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Below are links to recordings of all the sessions from the virtual 'Cane Kickoff specifically for families of new University of Miami students. All live sessions will be recorded and available on this page as soon as possible after the session has concluded.

Learn about all of the resources provided by the Camner Center for Academic Resources such as tutoring services, disability services, learning specialists and the Independent Learning Initiative program.

Will your UM student be the first in your immediate family to attend or graduate from a four-year college? Join Empower Me First, an initiative in the Office of Academic Enhancement, and a panel of university administrators (Toppel Career Center and the Office of Student Financial Assistance and Student Employment) as we discuss your student’s transition to the university, and how you can continue to encourage and support them through their first year!


This session dives into the specific resources provided by The Learning Commons which is designed to helps student in all disciplines pursue their own intellectual goals in conversation with peers and experts and with access to scholarly and creative resources.


Whether your student is planning a budget for the first time or wants to learn about repaying loans, the University of Miami is offering free financial education to help your student along their journey . This session covers an array of topics such as money management basics, renewing financial awards, personal finance resources at UM and more!



The Office of Civic and Community Engagement (CCE) fosters university-community collaboration by engaging the university’s academic resources in the enrichment of civic and community life in our local, national, and global communities. This session covers how your students can become involved with civic engagement and scholarship.

Will your new 'Cane be a student athlete? Learn about the programs and services provided by the Office of Student Athlete Development.


The Department of Orientation and Commuter Student Involvement is here to support your new 'Cane with their transition into the University of Miami through peer mentorship programs, social and academically focused organizations.
The Toppel Career Center helps 'Canes every step along their path to career success. Whether your student will be looking to solidify interests or skills, getting ready for a job or internship interview, or making connections that will launch their career, Toppel is here to help.


If your student will be interested in studying aboard at some point throughout their time at the University of Miami, this presentation will provide a brief overview of the multitude of opportunities available and how to go about beginning the process of finding the program that best fits your student's needs.

From individual counseling to online resources, the mission of the University of Miami Counseling Center is to provide high quality services for your student. Learn about the various services that your student can choose to utilize.

The Launch Pad is the entrepreneurship center at the University of Miami, where you student can receive help in starting and building their own startup business.
Learn about the NEW ’Canes Central. At 'Canes Central your student can access core business operations such as registration and records, billing and payment, financial aid, and 'Cane Card in an easy, efficient, and centralized way.



Dr. Patricia A. Whitely, vice president for student affairs, along with a distinguished panel of university administrators, will discuss strategies for success for your student's college experience and what you might expect during this first year.

Students and families are invited to learn what it means to be a part of the ’Cane family. Hear from President Frenk and Provost Duerk as they welcome you to our university community. Experience our lively spirit and traditions, meet ’Cane Kickoff staff, and learn why it is so great to be a Miami Hurricane. This high-energy event will feature the Frost Band of the Hour, Sunsations, UCheer, Sebastian the Ibis, and more!


Join Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science for a welcome from Dean Avissar, academic program directors, a panel of current students, and a virtual tour of the RSMAS campus and research facilities.

This session is for Family Members of students that live in Hecht Residential College. Within this session, family members will be able to hear from Housing & Residential Life staff such as the Area Directors and Assistant Directors, the Residential Faculty (live-in faculty families), and the Residential College Advisor.



This session is for Family Members of students that live in Stanford Residential College. Within this session, family members will be able to hear from Housing & Residential Life staff such as the Area Directors and Assistant Directors, the Residential Faculty (live-in faculty families), and the Residential College Advisor.
This session is for Family Members of students that live in Mahoney Residential College. Within this session, family members will be able to hear from Housing & Residential Life staff such as the Area Directors and Assistant Directors, the Residential Faculty (live-in faculty families), and the Residential College Advisor.


This session is for Family Members of students that live in Pearson Residential College. Within this session, family members will be able to hear from Housing & Residential Life staff such as the Area Directors and Assistant Directors, the Residential Faculty (live-in faculty families), and the Residential College Advisor.