Whether you’re a freshman moving into your first dorm or a parent dropping off your budding college student, it can be a stressful ordeal getting the whole family organized during move-in week. While there’s no way to guarantee you won’t forget your favorite shirt at home, you can eliminate long treks to and from the hotel by staying as close to campus as possible.
Luckily for UM families, the chic boutique-style hotel, THesis is located just steps from campus. With THesis serving as the perfect home base for your trip, here are some of our suggestions for activities to complement these special events.
UM Move-in Made Easy | August 15-16, 2022
Fall move-in dates for UM range from August 15 to August 16, but families will likely want a couple of days after the official move-in date to grab last-minute items, explore Miami and Coral Gables, and enjoy some time together. While it’s important to attend the on-campus orientation activities for both parents and students, it’s equally important to carve out some time for fun.
Start your weekend off right with morning yoga to soothe your sore, day-after-moving muscles! THesis offers group yoga classes from Green Monkey Yoga every Saturday, perfect for soaking up the Miami sun while you stretch out and find your zen.
After your workout, you’ll be ready to hit the streets for some last minute back-to-school shopping. Head to The Shops at Merrick Park to peruse luxury stores like Gucci, or make your way to Miracle Mile in downtown Coral Gables to stop into a few unique local boutiques.
Cap off your day with a delicious meal at Mamey Restaurant in Coral Gables. Come together as a family to enjoy island-minded cuisine from Chef Niven Patel, just minutes from the UM campus. Savor farm-fresh cuisine and colorful cocktails as you recap the day and make plans for your next visit to campus.