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Cane Card
Health Insurance & Immunization Requirement
Wellness Center
Laptop Information
Disability Services Accommodations

Cane Card

Your Student ID Card, called a Cane Card, is used for many purposes around the law school and campus such as checking out library books, and gaining entrance to the Wellness Center. You will also receive student discounts at local vendors by showing your Cane Card.

Cane Cards are not accessible until approximately July 15. You can receive your Cane Card on the Wednesday of Orientation. If you are on campus and wish to obtain your Cane Card early you may visit the Cane Card office, currently located in the McKnight Building, 1st floor, 5807 Ponce De Leon Blvd. Please provide a valid photo I.D. and be prepared to have a photo taken. There is no charge for your first card. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8:30am -5:00pm.

Health Insurance & Immunization Requirement

The University requires that all students have health insurance while in law school.

There are two important steps to note:

1. . Should you already have adequate alternative coverage, you must waive the University sponsored health insurance plan by logging on to CaneLink (formerly myUM). Student Health Services has extended the insurance waiver deadline for incoming Law students through to September 1st. For any questions or concerns regarding this matter, students should contact Student Health Services directly at (305) 284-9100.

2. All students must submit an immunization form by August 22 to Student Health Services. Failure to comply with these immunization requirements prior to the beginning of your first semester will interfere with registration and a $50.00 late processing fee will be charged for any form received after the start of the semester.

Upon completion, return the form to:

Student Health Services
5513 Merrick Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Fax: 305-284-6463

Click here for more detailed information, including fee information.


You may apply for your 2014-15 parking permit starting at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, July 14, 2014 (Sunday night) by visiting You will need to log into your account by using your current CaneLink system username and password. You will need to know the make, model and license plate number for the vehicle you are registering. The cost of your permit will be billed to your student account. Your parking permit will be mailed via USPS to the street or post office box address you specify when completing your online parking permit application. Permits will be mailed immediately after they are ordered. They are not available for purchase on campus. Check the admitted student website for a video explaining the parking management system at UM as it relates to law students.

Please contact the Parking and Transportation Department at 305-284-3096, option 1, or if you have questions and/or concerns.

Wellness Center

Included in your law school tuition and fees is a membership to the Wellness Center. You can gain admittance to the Wellness Center by showing your Cane Card.

Learn more about the Wellness Center.


Our IT experts will be on hand to help get you connected to our network and install printer drivers the week of orientation. Exact times and locations will be announced over the summer.

In the meantime, for more information about information technology related questions, please click here. Our Service Desk is eager to answer your technology related questions throughout the summer to prepare you for arrival on campus.

Laptop Information

Laptops are not required although not surprisingly, many if not most students arrive at law school with laptops. Click here to find computer information and recommendations.

Disability Services Accommodations

Our Office of Disability Services is well equipped to support you as a student of Miami Law. It is very important to contact this office during the summer if you plan to request accommodations for fall semester or determine eligibility for accommodations. Click here to learn more.


Do you want to live in a laid back environment or in a fast-paced urban setting? Are you willing to commute to the law school or are you looking to live less than a mile away? To help you understand the variety of housing options and neighborhoods, we have put together a video with testimonials about living in Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, South Miami, Brickell and Dadeland. Watch video.


Miami Law Virtual Tour

See what it is like to study at UM and live in Miami. Click here to view tour.


Gueter Aurelien, Class of 2013

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Out and about in Miami

Click here to view a list of Miami community resources such as transportation, area bookstores, businesses and local culture.

Read about the benefits of studying at Miami Law and in the surrounding South Florida area.