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 your flu shot—or submit an exemption waiver.
As part of the University of Miami’s COVID-19 response, students and faculty and staff members on all campuses are required to receive the seasonal flu vaccine or submit an exemption waiver. The shots are currently available for faculty and staff members by appointment at multiple locations on and off campus. Learn more about availability before the upcoming compliance deadline, which is Wednesday, Nov. 17.

Access retirement planning resources with TIAA. 
Begins Tuesday, Sept. 14.
Whether you're just starting out or in the later stage of your career, it’s always a good idea to plan for the future. Get the financial help you need from TIAA. With topics such as planning for college and understanding medicare, there’s a session for every stage of savings. Register for an upcoming webinar and explore a variety of topics with TIAA, including strategies, tips, and actionable steps that can help you take charge of your finances.

Mentor first-generation undergraduate students. 
Apply before Wednesday, Sept. 15.
Empower Me First, an initiative supported by the Office of Academic Enhancement, pairs first-generation undergraduate students with mentors who are University faculty and staff members. The program is seeking applications from faculty and staff members to serve as mentors. Being a first-generation college graduate is not a requirement to be a mentor. Apply now or contact emf.oae@miami.edu if you need additional information.

Streamline tasks, processes with Microsoft Power Automate. 
Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 3 p.m.
With Microsoft Power Automate (previously Microsoft Flow), easily create automated workflows to improve productivity with business process automation. Learn from a Microsoft expert who will be discussing how connections work, the benefits of using templates and creating your own, and commonly used flows. Register to attend the virtual UMIT Tech Talk. Get additional information about UMIT’s tech talk series.

Some Coral Gables Campus lots and roads closed. 
Through Saturday, Sept. 25.
There will be elevated activity, road closures, and traffic interruptions on the Coral Gables Campus near the Watsco Center and surrounding Yellow permit zones now through Saturday, Sept. 25. Staff members from the parking and transportation department will be onsite to direct vehicles. Find additional details and a map of road closures.