Family Weekend 2021

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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.

Everyone participating in any Family Weekend event must be registered.

Thursday, September 23 to Sunday, September 26, 2021

The complete Family Weekend schedule is available via the UMiami App. The app, which is free to download from both the App Store and on 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 and select Family Weekend as your app experience.

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  • How to Register

    Registration will go live on  Wednesday, July 7 at 9AM ET

    Registration for Family Weekend 2021 must be completed online through your Proxy/Delegate Access account in CaneLink.

    Once you have created your proxy account:

    1. Log in to CaneLink
    2. Click on “Family Weekend Registration"
    3. Click on “Proceed to Registration”

    Step-By-Step Instructions

  • Cost of Attendance

    The cost of attending Family Weekend depends on your date of registration.
    July 7 - August 22 $30 per family member
    August 23 - Sept 9 $35 per family member
    On-site registration $40 per family member
    • Weekend Campus Parking Pass ($32 value; one per family)
    • Herbert Wellness Center 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 Tote Bag (one per family)
    • Entry to most Family Weekend activities
    • ***OPTION to purchase Family Weekend football game ticket & coach bus transportation***

    Optional Ticketed Events:

    • UM Hurricanes Football vs. Central Connecticut State University
      • Section Location & Cost
        200 Club Midfield $190
        200 Club Sideline $90
        200 Club Corner $75
        300 Upper Level Corner/Endzone $15

        You will receive your physical paper tickets, along with specific section and seat numbers in your Family Weekend packet when you check in on September 23-24.

    • Roundtrip Coach Shuttle to Hard Rock Stadium
      • $20 per family member
      • Complimentary for current students
    • Family Weekend Pep Rally & BBQFriday, September 24 @ 4:00pm-6:00pm
      • $35 per family member
      • Complimentary for current student with purchase of family ticket
      • The Pep-Rally & BBQ will be held outdoors and include a menu of BBQ / tailgate inspired hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and beverages.  A full lineup of performances and spirit activities will get you ready for Saturday's big game, as well as provide an opportunity to meet fellow 'Cane families, University Leaders, faculty, and staff.
    • UM Hillel Shabbat Dinner
      • $36 – Family Members
      • Complimentary for current students with purchase of family ticket
    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.
    • You can make changes to your order until Thursday, September 9am at 5pm Eastern Time. Any refund requests or changes after this time cannot be honored.
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  • Hotels & 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, September 23, and departing Miami any time that works for your schedule on Sunday, September 26.

    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 ahead of time regarding their own academic and co-curricular schedule.

    However, you are always welcome to customize your schedule and flights to meet your family’s need.

    Click here for a Coral Gables map and directions

    Click here for local hotels

  • Accommodations & Accessibility

    If a guest attending ‘Cane Kickoff and/or Family Weekend requires specific accommodations such as a wheelchair, please contact our office and we can provide a list of local vendors you can arrangement rentals from. Click here for more information on parking, service animals, and other campus accessibility concerns.

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