Housing and Meal Plan

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Living on campus opens a world of interaction with other students, faculty, and staff members in many social, developmental, and academic activities. It’s a special time of learning and maturing, a time to be a member of the University family.

The University of Miami offers undergraduate on-campus housing in five residential colleges as well as the Lakeside and University Villages, which is comprised of seven apartment buildings. 

To activate access to the Housing Portal and application via CaneLink, admitted students must pay the $500 nonrefundable enrollment deposit to complete the application. For additional information, visit: 

First-Year Students

Fall First-Year

All non-local first-year students are required to live in University housing for two academic semesters, as long as space is available. This policy does not apply to first-year students living with parents or legal guardians in Miami-Dade or Broward counties. 

First-year students admitted for the fall semester should apply for housing in the Housing Portal by the fall priority deadline of May 15. Historically, the University has been able to accommodate all those incoming first-year fall students who apply by the fall housing priority deadline of May 15. Incoming first-year fall students who apply after the fall housing priority deadline will be added to a housing waitlist. Housing beyond the first-year is not guaranteed.

Local first-year students who plan to live off campus with a parent or legal guardian can submit a live-on exemption request in the Housing Portal via CaneLink.

Spring First-Year

On-campus housing for spring admitted first-year students is neither required nor guaranteed. The spring housing application will be available beginning on November 1 and the deadline to apply for spring housing is December 1. You may choose to submit an on-campus housing application and your name will automatically be added to the housing waitlist.

Local first-year students who plan to live off campus with a parent or legal guardian can submit a live-on exemption request in the Housing Portal via CaneLink.

Transfer Students

Explore off-campus housing and consider purchasing a commuter meal planReview our off-campus resources and information on what to look for when living off-campus as well as search off-campus listings.

Fall Transfer

On-campus housing for fall admitted transfer students is neither required nor guaranteed. You may choose to submit an on-campus housing application and your name will automatically be added to the housing waitlist.  

Spring Transfer

On-campus housing for spring admitted transfer students is neither required nor guaranteed. You may choose to submit an on-campus housing application and your name will automatically be added to the housing waitlist. In the unlikely event, on-campus housing becomes available, you will be notified no earlier than late December.

 

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. 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.