'Cane Kickoff Orientation

Before you arrive

The Road to UM and Communication Series are your go-to resources to keep you informed prior to your arrival and to prepare you for a smooth transition to the University of Miami. Contact us with any questions or concerns you have as you get ready to become part of the Hurricane community and we look forward to meeting you!


The Road to UM

The Road to UM will be your go-to guide for all things you need to know during the months prior to your start at the U. We cannot stress enough how important it will be for you to read through this upon receiving it.

This road map will guide you as you plan your arrival in Miami. To ensure a smooth transition to your new life as a Miami Hurricane, pay close attention to the checklist items and their due dates. More information about each checklist item can be found on the departments’ web pages. We can’t wait to see you on campus. Go ’Canes!


Registration is required for ’Cane Kickoff. Once you have paid your enrollment deposit and when the systems opens (mid-March for Fall ‘Cane Kickoff and October for Spring ‘Cane Kickoff), you will have access to the registration system by following the prompts through CaneLink. Please click on “CaneLink for Student” button, then expand the “Admissions” dropdown on the side menu.  From there you should see the “Student Orientation” link to enter your information. Step-by-step images are available here. You will receive a confirmation email once you have completed registration.


Schedules are developed in the months leading up to each ‘Cane Kickoff, though we seek to provide you with basic information online as early as possible to assist you and your family with travel arrangements. Please note that the information will change periodically as the schedule is updated.