Stanford Residential College to continue serving students during 2020-21 academic year

The decision will enable the University to offer additional on-campus living opportunities during a critical period.
Hecht and Stanford Residential College towers

Stanford Residential College, a staple in the on-campus living experience for generations of University of Miami students, will continue to serve students for the 2020–21 academic year.  

The University had planned to close the residential college to make way for construction of Centennial Village—a new, on-campus residential community. That construction has been paused in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The continued availability of Stanford Residential College will benefit the University community in myriad ways during the 2020–21 academic year.  

Interest in a University of Miami education among prospective students is at an all-time high—as are the academic credentials of those students. At the same time, demand for on-campus housing by returning students continues to outpace available options. Stanford Residential College, which includes nearly 800 beds, will enable the University to offer additional on-campus living opportunities to both returning and new students, as well as enhanced campus engagement options, during a critical period. 

The Department of Housing and Residential Life will continue to accept housing applications from current undergraduate students interested in living on campus for the 2020-21 academic year. Students should visit the Housing Portal in ’CaneLink to submit an application. Housing assignments for continuing students will be issued on an ongoing basis and priority will be given based on the date on which the application was completed.

First-year students who already submitted their 2020–21 housing application may add Stanford Residential College to their housing preferences in the Housing Portal available in ’CaneLink. In addition to Stanford Residential College, housing for first-year students will also be available in Hecht, Mahoney, and Pearson residential colleges. First-year-student housing assignments will be issued beginning in early June. 

The newly completed Lakeside Village residential complex, part of the University’s ambitious housing enhancement plan, will open to students this fall as scheduled. The University expects to resume work on the 522,000-square-foot Centennial Village at a future date. 

The availability of on-campus residence halls will be subject to the safe resumption of campus operations following the COVID-19 pandemic.