Historic Markers Across Florida

U Of M Opened Here

Marker ID: HASF 
Location: University Court & University Drive, Coral Gables, fl
County: Miami-Dade
Coordinates: N 25° 44.432    W 080° 15.900
  25.74053333    -80.265
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMXN9Z


U of M Opened Here

On this site in an unfinished building originally intended for a hotel, the University of Miami registered its first students on October 15, 1926. It was twenty years before the University was able to begin the move to the site originally designated for it and given by George E. Merrick, which forms part of the present campus. The old "Cardboard College" which stood here was used until 1967, and then demolished.

Historical Association of Southern Florida 1969