Plan Your Visit

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We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Miami Coral Gables campus for the Commencement Ceremonies.

Travel and Accommodations

The University of Miami Travel Management has established discounted rates with local hotels for all University of Miami faculty, staff and students. Discounts are also extended to patients of University of Miami Hospital and/or UHealth International.

For more information on accommodations and preferred hotel rates please visit the University of Miami's Travel Management site. For complete details, contact your desired hotel directly. To receive discounts, you will need to show proof that you are a UM employee, student, or visiting on University-related business.

View Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce preferred hotels.

Public Transportation

Taxi and Ride Share

Taxi and ride share are a convenient way to get to campus. The Coral Gables campus has designated pick-up and drop-off locations. All taxis or ride share services are required to use these locations.

For Commencement Ceremonies taxi and ride share should utilize the drop off and pick up location indicated on the parking map.

Guests with special needs may be dropped off in front of the Watsco Center.


The Metrorail system is a 25-mile dual track, elevated rapid transit system that provides service in Miami-Dade, with connections to Broward and Palm Beach counties at the Tri-Rail/Metrorail transfer station.

The 23 accessible Metrorail stations are about one mile apart. The University of Miami campus has a metrorail stop conveniently located across Ponce de Leon Blvd from the Watsco Center where all commencement ceremonies are held.

For more information on using Metrorail please visit their website.

Dining Suggestions

The University of Miami has retail dining locations throughout campus. To view locations and hours, please visit the UM Dining Website.

The Office of Government & Community Relations plays an active role in the University’s involvement with our local chambers and organizations. Browse the dining suggestions and reserve your table for your graduation celebration.