Family Weekend 2023

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Without you, our 'Cane Family couldn't be possible!

Family Weekend invites you to reconnect with your student, meet other 'Cane families, and interact with University faculty and staff while getting a preview of daily life on campus.

In addition to attending engaging programs, activities, and athletic events—including a Hurricanes football game, you will also have the opportunity to explore popular attractions throughout Coral Gables and the Miami area.

Thursday, October 5 to Sunday, October 8, 2023

The complete Family Weekend schedule is available via the  UMiami app. The app, free to download from both the App Store and Google Play, lists the up-to-date schedule of events and other helpful resources available during the week.  Once in the app, tap the person icon in the top right corner, tap My App Experience, and select Family Weekend. No log-in or account creation is needed.



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  • How to Register

    • Everyone participating in any Family Weekend event must be registered.
    • Registration will go live on Monday, June 5 at 9AM ET
    • Online registration will close on Thursday, September 21 at 5PM ET.
    • Package changes/cancellations must be received by Thursday, September 21 at 5PM ET. After this, all sales are final and refunds are not able to be issued any further.
    • After September 21, future purchases will only be available on-site October 5 and 6 while supplies last.


    Registration for Family Weekend must be completed online through your Proxy/Delegate Access account in CaneLink.

    Once you have created your proxy account:

    • Open an internet browser (Chrome preferred) from your laptop or desktop computer. System is not mobile-friendly, so do not use your phone.
    • Log in to  CaneLink with your Proxy/Delegate account.
    • Click on “Family Weekend Registration"
    • Click on “Proceed to Registration”



  • Cost of Attendance

    The cost of attending Family Weekend depends on your date of registration.
    June 5 - August 20 $35 per family member
    August 21 - Sept 21 $40 per family member
    On-site registration $45 per family member
    • Entrance to most all Family Weekend events, including Friday Night Pep Rally & Block Party
    • Weekend Campus Parking Pass ($44 value)
    •  Herbert Wellness Center Access Pass ($20 value; one per family member registered)
    • University Center Pool Access Pass ($20 value; one per family member registered)
    • Campus Meal Voucher ($10 value; one per family member registered)
    • Family Weekend T-Shirt (one per family member registered)
    • Commemorative UM Clear Stadium Bag (one per family)
    • Access to purchase Family Weekend football game ticket & coach bus transportation***

    Optional Ticketed Events:
    Miami Hurricanes Football vs. Georgia Tech
    • Section Location & Cost
      200 Club Level Midfield $170

      200 Club Level Corner/Endzone

      100 North Sideline Corner

      100 Lower Level Sideline/Corner $60
      100 Lower Level Endzone Level $55
      UM Hillel Section (100 Lower Level Endzone) $55
      300 Upper Level $35

      If purchased, you will receive your physical tickets in October.

      UM students are seated in the student sections (111-116). If you’d like to sit with your student at the game, you must purchase a ticket for them in your Family Weekend section.


    • UM Hillel Shabbat Dinner (Friday)
      • $40 – Family Members
      • Complimentary for current students with purchase of family ticket
    • UChabad Shabbat Dinner (Friday)
      • $40 – Family Members
      • Complimentary for current students with purchase of family ticket
    • UBus Roundtrip Coach Shuttle to Hard Rock Stadium (Saturday)
      • $20 per family member
      • Complimentary for current students
    • UCatholic Mass & Reception (Sunday)
      • $15 – Family Members
      • Complimentary for current students with purchase of family ticket
    • Pickleball Charity Event (Sunday)
      • $25 per pair; max of 32 teams
      • All proceeds benefit the Patricia A. Whitely Student Emergency Fund, which assists UM students who have experienced unforeseen financial hardships due to a catastrophic life event.
    Package Reminders
    • Some event tickets may be at capacity and sold out, so we recommend you register for Family Weekend as soon as possible.
    • If you would like to make any changes to your registration or would like to cancel your registration and request a refund, please log back into the Proxy/Delegate Access for the CaneLink account. You will receive further instructions about how to change or cancel your registration after you log in.
    • For more information about our Privacy PolicyRead Here

  • Hotels and Traveling to Campus

    To fully engage in all Family Weekend activities, we recommend arriving in Miami in the late afternoon or early evening on Thursday and departing Miami on Sunday. 

    Please note that classes are still in session on Friday, and your student will need to attend classes on this day. We suggest that you check with your student about their academic and co-curricular schedule ahead of time.  However, you are always welcome to customize your schedule and flights to meet your family’s needs.

    Click here for a Coral Gables map and directions

    Click here for local hotels

  • Accommodations and Accessibility

    If a guest attending ‘Cane Kickoff and/or Family Weekend requires specific accommodations such as transportation or mobility services, please include them in your registration or by emailing Our staff will follow up to provide further details the rental process. For more information on parking, service animals, and other campus accessibility concerns, please click here. If you would like further assistance, please contact our department. 

    We strive to ensure there are ample options for various dietary needs at ‘Cane Kickoff and/or Family Weekend events.  Dining options on campus include vegetarian, vegan, and kosher food options.