Miami, My Place (MMP)

Miami, My Place (MMP) is a specialized, interactive, and exclusive program. It’s been created for students who are first in their family to earn a bachelor's degree, are recipients of the RedHawk Grant, or have had limited exposure to pre-college and professional enrichment experiences, and ensures participants make a smooth transition to college. This program will meet Tuesday, August 21–Wednesday, August 22, 2018, prior to the official first-year student move-in day.

Participants will be part of a community of learners with whom they will establish friendships, become campus leaders, develop tools to continue on a path of academic success, and prepare for a professional life following college. Students will also join a network consisting of students, faculty, and staff to learn more about the true college experience, how it differs from high school, and what it takes to make your mark and have a fulfilling journey to graduation.

MMP Highlights:

  • Early move-in to start making connections and participate in a variety of social activities and workshops to build your Miami network
  • Afternoon reception at the home of President and Dr. Crawford
  • Opportunity for leadership, service, and career preparation
  • Overnight Fall Retreat
  • Success Coach to provide guidance, advice, support, advocacy, and outreach to aid in participants' transition

Students are encouraged to participate in MMP even if they sign up for or are a member of other success initiatives such as:

  • MADE@Miami
  • Bridges Scholars
  • Bridges Scholars Pre-Arrival
  • Miami Access Scholars
  • Scholastic Enhancement Program
  • University Academic Scholars Program
  • University Honors Program

To participate in the early arrival portion of MMP, students must also participate in MADE@Miami and apply for both programs.


Monica Adkins

Monica Y. Adkins, Ed.D.
Senior Assistant Director, Student Success Center
Bridges Scholars & MMP Coordinator