Welcome Weekend and First 50 Days

 Welcome Weekend in a circle, over a picture of a sunset on campus

Welcome Weekend is a series of events and programs designed to welcome students to Miami University before the start of fall semester classes. Programs are open to all new first-year students transfer students, as well as returning second-year students.

We're planning a full-scale, primarily in-person, Welcome Weekend, beginning Wednesday, August 18. First-year students are expected to attend the events listed below, and transfer and second-year students are invited to attend the programs listed below also. A full list of events can be found on the Miami University Events app and on our web-based calendar. Contact Orientation and Transition Programs with any questions you may have. 

Wednesday, August 18 (for students who have moved to campus)

Movie on the Field: Remember the Titans

  • 9:00 - 11:00 pm (doors open at 8:30 pm)
  • Yager Stadium

Thursday, August 19

Residence Hall Meetings

  • 6:30 - 8:00 pm
  • Your Residence Hall (check your Miami email for details from your residence hall staff)

First Night Block Party

  • 8:00 - 11:00 pm
  • Rec Center Quad, Rec Center, Goggin Ice Center, Cook Field
  • Pip the Comic Illusionist, intramural sports, inflatables, free food, skating

Friday, August 20

Academic College Welcomes*

  • 10:00 - 11:00 am
  • Consult the app for details (FSB students will have their welcome during the week of 8/23)

Welcome to Wellness Rotations

  • 1:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Students will participate in a series of three activities, all focused on wellness on campus:
    • Fire Safety Fair
    • Guest Speaker: Hoan Do
    • Wellness at Miami Discussion Groups

Welcome Home hosted by Miami Activities and Programming (MAP)

  • 7:00 - 11:00 pm
  • various locations
  • Succulent planting, dodgeball tournament, ninja warrior course, spin art, rock wall, archery tag, video games, giveaways, fireworks show

Saturday, August 21

Get to Know Your Corridor & Residence Hall

  • 8:00 - 9:00 pm
  • Your Residence Hall (check your Miami email for details from your residence hall staff)

Live! From the Quads, It's Saturday Night!

  • 9:00 - 11:00 pm
  • Six residential quads will host a variety of activities

Sunday, August 22

Love & Honor Fair

  • 2:30 - 5:00pm
  • Yager Stadium
  • Learn the fight song, hear the Miami University Marching Band play, take your photo to be included in the class pictures, connect with campus resources, and celebrate your first weekend as a Miamian

Get the App!

Download the Miami University Events mobile app for complete Welcome Weekend and First 50 Days information.

Select the Welcome Weekend and First 50 Days 2021 guide to access orientation and Welcome Weekend schedules, maps, and other helpful information.

Academic Calendar

What happens after classes begin?

For a list of important dates and deadlines, check out the Academic Calendar.