Admitted Student Checklist

Welcome to the 'Cane Family!

The following roadmap will help guide you as you plan for your arrival in Miami.

Please complete the items listed below by their respective dates, to ensure a smooth transition to life as a 'Cane.

For the PDF version of the checklist, click here.

For the School-Specific Checklist, click here.

Master Checklist


Tasks and Suggested Due Dates
1. Check your UM email daily. Immediately
2. Confirm your contact information on CaneLink. Immediately
3. Apply for on-campus housing and choose a meal plan, if you haven’t already. Immediately
4. Search for a roommate on 'Roommate Finder' in CaneLink. Immediately
5. *Confirm your attendance at International Student Orientation (you will receive an email). Immediately
6. Register for ’Cane Kickoff. Immediately
7. Set up delegate/proxy access in CaneLink. Immediately
8. *If entering the U.S. on an F-1 or J1 visa, scan a copy of your bank/government sponsorship letter and the first page of your passport. Immediately
9. Complete financial assistance To-Do items on CaneLink. Immediately
10. If applicable, submit a request for disability accommodations. Immediately
11. Follow school-specific instructions to complete your course registration. May 16 -
June 21
*International students only


Tasks and Suggested Due Dates
12. Commuter students, register for the Great Start Program, session 1. June 13
13. Accept or waive university-sponsored health insurance on CaneLink. June 15
14. Take the ALEKS Math Placement Assessment as prescribed by your school or college. June 15
15. If tuition is paid by a third party, submit your Financial Guarantee Letter. June 15
16. Complete health center immunizations. June 30


Tasks and Suggested Due Dates
17. *If entering the U.S. on an F-1 or J1 visa, pay the SEVIS fee and apply for a student visa. July 1
18. Submit your final high school transcript, AP and IB scores, and dual enrollment course credit. July 1
19. Commuter students, register for the Great Start Program, session 2. July 11
20. Commuter students, consider purchasing a campus parking pass. July 31
*International students only


Tasks and Suggested Due Dates
21. Pay your tuition invoice through CaneLink. August 1
22. *If entering the U.S. on an F-1 or J1 visa, familiarize yourself with US entry procedures. August 1
23. If utilizing V.A. educational benefits, contact the Office of the Registrar. August 1
24. Begin your first course – UMX. August 1 -
December 14
25. Complete part 1 of “Think About It.” August 15
26. *Attend International Student Orientation. August 16
27. Participate in all five days of ’Cane Kickoff. August 17-21
28. Confirm you have arrived on campus. August 22
*International students only