All Cheer & Dance appearance requests must be submitted using the Spirit Squad Appearance Request Form.

Request Timeline

All requests should be received at least three weeks prior to the event. If any request is made with less than three weeks notice, there will be an additional charge for Non-Profit and Campus groups. Requests will be responded to in five (5) to seven (7) business days. Submitting a request does not guarantee an appearance.

In the event that an appearance must be cancelled, athletic department personnel must give three (3) days prior notice.

Spirit members are available for appearances throughout the year however the summer months, as well as, Winter Break may be harder to fulfill an appearance request due to school being out of session.

Appearance Fees

General Events
Rate Per Hour

·$200 plus tax 1-3 Cheerleaders
·$400 plus tax 4-6 Cheerleaders
·$600 plus tax 7 or more Cheerleaders

Schools / Non-Profit Groups / University Groups
Rate Per Hour

·$100 for 1-3 Cheerleaders
·$200 for 4-6 Cheerleaders
·$300 for 7 or more Cheerleaders

*Minimum appearance of one hour

Mileage and Parking Fees

Appearances out-of-area, defined as 20 + miles from the University of Miami campus, will require the requester to pay the university mileage rate of 58¢ per mile directly to the Spirit members making the appearance.

Reimbursement for incurred parking fees is also the responsibility of the requestor. Any mileage fees and/or parking reimbursement are required at time of event and are to be paid directly to the members in cash/check.

Additional Appearance Requirements

Accurate directions, location, on-site contact and on-site phone number must be provided.

On-site contact must be available to escort the members to and from their vehicle for security purposes.

A private and secure room must be provided for the members to change and keep belongings locked during the appearance. Water, preferably bottled, must be provided to the members.

The maximum time for Spirit members to attend an appearance is 3 hours. Please ensure that each member receives a break of 5-10 minutes each hour of the event. If the appearance is outdoors please allow extra breaks during that allotted time. The members are unable to perform in severe weather.

The University of Miami does not provide a certificate of liability insurance. The requestor assumes all responsibility when submitting the mascot request form.

A friendly and safe environment must be maintained. Members reserve the right to walk away from any appearance deemed unsafe or harmful and refunds (if applicable) will not be granted.

Publicity/Marketing Restrictions
All publicity for the event, whether in advance or afterwards, which mentions an appearance by a mascot, spirit member or uses university marks (logos), must be approved by the University of Miami Athletics Department before use. For approval please contact 305-284-3242.