Hecht Residential College

Many Hecht resident students form close bonds with their floors through living together, sharing a community bathroom, 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, student mailboxes, 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, HBO GO and 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

Bedloft* (Height Underneath) 4’7” under bed x 3’8” deep
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.

*Lofts are available for student rental from a vendor. We do not allow homemade bed lofts.

Single

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

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.

*Lofts are available for student rental from a vendor. We do not allow homemade bed lofts.

Staff & Faculty

  • Alejandro Castaneda, Area Director

    axc1605@miami.edu
    305-284-2761

  • Renae Bollibon, Assistant Area Director

    rxb1063@miami.edu
    305-284-2713

  • Reichard Burse, Office Supervisor

    rxb834@miami.edu 
    305-284-2188

     

  • Dr. Joy Beverly, Senior Residential Faculty

    Joy Beverly is a Mathematics Lecturer whose research interests are student persistence and innovative classroom methods. She and her husband, Jerry, advise U Pup and live in Hecht with their dog, Colin, a UHealth therapy dog. They were both collegiate athletes when they met, and they still like to watch and play sports. They love to spend time with their three beautiful daughters Alexandra, Samantha and Gabriela who are all proud Hurricanes.

    joybeverly@miami.edu
    305-284-9160

  • Dr. Brian Arwari, Associate Residential Faculty

    Dr. Brian Arwari is Faculty member in 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, and their 3-year-old Leonardo, new-born Luca, as well as their very friendly dog Maya.

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

  • Winston Warrior, Faculty Fellow

    As a double alum, Winston is also very passionate about UM. He received his BBA in International Finance and Marketing, as well as his MBA in Marketing. After an award-winning corporate career, Winston returned to UM in 2017 as a Lecturer in the School of Communication. He recently joined the School of Education and Human Development as the Executive Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing, reporting to Dean Laura Kohn-Wood. Winston maintains teaching responsibilities as a Part-Time Lecturer in the School of Communication. He serves on the UM Alumni Association Board of Directors. He is also a member of Iron Arrow. The United Black Students Office in the Shalala Center is named in his honor. Finally, Winston serves as the advisor for his home chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. and to the UMTV Show: “The Culture”. His other passion is entertainment. In 2011, he released his debut album, Lifeology 101. Its lead single “Bad 4 U” peaked at #27 on the Billboard R&B chart. He’s toured in the US, Europe, and Japan. Winston is also a social influencer; serving as the ambassador for several brands.

    ww@umiami.edu

  • Michael Stokes, Senior Advisor for Residential Colleges

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