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Unwrap the new UM app

By Brittney Bomnin

Unwrap the new UM app

By Brittney Bomnin
We’re diving into the newly redesigned UM app—now available for download on the Apple App Store and on Google Play, and highlighting some of our favorite features that are sure to help you navigate your way at the U.

Convenient, informative, and friendly. These three words describe the official UM app, which recently got a new look. The updates go beyond aesthetics, offering users a portal to important resources right on their mobile device, which—let’s face it—is where many of us get things done these days. Check out this tour of the new app, and find more reasons to download and use it today.

Discounts directory
Being part of the UM community has its perks. One of those includes taking advantage of a number of discounts on goods and services available locally and worldwide. Among our favorites, exclusive savings on rental cars, medical procedures, events, and even cruises. Get the scoop

Mobility hacks
If you’re new to one of our campuses or simply not sure the best way to get around, open the app to find a handy map of Gables, medical, and RSMAS campus. The app also offers real-time tracking of the Hurry ’Canes shuttle, which offers free rides to the UM community on the Gables campus year-round and to RSMAS campus during the academic year. Fun fact: Maps and shuttle tracking are the most widely used features on the app since before the redesign.

Food finder
The app contains a quick guide to dining at the U. Whether you’re looking for the food court hours of operations on the Coral Gables campus or want tips on where to get your mid afternoon cafecito fix, find your way to food.

Resources at your fingertips
This app is jam-packed with quick links to so many UM resources it’s hard to name them all. To get the most out of your experience using the app, be sure to click the menu icon near the top of the screen—lovingly referred to as the hamburger button—to view a laundry list of items to explore. Here are a few we’d like to highlight:

  • Search the directory to comb through the global address book and have the option to save a contact, either as a bookmark right in the app or by adding them directly to your phone’s contacts list.
  • Logon right to the UM Libraries site, which allows students, faculty, and staff to access millions of volumes and databases, check out cameras and other equipment, and connect with expert librarians for more assistance.
  • Find a list of events posted on the ’Canes calendar conveniently on the app, and try filtering by theme or interest.
  • Easily contact Human Resources and find benefits information right from the menu to stay on top of all the things you need to know as an employee.

Find and log your deets
Request and access what you need from Workday right from the app. Submit or approve requests for time off, or view your payslips conveniently from your mobile device.

Two-way street
Find a bug or have an idea that could make the app better? We’d love to hear it! Share your feedback with the team by selecting the last option in the menu or clicking here. It’s that easy. Happy app-ing!