Newman Alumni Center

Newman Bldg Newman Bldg


As a celebration of all the achievements of our alumni, the Robert and Judi Prokop Newman Alumni Center was built at the heart of the University of Miami. This home is a gift to our graduates, at the hub of our vibrant academic and professional community as the next important step in continuing the momentum of the University of Miami.

 6200 San Amaro Drive   |   Coral Gables, FL 33146   |   305.284.1934

Meeting & Event Spaces

We welcome the opportunity to host your next event. The Newman Alumni Center’s diverse settings provide over 10,000 square feet of indoor and 4,000 square feet of outdoor meeting and social event space.



The lush landscaped gardens and sculptural fountain of the Arellano Construction Courtyard serve as a beautiful backdrop for any al fresco event. Built-in tent tie-downs allow for year-round use, and a fully integrated sound system helps you set the mood.
conference room


Annual meetings. Business pitches. Breakout sessions. The Executive Conference Room is a state-of-the-art space for larger business meetings. With a 36-seat capacity featuring comfortable leather chairs, it’s a great place to gather the board of directors. And with video conferencing capabilities, local and national teams can convene with ease.

Living Room


Elegant cocktail parties. Memorable reunions. Engaging networking events. The Dany Garcia and Dwayne Johnson Living Room, the heart of the alumni center, features 20-foot ceilings and is filled with comfortable seating – an ideal place for impromptu conversations and information exchanges. A 14-foot by 30-foot mural depicting UM imagery and a 1918 grand piano add to the ambiance. High-end finishes, as well as beautiful views of the courtyard, make this space feel truly special.

Multi Purpose Room

Multi-Purpose Room

The Multi-Purpose Room, with its soaring, 20-foot ceilings and views to the lush courtyard and gardens, is our largest event space and offers an elegant venue for larger gatherings. The room can be divided into two or three sections for maximum flexibility and features superior acoustics and audio-visual capabilities.

tower room


Encased in floor-to-ceiling glass, with a natural-stone terrace overlooking Mark Light Field, the Tower Room is a special setting for any business or social occasion.


Small Receptions. Private Dinners. Guest Lectures.  Adjacent to the Dany Garcia and Dwayne Johnson Living Room, the Bruce and Robbi Toll Alumni Library features a fireplace and beautiful views to the garden.  Bookshelves filled with artwork, archive copies of the yearbook and alumni-authored volumes line the walls.



Networking receptions. Pre-theater soirees. Departmental get-togethers. The Gumenick Family Lobby offers a stylish setting for more intimate gatherings. A striking architectural space, the lobby features the Great Seal of the University of Miami as well as a dramatic wall of glass overlooking the lush front plaza.
floor plan

Capacity & Rate Sheet

Please note the following:
  • Room capacities are based on the square footage of the room and do not take into consideration additional items such as staging, audiovisual equipment, dance floors, food tables, etc.
  • The University Rate is restricted to University events only.

Catering & Event Planning

We are proud to present our outstanding roster of caterers. Each offers a range of creative options to make your event unique.


Our café features ample indoor and outdoor seating and warm, welcoming décor – perfect for informal, one-on-one meetings or team lunches. The café offers a casual bistro menu with delicious lunch and dinner options.

Seating capacity: 75 guests

Open: Mon – Fri 10 am to 3 pm


The Sloane & Genevieve McCrea Business Center is offers six workstations with PCs and a meeting table plus a copier, printer and fax machine – all available for our guests to use.


  • 6 PC workstations
  • Copier, printer and fax machine
  • Meeting table

Major Donors

THANK YOU! The Alumni Center project would not be possible without the generosity and leadership of our beloved alumni and friends.

  • Robert & Judi Prokop Newman, B.B.A. ‘63
  • Dany Garcia, B.B.A. ’92 & Dwayne Johnson, B.G.S. ’95
  • Mack, B.S.E.S. ’49, and Betty Roper
  • Jerome Gumenick, B.B.A. ’52, Jeffrey Gumenick, B.B.A. ’86, and Randolph Gumenick
  • Bruce Toll, B.B.A. ’65
  • Agustin Arellano
  • Glenn Hubert, B.Ed. ’66, M.Ed. ’68David McCrea, J.D. ’77
  • Anonymous (for naming of Sebastian’s Cafe)

The University of Miami Alumni Association invites you to add your personal touch to this signature building. You can purchase a paver to:

  • Celebrate a birthday, holiday, graduation or milestone.

  • Honor a classmate, family member, or influential person in your life.

  • Create a meaningful reminder of your affection for the University of Miami