While the first few days on campus can be stressful, you'll be too busy to worry. New students spend time getting familiar with campus, preparing for classes, adjusting to community living, and socializing.
You will also participate in or learn more about the following:
First Day of Classes
As time nears for the first day of classes, it's helpful to become familiar with the campus and find out where your classes are located. Our campus map can help you find buildings, and maps are located in each building to show you the location of rooms.
Classroom changes can happen at the last minute, so be sure to check your schedule online to be certain where your classes are.
Books and Supplies
The Miami University Bookstore makes it easy to purchase your books online (with no shipping fees). We'll have them ready for you to pick up at the store.
If you are purchasing a new computer, Miami recommends purchasing a laptop through the Miami Notebook program. In addition to excellent pricing available for laptops, the Bookstore provides educational pricing and/or special contract pricing for peripherals and software.
At the beginning of the school year, transfer students must become accustomed to a new routine. But there is always a chance to take a break from coursework and get involved in extracurricular activities.
The best way to discover opportunities available at Miami is to attend the following September informational and recruitment meetings of campus organizations: