Legacy Program

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The University of Miami Legacy Program recognizes the commitment of its alumni who support and encourage their children or grandchildren to consider UM for college. The University of Miami Alumni Association works closely with campus partners to ensure a successful transition to college life at UM for legacy families.

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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.

Click here to find and contact your admission counselor! Be sure to let them know you are a legacy applicant!

Graduate Program Legacy Admission Representatives

Interested in a UM graduate medical, business, or law degree? Then contact your graduate legacy admission liaison to learn more about your program of interest.

Miller School of Medicine
Phone: 305-243-3234
Email: med.admissions@miami.edu

School of Business Administration
Aurora Goicochea, Assistant Director, Admission
Phone: 305-284-1662
Email: aurora@miami.edu

School of Law
Humberto Duarte, Assistant Director of Student Recruitment
Phone: 305-284-6746
Email: hduarte@law.miami.edu

Did you know?

Did you know all legacy applicants to the Miller School of Medicine are extended an interview if your parent or grandparent graduated from UM’s medical school?


Legacy Welcome Reception

Incoming legacy families were invited to a special reception hosted by the UM Alumni Association as an official welcome to campus on Monday, August 14, 2017. The event included the opportunity to meet other incoming legacy families, hear from UM administrators, and meet UM Alumni Association staff. Guests enjoyed refreshments and carnival style food and games as we congratulated the 2017 legacy scholarship recipient.

See photos from the Fall 2017 event

Graduating Legacy Reception

The UM Alumni Association officially welcomed graduating legacies to the alumni family on May 10, 2017, at the Newman Alumni Center. Alumni parents and grandparents joined us to celebrate their graduating legacy student in a special ceremony that celebrates generations of 'Canes.

See photos from the May 2017 event 

Legacy Early Move In

One of the perks of being a legacy is early fall move in for freshmen living on campus!

Incoming legacy students that choose to live on campus have the opportunity to move in early on Monday, August 14, regardless of their assigned time.

This benefit allows students and their families to move in calmly and beat the rush!

Questions regarding housing assignments, roommates, what to bring, or any general housing questions may be directed to the Student Housing Department of Residence Halls at (305) 284-4505.

Visit the Department of Housing and Residential Life webpage for more information.

Family Weekend - September 21-24:

This weekend provides you and your family the opportunity to visit and take part in the numerous activities and events that are planned for your enjoyment, including a University of Miami football game against Toledo on Saturday, September 23, 2017!

Contact the Family Weekend staff at (305) 284-5646 or by email at familyweekend@miami.edu with any questions.

Legacy Admission Forums

The UM Alumni Legacy Admission Forums are part of a dynamic schedule of events during the Alumni Weekend celebration. Designed to help students learn how to become a competitive applicant for undergraduate and graduate admission (only for law, medical, and business applicants at the graduate level), the sessions are led by the University of Miami admission officers and cover the basics in terms of the application process, interviews, essays, and test scores. Students will get the benefit of personally meeting the admission officers for the University of Miami in a casual setting.

Join us for the fall 2017 legacy information sessions:

Undergraduate Legacy Admission Forum
Friday, November 3, 2017 
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Newman Alumni Center, Multipurpose Room

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Graduate Legacy Admission Forum (Law, Medical, and Business Only)
Friday, November 3, 2017 
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Newman Alumni Center, Multipurpose Room

Click Here to Register

Alumni Weekend Campus Walking Tours

Alumni Weekend Legacy campus tours will depart from the Office of Admission on Friday, November 3, 2017, at 10 a.m. (1306 Stanford Drive). Join us!

Click Here to Register

Spring 2018 Legacy Events

Legacy Welcome Breakfasts for Admitted Students 

The UM Alumni Association and the Office of Admission want to welcome newly admitted legacy students and their families by hosting them at the Legacy Welcome Breakfast prior to the Future ’Cane Day event. Students and families can walk from the breakfast to the Future ’Cane Day event. 

Sunday, February 25, 2018
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Shalala Student Center
Activities Room North and South Combined
1330 Miller Drive
Coral Gables, Florida 33146

Sunday, April 8, 2018
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Shalala Student Center
Activities Room North and South Combined
1330 Miller Drive
Coral Gables, Florida 33146

Graduating Legacy Toast

Graduating legacies, please join us for the Graduating Legacy Reception. The UM Alumni Association will officially welcome you to the family on May 9, 2018. Alumni Parents and grandparents are invited to join us for the special ceremony celebrating alumni families.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Newman Alumni Center, Multipurpose Room
Coral Gables, Florida 33146


Each year, the UM Alumni Association works with the Office of Admission and Office of Financial Aid to select one freshman recipient of a $5,000 renewable, 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, one need only complete their undergraduate application for admission to the University of Miami and identify the name of their alumni parent/grandparent on the Common Application. The student must also submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid through the federal processor, with the University (school code 001536) listed as a recipient of the results.

Recipients are notified over the summer of their selection by a representative of the Office of Alumni Relations.

Read Profiles of Scholarship Recipients

Help a future ’Cane come to the U!
Make a donation to the Legacy Scholarship Program

For more information on the Legacy Scholarship, contact:

Erica Arroyo, B.S.C. '03, M.A.L.S. '08
Director, Development and Alumni Relations 
(305) 284-1724


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)
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