'Cane Kickoff: Spring Orientation

Welcome to the University of Miami! Don’t forget to register for 'Cane Kickoff through your Canelink account!

Spring 2019 Schedule

  • Incoming undergraduate first-year and transfer students: January 10-12
  • Families of undergraduate first-year and transfer students: January 10-11

An outline of the full schedule of events will be available on this website at a later date.

Information on move-in for new students living on-campus in the Residential Colleges can be found by visiting Housing & Residential Life.


International Student Orientation

Incoming first-year and transfer International Students are asked to participate in International Student Orientation (ISO) sponsored by the Department of International Student and Scholar Services for new University of Miami international first-year and transfer students.

  • Study Abroad students should attend the Study Abroad Office’s Exchange Student Orientation.  For dates, time, and location, contact the Study Abroad Office at studyabroad@miami.edu or visit their website at miami.edu/studyabroad.  
  • Family members who plan to accompany their undergraduate student to the U.S. should attend the Family Orientation Program.  For Family Orientation check-in dates, time, and location, contact the Department of Orientation at orientation@miami.eduor visit their website at miami.edu/orientation.

Arrival to Campus

As you arrive on campus for 'Cane Kickoff, please make sure that you:

  1. Check in for ’Cane Kickoff at the Shalala Student Center.
  2. Check in to your Residential College if you are living on campus.
  3. Pick up your ’Cane Card (University ID).
  4. Review all to-do items in Canelink and the Road to UM.