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In-Person Tours

Thank you for your interest in touring the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science. As one of the world’s premier marine and atmospheric research institutions we offer dynamic interdisciplinary academics, and are dedicated to helping communities to better understand our planet.

Prospective undergraduate students should first visit the University of Miami's main Coral Gables campus, where they will take the majority of their classes. A general tour of the campus, offered by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions can be booked online by clicking here.

Available Tours / Information Sessions

  • Tour 1 - Office of Undergraduate Admission Main Campus information session and tour
  • Tour 2 - Undergraduate Marine and Atmospheric Science Program Office information session
  • Tour 3 - Rosenstiel School Guided Tour

Tour (1): This tour is hosted by the Undergraduate Admissions department. This is a general tour of the University of Miami main campus, and is suitable for a student interested in any major. The accompanying information session provides general information about the University of Miami. This tour is offered on week days at 10am and 1pm. To register for the Admissions tour click here.

Tour (2): This information session is hosted by the Rosenstiel School Undergraduate Program Office on the Coral Gables campus. The session provides specific information regarding the undergraduate marine, atmospheric, and geological science  majors.

Fall/Spring Information Sessions (August 29th – May 13th)

          Monday – Friday at 12:45PM (By Appointment Only)

Summer Information Sessions (Tuesday, May 24th – Friday, August 12th)

Live In-Person Sessions:

Tuesdays and Fridays at 12:45PM (By Appointment Only)

Virtual Zoom Sessions:

Thursdays at 1:00PM (By Appointment Only)

 To register for an information session click here.

Feel free to contact the Rosenstiel Undergraduate Program office at

Tour (3): This tour is hosted by the Rosenstiel School Office of Advancement and Communication. This is a guided tour of the Rosenstiel School campus that showcases the research facilities and graduate campus, as well as highlights opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate research. Guided Rosenstiel School tours are available on week days at 2:30pm by appointment only. To register for a Rosenstiel School Guided Tour, click the button below.

  Schedule In-Person Tour

Virtual Information Sessions

If you are interested in signing up for a virtual information session, please click the link below to schedule a virtual meeting with:

Dr. Josh Coco: Assistant Dean of Rosenstiel School, works closely with graduate students but can talk about any aspect of the school. To setup a time to chat one on one virtually with Josh, please click here:

Heidi Van Buskirk:  completed her Master of Professional Science Degree (MPS) in Marine Conservation at the Rosenstiel School in Spring 2020. Her MPS thesis focused on enhancing digital communications for NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory in Miami, FL. She is now a Senior Program Coordinator in the Office of Advancement and Communications. To set up a time to chat one on one virtually with Heidi please click here:  

Emma Pontes: completed her undergraduate degree at University of Miami in double major in Marine Science and Biology and a minor in Chemistry, earned her MPS degree at the U and is now getting her PhD at RSMAS in the marine biology department.  

Chelsea Begnaud: completed her Master of Professional Science Degree (MPS) in Marine Conservation at the Rosenstiel School in August 2021. She is now a Senior Program Coordinator in the MPS Office and can answer general questions on all RSMAS programs. To setup a time to chat one on one virtually with Chelsea, please click here:

We have a virtual tour of the Rosenstiel School Campus. Look through labs, walk through campus, view classrooms, and take in the beautiful views of SALT/Wetlab here.

If you are interested in viewing our Virtual Open House, please click here.

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If you have any questions, please contact:

Heidi Van Buskirk
Phone: 305-421-4000

Dean’s Office
SLAB Atrium
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne FL 33149

*Please note that prospective undergraduates interested in registering for the Rosenstiel School Guided Tour must also attend the Information Session held by the Rosenstiel Undergraduate Program Office. All three tours can be scheduled for the same day. If you’d like to attend all three tours in one day, we recommend registering for the 10am UM Admissions Tour.

COVID Protocols While on Campus:

  • Masks on indoors at all times 
  • While indoors, try to maintain 2ft distance (roughly one arm’s length) from others when and where possible to do so
  • No food during the tour (a closed cap water bottle/soft drink would be okay and unmasking for a quick drink is not an issue)
  • If you are sick and/or experiencing any COVID-like symptoms (here’s the link per CDC), you should not come to campus and must reschedule.
  • You may use the CDC Symptom checker prior to coming to campus if you desire, which can be found here:
  • If you appear to be noticeably sick (i.e. coughing frequently, etc.), you may be asked to leave the campus
  • Those who have traveled internationally within the past 7 days must be tested and provide negative results of COVID prior to coming on to campus. You would be responsible for testing and providing the result to us.

What should I bring to my Rosenstiel School campus tour?

Our campus is small, but we recommend wearing comfortable shoes and clothing for hot/humid weather. You may consider bringing accessories such as a water bottle (fountains located around campus), a hat, sunscreen, and bug spray, for the outdoor portion of the tour. Umbrellas will be provided if it is raining.