Housing and Meal Plan

The University of Miami offers undergraduate on-campus housing in five residential colleges and University Village that is comprised of seven buildings and two parking garages.

In order for first-year student housing to be guaranteed, first-year students admitted for the fall semester should apply for housing by the priority deadline of May 15. Housing applications received after the priority deadline are accepted on a space-available basis. All non-local first-year students are required to live on campus. The University requires new first-year students to live on campus for at least two semesters unless they apply for and meet one of the approved reasons for receiving an exception:

  • Been out of high school for more than one year
  • Married or has dependent children
  • 19 years of age or older
  • Extenuating circumstances that can be documented
  • Living at home with family in Miami-Dade or Broward County


First-years who plan to live off-campus must complete the Live-On Requirement Exemption form at miami.edu/housingexemption. 

First-year students admitted for the spring semester can apply for housing using the spring-only housing application available in CaneLink beginning in late October. Spring housing applications are due December 1. Housing applications received after that date are accepted on a space-available basis.

Click here for information about how to apply for On-Campus Housing and a Meal Plan.

Please visit the Department of Housing & Residential Life website for information about the Residential Colleges, moving into your residential room, and more.

For information about and assistance with off-campus housing options, click Off-Campus.