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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  • Fall 2022 Schedule

    Incoming  international undergraduate first-year and transfer students:  Monday, August 15 through Sunday, August 21.

    • New International Students and Incoming Exchange Students living on campus will move in on Monday.
    • International Student Orientation will be held on Tuesday.
    • Compulsory Session for Exchange Students will be held on Tuesday.
    • Incoming  domestic undergraduate first-year and transfer students:  Monday, August 15 through Sunday, August 21.
    • 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 15 through Wednesday, August 17.
    • Select offerings on day of student’s designated housing move-in.
    • Full-day program for families of all residential and commuter students held on Wednesday until 6:30pm.

  • Spring 2023 Schedule

    • Incoming International undergraduate first-year and transfer students: Tuesday, January 10 through Sunday, January 15
    • Incoming  domestic undergraduate first-year and transfer students:  Wednesday, January 11 through Sunday, 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  on TBD.
    • Family ’Cane Kickoff  (for families of new undergraduate first-year and transfer students):  Thursday, January 12