Housing and Meal Plan

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Living on campus is an opportunity for students to take advantage of all that UM has to offer.

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 hundreds of academic and cultural events, seminars, and activities, including sports competitions, movies, and ice cream socials. 

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First-Year Students

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.

Transfer Students

Housing is offered for transfer students, but it depends upon capacity. We encourage you to stay on the housing waitlist, but to also explore living off campus. Review our Off-Campus Guide for information on what to look for when living off-campus and search off-campus listings.
→ Please note that housing for transfer students is no longer available for Fall 2018. Housing for Spring 2019 will depend on availability.

Applying Early 

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

Dining and Meal Plan

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