of student-organized teams that play against each other on
campus. The student-run Club Sports program consists of more than 45
sports that are both competitive and recreation in nature. Many of UM’s
competitive clubs compete in games and tournaments in South Florida
as well as across the United States.
The Herbert Wellness Center is one of the largest student employers
on campus, offering job opportunities as fitness room assistants,
lifeguards, facilities and operations assistants, office assistants, intramural
officials, fitness class instructors and much more. Students can find the
employment application on the Herbert Wellness Center’s website.
Student Life
studentaffairs.miami.edu studentlife@miami.edu 305-284-2805
Best way to get questions answered: email
The Department of Student Life provides opportunities to discover,
connect, engage and transform through co-curricular and extra-
curricular involvement and service opportunities. Student Life
empowers students to become actively involved in campus and off-
campus activities that lead to personal and professional growth during
their career. The units with the Department of Student Life include:
the LGBTQ Student Center, Multicultural Student Affairs, Orientation
and Commuter Student Involvement, Student Activities and Student
Organizations, and the William R. Butler Center for Volunteer Service and
Leadership Development.
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Butler Center for Volunteer Service and Leadership Development
miami.edu/leadandserve leadandserve@miami.edu 305-284-4483
Best way to get questions answered: email
Volunteer Service
The Butler Center actively promotes and advocates for the inclusion
of community service, civic engagement and leadership development
in multiple facets of the University experience. Over 40 service and
advocacy organizations, programming boards and action committees
are affiliated with the center and address a wide range of social issues.
Throughout the year, the center publishes a weekly electronic newsletter,
the Butler Connection, which features upcoming volunteer opportunities
and highlights service and leadership programs on and off campus.
Multiple campus-wide days of service and nationally recognized service
weeks are held during the year, which provide students with the
opportunity to actively engage with the local community.
Leadership Development
Leadership is viewed in a multidimensional context at the University.
The Butler Center believes that truly effective leaders influence others
ethically and work toward a common purpose to collectively create
positive change. The Center seeks to afford students new opportunities
to develop, enhance and cultivate leadership skills through curricular, co-
curricular and extracurricular experiences.
LGBTQ Student Center
miami.edu/lgbtq lgbtq@miami.edu 305-284-3935
The University of Miami’s LGBTQ Student Center fosters inclusion and
support of students faculty, staff, and alumni inclusive of all genders,
orientations, and expressions, and focuses on education and outreach,
programming, intergroup engagement, empowerment, and advocacy
for increased visibility in the University community. The LGBTQ Student
Center envisions a safe University community for self-discovery,
advocacy, and inclusivity where people of all genders, orientations, and
expressions are valued, respected, and engaged. The LGBTQ Student
Center is committed to empowering students so they understand their
limitless potential. The LGBTQ Student Center supports the University’s
efforts to maintain services, spaces, and programs that foster a strong
sense of belonging.
Multicultural Student Affairs
miami.edu/msa Multicultural.StudentAffairs@miami.edu 305-284-2855
The mission of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) is to
provide leadership and advocacy for African, Asian, Hispanic, and Native
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American students at the University. The office provides direction in
developing programs and services that enhance the retention and
successful matriculation of our students, while supporting their personal
and academic development. In addition, MSA supports the University in
its ongoing efforts to maintain a multicultural campus community, which
supports, values, and celebrates its diversity.
Orientation and Commuter Student Involvement
www.miami.edu/ocsi umfp@miami.edu 305-284-5646
The Department of Orientation and Commuter Student Involvement
is located on the second floor of the Donna E. Shalala Student Center,
suite 203, and offers a variety of services and programs for first-year,
commuter, and transfer student at the University of Miami.
New students entering in both the Fall and Spring participate in ’Cane
Kickoff, a mandatory transition program immediately prior to the start of
classes that assists undergraduate first-year and transfer students with
their academic, personal, social, and cultural transition to the University of
Miami. Current students who wish to be Orientation Fellows can apply in
the spring semester.
Great Start, Commuter Assistant (CA), and Transfer Assistant (TA)
programs are designed to support first-year commuter students and
incoming transfer students as they transition into the University of
Miami. Great Start, an overnight pre-orientation program, gives students
a chance to meet other commuters and learn how to make the most
out of their UM experience. CAs and TAs serve as an academic and
involvement support system for students as they face new challenges
and concerns during their first year.
Student Activities & Student Organizations
miami.edu/saso saso@miami.edu 305-284-6399
Best way to get questions answered: phone
The Department of Student Activities & Student Organizations serves
as a resource for student leaders, programming boards and over
300 registered student organizations through advising, leadership
development and organizational support services. The department’s
mission is to operate as a resource and catalyst for student development
by fostering a learning environment that empowers students to engage
and participate in a diverse array of enriching opportunities.
Whether your student attends an on-campus concert, participates
in a community service project or plans Homecoming festivities as a
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member of the committee, they are helping to shape the University of
Miami experience for themselves and their fellow students. A complete
listing of all registered student organizations can be found online at
clubs.miami.edu.
Student Center Complex (SCC)
miami.edu/SCC SCCreservations@miami.edu 305-284-4351
Best way to get questions answered: email
The Student Center Complex’s facilities are comprised of indoor and
outdoor event venues, including: Donna E. Shalala Student Center (SC),
Norman A. Whitten University Center (UC), Edward T. Foote II University
Green, Lakeside Patio Stage, UC Breezeway, UC Pool, Rock Plaza, and U
Statue.
