Alumni Weekend & Homecoming

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Join us for Alumni Weekend and Homecoming as we welcome alumni, parents, fans, and friends back to campus to celebrate all that it means to be a Miami Hurricane.

Main Events

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Thursday, October 26, 2023

4 − 5:30 p.m.

Student Village at Whitten University Center

Black Alumni Society Homecoming Reception

Join the UM Black Alumni Society as we celebrate the academic excellence of our Black UM Scholars and hear updates from the Division of Student Affairs, the Center for Global Black Studies, and others. Refreshments will be provided.

6 − 8 p.m.

Kislak Center

LGBTQ+ Alumni and Friends Recognition Reception

Be our guest as we celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of our LGBTQ+ students, alumni, and allies, and share campus community highlights. Meet and mingle with old friends, make new ones, and enjoy an opportunity to network with fellow LGBTQ+ ’Canes. Refreshments and light bites will be served.


Friday, October 27, 2023

2 − 4 p.m.

Lakeside Auditorium

The Audrey R. Finkelstein UM Experience

Curious about how the University of Miami consistently serves as a relevant, hemispheric, and exemplary institution presenting solutions to world problems? Join us for the annual Audrey R. Finkelstein UM Experience, an interactive educational series featuring thought-provoking presentations by renowned faculty who fuel our success through their innovations in research and teaching, making a difference for our students, our community, and our world.  Our exciting speaker lineup includes Interim Provost Guillermo “Willy” Prado, School of Architecture Dean Rodolphe el-Khoury, and Vice Provost for Research and Scholarship Erin Kobetz. Learn more.

 5 p.m.

Veteran’s Resource Center   Whitten University Center 2nd Floor

Veteran’s Rally Point

Veterans and friends are invited to rendezvous at the new Veterans Resource Center and Veteran’s Student Organization suite, where they can visit the spaces, meet the inaugural Director, and interact with current members of the Veterans Student Organization. Light refreshments will be provided. The Center, which opened in the Spring of 2023, provides support and guidance to veteran students for their successful transition from military service to campus life.

4:30 − 5:30 p.m.

Office of Undergraduate Admission

Guided Campus Walking Tours

Ever wonder how much the campus has changed since your graduation or your last visit? Join us for a walking tour of the University of Miami Coral Gables campus with a current student to see the campus through their lens. Learn about new buildings and spaces, including Lakeside Village, the Shalala Student Center, the newly renovated Whitten University Center and the famous U statue. Please wear comfortable shoes.

7 − 9:30 p.m.

Shalala Student Center Third Floor Ballroom

’Canes Lounge

Known as our biggest party for alumni and friends, ’Canes Lounge boasts photo ops, games, Sebastian the Ibis, and special performances by the Band of the Hour, the cheerleaders, and the Sunsations. It is the ideal place for alumni and friends to gather and celebrate with front-row seats to the boat burning and fireworks. The cost of each ticket includes food and open bar, and proceeds benefit student scholarships. Advance ticket purchase required.

8:30 p.m.

Lake Osceola

Boat Burning Ceremony and Fireworks Show

All eyes will be on Lake Osceola for one of the University’s most cherished traditions: the boat-burning ceremony and spectacular fireworks show. Legend has it that if the mast of the boat falls before the boat sinks, the Miami Hurricanes will win the Homecoming football game the following day. Passed down since 1956 from one generation of ’Canes to the next, this unique student-led tradition reminds us that the U’s indomitable, pioneering spirit still burns ever brighter.

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Saturday, October 28, 2023

To be announced

Hard Rock Stadium


Get ready for the big game with gameday food, cool drinks, tailgate games, plenty of seating, live entertainment, and more. 

To be announced

Hard Rock Stadium

Homecoming Football Game: Virginia vs. Miami

Cheer the Miami Hurricanes on to victory against the University of Virginia Cavaliers at Hard Rock Stadium. 

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