Welcome to Miami

Welcome Weekend & First 50 Days features more than 100 programs sponsored by 40+ campus departments. There is something for everyone! Many of the programs over that first weekend (Thursday, August 24 - Sunday, August 27) are required for the whole first-year class, so please plan to attend. New students will receive instructions from resident assistants (RAs) or via email (particularly for commuter students) regarding events that all students are expected to attend.

Homecoming 2017

September 14-16

Bring home the bell. Miami versus U.C. September 16, 2017

Football: Miami vs. UC
Saturday, September 16, 8 p.m., Yager Stadium

Visit the Homecoming website to learn more

Take a Look Back

A group of students practicing yoga in the grassy quad with MacCracken Hall in the background

Weekend Activities

Yoga in the Quad

Rise Against Hunger: many student volunteers help to pack thousands of meals for the hungy

Weekend Activities

Rise Against Hunger

Students play co-ed dodgeball at Cook Field

Weekend Activities

Dodgeball at Cook Field

Students sit on the patio behind the president's house, Lewis Place, to watch a movie on a large screen

Weekend Activities

Movie Night at Lewis Place

Students plant succulents in small pots that they can also decorate

Weekend Activities

Planting Succulents at Armstrong Student Center

Fireworks erupt over the Engineering quad as students look on

Weekend Activities

Fireworks over the Engineering Quad

Fireworks spelling out Welcome Home

Weekend Activities

Welcome Home

This year's keynote speaker was Stephen Williams, Mayor of Huntington, West Virginia. Williams has spearheaded revitalization projects in Huntington to combat issues similar to those highlighted in this year's summer reading book, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by Middletown native J.D. Vance.

The annual summer reading program serves as a student's introduction to dialogues with other learners as they participate in discussion groups following the Convocation ceremony.

Students walk together across campus to attend Convocation


The color guard ends the procession to the stage


The glee club leads the crowd to sing the pledge of allegiance


Miami cheerleading squad welcomes students to the new year


Students read allowed the Code of Love and Honor together


President Gregory Crawford addresses the first-year students


Keynote speaker Stephen Williams, Mayor of Huntington, West Virginia discusses issues similar to those highlighted in this year's summer reading book


Swoop skates across the ice rink to a crowd of first-year students

Thursday Night Block Party

 Students compete to collect colorful balls in the center of a large blow-up game

Thursday Night Block Party

New students get their first experience playing broomball and bumperball on ice

Thursday Night Block Party

 Bean bag toss games make for quick new friends

Thursday Night Block Party

 Students gather around the dance floor to watch someone break dance

Thursday Night Block Party

Miami student and staff volunteers gather in front of Hepburn hall ready to help new students move in.

Move-In Days

 Everyone pitches in to unload cars quickly.

Move-In Days

 New students meet with their R.A.s to get signed into their new home away from home

Move-In Days

Resident hall assistants are eagerly awaiting the arrival of new students

Move-In Days

A puppy peeking it's head out of the sun roof of a car looks on at the commotion.

Move-In Days

Students take group selfies with President and doctor Crawford

Move-In Days

 Volunteers take a moment to dance and play air guitar

Move-In Days

 President Gregory Crawford greets new families and students in the residence halls

Move-In Days

 International students visit the various stations at the resource fair

Move-In Days

 Renate Crawford speaks with a mother

Move-In Days

Move-in Dates

Volunteers of Miami staff and varsity athletes assist the incoming class to move into the residence halls.

Wednesday, August 16
International Students (Photo Gallery)

Thursday, August 24
First-Year Students

Saturday, August 26
Upperclass Students

Miami staff, students and community volunteers will be there to help you carry belongings up staircases, provide technichal assistance, serve water, and complete countless other preparations to make it a smooth move to campus.

New at Miami

A room in the east wing of the Armstrong Student Center, with dark brown furniture and walls with hard wood floors

The Armstrong Student Center East Wing, formerly Culler Hall, connects to the existing center through a two-story atrium. Join us for the official ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, September 15 at 2 p.m.

