Frequently Asked Questions

Will the 2020 HDI BE CONDUCTED ONLINE?

Yes! The 2020 UM Hurricane Debate Institute will be a 100% virtual camp this summer. We look forwarding to continue providing quality instruction and individualized attention in a safe and well-managed format.

Will the HDI host live classes?

Yes! The 2020 UM Hurricane Debate Institute will host live classes Monday to Friday from 11am-12pm and 1pm-3pm (ET). Students will also have access to office hours with instructors and recorded lectures.

IS THIS AN OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI PROGRAM? 

Yes! The Hurricane Debate Institute is an official University of Miami program sponsored by the School of Communication and taught by current and former professors, coaches, and debaters from UM.

WHAT MATERIALS will students need? 

Students will need a computer, paper, and writing instruments.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF TUITION? 

Tuition includes quality instruction and materials that are unique to the Hurricane Debate Institute. Students will receive written assessments of their skills and areas for improvement. Students will receive a certificate of completion.

WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT DOES THE INSTITUTE ACCEPT? 

The UM Hurricane Debate institute accepts credit card payments.

Click the “Pay Online Button” below or visit http://www.com.miami.edu/payment.
Select “Hurricane Debate Institute” from the category drop-down list, enter the amount you will pay, then enter the STUDENT INFORMATION into the fields below and click the Submit button.
On the second page click the Continue button, then enter in the credit card holder’s information on the third page and click Continue.
Please remember to confirm payment. An email receipt will be sent as soon as the payment goes through.

All major credit cards accepted.

Click Here to Pay Online

If you have any issues completing the online payment, please email hurricanedebate@gmail.com or call 305-281-2705.

IS THE TUITION REFUNDABLE? 

No, the tuition is not refundable. In order for the Hurricane Debate Institute to provide the highest quality instruction, we need to be able to plan ahead. In the event that a student can no longer attend the HDI, please contact us to discuss options.