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 our next Transfer One-Day Orientations opens November 16
(Registration for each session closes three business days prior to the start of the session)

Students can register for a Transfer One-Day orientation by clicking on the button above, or through their MyMiami student portal by logging in with their UniqueID and MUNet password. In myMiami, click on the Welcome tab, and find the 'Register for Transfer Orientation' link. Once in the orientation registration system, select an orientation date -- either one of the dates listed below, or the two-day August or January program.  Students may register for any session where their academic college will be present (see details below).  

Transfer One-Day Orientation Sessions - Winter 2018

  • Friday, January 5, 2018 (College of Arts and Science; Farmer School of Business; College of Engineering and Computing; College of Education, Health and Society; College of Creative Arts)
  • Monday, January 8, 2018 (College of Arts and Science; Farmer School of Business; College of Engineering and Computing; College of Creative Arts)
  • Friday, January 12, 2018 (College of Arts and Science; Farmer School of Business; College of Engineering and Computing; College of Education, Health and Society; College of Creative Arts)
  • Monday, January 19, 2018 (College of Arts and Science; Farmer School of Business; College of Engineering and Computing; College of Education, Health and Society; College of Creative Arts)


Check-in for all Transfer One-Day orientation sessions is at 9:15 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 a Transfer One-Day orientation will not need to attend our August or January two-day orientation program.

Program Schedule

  • 8-9:15 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).
  • 9:15am: check in for Transfer One-Day orientation
  • 9:30am-12:00pm: 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)
  • 12:00-1:00pm: Lunch at Armstrong Student Center (please bring your own money for lunch)
  • 1:00-2:00pm: Academic information/degree requirements for your college/department/major 
  • 2:00-3:00pm: Student advising meetings / Family & guest session with Office of Parent & Family Programs
  • 3:00-4:00pm: Student registration / Family & guest break time
  • 4:00-5:00pm: Advisor available at the Farmer School of Business, for students interested in pursuing a business major
  • 4:00-5:00pm (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, purchase a parking pass, etc.)

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 placement tests online through the placement test page of the Orientation and Transition Programs website. 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. These tests are diagnostic tools that help determine course placement in specific areas, which may also affect access to related courses (e.g., math placement affects course registration in Chemistry, Economics, etc.). Tests do not award academic credit. 

    • Math test: all new students must take this test.

    • Foreign language tests: 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 are 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, or 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. 
  3. Submit an electronic medical form. This form asks for the dates of your required immunizations. Visit to submit your information; students will also receive instructions for completing this requirement at your Miami email address. You must complete this form prior to attending orientation. 
  4. Waive or enroll in University health insurance.  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 opt out process must be completed.  The deadline for enrolling/waiving Miami University Student health insurance is February 15, 2018.
    • You must either waive or enroll in the Miami Student health plan every year.
    • Students who have not waived Miami's Student health plan will be automatically enrolled and the payment for the annual student health insurance premium will appear on the student's bursar bill.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.)
  7. Register for RedHawk Refunds: Take a minute to learn about the advantages of RedHawk Refunds - a direct deposit option that is fast, free, and convenient. RedHawk Refunds gives you access to financial aid refunds, student account refunds, or other funds owed to you by Miami. Sign up, and if due a refund, you’ll receive reimbursement quickly and securely. The refund is electronically deposited into your bank account at any bank in the United States. And you’ll receive it within 24 to 72 hours after processing rather than waiting seven to 10 days for funds to be issued by check. Be on the lookout for a registration email from that will be sent to your Miami email account soon (if not already). Follow the steps in the email; registration is quick and easy! For additional information on RedHawk Refunds, please visit
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. Contact the Office of Orientation and Transition Programs by phone at 513-529-9771 or email ( any questions you may have.