The SCC offers students spacious lounge areas to relax, meeting rooms,
ATMs, Hurricane Food Court, Outtakes Convenience Store, Campus Store
(bookstore), and restaurants.
Information about campus activities and community events, lost and
found, and nearby UPrint machines may be obtained at the Information
Desks, located on the first floor of both the SC and the UC.
Student Media & Publications
Distraction Magazine
distractionmagazine.com mxv348@miami.edu 928-699-1830
Best way to get questions answered: email
Distraction is the magazine of the students of the University of Miami
capturing the lifestyle, cultures, and interests of the community. All
content is created by students for students. The magazine is produced
four times per year, twice each semester.
Ibis Yearbook
ibisyearbook.com editor@ibisyearbook.com 305-284-2994
Best way to get questions answered: email
The Ibis yearbook is the award-winning, annual publication at the
University of Miami. It includes six sections: Lifestyles, Academics,
Greeks, Sports, People, and Organizations, that come together to cover
all events that happen on campus and in the community. All students
have the opportunity to be featured in the yearbook in the portrait
section. Underclassmen portraits are free and can be taken during
Orientation. The Ibis yearbook is distributed in the beginning of the fall
semester on campus and mailed out to recent graduates for free.
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The Miami Hurricane Newspaper
themiamihurricane.com editor@themiamihurricane.com
Best way to get questions answered: email
Twitter @MiamiHurricane, Instagram and Facebook @themiamihurricane
The Miami Hurricane is the student-run newspaper for the university, and
is free for all students. It is published daily online and is distributed weekly
at various newsstands around campus. To subscribe to the weekly email
newsletter and to find out more about The Hurricane, including how to
work for us, visit the “About Us” tab on the website.
UMiami Scientifica Magazine
umiamiscientifica.com scientificaeditor@gmail.com 305-284-6422
Best way to get questions answered: email
UMiami Scientifica is the University of Miami’s first and only
undergraduate scientific magazine, curating and presenting topics
involving all branches of science. Issues are published four times a
year, twice per semester. In addition to the print and web presence
our magazine has its own radio show. “Get Smart” on WVUM 90.5 FM
works to share science at UM with the Miami community by regularly
interviewing research and discussing modern discoveries.
UMTV
umtv.miami.edu umtv@miami.edu 305-284-2265
Best way to get questions answered: call
UMTV is the University of Miami’s cable television channel, owned and
operated by the School of Communication. It is carried on Comcast
Cable and can be seen throughout the University and the surrounding
Coral Gables area on Channel 96, as well as online. During the fall and
spring semesters, students produce a variety of award-winning news,
sports, comedy, and entertainment shows, providing unbeatable hands-
on television production experience. UMTV also offers involvement
opportunities in public relations, advertising, and marketing.
WVUM 90.5 FM
wvum.org gm@wvum.org 786-309-8861
Best way to get questions answered: call or text
The award-winning Voice offers an ever molding and expanding
music selection, with rotation and specialty show formats. The radio
station offers news, public affairs and sports programming. WVUM
is the flagship station for Hurricane baseball, and cover women’s
volleyball, basketball and Mens football and basketball as well. The news
department offers hourly newscasts, featured news, public service
announcements and community outreach.
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KEY POLICIES & PROCEDURES
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Honor Council
honorcouncil@miami.edu 305-284-5354
Best way to get questions answered: email
The Undergraduate Honor Council consists of current undergraduate
students, who investigate allegations of academic dishonesty. All
students, full- and part-time, are responsible for reading, understanding,
and upholding the University of Miami Honor Code, which was
established to: Protect the academic integrity of the University of Miami,
encourage consistent ethical behavior among students, and to foster a
climate of fair competition.
It’s On Us -
Title IX/Sexual Assault Prevention, Education, and Response
miami.edu/itsonus itsonus@miami.edu 305-284-5353
The University’s Sexual Misconduct Policy prohibits discrimination on the
basis of sex in the University’s programs and activities, and the University
will take steps to eliminate prohibited conduct, prevent its recurrence, and
remedy its effects. The University has designated a Title IX Coordinator to
administer this Policy; to provide education and training to the University
community to identify and prevent sexual misconduct; and to coordinate
the University’s response to, and investigation and resolution of, sexual
misconduct complaints.
Through its participation in the national “It’s On Us” Campaign to End
Sexual Violence on Campus, the University provides educational
programs about sexual misconduct to the University community.
Program content is informed by the results of the annual Campus
Climate Survey of students, administered by the President’s Campus
Coalition on Sexual Violence Prevention and Education (Coalition).
The Coalition is comprised of more than 30 University faculty
and administrators, including the Title IX Coordinator, and student
ambassadors, who are committed to the mission of helping to ensure a
broad cross-section of University community involvement, collaboration,
and information sharing about prevention and treatment of sexual
violence.
The Dean of Students Office also plays a key role in a University-wide
effort to prevent and address sexual violence and gender discrimination
on our campuses, by providing an array of educational trainings and
programs for incoming and returning students to help them identify,
prevent, and stop sexual violence.
In addition, there are many options and resources to empower and
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support individuals who have experienced sexual
violence or gender discrimination, including
confidential reporting, counseling services, and
administrative protective measures to ensure
individuals have equal access to educational/work
programs and activities in a safe, nondiscriminatory
environment. There are formal processes through
which individuals have the opportunity to request
an administrative investigation, and subsequent
adjudication, of sexual misconduct complaints.
