Campus Visit FAQs

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How big is your campus?

The University of Miami has three campuses on more than 400 acres in Miami-Dade County, stretching from Coral Gables and the city of Miami to South Dade.

  • The Coral Gables campus, the University’s main campus, is home to our undergraduate schools and colleges and the School of Law. It is located on a 239-acre tract in Coral Gables, approximately seven miles from downtown Miami.
  • The Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine campus, in the Health District near downtown Miami, consists of 72 acres within the 153-acre University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center complex.
  • The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science campusis located on an 18-acre waterfront campus on Virginia Key in Biscayne Bay.  

When can I visit and tour the main Coral Gables campus?

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

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 visit. This email will contain very important information about your visit such as parking instructions.                                

Do you have a self-guided tour?

Our Self-Guided Walking Tour is the next best thing to a guided tour. As you take yourself around campus, be sure to take in the sights and enjoy your time on campus. The Self-Guided Walking Tour 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 

Do you offer a Virtual Tour?

Absolutely; 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.

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 could then register for a different day by completing the registration process again.

How do I update anything other than the date of my visit on my current campus visit reservation (e.g., guest count, enrollment term, etc.)?

Please email our admission inbox at admission@miami.edu, with the subject line “Campus Visit Update.” Be sure to include your full name and date of birth on all correspondence along with the information you wish to update.

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 near future. If your intended date is in the distant future, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at 305-284-6000 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. You may contact us at 305-284-6000.

When arriving on campus, where do I park?

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

Pavia Parking Garage 
5615 Pavia Street 
Coral Gables, FL 33146

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

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, academic, research, and extracurricular opportunities. There will be time set aside at the end of the session for you to ask questions.

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

If you have additional questions after the information session and campus tour, an admission officer will be available to help you.

For financial aid questions, you may visit our 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.

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 hall options, student centers, library, bookstore, and other campus facilities while walking around campus. The tour lasts approximately one hour and 15 minutes. 

How much walking will I be doing on the tour, and what should I wear?

Campus tours walk throughout the heart of campus. While UM is a very walkable campus, we do recommend wearing comfortable shoes and dressing casually.

Do you offer special accommodations during the visit?

If you will need special accommodations (e.g., a wheelchair), email Liz Whitby, lwhitby@miami.edu with the subject line “Special Accommodation” at least three weeks in advance of your visit. Be sure to include your full name and date of birth on all correspondence. 

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. 

Am I allowed to 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 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 on. If severe weather conditions occur, we cannot permit a walking tour to go outside out of concern for your safety.                                 

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. See our 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. You or your coach should contact the appropriate UM coach for information about the recruitment process.