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A commuter’s guide to campus

Commuting is its own art form — a balancing act where commuters negotiate reckless Miami drivers, club meetings after hours, making it to class on time and pesky parking fees. Whether students stay with family or rent an apartment nearby, it can feel overwhelming at times. Here are some tips to help put those worries on mute for an easier commute.

Making Miami moves: What to expect during new-student move-in

Moving-in can be hectic with cardboard boxes flung across the room, daunting piles of clothes spread across the floor and one too many trips to the nearest Target. However, the endless treks up-and-down Stanford’s painfully slow elevators will all be worth it, because this a move to the home of sunshine, Pitbull and palm trees. This is your “Move to Miami.” In preparation for new student move-in, here are few things to note as you make your way down to the University of Miami.

How to make the most of your time at the U

Starting college can be daunting. Traveling to an unfamiliar place, not knowing anyone there and trying to navigate adulthood all at the same time is a lot. But here at University of Miami, “‘Canes Care for ‘Canes’” and want to support you during the transition to college life. Though you’ve likely watched all the UM “Dorm Room Tour” and “Day in the Life” YouTube videos that exist, here are six tips from The Miami Hurricane to make the most of your time at UM.

Easy eating options on and off campus

Exploring Miami’s extravagant culinary scene is not always an option. When hunger strikes in the middle of the night, most places are not open and a restaurant on South Beach won’t always be possible, especially when class is the next day. Having a list of easy, budget-friendly, walkable eating options is valuable for students living alone for the first time.

Overcoming the Orientation ‘scaries’: What to expect, students’ advice

The Department of Orientation and Commuter Student Involvement (OCSI) puts together a week-long agenda of social gatherings, academic dean’s meetings and required orientation sessions to help students transition to life at UM. These events aim to help students connect with their incoming class, teach them how to safely and respectfully excel in college and extend to them the University of Miami spirit. Here's how to get most out of orientation week!

Here’s where to visit to take advantage of living in Miami:...

Miami is more than just palm trees, beaches, over-crowded nightclubs and all the other things Will Smith sings about in his 1998 hit single, “Miami.”

Words of advice from first-year professors

Leaving home to live in a completely new place with people you’ve never met before can be an intimidating experience. In addition to adjusting to a new life, you also have to take classes. The Miami Hurricane asked three professors who teach first-year classes what their advice would be to incoming freshman students.

Aspiring pediatric nurse and gymnast Sarina Battacharya excited to begin studying at...

Sarina Battacharya, an incoming freshman nursing major at the University of Miami and an aspiring pediatric nurse, has spent over 14 years training child gymnasts at her local gym in Coppell, Texas.

University of Miami deans share journeys to academia, advice for first-year...

Dean Pratim Biswas- College of Engineering Pratim Biswas has been the dean of UM’s College of Engineering and a professor in the university’s new Department...

University of Miami’s Haitian community considers causes and effects of President Jovenel Moïse’s...

“It was unfortunately bound to happen given the years of struggle and oppression surrounding his presidency,” said Laura Francois, a first generation Haitian-American senior majoring in public health and French.

With eyes set on the NFL, the Hurricanes’ 2021 draft class...

Few college football programs around the country can compare with the Miami Hurricanes when it comes to acquiring, producing and developing talent at the collegiate level.

Words of advice from a graduating senior: ‘choose to your own...

Bill Chan graduated from the University of Miami in May with a degree in clinical psychology and is pursuing a Ph.D.