Student Rights and Responsibilities
miami.edu/srr
By reason of its responsibility to promote its educational purpose,
the University of Miami has the inherent right to preserve order and
maintain stability through the setting of standards of conduct and the
prescribing of procedures for the enforcement of such standards. The
foundation underlying the prescription of student standards at the
University of Miami is the tenet that the exercise of individual rights must
be accompanied by an equal amount of responsibility. This assures that
the same rights are not denied to others. By accepting membership
in the University community, a student acquires rights in, as well as
responsibilities to, the whole University community. Visit the website to
view the full Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook.
Nondiscrimination Statement: It is the policy of the University of Miami
that no person within the jurisdiction of the University shall, on the basis
of race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression, veteran status, or national origin, be excluded
from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to
discrimination or harassment (including all forms of sexual harassment
and sexual violence) under any program or activity of the University,
regardless of whether such program or activity occurs on-campus or
off-campus.
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Welcome to the University of Miami! You and your student have worked
hard to get here and we are happy to congratulate you on the beginning
of your adventure.
This Family Calendar provides a year’s worth of tips and strategies on
how to be supportive of your student’s college career. Every month has a
calendar of important dates, as well as three informative sections about
different aspects of what is happening during that time. Ibis Insider gives
insight about what is happening on campus in a specific month to better
understand your student’s life. Sebastian’s Secret offers hints and tips
for you in your role as a family member. ’Canes Conversation provides
talking points and conversation starters to stay connected with your
student.
As your student starts their college career, keep in mind the many
changes they will face. Whether they are living at home or on campus,
your student will become independent over the course of their first year.
They will learn what classes they enjoy and may even get ideas of what
they would like to do after college. Your student will get involved with
campus-wide events such as Homecoming or participate in cultural or
social organizations. It is important to remain supportive of your student
as they explore everything the University of Miami has to offer.
Encourage your student to discover Miami since it is a culturally diverse
city. If your student is a commuter, they will see the city they are from
in a new light with new friends and new adventures. If your student is
an on-campus resident from out of town, they might experience culture
shock being a part of a new and extraordinarily diverse community.
Encourage them to try new foods and even learn a new language.
Academics are important, be supportive of your student as they come to
love the new city they now live in.
For any questions or further information, contact the Department of
Orientation and Commuter Student Involvement at 305-284-5646 or at
umfp@miami.edu.
FAMILY CALENDAR
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What’s happening with your student this month and things to look out for
Ibis
Insider
Talking points and conversation starters to stay connected with your
student
’Canes
Conversation
Hints and tips specifically for you in your role as a family member
Sebastian’s
Secret
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A 
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday ursday Friday Saturday
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
UMX 100 starts
Housing
available for
new internation-
al students and
Horizons
Student &
Family ’Cane
Kickoff begins
Student
& Family
’Cane Kickoff
Student
& Family
’Cane Kickoff
Student
’Cane Kickoff
Student
’Cane Kickoff
Student
’Cane Kickoff
Classes Begin
Last day
for course
registration,
last day to
add a course
Canes After
Dark
Orientation
Outreach
Service Day
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How have you been making friends outside of
your resident/commuter group?
Resident Assistant (RA) and First-Year
Fellow (FYF)
Your relationship with your roommate
Living independently
For commuter students:
What do you like most as a commuter
student? What is the most difficult?
Commuter Assistant (CA)
Association of Commuter Students or other clubs
Balancing school and the commute home
How do you plan to get involved outside of classes to meet new
people?
How have you been making friends outside of your resident/
commuter group?
When are the best times to touch base?
’Canes
Conversation
Students are adjusting to new responsibilities,
relationships, college courses and freedom.
It can be challenging coping with all these
changes simultaneously.
Though students are excited about starting college, they might feel
insecure about where they fit in. Some students may be experiencing
culture shock as they explore the diverse city that is Miami.
If your student wants a job, encourage them to fit it into their schedule
as soon as possible. The Office of Student Financial Assistance and
Employment has different job options available for students.
Ibis
Insider
Adjusting to your student not being a daily part of
your life will take time. It is expected to feel both
proud and nostalgic about the next chapter in their
life. Take time to figure out your role in their new
life. Let them know you are still there for them while encouraging them to
problem solve and be independent in their new environment.
Sebastian’s
Secret
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S 
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday ursday Friday Saturday
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
UM vs. Bethune
Cookmn &
Freshmen Walk
Labor Day
(no classes)
Last day to drop
a class without
a “W”
9/11
Remembrance
Cat5 Away Trip
to FSU (requires
registration)
Family Weekend
Family Weekend
Check-in Begins
Family Weekend
Canes After
Dark
Family Weekend
UM vs. Toedo
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What do you like most about your classes?
Which class is the most challenging?
How are the food options?
Nutrition and health
Eating with friends and classmates
Meeting with a nutritionist if having difficulties
’Canes
Conversation
Students are surrounded by great weather, a
beautiful campus, and the buzz of ’Canes
spirit. Students may have a false sense of
comfort in their academics since many papers and projects are
not due until later in the semester. Others may begin to feel very
overwhelmed and question how successful they will be in college.
Being involved in organizations can help students feel like they fit in
and are active on campus. However, they might feel stressed due to
over-involvement. Remind them to stay organized and enjoy what
they are doing.
As a resident, your student might have encountered roommate
conflicts. Support them in respectfully discussing things with their
roommate before greater issues come about. Resident Assistants
can help in these situations.
