Parents & Families

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We are very excited to welcome you and your student to the University of Miami. The orientation experiences for students and for families are intentionally planned separately to give each of you the opportunity to learn about the University and all it has to offer.

While your student is meeting classmates and learning about life on campus, we strive to help you become familiar with the University of Miami community through the offerings listed in this program. You will have the opportunity to meet UM administrators, faculty, staff, and current students. This a great time to have your questions and concerns addressed in person.

Everyone on campus, including our orientation staff, is excited to help you learn all you need to know about the U and will assist you by offering information and support. We encourage you to stay in touch with us should questions arise beyond ‘Cane Kickoff.


Registration

Students must provide their family members' email addresses when registering for 'Cane Kickoff via CaneLink. Family members will receive a separate email containing Family 'Cane Kickoff registration instructions. 

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The Family Road to UM

Your student’s next steps have been prepared for them in their Road to UM, but we know that you are their partner and biggest supporter when it comes to their personal, financial, and academic success. We welcome your partnership in helping to get your student started on the right foot.

This Family Road to UM is your guide to the tools, resources, and connections you will need to support your student as they embark on their college journey. We trust that the checklist, important dates, and deadlines and details information found on corresponding web pages will be just what you need to be informed and empowered as your student makes the transition from high school to college.


'Cane Kickoff Schedules

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  • Spring 2022 Schedule

    • Incoming  international undergraduate first-year and transfer students:  Tuesday, January 11 through Saturday, January 15.
    • Incoming  domestic undergraduate first-year and transfer students:  Wednesday, January 12 through Saturday, January 15
      • Domestic Students living on campus will  move in during their assigned day and time slot on Wednesday
      • If you will be  commuting or living off-campus, you may check in for ‘Cane Kickoff  Thursday morning
    • Family ’Cane Kickoff  (for families of new undergraduate first-year and transfer students):  Thursday, January 13

  • Fall 2021 Schedule

    Incoming international undergraduate first-year and transfer students: Monday, August 16 through Sunday, August 22.


    Incoming domestic undergraduate first-year and transfer students: Monday, August 16 through Sunday, August 22.

    • Domestic Students living on campus will move in during their assigned day and time slot on either Monday or Tuesday.
    • If you will be commuting or living off-campus, you may check in for ‘Cane Kickoff Wednesday morning.


    Family ’Cane Kickoff
    (for families of new undergraduate first-year and transfer students): Monday, August 16 through Wednesday, August 18.

    • Offerings on day of student’s designated housing move-in
    • Full-day program for families of all residential and commuter students held on Tuesday and Wednesday.

    Download the Full Schedule

    The complete Fall 2021 ’Cane Kickoff schedule is available via the UMiami app. The app, which is free to download from both the App Store and on Google Play, lists the up-to-date schedule of events and other helpful resources available during the week. Once in the app, tap the person icon in the top right corner and select ’Cane Kickoff Orientation as your app experience.

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