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Campus Housing

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: you have a chance to get more involved on college events and build networks.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The campus lottery system is okay. The Mahoney/Pearson dorms aren't great, very old, but then most dorms at colleges never really are. People with 45 credits or more can stay in the University Village, which are pretty basic and small college apartments. The dorms do have some social gatherings, but there isn't a strong sense of community in the dorms or strong social atmosphere. They're pretty close to majority of class buildings on campus. Either way, the dorms or UV are too expensive for what you're getting.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms in Eaton are the largest so it's great if you have a lot of stuff. My only issues are that the walls are very thin and the elevators are so slow, even if it's four floors. Despite this, everyone in the building is nice and the front desk employees are helpful. Not only that the resident assistants and academic fellows try their best to make sure that everyone gets along and are involved on campus.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Wonderful on campus living and a great sense of community and social atmosphere.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The rooms weren't bad there was enough space for my roommate and I and all of our things. Our bathrooms however were not very appealing.

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If you decide to attend UM, there will be a form you fill out ranking the residential colleges by preference. This seems to be basically useless, as almost all freshmen are placed in Hecht or Stanford, also called the Towers. Although the other dorms are bigger and don’t have communal bathrooms, most students agree that spending a year in the Towers is a good experience because it forces you to meet people. The suites in Mahoney, Pearson, and Eaton are nicer, but some students like the atmosphere in the Towers so much that they keep their rooms for the next year. The Towers are definitely the most wild and fun dorms, then Mahoney and Pearson, where some floors have a good social atmosphere. Eaton is generally considered the quietest of the residential colleges, which many people might prefer.

If you’re lucky and you have a good RA, your floor will turn into a big family. Video game tournaments and hallway sports are common, and chances are, at least a few people on your floor will be friends that you keep in touch with for the rest of college. A lot of upperclassmen try to get into the apartments, which are tough to reserve. The layout is nice, but the buildings themselves are old and in random areas of campus where it’s hard to meet new people. In the past, there have been overcrowding issues, and students have been sent to the Holiday Inn across the street from campus. Even though a free hotel room with maid service and HBO might sound like a good deal, avoid this at all costs if you have any desire to meet people and make friends.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
4,310
Average Housing Costs
$7,122
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
44%
Number of Dormitories
5
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
1
Best Dorms
  • Eaton
  • Mahoney
  • Pearson
Worst Dorms
  • Hecht
  • Stanford
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Bookshelf
  • Cable TV
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet access
  • Free campus and local phone calls (phone not included)
  • Trash can
  • Window coverings
Also Available
  • Apartment for single students
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Quiet floors
  • Special housing for diabled students
  • Theme housing
Available for Rent
Carts and vacuums are available for loan.
Did You Know?
  • The campus cable network was upgraded recently to include HBO and 60 other stations that are free to students.
  • There is at least one Resident Assistant living on each floor whose job it is to help new students feel comfortable and to encourage friendly relations among floormates.
  • Under a newly passed law in Florida, there is no smoking allowed in campus buildings, including the residential colleges. Picnic tables and benches are set up for smokers outside of each dorm.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Eaton College
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: Approx. 400
Bathrooms: Shared between rooms
Coed: Yes
Room Types: Suite single, suite double
Special Features: Laundry, study lounges on every floor
Hecht College
Floors: Two towers with 12 floors each
Number of Occupants: Approx. 700
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Room Types: Standard single, standard double
Special Features: Laundry, study lounge in lobby
Mahoney College
Floors: 7
Number of Occupants: Approx. 700
Bathrooms: Shared between rooms
Coed: Yes
Room Types: Suite single, suite double
Special Features: Laundry, study lounges, kitchens shared by floor
Pearson College
Floors: 7
Number of Occupants: Approx. 700
Bathrooms: Shared between rooms
Coed: Yes
Room Types: Suite single, suite double
Special Features: Laundry, study lounges, kitchens shared by floor
Stanford College
Floors: Two towers with 12 floors each
Number of Occupants: Approx. 700
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Room Types: Standardsingle, standard souble
Special Features: Laundry, study lounge in lobby

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Apartment Area
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 12
Bathrooms: In-room
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Laundry facilities between apartments

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  • Ease of housing process/lottery system
  • Proximity to classes
  • Resident community
  • Social atmosphere
  • Spaciousness
  • Appropriate level of rule enforcement
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