Road to UM: Admitted Freshman Checklist

Please complete the items listed below by their respective dates to ensure a smooth transition to life as a 'Cane.

Review The Road to UM, a step-by-step guide to your arrival in the fall, and important dates and deadlines for fall.

Master Checklist

Tasks and Due Dates


1. Check your UM email daily.  Immediately 
2. Confirm your contact information in CaneLink. Immediately 
3. Apply for on-campus housing, search for a roommate, and choose a meal plan. Immediately 
4. If you live in Miami-Dade or Broward counties with your family and plan on commuting to campus, apply for a waiver of the freshman residency requirement. Immediately 
5. Register for ‘Cane Kickoff. Immediately 
6. Set up proxy access in CaneLink. Immediately 
7. *If entering the United States on an F-1 or J-1 visa, scan and send a copy of your bank/government sponsorship letter and the first page of your passport. Immediately 
8. Complete financial assistance To-Do list items in CaneLink. Immediately 


9. Follow school-specific instructions to complete your course registration.

May 29 -
July 9 


10. If applicable, submit a request for disability accommodations. June 1 
11. If utilizing VA educational benefits, contact the VA Certifying Official. June 1 -
July 15 
12. If your tuition is paid by a third-party sponsor, submit your Financial Guarantee Letter to the Office of Student Accounts. June 15 
13. Commuter students, register for the Great Start program session 1. June 25 


14. Complete the UMX online course.

July 1 -
August 15 

15. * If entering the United States on an F-1 or J-1 visa, pay the SEVIS fee and apply for a student visa immediately upon receipt of I-20 or DS-2019. July 1
16. Submit your final high school transcript, AP and IB scores, and dual enrollment course credit. July 1 
17. Complete your course registration in CaneLink. July 9
18. Commuter students, register for the Great Start program session 2. July 9 
19. Commuter students, you can buy your parking pass today. July 16
20. Accept or waive University-sponsored health insurance. July 25


21. Pay your tuition invoice. August 1 
22. *If entering the United States on an F-1 or J-1 visa, familiarize yourself with U.S. entry procedures. August 1 
23. *Attend International Student Orientation. August 14 
24. Complete part 1 of Alcohol and Drug Education course. August 15 
25. Participate in all five days of ’Cane Kickoff August 15 - 19
26. Confirm you have arrived on campus. August 22
27. Complete health immunizations. August 25

*International students only.

Please note that all tasks are to be completed by the first day of classes. If you are having challenges completing any of these tasks, please contact the ’Cane Success Center at 305-284-4500.