Once you are all settled in and have met the other residents in your corridor, you probably want to get out and see what your campus looks like in more detail. Walk, bike, or ride the Miami Metro to these main areas of campus.
Located in the center of campus, Shriver is filled to the brim with certain Miami essentials, including ATMs and meeting facilities. Haines Food Court and Tuffy's provide several dining choices and offer toasted rolls, a tasty Miami tradition. Shriver Center is also home to the University Box Office, First Miami Student Credit Union, Spring Street Market, and the University Bookstore, which sells sportswear, textbooks, and school supplies.
The Recreational Sports Center
After giving your mind a workout, give your body one at the Recreational Sports Center. All you need to get into the Rec is your student ID, motivation, and determination.
The Rec offers basketball, volleyball, and racquetball courts, and several other calorie-burning activities:
One of the four libraries on campus, King Library has over two million volumes, online access, and is open 24 hours during the week. You are bound to find what you are looking for in here. Newly remodeled, the library features group study rooms, advanced technology classrooms, and "King Cafe," offering Starbucks coffee and a wide selection of baked goods and sandwiches. The other three libraries, Brill Science Library located in Hughes Hall, Art & Architecture in Alumni Hall, and the Music Library in the Center for Performing Arts offer quiet study spaces as well.
Located between East Quad and Academic Quad, this field hosts numerous intramural sports events as well as concerts and the annual 20/20-10/10 Bike Race, the second largest collegiate bike race in America.
Goggin Ice Center
Opened in Fall 2006, this new $35 million state-of-the-art facility features two NHL-size sheets of ice, including the 3,200-seat Steve Cady Arena, where you can come to cheer on the RedHawks hockey team. You can also test your personal skills at hockey, ice skating, or broomball by participating in one of over 500 intramural teams that play here.
Millett is home to RedHawk basketball and volleyball. Fall Commencement is also held in Millet Hall, and throughout the year, various entertainment acts are performed here as well. In recent years, Miami students have enjoyed such guest artists as Bill Cosby and Jay Leno.