Transfer One-Day Orientation

One-Day Orientation for Transfer Students

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.


Registration for Transfer One-Days is now open!  Registration closes three business days prior to the start of each session.

Students can register for the a Transfer Orientation Day by clicking on the button above, or through their MyMiami student portal by logging in with their UniqueID and MUNet password. Click on the Welcome tab, and find the 'Register for Transfer Orientation" link. You will then be able to select an orientation date -- including one of the dates listed below or the 2017 January orientation two-day program.

Transfer Orientation Days - January 2017

  • Monday, December 19 (open to new transfer students in the College of Arts & Science, Farmer School of Business, College of Engineering and Computing, and College of Education, Health and Society)
  • Friday, January 6 (open to new transfer students in the College of Arts & Science, Farmer School of Business, and College of Creative Arts)
  • Monday, January 9 (open to new transfer students in all colleges)
  • Friday, January 13 (open to new transfer students in the College of Arts & Science, Farmer School of Business, College of Engineering and Computing, and College of Creative Arts)


Check-in for all one-day transfer orientation days is at 9:45 a.m., and the program concludes by 4:00 p.m., though students and families may wish to arrive earlier or stay later for optional parts of the program (see schedule below). Students who attend one of the Transfer Orientation Days will not need to attend our August or January two-day orientation program.

Program Schedule

  • 8-9:45 a.m. (optional): Arrive to campus, get your student ID card, open a bank account.  Campus banking options include PNC Bank and the First Miami Student Credit Union (FMSCU) in the Armstrong Center (note that FMSCU does not open until 11am).
  • 9:45am: check in for Transfer One-day orientation
  • 10am-11:30am: Student life info, including housing, dining & student ID card functions (HOME Office); bill payment, financial aid & student records (One Stop for Student Success Services); community expectations (Dean of Students Office); overview of campus resources (Orientation and Transition Programs)
  • 11:30am-12:30pm: Lunch with Miami staff at Armstrong Student Center (please bring your own money for lunch)
  • 12:30-1:30pm: Academic information/degree requirements for your college/department/major
  • 1:30-2:30pm: Student advising meetings / Family & guest session with Office of Parent & Family Programs
  • 2:30-3:30pm: Student registration / Family & guest break time
  • 3:30-4:00pm: Advisor available at the Farmer School of Business, for students interested in pursuing a business major
  • 4-5pm (optional): Time to visit campus offices where you may need to do business (e.g., get your student ID if you didn't do it in the morning)

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. Take the math and foreign language placement tests online (plan to bring your scores with you to orientation). You can log in to your myMiami account or access the Math and Foreign Language Placement Tests through the Orientation and Transition Programs website. All new students, including those admitted to the University Honors Program, are required to take the math and foreign language placement tests, and should do so as soon as possible after accepting the offer of admission at Miami. The only exception to this rule is that students who plan to begin at the introductory level of a foreign language EXCEPT for French or Spanish are not required to complete that foreign language placement test. Both French and Spanish courses DO require a placement test, even if you have no prior experience with these languages. Placement tests will continue to be available through the Orientation and Transition Programs website - we won't restrict or remove access to placement tests. However, not taking placement tests at least three business days before your orientation session will likely complicate your process of registering for classes at orientation.
  3. Submit an electronic medical form. This 3-part form asks for your personal history, your family history and the dates of your immunizations. Once you've collected this information, (1) register in the health web portal using your Miami e-mail address, (2) log-in to the web portal with the password that the system e-mailed to you, (3) click on My Forms tab, and (4) complete and submit the 3-part form.
  4. 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.Review guidelines for student ID photos and upload yours here. If you have questions or need help uploading your photo, contact the HOME Office (Housing Options, Meals, and Events) at 513-529-5000.
  5. 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.)
  6. Review the information about the Miami Notebook Program and consider the benefits of purchasing a laptop computer from Miami. If interested, students can purchase a Miami Notebook from the MU Bookstore while at orientation.
  7. 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! Log into myMiami with your Miami username 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." Click the link in that section that says "add additional people and/or modify access" to control who has access to which information
  8. Students who anticipate the need for academic accommodation for specific learning disabilities and/or attention deficit disorder should submit appropriate documentation to Student Disability Services office (located in room 19 of Campus Avenue Building) as soon as possible. For more information regarding qualifying for accommodations please visit the documentation guidelines page on the  Student Disability Services website.  Information regarding accommodations for students with physical, medical, psychiatric, neurological or learning disabilities or autism spectrum disorders may be found on the Student Disability Services website.
  9. Contact the Office of Orientation and Transition Programs by phone at 513-529-9771 or email ( any questions you may have.