Hecht Residential College

Many Hecht resident students form close bonds with their fellow residents through living together and participating in engagement opportunities led by their RA or the building staff.
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The gliders that line the bridge connecting Hecht and Stanford Residential Colleges are a favorite spot for residents to study or meet up with friends.

TowersHecht Residential College is a vibrant and energetic community located on the south side of Lake Osceola in between the Herbert Wellness Center and the School of Architecture.

Opening its doors in 1968, Hecht was originally called the 1968 Complex. In 1984, it was the first residence hall to be converted to a Residential College. As the first Residential College, Hecht was designated as the Honors College and was where most of the honors students were housed. Later, in 1986, it was re-dedicated and named Florence Ruth Hecht Residential College after the generous benefactor.

Hecht Residential College is composed of two co-ed 12 story towers (McDonald Tower and Pentland Tower), and floors are assigned to one gender. The towers are connected by a common area on the first floor where the front desk, residential faculty apartments, a classroom, study room, vending machines, and laundry facilities are located.

Building Information

  • Address: 1231 Dickinson Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146
  • Phone: 305-284-2188
  • Capacity: 856 students
  • Room Type: Double Rooms & Small Singles

Amenities

Bathroom Each floor has one common central bathroom facility.
Laundry Community laundry room located on the first floor. 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 Hecht residents share a dining hall with the residents of Stanford Residential College.
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

Room Dimensions (L x W x H)

18’6” x 10’2” x 8’5”

What's Included

  • Twin XL bed*
  • Desk
  • Closet
  • Dresser
  • Recycle bin & trash container
  • Mirror
  • Towel Rack

Room Dimensions

Bolster 7” from bed to top of bolster
Closet (x2) 5’2” x 7’1” x 1’8” (5.7’ H to shelf, 1’5” shelf to ceiling)
Desk 3’6” x 2’6” x 1’8” (2’5” leg space, 3 shelves)
Desk Chair 1’7” x 1’8” x 2’8”
Dresser 3’6” x 2’6” x 1’8” (4 drawers)
Mattress (Twin XL) 80” x 36” (11” off ground)
Window 5’11” x 3’ (1’9” from ground to bottom of window)

With the exception of the beds and desk chairs, all furniture is built-in.

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

Single

Room Dimensions (L x W x H)

10' x 12' x 8’5”

What's Included

  • Twin XL bed*
  • Desk
  • Closet
  • Dresser
  • Recycle bin & trash container
  • Mirror
  • Towel Rack

Room Dimensions

Bedloft* (Height Underneath) 4’7” under bed x 3’8” deep
Bolster 7” from bed to top of bolster
Closet 5’2” x 2’7” (2 shelves 1’4” apart)
Desk 3’6” x 2’6” x 1’8” (2’5” leg space, 3 shelves)
Desk Chair 1’7” x 1’8” x 2’8”
Dresser 3’6” x 2’6” x 1’8” (4 drawers)
Mattress (Twin XL) 80” x 36” (11” off ground)
Window (x2) 2’1” x 5’6”

With the exception of the beds and desk chairs, all furniture is built-in.

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

Staff & Faculty

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  • Matt McCabe, Area Director

    m.mccabe@miami.edu
    305-284-2761

  • Dr. Brian Arwari, Senior Residential Faculty

    Dr. Brian Arwari is an Associate Clinical Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences. He teaches mainly Sport Psychology and his research interests are centered around the relationship between exercise and cognition. He and his wife, Chiara, are from Italy. Dr. Arwari is the associate residential Faculty in Hecht Residential College. He lives here with his wife, their 4-year-old Leonardo, their 1-year-old Luca, and their very friendly dog Maya.

    b.arwari@miami.edu
    305-284-3024

  • Karoline Mortensen, Associate Residential Faculty

    Dr. Karoline Mortensen is an associate professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy at the Miami Herbert Business School. Her research focuses on health care access and utilization, particularly for vulnerable populations. She lives with her 17-year-old daughter (Sofie) and 15-year-old son (Adeler), and two dogs, Sara and Henry. 

    kxm648@miami.edu

  • Kimberly McGrath Moreira, Faculty Fellow

    Kimberly McGrath Moreira, a Senior Lecturer in the English Composition Program, combines student-centered learning with community engagement (special emphasis on social justice and work with the non-profit Exchange for Change). Her varied educational experiences—from attending school in Nigeria, South Africa, and Singapore to teaching in Japan, Hong Kong and the US—inform her passion and research interest in experiential education and collaboration with diverse communities. She, her husband Alex, daughter Gabriela, and dog Scooby welcome “U”!

    kmcgrath@miami.edu

  • Michael Stokes, Senior Advisor for Residential Colleges

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