Dennison Hall building exterior
President Hall greets new family and students while helping 2014 Move In
Sign stuck in the grass with the Miami Logo, reads Welcome to the Family! Hashtag Move In Miami. Next to the sign is a moving box that reads You just aced move in! ocm.com.
Residence life staff outside Stonebridge Hall - Summer 2014
Students and family organizing a residence hall room during 2014 Move In

Residence Life strives to provide a safe and supportive environment promoting academic success, personal development, involvement in campus life, and understand of intercultural issues. We support the University's commitment to build citizen leaders for the future. Read more about our values and approach to our Residential Curriculum.

The Residence Life Staff includes undergraduates who are resident assistants (RAs); graduate students, as graduate resident directors and advisors; professional hall staff, who resident directors and academic advisors, and the central staff, who provide the overall coordination for the office and its offerings. All of our staff are trained in providing support and resources to our residents, and we encourage students who are interested to apply to be a member of the RA staff.

Defining Our Culture

I Am Miami wordle

Our students are encouraged to reflect on the important individual choices they make at Miami, choices that extend far beyond academics (and academic integrity) and into other dimensions of wellness and personal responsibility that have huge implications for both their short term safety and their long run success.

Based on Miami's Code of Love and Honor, I Am Miami is the phrase we use to define the culture to which we aspire and who we are as Miamians. The I Am Miami initiative provides an opportunity for every member of the community to discuss and embrace this culture of respect, inclusion, and personal responsibility.