Eaton Residential College

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eaton-480x320.jpgIn 1986, Eaton was the third hall converted to a residential college. It is the oldest residence hall on campus. When Eaton was opened and dedicated in 1954, it was quoted as being an “ultra-ultra dorm” by The Miami Herald. Early in UM history, Eaton was an all-women hall and remained so until the beginning of the 1970s.

This residential college was named after Julian S. Eaton, an alumnus of the Law School and Chairman of the Board of Trustees in 1951.

Eaton is located directly on the eastern side of Lake Osceola. The Eaton Residential College rooms are set up in a suite arrangement with two double rooms connected by a bathroom. Each floor includes single and double rooms with study lounges and laundry rooms on each floor.

Building Information

  • Physical Address: 1211 Dickinson Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146
  • Phone: 305-284-6845
  • Capacity: 391 students
  • Room Type: Double rooms in semi-suites and private singles

Amenities

Bathroom Each semi-suite features an in-suite "jack-and-jill" style bathroom that connects the two rooms; private singles have their own private bathroom
Laundry Community laundry room located on floors 2-4. All laundry is free for residents.
Study Areas Study lounges located on each residential floor.
Computer Lab A computer lab, outfitted with desktop computers and UPrint printers, is located on the first floor.
Dining Hall Eaton residents with a meal plan have access to either the Hecht-Stanford or Mahoney-Pearson Dining Halls. 
Cable Resident students have access to HD cable via Philo
WiFi Campus WiFi access is available throughout the entire building
Secure Entry Residents must swipe their 'Cane Cards to have access to residential spaces
Vending Machines Vending and ice machines are located on the first floor

HOUSING RATES


Room Layouts

Double

Bedroom Dimensions (L x W x H)

16’4” x 14’8” x 8’

What's Included
  • Twin XL bed*
  • Desk with hutch
  • Chair
  • Closet
  • Dresser
  • Recycle bin & trash container

Bathroom Dimensions

6'8" x 4'7" x 8'

What's Included
  • 2 mirrors
  • 2 towel racks
  • shower curtain
  • toilet paper holder

Room Dimensions

Closet 1 6’1” x 6’
Closet 2 4'11" x 6'
Desk 5'4” x 3’11” x 1’8” (2’7” leg space under desk)
Desk Chair 1’7” x 1’8” x 2’8”
Dresser 3’6” x 2’6” x 1’9”
Hutch 3'11" x 1'7"
Mattress (Twin XL) 80” x 36” (11” off ground)
Safe (in closet) 1' x 1' x 1'2"
Window (x2) 6'6" (W)

*The University has ended its partnership with BedLoft and will no longer allow students to loft their beds. Bed risers are allowed.

Single

Bedroom Dimensions (L X W X H)

12'11” x 14’1” x 8’

What's Included
  • Twin XL bed*
  • Desk with hutch
  • Chair
  • Closet
  • Dresser
  • Recycle bin & trash container

Bathroom Dimensions

4'4" x 6'6" x 8'

What's Included
  • Mirror
  • Towel rack
  • Shower curtain
  • Toilet paper holder

Room Dimensions

Closet 4’8” x 2'6"
Desk 5'4” x 3’11” x 1’8” (2’7” leg space under desk)
Desk Chair 1’7” x 1’8” x 2’8”
Dresser 3’6” x 2’6” x 1’9”
Hutch 3'11" x 1'7"
Mattress (Twin XL) 80” x 36” (11” off ground)
Safe (in closet) 1' x 1' x 1'2"
Window (x2) 6'6" W

*The University has ended its partnership with BedLoft and will no longer allow students to loft their beds. Bed risers are allowed.

Staff & Faculty

Open All Tabs
  • Renae Bollibon, Area Director

    r.bollibon@miami.edu
    305-284-6722

  • Maria Acosta, Office Supervisor

    macosta1@miami.edu
    305-284-4994

  • Dr. Yunqiu (Daniel) Wang, Senior Residential Faculty

    Yunqiu Wang is a senior lecturer at the UM Biology Department, teaching genetics and conducting biology education research. His current research interests focus on engaging students to construct deep knowledge and active learning skills. He is the recipient of the UM Excellence in Teaching Award and has been a consistent contributor to national conferences in biology education research.  His research has been supported by National Science Foundation (NSF) and Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). He and his wife, Xiyuhan (Filly), and his daughter, Ayla, live in Eaton with their dog, Super, and their cat, mimi.

    yunqiu@miami.edu
    305-284-4181

  • Lokesh Ramamoorthi, Faculty Fellow

    Lokesh Ramamoorthi is a lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, teaching software engineering and cybersecurity. His research and areas of interest are cybersecurity, technology entrepreneurship, diversity, and sustainability. 

    Originally from Chennai, India, Lokesh worked as a technology professional for global Fortune 100 companies. He came to the University of Miami in 2013 to pursue an MBA in computer information systems. He lives with his wife and enjoys having a fun time with his toddler daughter. 

    lokeshr@miami.edu
    305-284-3708

  • Michael Stokes, Senior Advisor for Residential Colleges

    m.stokes1@miami.edu
    305-284-8794