Parent Information

'Cane for a Day is a unique experience. Students will be able to see firsthand what life is like if they choose to attend the University of Miami in the fall.

Travel Information

Dropping off students:

On the scheduled day, student guests will check-in and be met/greeted by Office of Undergraduate Admission staff and their 'Cane for a Day Host. We ask that parents allow students to become immersed in the activities from the time they are dropped off. If you have any questions about the weekend/program, you’re welcome to ask an Office of Admission staff member before you drop off your son/daughter.


Just because students are going to have a great time while they’re with us on campus, doesn’t mean you can’t have fun without them. Here are some suggested activities for the day:

Campus Tours:

Remember that we are still conducting campus tours that parents can join while students are participating in 'Cane for a Day activities. For a full schedule, go to

Self-Guided Tours:

If you'd rather explore campus on your own, download our self-guided tour

Admitted Student Open House:

Families who will participate in 'Cane for a Day are welcome to join us for Future 'Cane Day. Details will be announced Spring 2018.

Explore Coral Gables and the surrounding area:

We encourage parents to explore the Coral Gables area and other surrounding areas like Coconut Grove and South Beach, so that you’ll see what we offer students in the city. Go to Coral Gables and the Region page for suggestions on where to visit and what to see while you’re in town.