Family Road to UM

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Welcome to the ’Cane Family! The information below was compiled with newly admitted students’ families in mind and will help you partner with your student to ensure they make a smooth transition to college. Sign up to receive emails regarding University information, events, and your student's on-boarding process.

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Important Dates for Spring

Topic Date Assigned
UM email assigned


Road to UM fall communication series begins OCTOBER 19
Modules get assigned in Blackboard NOVEMBER 2
(or the first Monday after you submit your enrollment deposit)
Start of registration process NOVEMBER 29
Course registration period NOVEMBER 29 - DECEMBER 5
Accommodation request deadline, if applicable DECEMBER 1
Tuition bills are posted DECEMBER 11
Bills are due JANUARY 9
International student move-in JANUARY 9
International Student Orientation JANUARY 10
Move-in for domestic students living on campus JANUARY 10
’Cane Kickoff Orientation JANUARY 11 - 13

Family Checklist

One of the best ways you can help your student prepare for their Road to UM is to go over both the family and student designated checklist to ensure they are completing tasks on time. Be sure to check back regularly for updates. 

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The GPS Team (Guides for Parents and Students) is a group of engaged undergraduate peer advisors who are eager to help your student find their way and successfully start their new life at the University of Miami! They will be available to assist in navigating the transition process, provide resources, and answer any questions you may have.