About Us


University of Miami Mission Statement

The University of Miami’s mission is to educate and nurture students, to create knowledge, and to provide service to our community and beyond. Committed to excellence and proud of the diversity of our University family, we strive to develop future leaders of our nation and the world.

Office of Conference Services


The Office of Conference Services attends to the needs of our clients and their participants by providing quality meeting and event planning services and expertise, diverse facilities, and knowledgeable staff to create an inspiring and innovative educational environment.


The Office of Conference Services envisions a welcoming campus where educationally focused conferences and camps achieve their desired outcomes.

Core Values

  • Hospitality: placing safety, customer service and overall guest satisfaction at the forefront of all we do
  • Uniqueness: seeking creative solutions and facilitating one-of-a-kind experiences for both event planners and guests
  • Satisfaction: ensuring that our clients and their guests have a positive experience and achieve their desired goals
  • Attentiveness: responding to our clients' every need in a timely and professional manner

Our Campus

Once on campus, conference guests have the pleasure of strolling our walkable campus, which was designed to emulate a botanical garden. With no city streets or busy roadways cutting through our campus, the University of Miami offers a safe pedestrian experience for conference guests of all ages. With the longest walk lasting no longer than 15 minutes, conference planners have flexibility in tightly scheduling events – even those that occur in different locations across campus.

To complement the balmy weather and beautiful Florida sunshine on your walk, the campus enjoys a number of important vegetated areas including Lake Osceola, the John C. Gifford Arboretum, the Ibis Natural Trail, and numerous Palmetums. These features only add to the walkability of our campus.

The University of Miami offers its guests a variety of educational and entertaining activities for when the meeting is over – or to incorporate into your conference agenda. Guests have the opportunity to visit the award-winning Lowe Art Museum, grab a workout at the Patti & Allan Herbert Wellness Center, or even visit the Otto G. Richter Library.

Our Campus Partners

The Office of Conference Services partners with a variety of campus units to deliver to our conference planners the many services and amenities needed for an excellent conference experience.

Specifically, the Division of Student Affairs, UM Dining, the Student Center Complex, the Department of Wellness and Recreation, and the Department of Parking & Transportation serve as valuable partners to help us meet your needs.