Dear Family Weekend Participant, The Department of Orientation is excited to host you at Family Weekend 2009! This email contains more detailed information about Family Weekend, so please read carefully. This information can also be found on our website, www.miami.edu/family- weekend. Family Weekend Check-In: Check-in for Family Weekend will be held on Friday, October 2 from 11:00am to 5:00pm in the Whitten University Center Lower Lounge on the first floor. Late Check-in will be held on Saturday, October 3 beginning 4 hours before the start of the game at the BankUnited Center. You will receive a finalized schedule, your tailgate and football tickets, and your t-shirt(s) when you check-in. If you have purchased football bus transportation or a Coral Gables Bus Tour ticket, you will also receive them at this time. Parking: A parking pass for the Coral Gables campus is attached to this email. Please print out this parking pass and put it on the dashboard of your car whenever you are on campus. Please note that this parking pass is for the UM Campus ONLY and it not valid at Land Shark Stadium. If you choose to drive to the football game, you will have to pay for parking ($25) upon arrival at the stadium. UM vs. University of Oklahoma Football Game: The time for the UM vs. OU football game has NOT been set of as today. The game time should be set by noon on this Sunday, September 27. We will send an email with the game time to all registered Family Weekend participants on Monday, September 28. President’s Tailgate for Families: Due to the overwhelming response to this year’s Family Weekend program, we will be having two seatings for the President’s Tailgate for Families on Saturday, October 3. The first seating will be held two and a half hours before the start of the game and the second seating will start one and a half hours before the start of the game. Gates will open for the game one and a half hours before kick-off. You will have your choice of tailgate times when you check in for Family Weekend on Friday, October 2. Please note that tailgate tickets will be given on a first-come, first- serve basis. Since the time of the football game has not been set, we are unable to give the exact start times for the tailgates yet. This information will be included in the email that will be sent on Monday, September 28. Please note that only registered Family Weekend participants and UM students with tailgate tickets will be admitted to the tailgate. Family Weekend Schedule: A more detailed Family Weekend schedule has been attached to this email with more information about Friday, October 2 events so you can plan your trip accordingly. Please note that you will receive a final schedule of events at Check-In on Friday, October 2. Festival Miami: Festival Miami, UM’s music festival, is offering a discount to Family Weekend Participants for the Friday, October 2 and Saturday, October 3 concerts. The Friday concert is the Opening Gala for Festival Miami beginning at 8pm. To order tickets, please visit the Festival Miami website: www.festivalmiami.com. The discount code for Opening Night and ASCAP is: UMPARENT ***All caps. No spaces in between*** Golf Scramble Tournament on Friday, October 2: Golfers in town for Family Weekend- Come out for the Golf Scramble tournament on October 2nd at the Miami Springs Golf Club. The event begins at 12:00pm and is open to everybody. The cost to play is $25 for students, $35 for UM faculty and staff, and $50 for the community. The deadline to register is Friday, September 25 in room 210 of the Wellness Center by 8pm. For more information, call Tom Soria at (305)-284-8518 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. All fees include cart, driving range and a chance to win prizes If you have still have questions about Family Weekend after reading this email, please feel free to contact our office by email at email@example.com or by phone at 305.284.5646. We look forward to seeing you next weekend and GO CANES!