Parent Information

’Cane for a Day is a unique experience. Students will be able to see firsthand what life is like if they choose to attend the University of Miami in the fall.

Travel Information

  • Directions to campus: The Visit Guide provides travel tips, a map of the campus, and parking information for after you drop off your son/daughter.
  • Dropping off students: On the scheduled day, student guests will check in and be greeted by Office of Undergraduate Admission staff and their ’Cane for a Day host. We ask that parents allow students to become immersed in the activities from the time they are dropped off. If you have any questions about the weekend/program, you’re welcome to ask an Office of Admission staff member before you drop off your son/daughter.


While the students are enjoying their visit, you, too, can get to know our campus and area. Here are some suggested activities for the day:

  • Campus Tours: Remember that we are still conducting campus tours that parents can join while students are participating in ’Cane for a Day activities. For a full schedule, go to
  • Self-Guided Tours: If you’d rather explore campus on your own, download our self-guided tour.
  • Admitted Student Open House: Families who will participate in ’Cane for a Day are welcome to join us for Future ‘Cane Day on February 24 or April 7, 2019.
  • Explore Coral Gables and the surrounding area: We encourage parents to explore Coral Gables and other surrounding neighborhoods like Coconut Grove, South Miami, and Brickell, so you’ll get a sense of what our city has to offer.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at 305-284-1649 or