Matthew Gregory Barnes

Director, Programs

(305) 284-5646
Locator Code:
Shalala Student Center 1330 Miller Dr
Room 203B
Coral Gables, Florida 33146


Matthew Barnes is currently the Director of the Department of Orientation & Commuter Student Involvement. In this position, he oversees all department operations focused on supporting new students and their families in their transition to the University of Miami. Matt coordinates the Fall and Spring Orientation programs, called ’Cane Kickoff, and other various new student and family initiatives, including Family Weekend. Matt also advises several student organizes, volunteers as a SART responder, and is a member of the IBIS Ally Network. Originally from Maryland, he received a Master of Science degree in Higher Education from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland.