Apply for Housing: New Students

Living on campus is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy University life at its fullest. It opens a world of interaction with other students, faculty, and staff members in many social, developmental and academic activities. 

New students - including those transferring to UM from another institution - who have been admitted to the University are eligible to apply for housing via CaneLink under the "UM Housing" section. To activate access to the housing application link, admitted students must pay the $500 enrollment deposit to verify their admission acceptance.

Housing Application Deadlines

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. 

Fall Semester

Students admitted for fall entrance should apply for housing prior to May 1st to receive a priority housing assignment. Housing applications received after this date are accepted on a space-available basis.

Spring Semester

Students admitted for spring semester can apply for housing after the $500 enrollment deposit is paid and will be accepted on a space-available basis. The Spring-only housing application is typically available in CaneLink beginning in late October.

Live-On Requirement

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

Although transfer students are not required to live on campus, housing is provided to transfer students on a space-available basis in one of three upperclassmen residential colleges.