Transfer One-Day Orientation

As an alternative to our two-day orientations in August and January, new transfer students may attend transfer one-day orientation sessions. Transfer one-days are small-scale orientation sessions that allow transfer students to meet other new transfer students, be introduced to the university's requirements and important policies, explore housing and meal plan options, discuss financial aid and bill payment options, learn about campus expectations, consider student involvement opportunities, learn about their academic curriculum, meet with an academic advisor, and register for classes.


Register for Transfer One-Day Orientation

Before you register for orientation, you will be required to enroll in Duo, Miami's two-factor authentication. If you have questions about Duo, see our IT Knowledge Base (, and/or our IT Services Duo guide (

Registration for each session closes three business days prior to the start of each session. If you have any questions, please call 513-529-9771.

Students can register for a Transfer One-Day orientation by clicking on the button above. Once in the orientation registration system, select an orientation date -- either one of the dates listed below, or the two-day August (for entering fall students) or January (for entering spring students) program. Students may register for any session where their academic college will be present (see details below).

Transfer One-Day Orientation Sessions - Summer 2019

Transfer One-Day orientation sessions are held throughout the summer; additional dates may be added in August if needed. Please note that start times for each program are not the same, so pay particular attention to the start time for your program. You will also notice that not all colleges will be present at each session. Therefore, transfer students will not be able to change their major without contacting their college's academic advising office.

Students will see available sessions for your area of study in the registration system. If the system indicates that no sessions are available, please contact Orientation and Transition Programs at 513-529-9771 or

Monday, June 10 

  • Session A (8am-2:30pm): College of Arts and Science; College of Creative Arts; College of Engineering and Computing

  • Session B (10:45am-5pm): College of Arts and Science; Farmer School of Business; College of Creative Arts; College of Education, Health & Society; College of Engineering and Computing

 Monday, June 17 

  • Session C (9am-3:15pm): College of Arts and Science; College of Education, Health & Society; Farmer School of Business; College of Creative Arts

Friday, July 19

  • Session D (8am-2:30pm): College of Arts and Science

  • Session E (10:45am-5pm): College of Arts and Science, Farmer School of Business

Friday, August 2

  • Session F (8am-2:30pm): College of Arts and Science, College of Engineering and Computing

  • Session G (10:45am-5pm): College of Arts and Science; Farmer School of Business; College of Education, Health & Society; College of Engineering and Computing

Monday, August 12

  • Session J (8am-2:30pm): College of Arts and Science; College of Creative Arts

  • Session K (10:45am-5pm): College of Arts and Science; College of Creative Arts; Farmer School of Business; College of Education, Health & Society


Transfer One-Day orientation sessions are small, so check-in is quick and easy, beginning 15 minutes before the program start time. Check-in is located at Kreger Hall (500 E. Spring Street), where each program will take place.

Program Schedule

Though all Transfer One-Day orientation sessions include the same information, each has slightly different timing.

The Transfer One-Day program includes information about:

  • billing, payments, and financial aid
  • campus housing and dining
  • community expectations, student conduct, and campus safety
  • campus resources and involvement opportunities
  • your curriculum, including general and major-specific requirements (for students and families)
  • Parent & Family Resources (for parents/families, while students are registering for classes)
In addition, you will:
  • register for classes
  • meet other new transfer students
  • have lunch at the Armstrong Student Center
If desired, you can: 
  • get your student ID
  • purchase a parking pass (if you will have a car on campus)
  • visit campus offices/resources (e.g., Career Center, Library)
  • explore campus (on your own)

Pre-Orientation Checklist

  1. Request final transcript(s) from your former institution(s); send to Office of Admission, 301 Campus Avenue Building, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 45056
  2. Request all AP credits be sent to Miami; call the College Board at 888-308-0013 or 609-771-7366, or login to your College Board account to submit the request online. Miami’s four-digit college code is 1463.

