Legacy Program

The University of Miami Legacy Program was designed to recognize the commitment and support of its alumni to their alma mater in choosing to send their children or grandchildren to UM. The University of Miami Alumni Association (UMAA) works closely with our campus partners to ensure a successful transition to college life at UM for our legacy families.

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Alumni are the heart of the University of Miami's history and the key to its rise as one of the nation's top research institutions. We pay special attention to our relationship with alumni and couldn't be more pleased than when they express interest in sending their children and grandchildren to the U.

Legacy Admission

The University of Miami continues its rise in prominence among academic research institutions around the world largely due to the support and contributions of our alumni. As admission to UM becomes increasingly more selective, it is important that we pay special attention to our relationship with alumni and take exceptional care in evaluating legacy applications.

For more information on Legacy Admission, please contact:
Jim Sullivan
Legacy Admission Counselor
(305) 284-5477

Jeff Jenkins
Legacy Admission Counselor
(305) 284-1649

UM Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship

Katie Kuretski 2010 recipient Eligibility for the Legacy Scholarship is automatic for any legacy student who applies for admission and qualifies for financial aid.

To be considered for this scholarship, one need only complete their undergraduate application for admission to the University of Miami to be identified as a “legacy,” and submit a Free Application for Free Federal Student Aid through the federal processor, with the University (school code 001536) listed as a recipient of the results.

Read Profiles of Scholarship Recipients

Make a donation to the Legacy Scholarship program

For more information on the Legacy Scholarship, please contact:
Donna Arbide, M.B.A. '95
Associate Vice President of Alumni Relations and the Annual Fund
(305) 284-2873
Erica Arroyo, B.S.C. '03, M.A.L.S. '08
Sr. Director, Alumni Programs
(305) 284-1724

Welcome 2013 Legacy Families!

The University of Miami Alumni Association congratulates all new legacy students and alumni parents on your decision to attend the U logo! We look forward to welcoming another generation of your family to the University of Miami. Welcome letters were mailed to incoming legacy students on Friday, June 21st.

Please see the legacy student benefits below to aid you in your arrival to campus in August!

Legacy Move-In:

All incoming legacy students are allowed to move in at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 20, regardless of your assigned time. Simply report to your residential college as early as 8:00 a.m. to check in and provide your name to the residential college staff.

Questions regarding housing assignments, roommates, what to bring, or any general questions may be directed to:Student Housing

Department of Residence Halls
(305) 284-4505
Housing Website

Legacy Reception

Legacy families will receive an invitation late July to a special reception hosted by the UM Alumni Association to officially welcome you to campus! It includes the opportunity to meet other incoming legacy families, speak with President Shalala and UM Alumni Association staff, enjoy refreshments and hors d’oeuvres, congratulate the 2013 Legacy Scholarship Recipient, and take a commemorative photo of your first day on campus!

8th Annual Legacy Reception
A Tradition Honoring A New Generation of ’Canes
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
7:00 p.m.
Newman Alumni Center
6200 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146

Please R.S.V.P. to:
(305) 284-2872 or 1-866-862-UMALUMS (862-5867) or via email to

Business casual attire - after a busy day of moving in, please come as you are!
Complimentary parking is available at the Newman Alumni Center

Newman Alumni Center Map
For detailed directions, please click here.

Click here to view photos from the 7th Annual Alumni Legacy Reception held in 2012

For more information on the Legacy Reception, please contact:
Kate Lake,
Director of Alumni Programs

Alumni Concierge Services

Legacy families have access to personal concierge services from the Office of Alumni Relations for any questions or concerns you may have leading up to or during your time at the University.

Office of Alumni Relations
(305) 284-2872 or 1-866-UMALUMS (862-5867)
Summer Sendoffs Website

More in store for you and your family!

Several opportunities are available for you and your family to meet other UM families and learn more about what to expect as UM students. Be on the lookout for the following events:

  • Summer Send-Off Receptions: These receptions are held around the country to connect students and their families with other UM students and alumni

    Office of Alumni Relations
    (305) 284-2872 or 1-866-UMALUMS (862-5867)
    Summer Sendoffs Website

  • New Student Orientation: The University hosts several days of exciting events designed to provide new students and their families with the information necessary for a successful transition to UM

    Office of Orientation and Commuter Students
    Orientation Website

  • Family Weekend - October 4 – 6, 2013:
    This weekend provides you and your family the opportunity to visit with and take part in the numerous activities and events that are planned for your enjoyment, including a University of Miami football game vs. Georgia Tech on Saturday, October 5.

    Office of Orientation and Commuter Students
    (305) 284-5646
    Family Weekend Website

For more information, contact:
Erica Arroyo, B.S.C. '03, M.A.L.S. '08
Sr. Director, Alumni Programs


Join us to celebrate the accomplishments of your legacy graduate!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
6 to 7 p.m.
Newman Alumni Center, Living Room
6200 San Amaro Drive
Coral Gables, Florida 33146

Confirm your attendance with Stephanie Ballman at s.ballman@miami.edu.

Click here to view online invitation.