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Schedule

DAY 1 (Student Schedule)

8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Get your Miami student ID card at the Campus Services Center at 034 Campus Avenue Building. If you uploaded a photo for your ID, you'll simply pick up your card; otherwise, staff will take your picture and print the ID card while you wait.

Check into your residence hall (if you're living on campus). Stop by the Campus Services Center at 034 Campus Avenue Building to get your Miami ID card first, because your ID card functions as your residence hall room key.

Open a bank account or explore banking options. Visit PNC Bank in the Shriver Center (across from the Brick & Ivy Campus Store) OR First Miami Student Credit Union at the Armstrong Student Center, Room 1022.


11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Check-In and Resource Fair — Armstrong Student Center, Fritz Pavilion
Check in and receive your orientation materials; the program will begin promptly at 1:00 pm. Before the program begins, you’ll have time to learn about Miami resources and involvement opportunities at the Resource Fair. Staff from many offices around campus will be available to answer your questions and let you know about a wide array of resources and support for Miami students.

Lunch will not be provided by the orientation program, but students and family members can purchase lunch at Armstrong Student Center, where several dining locations will be open.


12:40 - 1:10 p.m.

Welcome and Overview — Armstrong Student Center, Fritz Pavilion

  • Welcome from the Vice President of Student Affairs
  • The Four Cs of Orientation and Transition Programs at Miami
  • Introduction of Student Orientation Undergraduate Leaders (SOULs)

1:15 - 1:50 p.m.
Small Group Meeting #1—various locations
Students will meet in small groups of first-year or transfer students with their Student Orientation Undergraduate Leader (SOUL). Each group will discuss highlights from the afternoon's sessions, students' questions (about anything!), and help everyone make connections with other first-year or transfer students.

2:00pm - 2:30 p.m.

Liberal Education @ Miami — Armstrong Student Center, Fritz Pavilion
A faculty member will discuss Miami's approach to Liberal Education and its relationship to your academic experiences.


2:45 - 3:45pm

Academic Divisional Meetings — various locations
This session describes in detail the degree requirements for the University, including the Global Miami Plan for Liberal Education, divisional, and major requirements.

  • College of Arts and Science/University Studies
  • Farmer School of Business
  • College of Education, Health and Society
  • College of Engineering and Computing
  • College of Creative Arts

4:00 - 4:20 p.m.

One Stop: Billing & Tuition Payment — Armstrong Student Center, Fritz Pavilion
Because student bills are not generated until students register for classes, and because class starts on Monday, August 27, 2018, you must be prompt about paying your tuition bill once you've registered. To that end, this session will cover important information about bill payment and financial aid.


4:20 - 4:50 p.m.
Student Life, Part 1— Armstrong Student Center, Fritz Pavilion
Because student bills are not generated until students register for classes, and because class starts on Monday, August 27, 2018, you must be prompt about paying your tuition bill once you've registered. To that end, this session will cover important information about bill payment and financial aid.

4:50 - 5:20 p.m.

Small Group Meeting #2 — various locations

Reconnect with your SOUL and small group to talk about life at Miami, including information and any questions you may have from the day's sessions.


5:20 - 6:00 p.m.

Student Life, Part 2 — Armstrong Student Center, Fritz Pavilion

Small groups will work together to solve student life challenges and learn how Miami's resources provide opportunities and support for life outside the classroom.


6:00 - 6:15 p.m.

Academic & Co-Curricular Success — Armstrong Student Center, Fritz Pavilion

SOULs will introduce campus resources for joining student organizations, finding out about campus events (including which ones have free food!) and registering for classes.


6:15 - 6:25 p.m.

Student Life — Armstrong Student Center, Fritz Pavilion
SOULs will lead presentations and activities focused on common transition issues, sources of university support, and values of the Miami campus community.


6:25 - 6:30 p.m.

Announcements & Closing — Armstrong Student Center, Fritz Pavilion
Students will reconvene in their small groups with the SOULs to discuss academic and student life, and goals for success both inside and outside the classroom.


6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Dinner — Armstrong Student Center

Students and Families are invited to eat dinner in the Armstrong Student Center where orientation staff will be available to share their Miami experiences and answer any questions you have.


7:15 - 10:00 p.m.

Dinner & Social— Armstrong Student Center
Students and families are invited to eat dinner in the Armstrong Student Center and then students are invited to participate in evening social activities. Social activities include dueling pianos, an ice cream sundae bar, a DJ, board games, & more!

DAY 2 (students only)

7:45 - 8:00 a.m.

Morning Check-In —Benton Hall, Room 102

All students MUST attend morning check-in to meet with your SOUL and get your Day 2 schedule, including the time of your academic advising appointment, course registration, and other rotation sessions you'll attend from 8 - 11:30am.


8:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Student Rotations various locations

  • Community Expectations: A representative from the Office of the Dean of Students will discuss the expectations for students as members of the Miami community, and address campus values and resources regarding important topics such as alcohol and other drugs, sexual assault and interpersonal violence, and harassment and discrimination.
  • Student Small Group #3: Students and SOULs will gather in small groups once more to review the day's topics, ask questions, and create goals for success in your first year.
  • Individual Advising and Course Registration: Meet individually with an academic advisor, and then proceed to a nearby computer lab to register for fall courses.