As a commuter, your student might be spending their entire day on
campus instead of at home. Support them as they become involved
and study to make the most of being on campus. If they feel
stressed or need assistance, their Commuter Assistants are there
for them.
Ibis
Insider
Family Weekend, September 21-24, is a great
time to visit your student and experience college
life at UM with them. There will be fun activities,
plenty of ’Canes Spirit, and lots of families!
Activities include: a keynote speaker, a football
game vs. University of Toledo, the President’s
Soirée, model classes, and more. For more info: call 305-284-5646,
e-mail familyweekend@miami.edu, or visit miami.edu/family-weekend.
Sebastian’s
Secret
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O 
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday ursday Friday Saturday
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31
Ghandi Day of
Service
Fall Recess
Alternative
Break
(requires
registration)
Fall Recess
Fall Recess
LGBTQ+
Spirit Week
UM vs. Syracuse
Last day to drop
a course
Homecoming
Begins
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Have you been keeping in touch with
friends back home?
Balancing college and home life
Social adjustment
Homesickness
How have classes been? Have you missed any classes? Why?
It can be easy to skip class to do something else, encourage
your student to stay on track.
What are your thoughts on Greek Life?
What’s the biggest struggle you have faced?
Classes, work, organizations
Time management
’Canes
Conversation
Football season is in full swing and your
student may be enjoying all of the campus
traditions and excitement in Hard Rock
Stadium. Go ’Canes!
Midterms are generally in this time period, so your student may be
more stressed than usual.
A student’s time is generally less structured than they were used
to in high school. It can be very tempting for students to
procrastinate on important tasks with all the exciting things
happening on campus. Strong time management skills are
incredibly important this time of year.
Ibis
Insider
With a college student in the family, take time to
remember what your student is going through
and give them enough space to be independent
while still being there for them. Understand they
are getting more involved and their academics are more difficult than
high school was.
Sebastian’s
Secret
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N 
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday ursday Friday Saturday
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30
UM vs. VTech
Homecoming
Ends
Registration
for Spring 2018
begins
Veterans’ Day UM vs.
Notre Dame
Thanksgiving
Recess
UM vs. Virginia
Thanksgiving
Recess
Thanksgiving
Recess
Thanksgiving
Recess
Thanksgiving
Recess
Thanksgiving
Recess
Thanksgiving
Recess
Thanksgiving
Recess
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How is your schedule for next semester?
Have you met with an advisor?
How do you think you have changed since
you first started in August?
What has your experience been like at football games and other
sporting events?
’Canes
Conversation
Students may begin to realize the difficulties
of budgeting their money. Being on their
own allows for many opportunities to spend
money like ordering food, buying clothes,
going to the movies, or exploring Miami.
Class registration begins early November. Registration times
are given based on credits, so generally first-year students register
towards the end of the period. Encourage your student to reach
out to their advisor, First-Year Fellows, or an upperclassmen for
guidance about which classes will work best so they may graduate
on time.
Students who feel they have changed greatly since the last time
they saw their family might feel some anxiety about coming home
for the first time for Thanksgiving. College is a time for personal
growth and recognizing that your student is in a transition will
benefit you both.
Ibis
Insider
November is a good time to send a care
package or mail to your student as they may be
experiencing stress with all of the projects, tests
and papers at the end of the semester. Ideas for
care packages include notes from the family, baked goods, pictures
from home, etc.
Sebastian’s
Secret
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D 
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday ursday Friday Saturday
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31
Classes End
Reading Day Final Exams
Begin
Semester Ends Fall
Commencement
Housing Closes
Final Grades
Available in
CaneLink
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Have you made a plan for studying
for finals?
Create a study plan and find a study group
Use professor’s office hours
Camner Center for Academic Resources
How are you doing? It is a really stressful time.
The Counseling Center is free to students and can help with
issues including, but not limited to: feeling anxious or stressed,
overwhelmed, depressed, time management issues, self-
confidence problems
What has been your favorite part of this semester? Is there
anything you want to change for next semester?
’Canes
Conversation
After Thanksgiving break, the semester
quickly ends. For students who have
procrastinated with assignments, it is easy to
become overwhelmed. Encourage your
student to remember the importance of academic integrity during
this stressful time and reach out if they need help. Some professors
will work with students in extenuating circumstances for deadline
extensions or other options.
Personal wellness may not always be at the forefront of a student’s
mind during this time of the semester. Students may put off
exercise, decrease sleep, and disregard healthy eating habits.
Ibis
Insider
Winter Break will be an adjustment for the
whole family since it is the first time since
your student is back home since the summer.
Students might visit friends from high school or
continue with the independence they had at UM.
Be prepared for some changes, and discuss expectations like curfew
and family time to make the break fun for everyone.
Sebastian’s
Secret
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J 
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday ursday Friday Saturday
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
Intersession 1
Begins
Panhellenic
Formal
Recruitment
Begins
Housing
Available
Spring ‘Cane
Kickoff
Spring ‘Cane
Kickoff
Spring ‘Cane
Kickoff
Intersession 1
Ends
Panhellenic
Recruitment
Ends
MLK, Jr. Day
(No Classes)
Classes Begin
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What do you hope to get out of this
semester?
Will you change any of your academic strategies for classes?
Attend professor office hours
Camner Center tutoring
Take better notes
’Canes
Conversation
After being home for an extended period of
time, many students might feel either
homesick or excited when they return to UM.
