Legacy Students

Build your Hurricane Heritage:  Make a UM education part of your family tradition 

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 Division of Alumni Relations works closely with campus partners to ensure a successful transition to college life at UM for legacy families.

Prospective Students

In a little more than 90 years, the University of Miami has risen to become one of the great academic research institutions in the country. In the last year alone, we received more than 38,000 applications for a freshman class of approximately 2,200 students. Our success is due in great part to our more than 180,000 alumni whose accomplishments after college speak volumes for the value of a UM degree.

  • Legacy applicants are encouraged to submit their information to ensure their legacy relationship is tracked by the Division of Alumni Relations.
  • Click here for Undergraduate Admission Requirements


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 in August. 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 Department of Housing and Residential Life at 305-284-4505. Visit the Department of Housing and Residential life webpage for more information.

Legacy Welcome Reception

Incoming legacy families are invited to a special annual reception hosted by the Division of Alumni Relations as an official welcome to campus. The event is an opportunity to meet other incoming legacy students and families, to meet the dean and other staff of each college and enjoy light bites and refreshments after a day of moving in. We also congratulate the 2019-2020 legacy scholarship recipient.

Family Weekend

This weekend provides families the opportunity to visit and take part in the numerous activities and events that are planned for their enjoyment, including a University of Miami Hurricanes football game.  

Alumni Weekend Campus Walking Tours

Join us for special alumni campus walking tours during Homecoming Weekend and experience how the campus has changed and involved since the time you visited!

Graduating Legacy Reception

The Division of Alumni Relations celebrates graduating students and their families at our annual Graduating Legacy Reception. At this special ceremony, legacy parent(s)/grandparent(s) will have the opportunity to present their graduating legacy with an official UM legacy stole to wear during commencement. 

UM Alumni Association Scholarship

Each year, the UM Alumni Association works with the Office of Admission and Office of Financial Aid to select a 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.

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No matter where you find yourself along the way in your career journey, Alumni Career Services and the power of your UM alumni network is there to support you. Learn more about the variety of career resources, including our new Cane2Cane program to help manage your professional success.