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’Cane Kickoff: Spring 2018 will take place on:

  • January 11-13 for incoming undergraduate first-year and transfer students
  • January 11-12 for families of undergraduate first-year and transfer students

Schedules are subject to change. You will receive a printed version of the ’Cane Kickoff orientation schedule when you check-in for the program in the Shalala Student Center. Outlined below is an overview of the student schedule of events. For the family ’Cane Kickoff orientation program, click here.

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

Thursday, January 11

9:00am-3:00pm ’Cane Kickoff Check-in & ’Cane Card Distribution
9:00am-1:00pm Compulsory Session for Exchange Students
9:00am-2:00pm International Student Orientation (ISO)
4:00pm-6:00pm Opening Kickoff for New Students and Families

Friday, January 12

9:00am-1:00pm Late Check-in & ’Cane Card Distribution
9:00am-9:25am ’Cane Kickoff Small Group Meeting
9:30am-9:50am Academic Welcome Remarks
10:00am-10:50am Personalizing Your UM Education
11:00am-4:30pm Academic Deans’ Meetings, Academic Events, and Advising
Details for the Deans’ meetings will vary by school and college. Please check the program booklet and information communicated from your school or college for more information.
5:00pm-6:00pm ’Cane Kickoff Small Group Meeting
6:00pm-7:00pm New Student and Family BBQ

Saturday, January 13

8:45am-9:30am Transfer Student Breakfast
9:30am-10:20am ’Cane Kickoff Small Group Meeting
10:30am-12:30pm Mandatory Rotating Sessions
Emergency Preparedness and Campus Safety
Theatre in Action: Bystander Intervention
12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch Break
1:30pm-3:30pm Mandatory Rotating Sessions
Maintaining U
Diversifying Your College Experience
3:30pm-4:30pm ’Cane Kickoff Small Group Meeting
5:00pm-8:00pm Dinner and Screen on the Green