Pearson Residential College

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mahoney-480x320.jpgIn 1987, Pearson Hall was rededicated as a Residential College. 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. Pearson was a scientist who, as a young man, participated in expeditions to British Guinea and the Galapagos Islands. His non-traditional
background in science provided a unique perspective in administering as president. Pearson was a driving force behind the establishment of the medical school and the development of the library. He also recognized the role of positive relations with Latin America and with the South Florida community as being vital to the institution’s success.

Building Information

  • Address: 5185 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL 33146
  • Phone: 305-284-4211
  • Capacity: 717 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, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Staff & Faculty

  • Elizabeth Greenlee, Area Director

    elg95@miami.edu
    305-284-4211

  • Clay Ewing, Senior Residential Faculty

    Clay Ewing is an Associate Professor at the University of Miami. His research focuses on serious games, implementing game mechanics into real-world applications, and social justice. As an award-winning game designer and developer, Professor Ewing’s games have tackled issues such as vector-borne diseases, the cost of health care, social safety nets and labor practices. Clay has worked with numerous non-profits including Red Cross Red Crescent, Open Society Foundations, ROC United, Oxfam, and the AIDS & Rights Alliance for Southern Africa. His projects have been covered by a few news outlets, go ahead and google him. He is also a coffee snob and Netflix junkie.

    c.ewing@miami.edu
    305-284-2995

  • Lien Tran, Senior Residential Faculty

    Lien Tran is Assistant Professor of Interactive Media and co-director of the New Experience Research and Design Lab (NERDLab) at UM's School of Communication. She is a social impact designer (typically addressing issues of social justice, health, and/or environment) and mentors students to think critically and systemically including when designing and developing interactive experiences, including games, across technology platforms. A classically trained dancer, she loves the performing arts, yoga, board games, and food adventures.

    l.tran@miami.edu
    305-284-9289

  • Dr. Tywan Martin, Faculty Fellow

    t.martin@miami.edu
    305-284-1168

  • Chris Doell, Senior Advisor

    cdoell@miami.edu
    305-284-3194