New ’Canes to Receive a Smooth Welcome Home

New ’Canes to Receive a Smooth Welcome Home

In order to provide a convenient and stress-free move-in experience, the University of Miami partners with University and Student Services (USS) to bring Cruise Ship Move-In™ to UM.
By Amanda Prats

In order to provide a convenient and stress-free move-in experience, the University of Miami partners with University and Student Services (USS) to bring Cruise Ship Move-In™ to UM.

New ’Canes to Receive a Smooth Welcome Home

By Amanda Prats
Students will begin moving in to on-campus housing as early as Monday, August 13

More than 2,000 incoming ’Canes are heading towards Coral Gables, and the Department of Housing & Residential Life has spent the summer preparing for their arrival. To continue the success of last year’s new and improved move-in process, HRL will once again partner with University and Student Services to make student move-in days more organized and convenient for families and campus.

Not only does USS’s Cruise Ship Move-In™ give new students and their families more time to focus on the important parts of moving to Miami, but this service also makes move-in days easier on the Coral Gables campus.

“From the time families enter campus until they reach their student’s room, we have a specific plan in place,” says Richard Kenney, HRL’s associate director for housing operations and facilities. “By creating a structured and specific plan for move-in, campus can be better prepared for what to expect.”

On Monday, August 13 and Tuesday, August 14 from approximately 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. move-in traffic will enter campus at the intersection of Merrick Drive and Ponce de Leon Boulevard. Traffic will then be diverted to the parking lot in front of the Watsco Center where cars will then be directed to either Stanford or Hecht Residential Colleges via Dickinson Drive or to Eaton Residential College via the new temporary access road near the new Student Housing Village construction site. From their residential college, all traffic will be directed to park in Pavia and Merrick Garages. A shuttle will then take families to and from the garages and Eaton, Hecht and Stanford.

The campus community is asked to avoid the south side of campus during move-in days and park on the north side of campus. Limited parking will be available in Pavia and Merrick garages.

Specific impacts to campus traffic patterns on Monday, August 13 and Tuesday, August 14 are:

  • Avoid lot 425N
  • Lot 425S will be closed to non-move-in traffic
  • Dickinson Drive is only open to move-in traffic, visitors to the Herbert Wellness Center and patients of the Lennar Foundation Medical Center
  • The temporary road connecting Eaton Residential College to Walsh Avenue is open only to move-in traffic
  • Increased levels of traffic coming in and out of the Pavia and Merrick Garages

For more information about the Fall 2018 new student move-in process, visit miami.edu/housing/fallmovein.