Campus Visit FAQs

Pre-Visit

When can I visit and tour campus?

Unless otherwise noted in the calendar on our Visit page, we offer information sessions and student-led walking tours Monday through Friday. Saturday information sessions and tours are available on select weekends throughout the year. Please see the Information Session and Campus Tour Schedule for availability.

How do I register for a campus visit?

You can see our campus visit schedule and register online on our Visit page. Campus visits are generally offered Monday through Friday and some Saturdays during the year.

How far in advance do I need to schedule my visit?

We welcome your visit request at any time; however, please keep in mind that additional time may be necessary to customize your visit and accommodate any special requests.

How will my campus visit reservation be confirmed?

You will receive a confirmation email if you provide a valid email address to us when scheduling your tour. This email will contain very important information about your visit such as parking instructions.

I cannot find my email confirmation; what are the instructions?

Parking:
Pavia Parking Garage
5615 Pavia Street
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Office of Undergraduate Admission:
1306 Stanford Drive, Suite 1210
Coral Gables, FL 33146
United States
305-284-4323

How can I update my current campus visit reservation?

Please send us an email at admission@miami.edu or call us at 305-284-4323 to update your reservation. If you email us, please put “Campus Visit Update” in the subject line of your message.

I have scheduled a campus visit online. What if I need to change or cancel my reservation?

In the event that you need to cancel your visit, please refer to the cancellation link at the bottom of your confirmation email. You can then register for a different day by completing the registration process again.

What if I am unable to register for a campus visit for a specific date?

You can schedule campus visits for dates that occur in the distant future. If your intended date is in the distant future, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission to confirm that an information session and/or tour is offered on that day.

Can I walk in without registering?

We suggest you call to confirm that an information session and campus tour will be offered on the day you plan to visit.

 

Visit

When arriving on campus, where do I park?

We recommend that all campus visitors park in our Pavia Parking Garage. You can enter the following address in your navigation system:

Pavia Parking Garage
5615 Pavia Street
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Please arrive promptly and allow sufficient time (approximately 15 minutes) to walk to the Office of Undergraduate Admission from the parking garage. The area between the parking garage and the Office of Undergraduate Admission is currently under construction.  

What are the Office of Undergraduate Admission office hours?

The office hours are as follows:
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please note the University is closed on all national holidays.

What does the information session include?

The information session is conducted by an admission counselor and a current student. They will cover the admission process, what we are looking for when we review applications, and academic, research, and extracurricular opportunities. There will be time set aside at the end of the session for you to ask questions.

What does the tour include?

Our guided tours showcase both the academic and residential sides of campus. The student ambassador will also cover UM’s history, traditions, dining, styles of residence halls, student centers, library, bookstore, and other campus facilities while walking around campus. The tour lasts approximately 1.25 hours. If you are unable to visit our campus, we encourage you to take our Virtual Tour anytime, anywhere!

How much walking will I be doing on the tour?

Campus tours walk throughout the heart of campus for up to 1.25 hours. While the University of Miami is a very walkable campus, we do recommend wearing comfortable shoes.

If you will need special accommodations (e.g., a wheelchair), please email us at admission@miami.edu. If you email us, please put “Special Accommodation” in the subject line of your message.

Will I see a classroom on the tour?

During the tour, there will be an opportunity to walk through academic buildings and see classrooms from a distance.

Do parents attend campus tours?

Parent participation is not mandatory but is highly encouraged – much of the information covered during the information session and campus tour is helpful for parents of future Miami Hurricanes as well as the students.

Can I bring pets on my campus tour?

Although we love furry friends, we request that pets are not brought on campus tours. Service animals are always welcome.

What should I wear?

Dress casually and comfortably for your visit to campus. We recommend that you wear comfortable shoes for the walking tour.

What if the forecast anticipates rain or it rains during my tour?

If the rain is light to moderate, your tour will most likely still go out. If severe weather conditions occur, we cannot permit a walking tour to go outside due to safety reasons.                                 

What if I have questions about admission or financial aid? Will I be able to talk to someone?

The first 50 minutes of every campus visit begins with an information session with an admission counselor and a student illustrator, who will speak about academics, life in Miami, the campus community, admission requirements, deadlines, and financial aid requirements. An admission counselor will be available before and after each campus walking tour for any additional questions.

For financial aid questions, you can visit the Office of Student Financial Assistance and Employment. Walk-in advising hours are as follows:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Can I take the tour only and not attend the information session?

In most cases, the campus tour follows the information session. During select times of the year, a campus-tour-only option is offered. Please see the Visit page for more information. 

I play a sport at my high school. Can I meet with a coach?

The Office of Undergraduate Admission is not able to schedule athletic appointments. Please review the athletics website for more information. 

Do you have a self-guided tour?

Can't make it to one of our guided tours? Our Self-Guided Walking Tour is the next best thing to a guided tour. As you take yourself around campus, please be sure to take in the sights and enjoy your time on campus. The Self-Guided Walking Tour Booklet includes:

  • a campus map
  • point-by-point descriptions of what you'll see on campus
  • information about places and things of interest, such as our academic offerings, student life, residential colleges, performance venues, and photo opportunities
  • information about places to grab a bite to eat

If you are unable to visit our campus in person, we encourage you to take our Virtual Tour anytime, anywhere!

Do you offer group tours?

The Office of Undergraduate Admission is happy to host special tours for groups of 15-60 people. The group tour is designed for students who are currently engaged in the college search process. Visit our Special Group Tours page for more information.