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.
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:
Legacy Admission Counselor
Legacy Admission Counselor
UM Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship
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.
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
Erica Arroyo, B.S.C. '03, M.A.L.S. '08
Sr. Director, Alumni Programs
Welcome 2013 Legacy Families!
The University of Miami Alumni Association congratulates all new legacy students and alumni parents on your decision to attend the ! 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!
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.
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
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
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:
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.
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
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
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.