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A Getting Started List for New Students
Here is a list of some of the things that you may want to take care of as you transition into the University of Miami community.

Obtain a photo ID and access card
A photo ID is required at all times to gain admittance into campus buildings. ID and access cards are distributed in the Medical Center Security Department, which is located in the Dominion Towers parking garage (the tall pink building). Hours of operation are available on the Security Department's website. Before going you will need to to get an Interdepartmental Requisition Form (IDR) from your department to pay for costs and also make sure that you have been entered into the Human Resources System (305-243-6551).

Fill out forms for registration fees that you are eligible to waive
View descriptions of forms on the Current Students Registration Page.

Fill out and turn in the Immunization form
All new students are required to provide proof of immunization against measles and rubella, and all international students are required to submit proof of a tuberculosis (TB) test at least 12 months prior to registration. Read the Immunization Requirements Section on the Student Health Matters Page for more information and for a downloadable form.

Take care of health insurance matters
Find information and forms on the Student Health Matters Page.

Get to know the medical school campus
An on-line map of the campus is available or you can pick up a paper copy at the Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies onthe 6th floor of the Clinical Research Building room no. 604.

Find parking or public transportation to the medical school campus
Parking is available throughout the medical campus, but be aware that due to a limited number of spaces, you may be placed on a waiting list. Visit the Medical Center Security Department Parking office's web pages for more information about parking options, fees, and access. Note that the Parking Office is located in the Security Office in the Dominion Towers parking garage. If you are placed on a waiting list and need parking in the meantime, parking spaces are readily available in the privately-owned Dominion Towers Parking Garage. Call 305-324-0900 for more information. The office is located on the first floor of Dominion Towers (1400 NW 10th Avenue, Suite 101).

The Metrorail, an elevated rapid transit system that runs through Miami, has a station that is conveniently located at the medical school. Monthly Metrorail passes are available to UM employees at a discounted price, but must be ordered a month prior to the month you would like to make use of the pass. There is also a pre-tax payment option available. To inquire about passes, contact the Security office at 305-243-6280.

Find Housing
Two residential buildings are located near the medical school campus: Dominion Towers and Jackson Towers. Many employees and students also find housing in Miami Beach (a 10-15 minute commute), Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, South Miami, North Miami Beach and Kendall (in apartments that are conveniently located near the Metrorail). Some links to help you in your search.

Setup a myUM account
The myUM system is a Web-based interface that allows you to easily access your official information at the University of Miami at any time, from any computer on the Internet. Set up a myUM account on-line now.

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