Family Orientation

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Family ’Cane Kickoff is an optional, but strongly encouraged, two-day orientation program that supports the parents and families of new students. Family ’Cane Kickoff is designed to address important issues and concerns of new undergraduate families and provides important resources, relevant information, and opportunities to connect with administrators, faculty, students, and other families.

For most of the Family program, parents and family members attend different sessions from students, because the sessions are designed to meet each group’s particular needs and interests.

Family members do not have to separately register for Family ’Cane Kickoff. Students are asked to provide their family’s information during their ’Cane Kickoff registration as well as any special accommodations that are needed.

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Spring ’Cane Kickoff 2018 – Family Orientation Schedule

Thursday, January 11

9:00am-3:00pm ’Cane Kickoff Check-in & ’Cane Card Distribution
4:00pm-6:00pm Opening Kickoff for New Students and Families

Friday, January 12

9:00am-1:00pm Late Check-in
9:00am-9:30am Academic Welcome Remarks
9:45am-10:45am Emergency Preparedness and Campus Safety
11:00am-12:00pm ’Cane Success, Student Accounts, and Student Financial Assistance
12:15pm-1:15pm Lunch with the Dean of Students
1:30pm-2:30pm Thriving at UM
2:45pm-3:45pm Academic Resources
4:00pm-5:00pm Academic Advising Panel
5:00pm-6:00pm Break
6:00pm-7:00pm New Student and Family BBQ