About Us

University Housing first opened its doors on the Biscayne Bay Campus in 1984. Bay Vista Housing is the only Housing complex on the Biscayne Bay Campus and is home to approximately 300 residents. The University Park Apartments opened in 1986. It was the first Housing area on the University Park Campus. We have renovated both of these facilities over the last three years so that they now have internet access in all rooms, new cabinetry, refurbished kitchen and bathroom areas. New furniture has also been provided for these areas.

In 1996, we opened our first residence hall in the "Housing Quad". This Housing Quad area now consists of 5 residence halls that are home to 2100 students. Panther Hall opened its doors in 1996, which is now home for 400 residents. The University Park Towers opened in 2000 and is home to 500 residents. Everglades Hall opened in 2002 and houses 400 residents. All three of these facilities are state-of- the-art design with private bathrooms in each unit, fast Internet access, and have 24 hour front desks. Lakeview Hall is our newest facility opened in Fall 2006, it is home to 825 students.

Our Mission Statement

To support the mission of the University and the Division of Student Affairs by providing a living environment which fosters the educational pursuits of a diverse student population. The campus residential community provides unique opportunities for personal growth and development, leadership experiences through student participation in programming and activities, and developing an appreciation of and sensitivity to differences. The facilities and services are designed to provide a supportive and safe environment, accommodating the needs of students.

Our Diversity Statement

The diversity of our residential community takes many forms. It includes differences related to race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religion, age and ability. We believe that any form of discrimination against any individual or group is a threat to the welfare of the entire community. We are guided by the belief that celebrating diversity enriches and empowers the lives of all people.

Therefore, everyone who chooses to live in or visit our residential communities must understand that we will not tolerate any form of bigotry, harassment, intimidation, threat, or abuse, whether verbal or written, physical or psychological, direct or implied.

Our residential communities are rich, alive and dynamic environments that are designed to enable all individuals to develop and grow to their full potential. All members of the community are encouraged to live by these principles, so that we can foster a successful learning environment.