If your student is from an area with a cold
winter, they may be really happy to come
back to Miami.
Some students may be disappointed with grades from fall
semester. Encourage them to use the experience as a lesson to
improve for the spring semester.
Sorority and fraternity recruitment takes place in January. For
those who do not receive a bid or a bid from the organization they
wanted, it can be a challenging time. Those who joined Greek
organizations can expect it to be time-consuming, but very fun
and rewarding.
Keep an eye out for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA) documentation information. Also, remember to fill out
your Financial Aid PROFILE and other documentation necessary to
receive student aid. Visit finaid.miami.edu for more information.
Ibis
Insider
After spending a few weeks at home, your
student heading back to school will bring some
challenges. It may seem that right as you got
used to having them with you again, it was time
for them to leave. Keeping this in mind will help you get back into the
routine of the semester.
Sebastian’s
Secret
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4 5 6 7 8 9 10
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Application
for spring
graduation
opens
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Are you looking forward to Sportsfest this
month with your residential community/the
commuters?
Have you still been regularly attending classes?
What new things do you want to try for the spring? Have you
thought about joining any new organizations?
Have you thought about what you’re doing for Spring Break next
month?
Do you have any plans for the summer?
The Toppel Career Center has great resources for internships
around the globe
Studying Abroad in the summer is a great option for students
who want to take advantage of this opportunity, but are not
able to during the academic year
’Canes
Conversation
As students get more involved, the
organizations they are part of will demand
more time. If students want to look for
other ways to get involved, they can attend
the Spring Involvement Fair or reach out
to Canes Catalyst in the Butler Center for
Service and Leadership.
Anxiety around Valentine’s Day can come up this month as
students feel pressured to have plans for the 14
th
.
Students might be making plans for Spring Break in March. Discuss
where they are going and keep open communication if they
vacation with their friends.
Ibis
Insider
February can be the coldest month of the year,
even in Miami. Make sure you and your student
stay warm as temperatures drop. Don’t forget to
take care of yourself!
Sebastian’s
Secret
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Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday ursday Friday Saturday
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4 5 6 7 8 9 10
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Spring Recess
Intersession 2
Begins
Spring Recess Spring Recess Spring Recess Spring Recess Spring Recess Spring Recess Spring Recess
Spring Recess
Intersession 2
Ends
Last Day to drop
a course
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Do you have a favorite study spot on campus?
Do you prefer your room, outdoors, the
library or somewhere else?
Have you thought about what classes you will be taking next year?
Registration begins April 9.
How are you liking your major? What class have you liked/disliked
the most?
Have you been able to apply for any internships or jobs for the
summer?
’Canes
Conversation
Every year, PIER 21, the Center for Alcohol
and Other Drug Education, puts on Safe
Spring Break Week to educate students
on personal safety, highway safety, alcohol,
impaired driving, sleep, and sun safety.
Spring Break can be a great time to recharge in the middle of the
semester, but some may have trouble jumping back into classes
when they return. Encourage them to stay on task and focus to
finish strong.
Many students change their major and cognates, and it is
okay. Support your student to meet with their advisor and talk to
upperclassmen to ensure they can graduate when they intend to.
Encourage your student to visit miami.edu/majors if they are still
exploring.
Ibis
Insider
Late March or early April may be a good time
to visit campus, especially if you have not seen
your student since Winter Break. Check in with
them to see if there is a time that is best and ask
what they would want to do when you arrive.
Sebastian’s
Secret
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Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday ursday Friday Saturday
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8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30
Registration for
fall and summer
begins
Classes End Reading Days
Reading Days
Reading Days
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In the last month of classes, students’ stress
levels are high once again. As students
realize it is the end of the year, the pressure
to do well can be overwhelming. Remind
your student to remain healthy and find
places on campus to study during finals.
Having a mentor on campus can be very valuable for students
in college and can offer them guidance in times of need. It can be
a professor, advisor, coach, or upperclassmen. Encourage your
student to reach out and make those connections or reflect on
mentors they have made throughout the year.
While final exams are happening, students also have to worry about
next year’s housing plans and packing to go home. Additionally,
financial aid paperwork is being discussed for next year and can add
on extra stress.
Ibis
Insider
April is a great time for spring-cleaning.
Figure out what is essential to keep and how
to make space at home that works well for
you, especially since your student may be
returning home soon.
During this time, many award ceremonies are going on to recognize
outstanding students and organizations. Regardless if they receive
an award or not, it is important to congratulate your student for
their personal accomplishments this year.
Sebastian’s
Secret
Are you feeling prepared for finals and any
projects due at the end of the semester?
When do you move out of your residential
college/ apartment/ house for the summer?
Do you need my help with anything?
Are your housing plans for next year finalized?
Housing on campus or off campus | Roommate | Meal Plan
(available for residents and students living off campus) | Financial aid
Health insurance | Course registration
How are you liking spring in Miami? Have you been able to explore
Miami?
’Canes
Conversation
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Reading Days Finals Begin
Semester Ends
Honors Day
Convocation
Commencement
Housing closes
at noon
Final grades
available in
CaneLink
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If your student has an internship or work for
the summer: Do you feel prepared? What
can you do to be the most successful as an
intern?
If your student does not have an internship or work for the
summer: Do you have any ideas on how to have a productive
summer?
Have you heard back about your grades? Do you think your GPA
reflects all the time and effort you invested into your classes? Do
you want to make any changes for next year?
What is your favorite memory of the year?
What are your goals for next year? Is there any way I can help?
