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Media Disposal Services Moves to Ungar

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    MediaDisposalThe media disposal drop-off location on the Coral Gables campus has moved from Gables One Tower to the Ungar Building, room 114. You can bring old, portable media devices (such as hard drives, thumb drives, mobile phones, etc. but not computers) to this location Monday through Friday, from 1 to 5 p.m., to have the data irreversibly removed and/or have the device permanently destroyed.

    This service, which is provided by the University of Miami Information Technology (UMIT) department for the safety and protection of personal information, is also available on the Miller School and Rosenstiel campuses at the following times and places:

    • Miller School campus: Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, room 107, Monday-Friday from 12:30-4:30 p.m.
    • RSMAS campus: Marine Science Center Building, room 227, Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

    All the drop-off locations accept portable media devices, such as hard drives, USB thumb drives, tablets, magnetic tapes, floppy disks, and/or mobile phones, but not laptops, workstations, and/or desktop computers.

    To properly destroy data from laptops, workstations, and/or desktop computers, complete the Equipment Transfers/Surplus form and email it to Once the request is processed, a UMIT representative will schedule a visit to your location within five to seven business days to pick up the device(s) to be destroyed.

    For more information about media disposal, visit the media disposal service webpage. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the UMIT Service Desk at 305-284-6565 or


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