Want to jumpstart your college experience and begin to develop your own definition of leadership? Join us for U-Lead!

  • August 20-23, 2018
  • Total Cost: $125 

U-Lead is the annual leadership development pre-semester experience for 50 incoming first year Miami students. It's a 4-day, interactive experience designed specifically to introduce students to opportunities at Miami and within the Oxford community. Students learn about leadership through small group sessions, participate in a low and high ropes course, complete a service project, and more! U-Lead participants get to know each other, current Miami students, and staff at Miami over the course of 4 days as the program is led by current undergraduate and graduate students. U-Lead is a great way for first-year students to jump start their college experience and begin to explore involvement opportunities!

To register for U-Lead, please visit the U-Lead website. Registration will open on May 1, 2018. Please note, in 2016, it only took 8 hours for the program to full to capacity. We expect students to register themselves.

U-Lead Fees 

The $125 U-Lead trip fee covers materials, meals/snacks, and all of the U-Lead related expenses. If you are living on campus, your early arrival housing fees for the nights of Monday, August 20-Wednesday, August 22 will be paid by you. Wilks Leadership will put the request in for your arrival so you are able to use your ID card to get into your assigned residence hall and room. You will be charged to your Bursar for the early arrival fees within the dates listed above. If you are living on campus, early arrival fees outside of the date range are your responsibility. If you participate in U-Lead, your Bursar bill will be charged the $125 U-Lead experience program fee. All registered students will receive information about applying for U-Lead scholarships to help cover a partial amount of the $125 participation fee. Please email wilksleadership@miamioh.edu for more information. 

Cancellation Policy

Students have until August 1, 2018 to cancel via email (sent to wilksleadership@miamioh.edu) at no penalty.  If students cancel after August 1, 2018, they will be charged the $125 participation fee regardless if they attend U-Lead 2018.

*Summer orientation attendance (in June 2018) is required to participate in U-Lead experience.