5 things you need to know this week

By Life@TheU

5 things you need to know this week

By Life@TheU
A weekly series designed to highlight events, benefits, perks, and items of interest for University of Miami faculty and staff.

Get to know Microsoft Teams.
Thursday, Sept. 3, at 2 p.m.
As a member of the University community, students, faculty, and staff members have access to Microsoft Teams, a chat-centered workspace in Microsoft 365 that brings people, conversations, files, and tools into one place. Hosted by UMIT in collaboration with Microsoft, register to attend an online training session to learn the ins and outs of the platform. You can learn how to have seamless real-time collaboration, schedule small group or team meetings, post an email in a thread to keep everyone in the loop, search for public teams to collaborate on shared projects, and see past content and chat history anytime.

Snag a sweet ride during the UMPD bike sale.
Friday, Sept. 4
Hosted by the University of Miami Police Department on the first floor of the Pavia Garage at the Coral Gables Campus, the sale will offer gently used bikes for only $20—an affordable way to get around or a good way to get some exercise. University students will have exclusive access to the sale from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., followed by the general University community from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Be prepared to present your ’Cane Card or a driver’s license upon arrival. Learn more.

How are you staying safe—and sane—during your free time?
Tell us now!
We want to hear about favorite activities that have been helping you get through the pandemic. Are there any pastimes you’re looking forward to exploring solo or with a family member? Complete this form to submit your recommendations for exploring the great outdoors—or keeping the kiddos occupied for a few hours. We’ll be sharing a list of reader-submitted ideas in News@TheU in the hopes of inspiring our colleagues. Contact us at lifeattheu@miami.edu for more information.

Get individual assistance from a Fidelity representative. 
Schedule an appointment today.
Meet one on one with a Fidelity retirement planner online or by phone to learn more about and discuss your financial goals. You can request a complimentary consultation with a counselor—a licensed professional with experience in helping people plan their financial future. Learn more.

Understand athletics compliance.
As part of the University community, we’re all charged with learning and abiding by NCAA and ACC rules, which impact UM student-athletes, recruits, coaches, and boosters. The compliance office in the Department of Athletics is responsible for leading and coordinating the University of Miami’s compliance efforts and acts as a resource for internal and external constituencies regarding NCAA and ACC compliance issues. Learn more.