’Canes
Conversation
As the year comes to an end, some students
may be concerned about leaving their new
friends for the summer, as well as romantic
relationships that may have formed.
The summer is a great time for students to reconnect with old
friends from high school, go on vacations, or visit their college
friends’ hometowns.
Before your student returns for the summer, make sure to discuss
expectations. If they are staying at home, it can be valuable to bring
things up before hand to decrease any confusion or issues. Helpful
topics include: family time, friends time, car usage, curfew, getting a
job, or chores.
Ibis
Insider
Congratulations! You have concluded a year
of your student’s time in college, and that is
a big accomplishment. They go by quickly,
so continue to enjoy each stage. If you have
any questions, feel free to reach out to the
Department of Orientation and Commuter
Student Involvement at 305-284-5646, or
email umfp@miami.edu.
Sebastian’s
Secret
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Greentree
Practice Fields
(Under Construct ion)
Soffer Football
Indoor Practice
Facility
Soffer Football
Indoor Practice
Facility
Murphy
Design Studio
Murphy
Design Studio
Miller
BuildLab
Miller
BuildLab
Lake Osceola
Orovitz
Building
Lau Founders
Hall
1535 Levante
Avenue
Rainbow
Building
McKnight
Building
1552
Brescia
Casa
Bacardi
Pick
Hall
1551
Brescia
UM Police
Studio Arts
Building
Knight
Sports
Complex
Hecht
Residential
College
Commons
Pe
ntland
T
ower
Perez
Architecture
Center
McDonald
Tower
Eaton
Residential
College
Mahoney
Residential
College
Christian
Science
Wesley
Foundation
Baptist
Ministry
Counseling
Center
Canterbury
House
Braman Miller
Center
(Hillel)
La
Gorce
House
La
Gorce
House
Pentland
House
Pearson
Residential
College
Mahoney-Pearson
Dining Hall
Mahoney-Pearson
Commons
Lowe
Art Museum
West
Laboratory
School
Merritt Panhellenic
Building
Behavioral
Medicine
Building
Centrex
Building
Doctors Hospital/
Baptist Health
South Florida
Allen
Hall
Dooly
Memorial
Classroom
Building
Whitten
Learning
Center
Ashe
Administration
Building
McArthur Engineering
Building
McArthur
Addition
Ferré
Building
Knight Physics
Building
Cox
Science
Building
Gusman
Concert
Hall
Ungar
Building
Richter
Library
Herman
Ring Theatre
Gate
House
A
B
C
F
E
D
G
Stanford
Residential
College
Commons
Rosborough
Tower
Walsh
Tower
Rehearsal
Center
Hecht-Stanford
Dining Hall
Herbert
Wellness
Center
Watsco Center
Newman Alumni
Center
Field
house
Gables One Tower
Schiff
Tennis Center
Schiff
Tennis House
Intramural
Building
Hecht
Athletic
Center
University
Credit Union
Kearns
Sports
Hall of
Fame
Whitten
University
Center
Jenkins
Building
Metrorail/
University Station
Gate
House
Merrick
Building
Arest y Building
Cobb Stadium
Wolfson
Building
International
Building
1300 Campo Sano
Stubblefield
Building
Epstein/Kosar
Facult y Building
Flipse
Building
Lambda
Chi Alpha
Sigma Alpha
Epsilon
Sigma
Chi
Rodriguez
Park
Weeks Center
for Recording
and Performance
Weeks
Music Library
and Technology
Center
Music
Administration
Builidng
Percussion Building
Foster
Building
Fraser
Baseball
Building
Messinger
Music Exec.
Building
Messinger
Music Exec.
Building
Volpe
Building
University
Village
6230 SW 57 Avenue
UV-7
UV-4
UV-5
UV-A
UV-B
UV-C
UV-6
UV-2
UV-1
University Village
Townhouses
Schwartz
Center for Nursing
and Health Studies
Saint Augustine
Catholic Church
Plumer
Building
Alpha
Epsilon Pi
Pi Kappa
Phi
UV-3
Zeta Beta
Tau
Schwartz Center
for Athletic
Excellence
Cox
Annex
Episcopal
Center
Toppel
Career Center
Shalala Student
Center
Student Center Complex
Architecture
49
Architecture
49
Alpha Sigma Phi
Modular B
Modular A
Frost Music St
udios
South
Frost Music Studios
North
Orovitz
Building
Lau Founders
Hall
1535 Levante
Avenue
Rainbow
Building
McKnight
Building
1552
Brescia
Casa
Bacardi
Pick
Hall
1551
Brescia
UM Police
Studio Arts
Building
Knight
Sports
Complex
Hecht
Residential
College
Commons
Pe
ntland
T
ower
Perez
Architecture
Center
McDonald
Tower
Eaton
Residential
College
Mahoney
Residential
College
Christian
Science
Wesley
Foundation
Baptist
Ministry
Counseling
Center
Canterbury
House
Braman Miller
Center
(Hillel)
Pentland
House
Pearson
Residential
College
Mahoney-Pearson
Dining Hall
Mahoney-Pearson
Commons
Lowe
Art Museum
West
Laboratory
School
Merritt Panhellenic
Building
Behavioral
Medicine
Building
Centrex
Building
Doctors Hospital/
Baptist Health
South Florida
Allen
Hall
Dooly
Memorial
Classroom
Building
Whitten
Learning
Center
