Congratulations on becoming part of the University of Miami community! New Student Orientation is a time of celebration and new beginnings. Here are a few things to know about our orientation program:

All new undergraduate students (first-year and transfer) are strongly encouraged to fully participate in the New Student Orientation program. Graduate student orientation is a separate program, sponsored by the Graduate School, click here for more information.

Registration is required for the New Student Orientation program in the fall. Once you have paid your enrollment deposit, you will have access to the registration system by following the prompts through CaneLink.

The New Student Orientation schedules are developed throughout the semester, though we seek to provide you with basic information on-line as early as possible to assist you and your family with travel arrangements. Please note that the information will change periodically as the schedule is updated.

All of our communication is electronic, so please be on the lookout for emails from our department with the information regarding New Student Orientation. You will receive a complete schedule when you arrive on campus. Typically, we email students attending Fall Orientation in June along with a follow-up email in early August. The Spring Orientation information is updated on-line in October and emailed in November.

You should also expect to be contacted by your Orientation Fellow, our student volunteers, in the weeks prior to the start of orientation. They will be your connection to UM to help answer any last minute questions you might have before arriving.