Pre-Semester Programs

Students cheer on the Redhawks during a sporting event at Miami University.

Pre-semester programs are retreat-style opportunities that take place a few days or a week prior to first-year move in). Several pre-semester programs are offered through or in partnership with the Office of Diversity Affairs. You can find the full list of pre-semester programs offered by Miami at the Orientation and Transition Programs page

Applicants for MADE@Miami, LSAMP Early Arrival Program, and Miami, My Place will all use the same application form. 


This year's MADE@Miami will be held August 22-23, 2018. 

MADE@Miami is designed to help you get the most out of your Miami experience. We promote qualities valued by the university community—Mentoring, Achievement, Diversity, and Excellence.

MADE@Miami is open to all entering first-year undergraduate students; historically underrepresented populations or those who have a commitment to promoting a deeper understanding of and appreciation for diversity. Students representing different ethnic/racial, sexual orientation and gender identity, and socioeconomic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Students receiving Miami Access Initiative scholarship are also strongly encouraged to apply.

Please visit to view your eligibility and register.

LSAMP Early Arrival Program

This year's LSAMP Early Arrival Program will be held August 18-23, 2018.

LSAMP (Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation) is a program funded by the National Science Foundation to increase the number of underrepresented STEM workers and graduate students. The LSAMP Early Arrival Program is free for all LSAMP eligible participants and includes programming, housing and meals. LSAMP eligible means: you must be pursuing a STEM degree (or be undecided); from an ethnic group underrepresented in the sciences (African American, Native American, Hispanic, Native Alaskan or Pacific Islander); and be a US Citizen or permanent resident.

Please note that LSAMP EAP attendees must also be accepted into MADE@Miami, and that LSAMP cannot accept international students.

Miami, My Place

This year's Miami, My Place will be held August 21–23, 2018. 

Miami, My Place is a fun, interactive, yearlong program that helps invited high achieving participants to make a smooth transition to college. The program, which will launch on August 21, 2018, will guide students on a journey of social, academic, professional and leadership experiences that will build a foundation for college success.

Eligible students should have received a separate communication inviting them to participate in the Miami, My Place program. Invited participants include students who meet two or more of the following:

  • Be the first in their family to earn a Bachelor’s degree
  • Be a Red Hawk Grant recipient
  • Have pre-college experiences that included limited exposure to college enrichment opportunities or professional mentors and networks.

Bridges Scholars Program

This year's Bridges Scholars Program will be held August 22–23, 2018. 

Please Note: Miami University’s Bridges Scholars program also includes a pre-semester component. These students will receive a separate correspondence to sign up for this program. Students may participate even if they plan to also participate in MADE, LSAMP, or Miami, My Place.