It’s All About The Students

New UM Dorms Are Underway

By Lizzie Wilcox

May 2019

If you’ve been on the University of Miami campus over the past year or so, you’ve noticed a massive construction project underway: Lakeside Village, a state-of-the-art housing hamlet where students can live and learn. The 12-acre village consists of 25 interconnected buildings with outdoor spaces in between, including a courtyard, study spots and recreational spaces.

The seven-story dorms will have two types of units: suite-style and apartment-style, ranging from one to four bedrooms. The suites come with individual kitchenettes and a common area, while the apartments have a full shared kitchen and living room.

“It’s so important for the quality of life for our students to be able to have quality living spaces,” says Jessica Brumley, vice president of facilities for the University of Miami.

Construction is slated to be complete in May 2020. Sophomores, juniors and seniors will be able to move in that fall.

The $153 million Lakeside Village is just phase one in a 10-year plan to update UM student housing. Next comes the $260 million Centennial Village for freshmen housing, a four-year project that will start once Lakeside Village is finished. The entire project will be wrapped up in 2025 with the renovation of Eaton Residential College.