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

Legacy Reception

Incoming legacy families were invited to a special reception hosted by the UM Alumni Association as an official welcome to campus! This event included 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 2014 Legacy Scholarship Recipient(s), and take a commemorative photo family photo!

View photos from this years 9th Annual Legacy Reception

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 9 – 12, 2014:
    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. Cincinnati on Saturday, October 11. Go ’Canes!

    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