Ashe
Administration
Building
McArthur Engineering
Building
McArthur
Addition
Ferré
Building
Knight Physics
Building
Cox
Science
Building
Gusman
Concert
Hall
Ungar
Building
Richter
Library
Herman
Ring Theatre
Gate
House
A
B
C
F
E
D
G
Stanford
Residential
College
Commons
Rosborough
Tower
Walsh
Tower
Rehearsal
Center
Hecht-Stanford
Dining Hall
Herbert
Wellness
Center
Watsco Center
Newman Alumni
Center
Field
house
Gables One Tower
Schiff
Tennis Center
Schiff
Tennis House
Intramural
Building
Hecht
Athletic
Center
University
Credit Union
Kearns
Sports
Hall of
Fame
Whitten
University
Center
Student Center Complex
Jenkins
Building
Metrorail/
University Station
Gate
House
Merrick
Building
Aresty Building
Cobb Stadium
Wolfson
Building
International
Building
1300 Campo Sano
Stubblefield
Building
Epstein/Kosar
Facult y Building
Flipse
Building
Lambda
Chi Alpha
Sigma Alpha
Epsilon
Sigma
Chi
Rodriguez
Park
Weeks Center
for Recording
and Performance
Weeks
Music Library
and Technology
Center
Music
Administration
Building
Percussion Building
Foster
Building
Light Field
Fraser
Baseball
Building
Volpe
Building
University
Village
6230 SW 57 Avenue
UV-7
UV-4
UV-5
UV-A
UV-B
UV-C
UV-6
UV-2
UV-1
University Village
Townhouses
Schwartz
Center for Nursing
and Health Studies
Saint Augustine
Catholic Church
Plumer
Building
Visitor
Entrance
Alpha
Epsilon Pi
Pi Kappa
Phi
UV-3
Zeta Beta
Tau
Schwartz Center
for Athletic
Excellence
Shalala Student
Center
Cox
Annex
Episcopal
Center
Toppel
Career Center
Architecture
48
Architecture
48
Alpha Sigma Phi
Modular A
Modular B
Gifford
Arboretum
Intramural Field
Cesarano
Plaza
McLamore
Plaza
Foote
Univer sity Green
Fate
Bridge
Feldenkreis
Plaza
Gautier
Plaza
Labyrinth
Weeks Music Q
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Cobb
Fountain
Schwartz Walkway
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footbridge
Pedestrian
Bridge
Labyrinth
Scharlin
Family Patio
Traffic Light
Evening Gate
(locked 11:30 p.m.
to 6 a.m.)
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Hospital
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Foundation
Medical Center
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Foundation
Medical Center
Lakeside
Patio Stage
Centra l
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Centra l
Energy Plant
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Greentree
Practice Fields
(Under Construct ion)
Soffer Football
Indoor Practice
Facility
Soffer Football
Indoor Practice
Facility
Murphy
Design Studio
Murphy
Design Studio
Miller
BuildLab
Miller
BuildLab
Lake Osceola
Orovitz
Building
Lau Founders
Hall
1535 Levante
Avenue
Rainbow
Building
McKnight
Building
1552
Brescia
Casa
Bacardi
Pick
Hall
1551
Brescia
UM Police
Studio Arts
Building
Knight
Sports
Complex
Hecht
Residential
College
Commons
Pentland
Tower
Perez
Architecture
Center
McDonald
Tower
Eaton
Residential
College
Mahoney
Residential
College
Christian
Science
Wesley
Foundation
Baptist
Ministry
Counseling
Center
Canterbury
House
Braman Miller
Center
(Hillel)
LaGorce
House
LaGorce
House
Pentland
House
Pearson
Residential
College
Mahoney-Pearson
Dining Hall
Mahoney-Pearson
Commons
Lowe
Art Museum
West
Laboratory
School
Merritt Panhellenic
Building
Behavioral
Medicine
Building
Centrex
Building
Doctors Hospital/
Baptist Health
South Florida
Allen
Hall
Dooly
Memorial
Classroom
Building
Whitten
Learning
Center
Ashe
Administration
Building
McArthur Engineering
Building
McArthur
Addition
Ferré
Building
Knight Physics
Building
Cox
Science
Building
Gusman
Concert
Hall
Ungar
Building
Richter
Library
Herman
Ring Theatre
Gate
House
A
B
C
F
E
D
G
Stanford
Residential
College
Commons
Rosborou
gh
Towe
r
Walsh
Tower
Rehearsa
l Center
Hecht-Stanford
Dining Hall
Herbert
Wellness
Center
Watsco Center
Newman Alumni
Center
Fieldhouse
Gables One Tower
Schiff
Tennis Center
Schiff
Tennis House
Intramural
Building
Hecht
Athletic
Center
University
Credit Union
Kearns
Sports
Hall of
Fame
Whitten
University
Center
Jenkins
Building
Metrorail/
University Station
Gate
House
Merrick
Building
Arest y Building
Cobb Stadium
Wolfson
Building
International
Building
1300 Campo Sano
Stubblefield
Building
Epstein/Kosar
Facult y Building
Flipse
Building
Lambda
Chi Alpha
Sigma Alpha
Epsilon
Sigma
Chi
Rodriguez
Park
Weeks Center
for Recording
and Performance
Weeks
Music Library
and Technology
Center
Music
Administration
Builidng
Percussion Buildin
g
Foster
Building
Fraser
Baseball
Building
Messinger
Music Exec.
Building
Messinger
Music Exec.
