Housing Facilities Strategic Plan

Nothing impacts the quality of life for students who live on campus more than the quality of their on-campus housing. As the University of Miami continues to rise as a top-tier research institution, so too do students’ expectations for a comfortable, secure, and supportive living and learning environment.

In keeping with the University’s vision to become an exemplary and excellent institution, it is embarking on a multi-phase housing plan to improve its current housing offerings for students. In doing so, the University will meet student – and parent – needs and expectations as the institution continues to attract brighter and more talented students.

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Phase 1: Lakeside Village

The first step in this plan was to construct a new facility on the south side of Lake Osceola so that the current number of bed spaces can be maintained during future construction and to meet increasing demand over time. With a commitment to the integration of the various aspects of campus life into a single facility, this space elevates the daily experiences of countless students, faculty, staff, and visitors who pass through this central site every day.

The village activates the surrounding area and highlights the tropical lushness of the Coral Gables campus. It excites the campus community and becomes a destination in and of itself. Most of all, this village adds to the sense of place and belonging for those who live, work, and learn there.

Lakeside Village successfully opened to students in August 2020.

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Phase 2: Centennial Village

The University of Miami’s Centennial Village, the second phase of a multi-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.

This second phase begins with the complete replacement of Hecht Residential College followed by Stanford Residential College. In addition, the Hecht-Stanford Dining Hall will be replaced with a new facility. 

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Phase 3: Facility Renovations

The complete renovation and modernization of Eaton, Mahoney, and Pearson residential colleges to include:

  • Replacement of curtain walls and updating all major HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems.
  • Conversion of first-floor student living space into common area space supporting programmatic and recreation activities within the college
  • Updating current semi-suites (two standard double rooms with shared bath) to full suites and adding additional suites to include a mix of single and double rooms, semi-private baths and a common room with a kitchenette