Housing and Meal Plan

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Living on campus is a wonderful opportunity for students to take advantage of all that the University has to offer.

Living on campus is a chance to live and interact with culturally diverse students as well as receive support and enhance learning opportunities through live-in faculty and Student Affairs staff. With the University's five residential colleges and the University Village, all nonlocal freshmen students are required to live in University housing for two academic semesters.

To help support our students, all of our residential colleges promote and enhance student learning and success through various programs, seminars, and activities including sports competitions, movies, and ice cream socials. With hundreds of programs scheduled during the academic year in the residential colleges, students can choose from a range of academic and cultural events along with other fun activities—literally in their own backyard!

Students living off campus or in the University Village apartments may choose from any of the residential meal plans as well as any of the meal plans specifically designed for commuters. Meals and declining balance remaining at the end of the fall semester will roll over to the spring, but will expire at the end of the spring semester. To sign up in CaneLink, find Dining Services and select Add Block Meals. An email to Dining Services will be generated. Please include your name, student number, and your meal plan choice.

Housing is guaranteed to incoming first-year students provided they meet all deadlinesFirst-year students admitted for the fall semester should apply for housing prior to May 1 to receive a priority housing assignment. Housing applications received after that date are accepted on a space-available basis. Students admitted for spring semester can apply for housing using the spring-only housing application available in CaneLink beginning in late October. Spring housing applications are due December 1. Housing applications received after that date are accepted on a space-available basis.

Housing is available for transfer students, but depends upon capacity.

Applying early will determine in part a student's future priority to access single rooms, be considered for room changes, and having earlier room selection appointment times. For more information, please visit the How to Apply for Housing.

For complete information, including all meal plan rates, dining hall locations, hours, menus, and nutrition information, visit the Dining Services website at miami.edu/dining.

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