Miami staff member removes a package from one of the red and white patterned lockers in the newly renovated mail center

Miami University’s Mail & Package Center moved to its new home in Shriver Center and is open for business for internal mail receiving and delivery. The bright and modern renovated space in the east end of Shriver’s lower level houses a full-service post office and package center for students, faculty and staff.

Smiling employees are ready to assist students in the new location of the Home Office

Miami University’s Office of Housing Options, Meals & Events (H.O.M.E.) has moved into a new space in the Campus Avenue Building (CAB). The office handles on-campus room selection and housing assignments, meal plan and MUlaa accounts, campus ID cards, parking customer service and the Miami University Box Office (tickets for nonathletic events.)

Student presenting the features of the new inclusive classroom during the open house

McGuffey Hall's universally designed classroom provides inclusion and accessibility for all. Its innovative and universal design exemplifies the work of Miami’s disabilities studies students and Inclusive University Program participants, who are not only learning how to thrive in the world, they are learning how to actively transform it.

A long view of the dining rooms in Maplestreet Station that have been opened up what used to be individual restaurant concepts

Maplestreet Station has been updated with buffet and a la carte dining locations that contain new allergen-friendly options and will better serve the residents and guests of South quad.

Exterior view of the gray stone facade of Clawson Hall on a sunny day

Clawson Hall, whose history includes Freedom Summer 1964, keeps its original charm but with some key renovations including a double kitchenette and comfortable seating for students to gather.

Interior view of a cozy living room with modern furniture in the newly renovated Hamilton Hall

Originally built in 1940, Hamilton Hall was the first women’s residence hall in which sorority suites were included. Like Clawson, Hamilton Hall includes all the safety, electrical, and plumbing upgrades and bathroom and room renovations, as well as the addition of six new sorority meeting suites.

The men's section, adorned with red walls and new merchandise, of the new Adidas concept shop in Shriver

The new Adidas Concept Store on the lower floor of Shriver Center next to the Admission Visit Center houses many new options to get Miami gear.

Select Upcoming Events

Friday, September 8

Havighurst Center Student Open House 10 a.m.
Harrison Hall 322

Life Sized Board Games with MAP (Miami Activities and Programming) 7 p.m.
Armstrong Student Center - Pavilion

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Ultimate Frisbee 8:30 p.m.
Cook Field

Saturday, September 9

Pool Party (Dog Days of Summer) 10 a.m.
Oxford Community Pool

Football 3:30 p.m.
Yager Stadium

Red Zone Grand Opening 8 p.m.
Armstrong Student Center - Red Zone (2nd Floor)

Sunday, September 10

Pancake Brunch 11:30 a.m.
Hillel (11 E. Walnut Street)

Basic Interviewing Skills: Webinar 3 p.m.
Programs and Workshops (Career Services)

Career Fair Prep 6:30 p.m.
Armstrong Student Center (ASC) 0045

Monday, September 11

Apple Football Toss Registration Noon
Farmer School of Business lawn

Basic Interviewing Skills 5 p.m.
Shriver JDOL - A

Basic Interviewing Skills: Webinar 8 p.m.
Programs and Workshops (Career Services)

Tuesday, September 12

Can I Use That? Copyright and Fair Use Basics 4 p.m.
King Library AIS, room 134

Ice Cream Extravaganza: Have a Sweet New Year! 6:30 p.m.
Hillel (11 E. Walnut Street)

You're Fired Craft Night 7 p.m.
Armstrong Student Center -1066

Wednesday, September 13

Career Fair 1 p.m.
Millett Hall

The Path to Research in the Humanities 5 p.m.
PHI 116

Leadership Certificate Program Orientation 6 p.m.
Shideler 001

Thursday, September 14 (Homecoming)

German, Russian, Asian, and Middle Eastern Languages & Culture (GRAMELAC) Open House 4 p.m.

Beautiful Bike Series 6 p.m.
2550 Indian Creek Rd., Oxford

Fall Community Concert 7:30 p.m.
Uptown Oxford Parks (High St. and Main Street)

Friday, September 15 (Homecoming)

Hungry for Challah 11 a.m.
Slant Walk- Armstrong Student Center

Armstrong East Wing Ribbon Cutting 2 p.m.
Armstrong East Wing Atrium

Homecoming Huddle with the Bundy's 7 p.m.
Uptown Park

Saturday, September 16 (Homecoming)

Oxford Farmer's Market 8 a.m.

