Apply for Housing: Current Students

All students apply for housing and make payment arrangements for the housing prepayment in the housing portal via CaneLink. The "UM Housing" link is available on the CaneLink homepage (not from the "Student Center"), and a $500 prepayment (payable by credit card) is required to complete the application.

Housing Application for 2020-2021

Current students can apply for on-campus housing for the ongoing academic year via the housing portal. Students will be assigned a room/apartment dependent upon availability after the application process is completed.

Housing Application for Spring 2021

Continuing students not already living on campus can apply for housing using the Spring-Only Housing Application available in CaneLink beginning November 2. There is a priority deadline of December 1 for Spring housing applications.

Meal Plan/Dining Dollars

With the exception of students living in the University Village and Lakeside Village apartments where the meal plan is optional, students will also select from one of the required meal plans during the housing application process. Note: Students living in Lakeside Village suites are required to purchase a minimum of a $250 dining dollar plan per semester. 

Prepayment and Cancellation Penalty

A $500 prepayment (payable by credit card) is required to complete the on-campus housing application. Once processed, this housing prepayment is credited to the student’s account and, thus, is not refundable.

  • If a student cancels an already submitted application prior to the application deadline date, then the prepayment is kept in the student account and will be credited toward other University-wide charges.
  • If a student applied for housing but decided not to live on campus after the application deadline date, a $500 penalty is assessed to the student’s account – this penalty is covered by the prepayment so the total cost to the student is $500. Additionally, the student is responsible for the full cost of housing if a cancellation form is submitted after May 31 at 5 p.m.
  • If a student cancels their housing after their move-in date, the $500 prepayment would be applied against the respective housing charge for that semester.

Students who are considering canceling their housing are encouraged to call or email Housing and Residential Life to discuss their specific circumstances if the housing portal process requires further clarifying.

Property Insurance

Personal property insurance is strongly recommended and is available from GradGuard, a service of Next Generation Insurance Group. The University is not liable for loss or damage to property caused by fire, rain, windstorm, hurricane, theft or vandalism, or other act of God or casualty or any causes beyond the control of the University. Applicants are able to opt-in through the housing sign-up process or decline coverage should the student be covered by the family’s homeowner’s insurance or decides to choose a different company.

Renters insurance from GradGuard is designed specifically for college students and provides valuable protection if a student’s personal belongings are stolen or damaged by a covered peril, including laptop computers, smartphones, bicycles, game consoles, textbooks, clothing, and other items. Renters insurance also protects students financially for unintentional damage to the student’s residence or bodily injury to others for which the student is legally liable, within the residence premises. 

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  • Returning Remote Learning Students

    Students who are currently participating in the University of Miami Remote Learning process and would like to return to on-campus housing must apply to live on campus by December 1. If a returning Remote Learning student does not apply during the priority application period (or by May 1 for Fall semester and December 1 for Spring semester), they would be eligible for on-campus housing accommodations but not guaranteed.

  • Current Off-Campus Students

    Current off-campus students can apply for on-campus housing, but are initially placed on a housing waitlist.

  • Re-Admit/Leave of Absence/Inactive Status Students

    Students who are returning after time away from the University, including non-University study abroad programs, and have been re-admitted are eligible to apply for housing online using CaneLink. To activate access specifically to the housing application link, re-admitted students must be eligible to register for classes for the academic semester they are interested to begin in housing.

    Students re-admitted for fall entrance can apply for housing on a space-available basis. A waiting list may be necessary.

    For spring semester housing, students should apply during the fall semester once their re-admittance is finalized and as soon as they know they will want/need on-campus housing.