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.


Registration for Transfer One-Day Orientations will open soon

Registration for each session closes three business days prior to the start of the 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 - Winter 2019

  • Friday, January 11, 2019, 8am (Session A)
  • Friday, January 11, 2019, 10:45am (Session B)
  • Monday, January 14, 2019, 9am (Session C)


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.

  • Session A: Friday, January 11, 2019 (morning program), Kreger Hall, Room 227, 7:45am
  • Session B: Friday, January 11, 2019 (afternoon program), Kreger Hall, Room 319, 10:30am
  • Session C: Monday, January 14, 2019, Kreger Hall, Room 227, 8:45am

Program Schedule

  • Program schedule details will be updated soon.  Note that each Transfer One-Day session has slightly different timing.

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 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, 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. College of Arts and Science Transfer Students - Complete Your Online Pre-Advising Modules. Students whose majors are in the College of Arts and Science should complete the Online Pre-Advising Modules after registering for an orientation date. These online modules will better prepare you for advising at your orientation session. 

    • To access the modules, log into the orientation registration system on the Orientation and Transition website. When you log back in to the system after completing your initial orientation reservation, you will see your "my reservation" page, and the link to the modules is at the top of that page. If you're not on the "my reservation" page (or if you're not sure), select "my reservation" in the menu at the left side of the page once you're logged in to the registration system. If you have questions about the Pre-Advising modules, please contact College of Arts and Science Academic Advising at 513-529-3031. 

  4. Submit an electronic medical 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.

  5. 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 February 19, 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.
  6. 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.
  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! 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Review the information about the Miami Notebook Program. If interested, students can purchase a Miami Notebook while at orientation.