Information for Prospective Students

What is SEP/URO?

URO is a living learning research community open to first year SEP students. It will be a small community of no more than 20 students who will live together in a common first year residence hall. Each student will be paired with a faculty sponsor who will engage the student in some aspect of his/her research.
What are the requirements for URO students?

  • Students will be expected to sign a contract agreeing to fulfill the components of the community throughout both the fall and spring semesters.
  • Students will be required to commit six to eight (6-8) hours each week meeting with their faculty sponsor and completing specific research activities.
  • Students will be required to attend individual appointments and group meetings with SEP staff.
  • Students will be required to attend research workshops in the residence hall.
  • Students will be required to participate in an end of the year research symposium

What skills, or traits, do I need to participate in this community?

  • Willingness to learn
  • Curiosity
  • Enthusiasm for discovery
  • Hardworking
  • Dedication

How will I benefit from this experience?

  • You will establish work relationship and collaboration with a Miami faculty member.
  • You will gain professional work and research experience that will enhance future career opportunities.
  • You will improve analytical, problem-solving and critical thinking skills that can transfer to future course work through this research experience.
  • You will increase ability to identify academic and career interest.
  • You may have the option to earn academic credit.

How can I be a part of URO?

The application process is simple! Identify SEP as your first choice on the on-line Housing Contract at: http://www.hdg.muohio.edu/houisngcontract and return the signature part to the Office of Admission with the necessary housing deposit, by the appropriate deadline.

What is the time commitment to participate in URO?

Students will be required to commit six to eight hours per week during the fall and spring semesters. Students will meet with their faculty sponsor and complete specific research activities during this time. This amount of time is equivalent to taking a three credit hour course or having a part-time job. It will be important for students to set aside a two to three hour block of time at least twice during the week to perform research activities with faculty sponsors. In addition, students will be required to attend bi-weekly research workshops.