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Schedule

DAY 1

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

Get your Miami student ID card at Housing Options, Meals, and Events (HOME) Office at 034 Campus Avenue Building. 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 HOME Office at 034 Campus Avenue Building to get your Miami ID card first, as 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 MU Bookstore) 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, 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 if you wish to eat on campus.


1:00 - 1:40 p.m.

Welcome and OverviewArmstrong Student Center, 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)

1:40 - 2:10 p.m.
Small Group Meeting #1Various locations around campus
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.

2:15 - 2:50 p.m.

Community Expectations and Campus SafetyArmstrong Student Center, Pavilion
A representative from the Dean of Students Office will discuss the expectations for students as members of the Miami community, and address important campus safety topics. This session will also address rules and resources regarding alcohol and other drugs, and important information about sexual assault/sexual violence.


2:50 - 3:25pm

Small Group Meeting #2Various locations around campus
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.


3:25 - 3:55 p.m.

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


3:55 - 4:10 p.m.

Travel to Academic Divisional Meetings


4:10 - 5:10 p.m.

Academic Divisional Meetings
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 ofEducation, Health and Society
  • College of Engineering and Computing
  • College of Creative Arts

5:10 - 5:25 p.m.

Travel back from Academic Divisional Meetings


5:25 - 5:45 p.m.

One Stop: Billing & Tuition Payment—Armstrong Student Center, Wilks Theater
Because student bills are not generated until students register for classes, and because class starts on Monday, August 28, 2017, 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.


5:45 - 6:30 p.m.

SOUL Vignettes—Armstrong Student Center, Pavilion
SOULs will present vignettes about common transition issues and the Miami campus community.


6:30 - 6:55 p.m.

Small Group Meeting #3Various locations around campus
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.


7:00 - 7:15 p.m.

Closing Session—Armstrong Student Center, Wilks Theater
Reunite with your family members and hear about Welcome Week at this brief closing session.


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 a coffee house musical guest, karaoke, and DJ.


DAY 2

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Transfer Student Advising Check-In—Benton Hall, West Lobby


8:30 a.m. - Noon

Transfer Student Advising and Registration—Benton Hall, Room 102
New transfer students who have not yet registered for classes will meet with advisors and then proceed to computer labs to register for fall classes. Advisors will be present to assist throughout the process. Please bring your New Student Guidebook and other materials received at orientation check-in.


1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

First-Year Student Advising Check-In—Benton Hall, West Lobby
New transfer students who have not yet registered for classes will meet with advisors and then proceed to computer labs to register for fall classes. Advisors will be present to assist throughout the process. Please bring your New Student Guidebook and other materials received at orientation check-in.


1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

First-Year Student Advising and Registration—Benton Hall, Room 102
New first-year students will meet with advisors and then proceed to computer labs to register for fall classes. Advisors will be present to assist throughout the process. Please bring your New Student Guidebook and other materials received at orientation check-in.