Building
Volpe
Building
University
Village
6230 SW 57 Avenue
UV-7
UV-4
UV-5
UV-A
UV-B
UV-C
UV-6
UV-2
UV-1
University Village
Townhouses
Schwartz
Center for Nursing
and Health Studies
Saint Augustine
Catholic Church
Plumer
Building
Alpha
Epsilon Pi
Pi Kappa
Phi
UV-3
Zeta Beta
Tau
Schwartz Center
for Athletic
Excellence
Cox
Annex
Episcopal
Center
Toppel
Career Center
Shalala Student
Center
Student Center Complex
Architecture
49
Architecture
49
Alpha Sigma Phi
Modular B
Modular A
Frost
Music Studios
South
Frost Music Studios
North
Orovitz
Building
Lau Founders
Hall
1535 Levante
Avenue
Rainbow
Building
McKnight
Building
1552
Brescia
Casa
Bacardi
Pick
Hall
1551
Brescia
UM Police
Studio Arts
Building
Knight
Sports
Complex
Hecht
Residential
College
Commons
Pentland
Tower
Perez
Architecture
Center
McDonald
Tower
Eaton
Residential
College
Mahoney
Residential
College
Christian
Science
Wesley
Foundation
Baptist
Ministry
Counseling
Center
Canterbury
House
Braman Miller
Center
(Hillel)
Pentland
House
Pearson
Residential
College
Mahoney-Pearson
Dining Hall
Mahoney-Pearson
Commons
Lowe
Art Museum
West
Laboratory
School
Merritt Panhellenic
Building
Behavioral
Medicine
Building
Centrex
Building
Doctors Hospital/
Baptist Health
South Florida
Allen
Hall
Dooly
Memorial
Classroom
Building
Whitten
Learning
Center
Ashe
Administration
Building
McArthur Engineering
Building
McArthur
Addition
Ferré
Building
Knight Physics
Building
Cox
Science
Building
Gusman
Concert
Hall
Ungar
Building
Richter
Library
Herman
Ring Theatre
Gate
House
A
B
C
F
E
D
G
Stanford
Residential
College
Commons
Rosborou
gh
Towe
r
Walsh
Tower
Rehearsa
l Center
Hecht-Stanford
Dining Hall
Herbert
Wellness
Center
Watsco Center
Newman Alumni
Center
Fieldhouse
Gables One Tower
Schiff
Tennis Center
Schiff
Tennis House
Intramural
Building
Hecht
Athletic
Center
University
Credit Union
Kearns
Sports
Hall of
Fame
Whitten
University
Center
Student Center Complex
Jenkins
Building
Metrorail/
University Station
Gate
House
Merrick
Building
Aresty Building
Cobb Stadium
Wolfson
Building
International
Building
1300 Campo Sano
Stubblefield
Building
Epstein/Kosar
Facult y Building
Flipse
Building
Lambda
Chi Alpha
Sigma Alpha
Epsilon
Sigma
Chi
Rodriguez
Park
Weeks Center
for Recording
and Performance
Weeks
Music Library
and Technology
Center
Music
Administration
Building
Percussion Buildin
g
Foster
Building
Light Field
Fraser
Baseball
Building
Volpe
Building
University
Village
6230 SW 57 Avenue
UV-7
UV-4
UV-5
UV-A
UV-B
UV-C
UV-6
UV-2
UV-1
University Village
Townhouses
Schwartz
Center for Nursing
and Health Studies
Saint Augustine
Catholic Church
Plumer
Building
Visitor
Entrance
Alpha
Epsilon Pi
Pi Kappa
Phi
UV-3
Zeta Beta
Tau
Schwartz Center
for Athletic
Excellence
Shalala Student
Center
Cox
Annex
Episcopal
Center
Toppel
Career Center
Architecture
48
Architecture
48
Alpha Sigma Phi
Modular A
Modular B
Gifford
Arboretum
Intramural Field
Cesarano
Plaza
McLamore
Plaza
Foote
Univer sity Green
Fate
Bridge
Feldenkreis
Plaza
Gautier
Plaza
Labyrinth
Weeks Musi
c Quadrangle
Cobb
Fountain
Schwartz Walkway
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School of
Communication
School of
Business
Administration
College of
Arts and
Sciences
College of
Engineering
School of Architecture
Graduate
School
School of
Nursing and
Health Studies
Frost School of Music
School of Law
School of
Communication
School of
Business
Administration
College of
Arts and
Sciences
College of
Engineering
School of Architecture
Graduate
School
School of
Nursing and
Health Studies
School of Education
and Human Development
School of Education
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Frost
Music Studios
South
Frost Music Studios
North
DICKINSON DRIVE
SERVICE ROAD
footbridge
Pedestrian
Bridge
Labyrinth
Scharlin
Family Patio
Traffic Light
Evening Gate
(locked 11:30 p.m.
to 6 a.m.)
A campus map with accessibility details is available at umarc.miami.edu/arc/Campus-Accessibility.html.
Smoking is prohibited throughout the Coral Gables campus.
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Housing
Village
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Village
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Mahoney-Pearson
Garage
Pavia
Garage
Merrick
Garage
Ponce de Leon
Garage
University Village
Scodella Garage
University Village
Albenga Garage
Mahoney-Pearson
Garage
Pavia
Garage
Merrick
Garage
Ponce de Leon
Garage
University Village
Scodella Garage
University Village
Albenga Garage
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Hospital
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Medical Center
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Medical Center
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Energy Plant
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