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What is the FSB Passport Program?

The FSB Passport Program is a comprehensive four year high-touch student success program for students beginning in their first year on the Oxford campus who have been accepted to Miami University and directly admitted to the Farmer School of Business. Passport targets talented students who have strong academic credentials and have an interest in studying business. Passport students will receive comprehensive academic support along with professional development and service-learning opportunities.

Benefits of Passport

Students enrolled in the FSB Passport Program will have access to the following resources and benefits:

  • Coaching and mentoring from the Director of Student Engagement & Diversity

  • Directed access to FSB Dean and key leaders in the Business School

  • Peer mentors from FSB student organizations such as Multicultural Business Association

  • Individualized academic support and development through the Rinella Learning Center

  • Guidance from FSB academic, career, and study abroad advisors

  • Letter of Recommendation from the FSB Director of Student Engagement & Diversity

  • Passport-specific First Year Experience Course (BUS 106)

  • Living and Learning Community

Requirements of Passport

Students enrolled in the FSB Passport Program will be required to complete the following:

  • Students must have an FSB major

  • Meet with assigned academic advisor each semester

  • Meet with Michelle Thomas or Jennifer Troutman

  • Attend tutoring sessions for at least one course each semester

  • Attend faculty office hours each semester

  • Live in Passport Living and Learning Community
  • Participate in professional development opportunities such as:

    • Attend the Meet the B-Orgs event (Fall or Spring)

    • Complete an informational interview or attend a workshop

    • Join a student organization

    • Take a leadership role in the student organization

  • Complete Passport success development goals (grade-specific)

Who can I talk to if I have additional questions?

Contact Michelle Thomas ( for general inquiries.


Welcome to Passport!

This pre-semester bootcamp is only open to Passport students who have enrolled in the program. There is no cost to the student to attend the camp. All housing, dining and activities are all covered by the Passport Program. Parent/guardian bringing their student on the first day (move-in) of the bootcamp will have Welcome Lunch expenses covered by the program.


Sunday, August 20 - Wednesday, August 23

Goals for the Passport Bootcamp

Gain a competitive advantage!

  • Create a network of current FSB students (Passport Ambassadors)
  • Develop and define your personal brand
  • Create a successful network with faculty, staff, peers
  • Develop internship/career acumen
  • Develop success strategies to ease transition from high school to college
  • Build sense of community and belonging (peers, staff, faculty)
  • Increase knowledge of campus resources and support services

Featured Activities at Passport Bootcamp

At the Passport Bootcamp, you will:

  • Meet Passport Student Ambassadors - Panel discussion on how to succeed in college
  • Obtain advice on professional etiquette (includes etiquette dinner and communication tips)
  • Connect and network with key influencers on campus: faculty members, administrators, and staff: FSB Careers, Deans, and faculty from First Year Integrated Core (FYIC)
  • Explore exciting opportunities in 40+ FSB Student Organizations. (hint: employers source talent through organizations)
  • Identify and leverage strengths through CliftonStrengths Assessment tool…take your talents to the next level!
  • Connect with your personal FSB Academic Advisor on class scheduling, degree completion, and time management
  • Take a tour of the state-of-the-art Farmer School of Business and Miami campus

Farmer School of Business

800 East High Street
Suite 2053
Oxford, OH 45056