Founded in 1930, the University of Miami Alumni Association is YOUR UM CONNECTION to more than 174,000 living alumni. Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, the UM Alumni Association is committed to encouraging lifelong education, providing quality services and programming, and assisting in the continued development and enhancement of the University of Miami.

UM stands in solidarity with Orlando
and LGBTQ Community

Read President Julio Frenk's message.

#CaneBiz in the Spotlight

The UM Alumni Association is proud to showcase the 'Cane economic footprint across Florida and the U.S. in our interactive map of businesses owned and operated by alumni. Browse the map at and follow #CaneBiz. If you own or operate a business, let us know.

Hirni's Wayside Garden Florist
- Pinecrest -
Ted Tate, BBA '74, MPA '98

Order beautifully designed flower arrangements, plants and gift baskets for all occasions.

The Dog From Ipanema
- South Miami -
Jarbas Godoy, A.B. '91

Find everything for your pooch from food, treats and toys to grooming services. 25% alumni discount on first visit.

See more featured businesses.


Roadmap to Our New Century

In his inaugural address, President Julio Frenk outlined areas in which UM could foster transformation, connection, and reinvention. Several working groups crafted proposals of the draft Roadmap initiatives for the University to consider.

Learn more about the eight initiatives and contribute to their development.

Save the Date for Alumni Weekend

Join us as we celebrate Alumni Weekend and Homecoming on November 3-6, 2016! See the schedule of events plus reunion and travel information at

Are you interested in planning a reunion? Sign up to become a volunteer!

Sign up for a UM License Plate

Calling all Georgia and North Carolina 'Canes! Campaigns are under way to bring the UM specialty license plate to your state. Each state requires a commitment of a certain number of paid applications before the specialty plate can be issued by the state.

Learn more and show off your 'Cane pride today! Sign up for a UM specialty plate.



Alumni Share Their 'Cane Story

Join us in welcoming the Class of 2016 to the alumni family. They share their story, campus memories, greatest lessons, and their next steps.  Find more profiles on

Matthew Getzoff
B.S.B.A '16

Daniela Lorenzo
A.B. '16

Natalie M. Szmyd
A.B. '16

Ashley Anne Taggart
B.S. '12, M.D. '16

Get connected with the many advantages of being a 'Cane for Life, including your alumni benefits!

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