Freshman Spring Next Steps

Welcome to the 'Cane Family!

Please complete the items listed below by their respective dates to ensure a smooth transition to life as a 'Cane.
Review important dates and deadlines for spring here.


Master Checklist

Tasks and Due Dates


1. Accept your offer and submit your $500 enrollment deposit in CaneLink. Immediately 
2. Check your UM email daily. Immediately
3. Confirm your contact information in CaneLink. Immediately
4. Make housing arrangements. Immediately
5. Register for 'Cane Kickoff in CaneLink. Immediately
6. Set up delegate/proxy access in CaneLink. Immediately
7. *International students, if entering the U.S. on an F-1 or J-1 visa, scan a copy of your bank/government sponsorship letter and the first page of your passport and email to Immediately
8. Complete financial assistance To-Do items in CaneLink. Immediately
9. Submit your final high school transcript, AP and IB scores, and dual-enrollment course credit to Office of Undergraduate Admission. Immediately
10. If your tuition is paid by a third-party sponsor, submit your Financial Guarantee Letter to the Office of Student Account Services. Immediately


11. Follow school-specific instructions to complete your course registration. November 6
12. Shopping carts and validation processes available in CaneLink. November 13
13. *International students, if entering the U.S. 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. November 20
14. Registration opens in CaneLink. (No appointments, open enrollment window.) November 27
15. Accept or waive University-sponsored health insurance. November 27
16. Commuter students, consider purchasing a campus parking pass. November 27


17. If applicable, submit a request for disability accommodations. December 1
18. If utilizing V.A. educational benefits, contact the VA Certifying Official. December 10
19. *International students, if entering the U.S. on an F-1 or J-1 visa, familiarize yourself with U.S. entry procedures. December 15


20. Starting January 2, complete UMX online course.

January 2 -
May 9

21. Pay your tuition invoice. January 5
22. International students attend International Student Orientation. January 11
23. Participate in all 3 days of 'Cane Kickoff. January 11-13
24. Complete part 1 of course, Campus Clarity. January 16
25. Confirm you have arrived on campus in your CaneLink To-Do section. January 16
26. Complete health center immunizations. January 19