Group picture of more than 100 greek students and community members, prepared for a day of service
A blue bedsheet banner advertising free ice cream at an upcoming event.
Group of 15 students sitting in a circle on the grass at Orientation
Welcome sign on Tappan Hall for Freshman move in, Fall 2014.
Two students, visible through the yard game Ladder Toss, enjoying the game.
Class of 2018 makes the Miami M at Yager Stadium

Summer Orientation

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

Online registration for Summer Orientation 2016 will open in late March, 2016. All confirmed, domestic first year students received a brochure with important orientation details and information about how to register for a session 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 "welcome" tab, in the checklist on the upper-left portion of the page.

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. Students and families should arrive between 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. for residence hall check-in (all students must stay on campus for the one overnight of orientation). After residence hall check-in, students and families proceed to orientation check-in, which is 12 - 1 p.m. EST at the Armstrong Student Center on Spring Street at Maple Street. The program begins at 1 p.m. EST, and continues until approximately 9 p.m. for families, and 11 p.m. for students.

Day 2 of Summer orientation starts at 7 a.m. for students and 8 a.m. for families, and concludes around 12:30 p.m. EST with a closing session where students and families are reunited. 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