University of Miami's new Student Activities Center

  • From left, UM students Vanity Adams, Seth Firmman, Trevor Hirst, Patrick Simon, Daniel McOverstreet and Hugo Medrano enjoy the ambience outside the new Rathskeller on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • UM's new Student Activities Center opens as students return to campus this week. The new SAC is 119,368 square feet and includes meeting rooms and dining spots. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A look inside UM's new Student Activities Center, which opens as students return to campus this week. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A view from the UM's new Student Activities Center overlooking Lake Osceola. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A ballroom inside UM's new Student Activities Center, which opens as students return to campus this week. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • The Zebersky Family Vista Room at UM's new Student Activities Center. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Student organizations have this area to use as a meeting space inside UM's new Student Activities Center. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A view from the second floor of the University of Miami's new Rathskeller on Wednesday August 21, 2013. The UM's Student Activities Center opens as students return to campus this week. The new SAC, which includes the rebuilt Rathskeller, is 119,368 square feet and includes meeting rooms and food choices and more. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD

  • UM graduates Charlie Windfelder and Joe Divver play pool at the University of Miami's new Rathskeller on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Ibis Yearbook Managing Editor Holly Bensur works in the new office at UM's Student Activities Center. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Students and parents walk along the breezeway outside the University of Miami's new Rathskeller on Wednesday Aug. 21, 2013. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF