Summer Orientation 2014

First-year, domestic students who have confirmed their admission to Miami will select one of sixteen summer orientation sessions, which begin in early June 2014. See the menu of links in the left column for complete program details.

Online registration for Summer Orientation 2014 will open on Monday, March 24, 2014. Beginning in early March 2014, all confirmed, domestic first year students will receive a postcard with more information about how to sign up for Summer Orientation via the myMiami student portal website. After logging into the myMiami portal, new students will see the option to register for Summer Orientation on the checklist in the upper-left corner of the screen.

Additional details about Summer Orientation are available on this website (see links at left).
Summer Orientation at Miami is designed for all first-year students, and consists of one-and-a-half days of programs and meetings with faculty, staff, and student leaders. Check in on Day 1 for Summer Orientation is from 12:15-12:45pm EST with the program beginning at 12:45pm EST. Day 2 of Summer Orientation concludes around noon EST. We encourage family members to attend Summer Orientation with their student as we offer programs and sessions geared particularly toward family members and guests.

Orientation is required for incoming first year students, particularly because it serves as the vehicle for new student advising and course registration. Students who are unable to attend Summer Orientation must attend August Orientation and register for classes at that time.

Please read all of the information on this website before registering for Summer Orientation.

At Summer Orientation, you can expect to:

  • Learn about Miami’s approach to Liberal Education
  • Develop an academic plan based on your selected major
  • Meet with an academic advisor
  • Register for fall semester classes
  • Hear about Miami’s history and traditions
  • Meet faculty, staff, and student leaders
  • Learn about campus resources
  • Connect with other new students
  • Become more familiar with the physical space of campus
  • Understand more about the differences between high school and college
  • Consider the goals and outcomes you’d like to achieve at Miami