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. Curb some of the stress with a relaxing stay just steps from campus at THesis Hotel. With modern rooms, upscale amenities and on-site dining, you can stay focused on all of the move-in details and spending time with your family celebrating the occasion.
UM Move-in Made Easy | Spring 2023
Spring move-in dates for UM differ for international and domestic students. International first-year and transfer students can begin move-in anytime between Tuesday, January 10, and Sunday, January 15. Move-in dates for domestic first-year and transfer students are Wednesday, January 11 through Sunday, January 15. 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.
Explore UM Campus by Bicycle
Start your weekend off right by getting the lay of the land by bicycle. Set out as a family with our electric THesis Bikes to explore campus, Coral Gables and the wider Miami area. Scope out some spots your student may want to return to throughout the semester and simply enjoy leisurely family time with the wind in your hair.
Available on a first come, first served basis, guests can grab a bike by the hotel’s main entrance next to the valet stand for a small fee. Simply follow the instructions on the app listed next to the bike rack and get to cruisin’!
Do Back-To-School Shopping
After your bike ride, 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.
Enjoy Family Dining
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.