MADE@Miami is a three-day pre-semester experience for first-year students who are ready to make the most out of Miami. 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.

  • Mentoring: Meet students, faculty, and staff who can guide you.
  • Achievement: Get resources to help you succeed academically.
  • Diversity: Learn about your fellow classmates and where we come from.
  • Excellence: Find out how to make the most of your time at Miami.

Meet other first-year students from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds. Meet faculty and staff who will serve as informal mentors during the academic year. As a benefit to attending MADE, you will be able to move into your residence hall (the same room you will have for the whole year) early. Commuter students are invited to join us as well!

This program is free to you, with meals included. However, if you register and then do not attend the entirety of MADE, we will charge your bursar account for the cost of your housing.

Registration for 2017 MADE is now closed.

Questions about MADE@Miami?
Contact the Office of Diversity Affairs at (513) 529-6504 or


MADE@Miami occurs during the week before classes begin in the fall. It is a free program, and you will be able to move into your residence hall (the room you will have all year long) early.

Special Notes

If you (the student) or any of your family members require accessibility accommodations and did not indicate in your registration form, please let the MADE staff know and we will do our best to accommodate you and your family. 

We encourage student participants to engage with us on social media during MADE by using the hashtag: #MadeMU17

For more information, contact the Office of Diversity Affairs at (513) 529-6504 or

Schedule at a Glance:


9:00am – 12:00pm: Arrival and Move-In, Armstrong Student Center - Cultural Center Room 2030

3:30pm – 4:00pm: Welcome to MADE@Miami

4:00pm – 5:00pm: Peer Group Welcome

4:00pm – 5:00pm: Family Session

5:00pm - 6:00pm: Family Farewell

6:00pm - 7:00pm: Dinner

7:15pm - 9:00pm: Making Connections


8:00am – 9:00am: Breakfast

9:30am - 10:30am: Opening Session

10:45am – 11:45am: College Life: We’re Not in High School Anymore

12:00pm – 2:30pm: Lunch/Student Academic & Campus Involvement Panel

2:45pm - 3:00pm: Break/Transition

3:00pm - 4:30pm: Making it on Campus

5:30pm - 7:00pm: Dinner

7:00pm - 10:00pm: MADE Social


8:00am - 9:00am: Breakfast

9:30am – 10:45am: Making the Most of Miami

11:00am - 12:00pm: Student Org Panel

12:00pm: We MADE It - Closing & Group Photos