Campus During the Presidential Debate: What You Need to Know
All University of Miami classes will be held on Thursday, September
(visit the Transportation Issues page
for the latest updates and complete list of parking changes)
To meet traffic control and security requirements for the presidential
debate, access to some University parking garages and lots may be temporarily
closed or limited. It is important to note that no daily or weekly parking
passes will be allowed in any campus garage from Monday September 27
through Thursday September 30.
Garage - from September 27 to 30, this lot will be restricted
to resident-student permits only.
Center Parking Lot - closed from September 27 to 30.
Residential College Parking Lots - closed from September 27 to 30.
de Leon Parking Garage - this lot also will be impacted by the debate.
and Transportation Services has arranged for temporary parking in three
locations: the three temporary "green space" lots that are accessible
from Stanford Drive, the Lee Lincoln property on the corner of Ponce and
Granada, and the swales on Corniche, Albenga, and Liguria Avenues. Look
for directional signage that will guide you to these temporary lots.
On Thursday, September 30, Hurry 'Cane shuttle service will not
operate the Dickinson Route and will operate modified service on the Stanford
Route with no reduction in the number of shuttle buses. The Fountain Route
will operate normally. The Hurry 'Cane shuttle hub, which is located at
the Ponce Garage, will shift to Coral Gables municipal lot 42 across from
the Ponce Garage.
service will be suspended at the University Station on Ponce de Leon Boulevard
on Thursday, September 30. Miami-Dade County Transit will provide
shuttle service from the South Miami and Douglas Road Metrorail stations
to the Coral Gables campus on that day with connections to the Hurry 'Cane
law enforcement and security personnel will make the final decisions regarding
parking and traffic control in the days leading up to, and immediately
before the debate itself. For more information on possible parking lot
closures, visit the Transportation
Some streets will be temporarily closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
Expect street closures during the week of the debate. For the latest information
on street closures and traffic rerouting, read the special daily editions
of e-Veritas and this Web site.
All University of Miami faculty members, staff, and students will be required
to wear their UM identification ('Cane Card) at all times while on the
Coral Gables campus from Monday, September 27, through Thursday,
September 30. Faculty, staff, and students without proper identification
may be stopped by security personnel and asked to leave campus. Faculty,
staff, and students who do not have a 'Cane Card are strongly urged to
obtain one now in Allen Hall, Room 111.
no charge for an initial 'Cane Card. If you have lost your 'Cane Card,
a replacement costs $15. Lanyards will be distributed at various locations
on campus, including University of Miami parking garages, parking lots,
the food court, and events attended by UM faculty, staff, and students.
In addition, individual University departments and divisions also will
distribute lanyards with plastic holders to employees.
The University of Miami's Wellness Center will be closed from Monday,
September 27, through Thursday, September 30. Group exercise
and yoga classes will be held in the University Center ballroom during
those dates. For class times and information, call 305-284-8500.
In addition, Wellness Center members with proper identification may use
the University Center pool from September 27 to 30.
Center will reopen on Friday, October 1.
Due to street closures, mail (United States Postal Service) and package
delivery (UPS, FedEx, DHL, Airborne) will be suspended at the following
locations on Thursday, September 30:
Colleges (Mahoney, Pearson, Hecht, Stanford, and Eaton) and Student
C. and Helen Donn Flipse Building (Department of Public Safety, Parking
and Transportation Services, Department of Psychology, Sociology Research
of Theatre Arts (located in Hecht Residential College)
deliveries will resume on Friday, October 1.
The Whitten University Book Store will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on
Thursday, September 30. The bookstore is selling debate merchandise
- including T-shirts, tote bags, pens, magnets, and buttons - at its University
Center location. It will also sell debate-related merchandise, as well
as University of Miami-themed goods, to the visiting corps of media at
the Debate Press Hall (the Wellness Center) September 27 to 30,
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and on October 1, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Commission on Presidential Debates makes all decisions about the number
of spectators allowed in debate venues. Attendance at the presidential
debate at the University of Miami will be extremely limited. President
Shalala has determined that available seats will be distributed to students
through a seat-application process.
The University Center Post Office will be open during normal operating
hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., during the week of the debate.
The Food Court, residential dining halls, and all retail operations will
maintain normal operating hours during the week of the debate.