Residential Communities

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Focused on student success, living in a residential college offers residents the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of programs and events with particular emphasis on student belonging and cultural exploration, intellectual engagement, community living, campus connections, and personal development.

Housing & Residential Life offers on-campus housing in five residential colleges and the University Village for approximately 4,300 University of Miami undergraduate students. All freshmen students are required to live in University housing for two academic semesters, with the exception of those who live with their parents or guardians within Dade or Broward counties.

HRL takes great pride in its program and does its very best to maintain an environment conducive to learning and positive well-being. Offering fully furnished single and double rooms in all facilities, each room and apartment bedroom is air-conditioned and equipped with a bed (extra-long twin in the residential colleges and full-size in University Village), dresser, desk, chair, trash can, recycling container, and window coverings.

In 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.
Hecht Residential College is composed of two co-ed 12 story towers, McDonald Tower and Pentland Tower, and floors are assigned to one gender. 

Located at the northeast end of campus on the corner of Ponce de Leon Boulevard and Stanford Drive, this residential college is 5 minutes walking distance from the University Center, Merrick and Memorial buildings, and The Learning Center.

The hall was originally opened in 1962, and in 1969 was named in honor of Jay F. W. Pearson. Pearson was a member of UM’s first faculty and eventually became the second president of the University.

Stanford Residential College is composed of two co-ed 12 story towers, Rosborough Tower and Walsh Tower, and floors are assigned to one gender. 
Each apartment has a kitchen, a living & dining area with full-size appliances, laundry in-unit, private bedrooms and bathrooms, allowing for students to take control of their living experience.


Currently under construction, the 12-acre Lakeside Village is comprised of 25 interconnected buildings and a multitude of outdoor spaces including a grand courtyard, study spots, recreational spaces and outdoor patios overlooking the courtyard.
The University of Miami’s Centennial Village, the second phase of a 10-year plan to modernize campus housing, will serve as a hallmark of the Coral Gables campus and support the University’s efforts to competitively recruit top academic and athletic talent.