UM Campus Awakens as Students Move In

By UM News

UM Campus Awakens as Students Move In

By UM News
Thousands of students move into the residential colleges as a new academic year begins

Quiet and calm for most of the summer, the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus bustles with activity once again as thousands of new and returning students move into the residential colleges this week in preparation for the 2016-17 academic year.

About 1,900 freshmen and more than 300 transfer students—many of them accompanied by their parents—began moving into Hecht, Stanford, and Eaton residential colleges on Monday, carrying bags, boxes and other personal belongings. UM President Julio Frenk, beginning his second year in office, as well as Sebastian the Ibis and top administrators were on hand Wednesday to greet them.

Nearly 2,000 upperclassmen were set to move into Mahoney, Pearson, and Eaton as well as the University Village apartments Thursday through Sunday.

Among the new offerings for students in the residential colleges this year:

  • Meet Your Faculty” hours in the residential colleges, allowing students to connect with residential faculty to discuss academic and intellectual topics and engage in mentoring opportunities;

  • a new engagement model implemented by resident assistants and first-year fellows that will provide students with various opportunities to learn, connect with fellow students, and discover University resources;

  • Residential Life Night Managers, who will provide outreach regarding safety and serve as a resource to residents in need.

Some residential college areas will sport a new look for students, with the study lounges at Hecht and the exteriors of Eaton and Pearson undergoing refurbishment.

Classes start Monday, August 22.