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Our dedicated volunteers help the U shine brighter

Every year, thousands of alumni and friends of the University of Miami around the country step up to serve others, help empower the University community, and inspire future generations of ’Canes. As we celebrate National Volunteer Week starting April 21, we spotlight some of our brilliant volunteers and honor all those who have given of their time and talent to make a difference at the U.

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’Canes Communities are making a difference

Throughout the second half of April and into May, alumni and friends in ’Canes Communities are gathering to participate in local service projects as part of our fourth annual ’Canes Day of Service. Learn more about how alumni and friends are supporting the University’s mission to transform lives through service and find a ’Canes Day of Service near you.

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A gift for storytelling

Jayne Baron Sherman, B.A. ’67, is helping future generations of students tell compelling stories with a $3 million gift to the Department of Theatre Arts.


Leading by example

Christel Wekon-Kemeni, B.A. ’15, thanks the University of Miami for shaping a former “shy kid” into the leader, mentor, and doctor he is today.

Ever brighter Solutions
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Coach Katie Meier retires after historic run at the helm of Hurricane women's basketball

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Renowned cardiovascular surgeon inducted into Miller School Alumni Association Hall of Fame


Cuban Heritage Collection celebrates expansion with an oral history session

Global Studies



Interested in pursuing a career in public health but need a flexible option? The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, South Florida’s preeminent academic medical center, has launched its 100% online M.P.H. program, featuring personalized instruction and mentorship, practical experience, and the opportunity to collaborate with local and global public health organizations. The online M.P.H. offers fall and spring enrollment options and full-time and part-time schedules–and alumni are eligible for a significant tuition discount during the 2024-25 academic year.

Join us in shaping the future of public health. Get details and start your journey here.

April 19 | 5–7 p.m | 7 p.m. (first pitch)

Bites at The Light: Baseball Pregame Celebration

The University of Miami Alumni Association, in partnership with the Miami ’Canes Community, invites fans of all ages to enjoy food and fun before the Miami Hurricanes take on the Louisville Cardinals. Each ticket includes game admission, food, and beverages—including beer, wine, and our famous Mark Light milkshakes—as well as U swag and exclusive giveaways.

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APRIL 25 | 4–5:30 P.M.

Black Alumni Society and Center for Global Black Studies Scholarship Reception

The University of Miami Black Alumni Society and the Center for Global Black Studies cordially invite you to a special reception celebrating our outstanding scholarship recipients. Come together to recognize their scholastic excellence and support their educational journey.

April 27 | 2:30 – 6:15 p.m.

TREMBLE x New York ’Canes: Health and Wellness Event

Join the New York ’Canes Community for an afternoon of bonding over our shared love for health, wellness, and Pilates! TREMBLE offers a unique workout experience, combining strength training, cardio, and Pilates-inspired moves in a fun, high-energy session. Class spots are limited, but networking is open to all!.

MAY 3–5

2024 Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix Alumni Special

Join fellow ’Canes with an exclusive discounted 3-day general admission campus pass for $400! Your pass will give you access to the F1 Sprint Race, practice, qualifying, the Grand Prix, the F1 Academy and Porsche Carrera Cup races, and the flexibility to explore other activities around campus. You will also have access to a designated University of Miami area in the stadium for ’Canes to gather and network. A portion of all proceeds will support student scholarships.

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MAY 7 | 5 P.M.

Lavender Celebration

Join us at the Shalala Center Ballroom as we celebrate the achievements of our graduating LGBTQ+ students.

MAY 8 | 11:30 A.M. –1:30 P.M.

Senior Mwambo

The Senior Mwambo Ceremony is an African rite of passage ceremony that marks the transition of Black graduates from their lives at the University of Miami to advanced education and professional careers. Alumni are welcome to join us as we celebrate these newest graduates.

MAY 9 | 5:30 P.M.

Graduating Legacy Reception

Are you an alum with a graduating ’Cane in the family? Join us at The Rathskeller on the Coral Gables campus as we congratulate and recognize graduating legacy students and their families.


Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2024

’Canes, mark your calendars! Alumni Weekend and Homecoming is October 24-26. Don’t miss out on the boat burning, Homecoming fireworks, and other great traditions, culminating when the Hurricanes take the field against Florida State. Stay tuned for details!

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