Frequently Asked Questions

What is the University culture?

At the U, our mission is to transform lives through education, research, innovation and service. We are committed to fostering a culture of belonging where everyone at the University feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. We intentionally shape our culture by adhering to a set of shared values and behaviors, service standards, and leadership expectations.

Our core values of diversity, integrity, responsibility, excellence, compassion, creativity, and teamwork provide the foundation for all of our behaviors.

Our service standards of safety, caring, responsiveness, and professionalism provide guidelines for how we treat one another and those we serve.

Our leadership expectations to build trust, be visionary, be inspirational, serve others, develop people, be courageous, be decisive and, demonstrate business acumen provide behavioral expectations for those who serve as University leaders

Click here to learn more about the Mission, Values, and Expectations.

Who do I contact to learn more about a faculty job posting?

Please refer to the contact listed within the job posting. You may also review our contact list for each of the schools and colleges.

Where can I find the Faculty Manual?

If I need a visa, who do I contact?

Full-time faculty will work with the Office of Faculty Affairs on the visa process. Click here for more information or please contact the Office at (305) 284-3386 / for assistance. Visiting faculty and short-term scholars will work with International Student and Scholar Services

Where do I get my Cane Card?

The Cane Card can be obtained from the Office of Parking & Transportation in the McKnight Building (5807 Ponce De Leon Blvd). A valid photo I.D. will be required to obtain a Cane Card. Pictures will be taken at the time of producing the Cane Card. 

University of Miami Cane Card Website

How do I upload my COVID-19, Booster, and Flu vaccines to Workday?

Log into Workday. From the home screen, click on the cloud in the upper right-hand corner > View Profile > Actions (under your name) > Additional Data > Edit Effective Dated Custom Object

Visit the Vaccine Compliance Tipsheet to obtain more information.

Each vaccine will be a separate business process. Please wait 24-48 hours between each upload to ensure it is uploaded, processed, and approved.

If you are having issues with the upload, you are welcome to e-mail your vaccine documents to the Office of Faculty Affairs via e-mail to

 Where can I get a COVID-19 or Flu Vaccine on-campus?

How can I change my UM e-mail alias?

Email Alias Address for Individual or Department/Organization Request Form or contact UMIT at (305) 284-6565, select the option for e-mail support and let them know that you would like to make an alias for the e-mail address.

How do I obtain a parking permit?

Parking Permit:

Pay-by-Phone Meter Parking:

Parking Maps:

Metrorail/Metrobus pass and discount:

Campus Shuttle Service:

Who can I contact with health insurance or University-related benefit questions?

Benefits Team – Total Reward Team Contact Information:

General Benefits Links:

Tuition Benefits:

Full-time employees can receive 100% tuition remission benefit for two courses per semester

with a maximum of 15 credits per calendar year. New employees are eligible for the benefit for the first semester following their first 90 days of employment.

Wellness Center and Outdoor Adventures Membership:

How can I obtain a Verification of Employment or Income?

UM has partnered with The Work Number to provide secure, automated employment and income verifications for employees.

Does the Office of Faculty Affairs provide housing recommendations?

The Office does not partner with real estate agents, however, there are resources available for you to consider when evaluating your housing options. The University has an off-campus housing guide with available listings

The University of Miami owns a number of single family homes and townhouses near the Coral Gables campus.  Eligible faculty are given priority in leasing these homes dependent upon availability. For additional details regarding these properties, please click here. If you are interested in leasing one of the properties, please contact us at 305-284-4707.

University of Miami faculty have an exclusive opportunity to live in Smathers Four Fillies Farm, an award-winning neighborhood of 31 elegant single-family homes in the midst of a lush enclave of tropical tranquility. We invite you learn more about purchasing your next home in one of South Florida’s most desirable communities featuring nature trails, a clubhouse, pool, fitness room, and other attractive amenities.

Does the University have a moving policy?

Yes, please click here to review our Moving Policy.

Where can I find housing near campus?

Where can I find more information about how to navigate Workday?

Where can I find my Personal IDs in Workday?

  • Log into Workday. From the home screen: 
    • Personal Information > About Me > Personal > ID tab 
    • Your CaneID is your e-mail address 

Where can I find my pay slips?

  • Log into Workday. From the home screen:

Pay > View > Pay Slips

How do I change my name in Workday?

  • Preferred Name Change 
  • Log into Workday. From the home screen: Personal Information > Preferred Name 
  • Legal Name Change  

What things should I review with my department either on or prior to my start date?

  • Start date and location of classrooms/office
  • Confirm completion of required onboarding tasks:
    • Workday Inbox, I-9 verification, transcripts, ULearn CBLs, and “IATU” (Full-time only) 
  • Confirm parking and Cane Card receipt 
  • Technology needs:
  • Benefits Deadline - due 15 days after hire date - (if applicable)
  • Request Headshot and Bio/CV for the website -(if applicable)