Post-Orientation Checklist

After orientation, you’ll have about two months before moving to Miami to start the fall semester. During that time, you’ll need to ensure you’ve taken care of necessary logistics, and there are several ways you can stay connected until we welcome you back in August. Here is a list of things to be sure you do after your summer orientation session.

  1. Be sure you’ve submitted your required electronic immunization form. The deadline for completion is August 1, 2020.
  2. Miami requires that all students be covered by health insurance. To that end, Miami bills all students for health insurance. If you do not need this coverage, you must waive this insurance by August 1, 2020. If you do not waive the insurance, you will be responsible for the annual student health insurance premium, payable in full. You must waive the insurance yearly. 
  3. Read your summer reading assignment before August 20th. You will receive information about your summer reading assignment at summer orientation. 
  4. If you'd like, give your family members access to your student records (e.g. grades bills, etc.). To do this, please log in to myMiami and click on the “Student” tab. By clicking on the link provided in the “Sharing Access to My Personal Records” section, you can add people to have access to your personal records at Miami.
  5. Order books for your fall classes through the Brick & Ivy Campus Store textbook ordering service.
  6. Join list-servs for organizations or departments that interest you (find them on The Hub, Miami's student organization website).You might also want to start following Miami social media accounts. Following @MiamiUniversity and @MiamiOH_StudentLife on Instagram and Twitter are great accounts to start with!
  7. Complete Part 1 of AlcoholEdu, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Students and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates, which become available in July. The deadline to complete the first portion of the program is in August (you'll complete additional content in October).
  8. Keep in touch with new friends from orientation.
  9. Make travel arrangements for Move-In Day on August 20 or 21, 2020 (information will come with your housing assignment in late July/early August). Plan to attend required Welcome Weekend events beginning Thursday evening and extending throughout that first weekend. Additional Welcome Weekend and First 50 Days events will continue through mid-October. The complete schedule of Welcome Week programs will be posted in the Orientation and Welcome Week app (same as the orientation app you may have already downloaded for orientation) in early to mid-August.
  10. Pay your bill – it’s due in mid-August, 2020. If you have questions about bill payment, please contact the One Stop.
  11. Check your Miami University email regularly; you'll receive the Hawk Herald Class of 2024 Newsletter regularly. The Hawk Herald will include important information about your transition to Miami throughout the summer and fall semester.