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August 2016

Cheers to a new academic year!

The Fall semester is around the corner and the University of Miami is ready to welcome students back for another great academic year. Make sure to stay up-to-date of upcoming dates!

Synopsis of Key Dates

  • Aug 16 - On-campus Housing Available for New Students
  • Aug 18 - On-campus Housing Available for Continuing Students
  • Aug 22 – CLASSES BEGIN
  • Aug 31 – Last Day for Registration and to Add a Course
  • Sept 5 – Holiday (Labor Day)
  • Sept 7 – Last Day to Drop a Course Without a “W”
  • Sept 14 – Application for Graduation Opens
  • Oct 14 – Last Day for Graduation for Fall
  • Oct 6-9 – Family Weekend
  • Oct 20-23 – Fall Recess
  • Oct 24 – Last Day to Drop a Course
  • Nov 7 – Registration for Spring 2017 Begins (as scheduled by appointment)
  • Nov 19-27 – Thanksgiving Recess
  • Dec 6 – CLASSES END
  • Dec 8-14 – Final Exams
  • Dec 15 – Fall Commencement
  • Dec 15 – Housing Closes at NOON for Non-Commencement Participants
  • Dec 16 – Housing Closes at NOON for Commencement Participants

For a full list of dates, please see the academic calendar here:



Family Guide

The Family Guide is a yearly publication that includes key information and resources for parents and family members of current students. This includes academic services, financial information, student affairs, safety, and other critical resources.

Download the 2016 Family Guide here!


Register Now for Family Weekend 2016
October 6-9

Don't forget to register for Family Weekend 2016! Registration for Family Weekend is now open and will close on September 16. Visit for more information.

Family Weekend 2016

The University of Miami is excited to invite you to attend Family Weekend from Thursday, October 6, 2016 through Sunday, October 9, 2016. This weekend provides you the opportunity to visit with your student and take part in numerous activities and events that are planned for your enjoyment, including a University of Miami Football game against Florida State University on Saturday, October 8, 2016! Go 'Canes!

If you have any questions about Family Weekend, please contact the Family Weekend staff through the Department of Orientation & Commuter Student Involvement at 305-284-5646 or by email at

Insurance Updates & Immunization Deadline

New this year, Dental Insurance/ and Vision Coverage is available to UM students through United Healthcare. Enrollment in the UM Sponsored health insurance plan is not required to purchase this combined Dental/ Vision coverage. For more information click here.

For students who are new to the university, the deadline for submitting immunizations to the Student Health Service is August 22nd . For more information and to submit immunization records click here

The University of Miami | Department of Orientation & Commuter Student Involvement
Shalala Student Center, Suite 203 | 1330 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146
(305) 284-5646 |