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

All non-local first-year students are required to live on campus. 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.

In order for first-year student housing to be guaranteed, first-year students admitted for the fall semester should apply for housing in the Housing Portal via CaneLink by the priority deadline of May 15. Housing applications received after the priority deadline are accepted on a space-available basis. 

First-year students admitted for the spring semester can apply for housing using the spring-only housing application available in the Housing Portal via 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 availability depends upon capacity. We encourage you to stay on the housing waitlist, but to also explore living off-campus. Review our off-campus resources and information on what to look for when living off-campus as well as search off-campus listings.

Admitted transfer students for the spring semester can access the Housing Portal via CaneLink on their Student Home page beginning in late October. Housing applications are accepted on a space-available basis. For more information, visit miami.edu/housing

Admitted transfer students for the fall semester can access the Housing Portal via CaneLink on their Student Home page prior to May 1 to receive priority placement on the housing waitlist. For more information, visit miami.edu/housing.

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, visit Applying 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. 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.