Hotel Information for Resident Students

Whether you are temporarily assigned to live at THesis Hotel or Miami Marriott Dadeland, below is the information you need to have an enjoyable and comfortable living experience. We expect you to remain at your assigned hotel for at least the first two to four weeks of the semester, at which time you will be assigned an on-campus space.

You will receive a $908 discount on your housing costs this semester. This discount is equivalent to 20% off a standard double in Hecht or Stanford residential college. This discount will be reflected in your student account once you are assigned and move into your on-campus space.

Please contact us at if you have any questions after reviewing the information below.

Arriving to the Hotel

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  • Wednesday, Jan. 12 between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Begin your check-in process on campus at the centralized check-in area located at the Watsco Center Multipurpose Room. Here, you will receive your ’Cane Card, complete other necessary check-in items, and be instructed to complete your required COVID-19 test. After checking in on campus, you and your family can travel to the hotel via the provided shuttles or using your own vehicle.

  • Outside of Jan. 12 between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    If you are approved to arrive earlier than Jan. 12 (i.e. sorority recruitment) or are arriving any day/time after 6 p.m. on Jan. 12, please proceed directly to your assigned hotel. Remember to take an on-campus COVID-19 test immediately after your arrival. Additionally, on the next business day after your arrival, visit ’Canes Central to get your ’Cane Card.

Living at the Hotel

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  • Hotel information

    THesis Hotel

    1350 S. Dixie Hwy
    Coral Gables, FL 33146

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    Miami Marriott Dadeland

    9090 S. Dadeland Boulevard
    Miami, FL 33156

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  • Transportation

    Shuttles will travel between the hotel and campus seven days a week during the hours of 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

    Although classes will be remote through at least January 31, we hope that you come to campus often to stay connected with the ’Canes community. The Herbert Wellness Center, University Center Pool, Richter Library, campus events, and more all remain accessible to you as a student.

  • Meals

    As a resident student, you are required to purchase a meal plan, which you already selected upon applying for housing.

    In addition to on-campus meals at the dining halls and dining dollars allotted via your selected plan, you will receive a debit card that is pre-loaded with $45 per day to use to supplement meals via meal delivery services. These funds will automatically replenish for each day that you remain at the hotel. You will receive instructions for using this card upon checking into the hotel.

  • Amenities

    Please only bring what you need to have a comfortable stay in a fully furnished modern hotel room until you receive your on-campus assignment.

    THesis: Each double queen room is equipped with high-speed WiFi, individual climate control, cable/satellite TV, iron/ironing board, a safe, and more. More information is available at

    Marriott: Each double room is equipped with a mini fridge, coffee maker, high-speed WiFi, individual climate control, cable/satellite TV, iron/ironing board, a safe, and more. More information is available on Marriott's website.

  • Study lounges

    Together with the hotel staff, we aim to make your stay as comfortable and conducive to your coursework as possible. We have identified dedicated study spaces within the hotel available for the exclusive use of University of Miami resident students.

  • Staff presence

    University staff will be present at the hotel on Jan. 12 to facilitate the check-in process. Additionally, Housing and Residential Life staff will be on-site throughout the duration of your stay. However, please address any issues with your room, WiFi, etc. to the hotel staff because they are best equipped to address your questions.

    THesis Hotel: Meet your Community Assistants

    Miami Marriott Dadeland: Meet your Community Assistants

  • Mail and packages

    As a resident student, your mail and packages will be managed by The UPS Store located at Lakeside Village. Additional information can be viewed in the Guide to Living on Campus and your specific mailing address will be available in the On-Campus Housing Portal later this week. Please delay shipping any large items to campus until you receive your permanent on-campus assignment.

    If you wish to have items delivered directly to the hotel, check with the hotel staff regarding how to address and pick up your packages.

  • Laundry

    Laundry service by Tide Cleaners will be provided three days per week at no additional cost (wash-and-fold service only; up to 20 pounds weekly). More information about dropping off/picking up laundry will be provided upon checking into the hotel.

  • Housekeeping

    Housekeeping services are available daily, but you and your roommate can defer these services by contacting the hotel’s staff.

  • COVID-19 protocols

    As resident students, you are required to follow all University’s guidelines related to COVID-19. This includes, but is not limited to, testing requirements, guest policy, and masking requirements as communicated via email and available at Specific information for resident students is also available on our website.

    If at any time you test positive for COVID-19 while residing in the hotel, you will be asked to temporarily relocate to complete your necessary quarantine/isolation. You will receive specific instructions if that were to happen.

  • Students Rights and Responsibilities

    As a University of Miami student, you are expected to abide by the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook. Additionally, as a resident student, you will be held accountable for understanding and following all of Housing and Residential Life’s policies and procedures.

Frequently Asked Questions

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