  3. Take your foreign language placement test (if applicable) online. Note that there is no placement test for math courses; your SAT or ACT math score will be used for placement into math and related courses (e.g., chemistry, economics). These tests are very important and deserve your careful attention. If you do not take placement tests at least three business days before our orientation session, your course registration will likely be disrupted.  Note that tests are diagnostic in nature and are used for course placement; tests do not award academic credit.

    • Placement tests are offered for French, German, Latin, Russian, and Spanish (placement guides are available for most additional languages offered). If you are planning (or required) to study a foreign language, you should take a placement test in every language you've previously studied - even if you are considering starting a new language.
    • You are required to study a foreign language if:
      • your major is in the College of Arts & Science
      • you are majoring in Teacher Education with a foreign language emphasis
      • you have a major in the College of Creative Arts that requires a foreign language
    • If you have questions about the placement tests, please contact the advising office for the college of your major:
      • College of Arts & Science: 513-529-3031
      • College of Creative Arts: 513-529-2209
      • College of Education, Health and Society: 513-529-6317
      • College of Engineering and Computing: 513-529-0700
      • Farmer School of Business: 513-529-1712.
  4. Complete Your Online Pre-Advising Modules. All new transfer students will complete the Online Pre-Advising Modules when registering for an orientation date. These online modules will better prepare you for advising at your orientation session. You will be prompted to complete the modules before selecting an orientation date.

  5. Submit an electronic immunization form. This form asks for the dates of your required immunizations. Visit Student Health Services to submit your information. Failure to submit your immunization information will prevent changes in your registration after orientation.

  6. Opt to enroll in University health insurance (if needed). Miami requires that all students be covered by health insurance. Please pay special attention to the following details related to the Miami University student health insurance plan.

    • You will have an opportunity to opt out (waive) if you have comparable insurance. The deadline to waive or enroll in Miami student health insurance plan is August 1, 2019.
    • You must either waive or enroll in the Miami Student health plan every year in the fall semester.
    • Starting with your first fall semester, students who have not waived Miami's Student health plan will be automatically enrolled and the payment for the student health insurance premium will appear on the student's bursar bill.
  7. Prepare for your orientation advising appointment by visiting the Academic Advising section of the Orientation & Transition Programs website and reviewing the New Student Guidebook (PDF - opens in a new window).

    • You may also consult the website to identify Miami course equivalents for college-level courses that you have taken elsewhere.
  8. Share access to your student records (including billing information, grades, and/or course schedule) with others who should see this information. Particularly if someone else will be paying all or part of your tuition bill, this is a very important step! Login to the myMiami portal with your Miami unique ID and password. Click on the "student" tab at the top, and find the section (in the middle column) that says, "Sharing Access to your Personal Records." Select the link in that section that says "add additional people and/or modify access" to control who has access to which information.
  9. Upload a photo for your Miami Student ID Card  - it'll make things easier and quicker when you arrive on campus, as you can simply pick up your card rather than having a photo taken and waiting for your card to be printed. If you have questions or need help uploading your photo, contact the Campus Services Center at 513-529-5000.
  10. Request disability accommodations (if needed). The Miller Center for Student Disability Services (Miller Center) provides accommodations for students with disabilities at Miami. To be eligible for services, students must self-disclose their need for accommodations and submit supporting documentation according to current Miller Center guidelines. Office contact information, documentation guidelines, how to apply for services, and additional helpful information can be found at the Miller Center website.  

  11. Sign up for E2Campus, Miami's emergency text-messaging system. This option is for students only; the E2Campus system is not designed for family members.
  12. Explore options for majors and careers. Nearly 1 in 5 college students change their majors, and a significant number of Miami students don't declare their major until after orientation. Use the Focus 2 online career and education planning tool (access code "redhawks") to find out more about majors and careers that fit best with your skills and interests.
  13. Review the information about the Miami Laptop Program. If interested, students can purchase a Miami laptop while at orientation.