'Cane Kickoff: Fall Orientation

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.
  • 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.

Pre-Orientation Programs

Open All Tabs
  • Great Start

    Sponsored by the Department of Orientation & Commuter Student Involvement, Great Start is an weekend-long pre-orientation program designed to create a college adjustment and campus involvement experience for new students who will be living off campus in their first year at the University of Miami.


  • International Student Orientation


    International Student Orientation (ISO) is a pre-orientation program sponsored by ISSS for new and transfer University of Miami international students.  ISO complements 'Cane Kickoff: Fall Orientation program for undergraduate students by providing international students with information and experiences that will assist in their transition to living and studying in the U.S.  All first-year and transfer international students are required to attend. Time, location, and further details are available on the ISSS webpage. 

  • Exchange Students

    This session is designed for incoming students on a university-sponsored exchange to Miami. The Study Abroad Office will be presenting on processes, services, and opportunities specifically for exchange students.   

  • Horizons

    Horizons is a pre-orientation program designed to assist new African, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American students in their transition to the University of Miami.  It is sponsored by the Department of Multicultural Student Affairs.


  • Hillel FreshFest

    UM Hillel is excited to welcome you to campus and help you get ready for incredible years of Jewish Life at the University of Miami Hillel: The Braman Miller Center for Jewish Life!  We invite you visit miamihillel.org to fill out the contact form and we will ship you a UM Hillel branded mask.  UM Hillel looks forward to engaging with you from the moment you step onto campus for ‘Cane Kickoff and continuing into your first semester.  Connect with us on social media and stay tuned for all we have to offer!


  • UCatholic Life

    UCatholic is excited to welcome you to campus and to the Catholic Student Center at the University of Miami!  We invite you visit https://ucatholic.org/life20 to sign up for email updates and connect with us on social media.  UCatholic looks forward to becoming a part of your life at our ‘Cane Kickoff activities at the U and continuing into the Fall semester!