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July 2015

Family Weekend 2015 Registration

Julio Frenk

Dear UM Parents and Families,

The University of Miami is excited to invite you to register to attend Family Weekend 2015 from September 17-20. Family Weekend provides an opportunity to visit with your student, attend a UM football game, and take part in numerous activities and events. This message contains key information regarding Family Weekend, but please visit for more detailed information. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.

Registration for Family Weekend 2015 must be completed online through your Parent CaneLink delegate account. Please visit  to log into your account or for instructions on how to create your delegate account if you don’t currently have one. The registration site became active on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 9 am EST and will close on Friday, September 1, 2015 at 5 pm EST. Cancellations must be received by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, September 1, 2015 to be eligible for a refund. Due to the nature of the Family Weekend program, no on-site registration will be available. All registrations must be completed and paid in full by the deadline or will be subject to cancellation.

The registration fee for Family Weekend 2015 is $30 per family member, which includes a Family Weekend T-shirt, weekend on-campus parking pass, a meal pass to use for lunch with your student on Friday, information sessions, school/college meetings, other giveaways, and the ability to purchase football tickets at the group rate.  In addition to football tickets, you will also have the option to buy a ticket to the President’s Pep-Rally & BBQ or transportation to SunLife Stadium for the football game.  There is no registration fee for current UM students.

We look forward to seeing you in September.  Go ’Canes!


Department of Orientation & Commuter Student Involvement
1330 Miller Drive
Student Activities Center, Suite 203
Coral Gables, Florida 33146


Family Weekend 2015 Preliminary Schedule

(Please note that this schedule is NOT finalized and is subject to change)


Thursday, September 17, 2015
5:00pm-8:00pm  Family Weekend Check-in
7:00pm-9:00pm  Evening Activity at the Rathskeller
Friday, September 18, 2015
9:00am-4:00pm Family Weekend Check-in
10:00am-10:30am Welcome Address
10:45am-12:30pm  Information Sessions
12:30pm-1:45pm Lunch Break
2:00pm-3:00pm  Model Classes
3:15pm-4:15pm   Keynote Speaker
4:45pm-5:45pm  Academic Deans’ Meetings
6:00pm-8:00pm President’s Pep Rally & BBQ
8:00pm-10:00pm Evening Social Activity
Saturday, September 19, 2015
3:30pm Miami Hurricanes Football Game vs. Nebraska
Sunday, September 20, 2015
All day   Free time with your student


Annual Health Insurance Charge - Waivers due July 25th

The annual charge for health insurance is added to each student’s account each Fall semester.  Students who intend to waive the $2466.00 charge for Fall 2015 can do so now via Canelink under  “Other Important Links” .  If your student has provided you with delegate access, you may also waive the insurance charge for the upcoming Fall Semester.  The $2466.00 charge will be removed from your student’s account before the first tuition bill is generated at the end of July.   Please remember that waivers must be renewed each fall semester, no waivers will be accepted after the July 25th deadline.

Information about the 2015-2016 insurance plan is available on our website.   Additional information is available on our website or by contacting



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