Homecoming Tailgate 3 p.m.
Millett Hall - Lawn

Homecoming Football Game vs. Cincinnati 8 p.m.
Yager Stadium

Monday, September 18

Constitution Day Read Out 10 a.m.
King Library Front Porch

Meditation Monday 6 p.m.
Hillel (11 E. Walnut Street)

Russian Movie Night: "The Guardians" (2017) 6 p.m.
Harrison Hall 304 (tentative)

Tuesday, September 19

Study Abroad 101 10 a.m.
214 MacMillan Hall

Plant Your Roots with Charter Day Ball 6 p.m.
Armstrong Pavilion A

Networking Leveraging Linkedin 7 p.m.
Armstrong Student Center (ASC) 0045

Wednesday, September 20

Career Exploration Webinar Noon
Programs and Workshops (Career Services)

Miami Firsts Activity 6 p.m.

Erev Rosh Hashana Services 7:30 p.m.
Sesquicentennial Chapel

Thursday, September 21

Department of Psychology Open House and Information Fair 11 a.m.
Psychology Building Atrium (1st Floor)

Reception for French and Italian Majors and Minors 4 p.m.
Western Lodge

Study Strategies Workshop 5:30 p.m.
310 Shriver Center

Friday, September 22

Field Hockey 3 p.m.
Field Hockey Complex

Chinese Festival: Global Confucius Institute Day 2017 5:30 p.m.
Cook Field and Uptown Parks

Art After Dark 9 p.m.
Armstrong Student Center Pavilion

Saturday, September 23

Hike-A-Thon and Pioneer Days 9 a.m.
DeWitt Cabin SR 73 (4776 Oxford-Trenton Rd, Oxford OH 45056)

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Welcome Back BBQ Noon
Peffer Park

Latin American and Caribbean UniDiversity Festival 4:30 p.m.
Oxford Uptown Parks

Sunday, September 24

PYO (Pick Your Own) Apples 1 p.m.
Meet at Hillel - 11 E. Walnut Street

Leadership Certificate Program: Growth and Authenticity Workshop 1 p.m.
ASC 1066

Monday, September 25

Study Abroad Fair 4 p.m.
Armstrong Student Center Pavilion

How Not to Cheat 5 p.m.
King Library, AIS Classroom (134)

Krav Maga 6:30 p.m.
Hillel (11 E. Walnut Street)

Tuesday, September 26

American and Muslim Women's Collaborative Welcoming Tarruf 4:30 p.m.
Women's and LGBTQ Center, Armstrong Student Center 3012

Test-Taking Strategies Workshop 5:30 p.m.
310 Shriver Center

Night Mission Ballroom Dance 7:30 p.m.
Oxford Community Arts Center

Wednesday, September 27

Student Organization Showcase: Political/Social Action Organizations 3 p.m.
Armstrong Student Center First Floor

Miami Firsts and Miami, My Place Meet & Greet 6 p.m.

The Flick 7:30 p.m.
Center for Performing Arts - Studio 88 Theatre

Thursday, September 28

Challah for Hunger 5 p.m.
Hillel (11 E. Walnut Street)

Leadership Certificate Program Orientation 6 p.m.
Shideler 001

Fall Community Concert 7:30 p.m.
Uptown Oxford Parks (High St. and Main Street)

Friday, September 29

Women's Soccer 4 p.m.
Soccer complex

Yom Kippur Pre-Fast Dinner 5:30 p.m.
Hillel (11 E. Walnut Street)

Yom Kippur: Kol Nidre 7 p.m.
Sesquicentennial Chapel

Saturday, September 30

IFC Fraternity Fall Kick Off and Chapter Open Houses 11 a.m.
Wilks Theater and Chapter Facilities

11th Annual Harvest Moon Festival Noon
Uptown Oxford Parks (High St. and Main Street)

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Yard Show 5:30 p.m.
Armstrong Student Center, Wilks Theater

Sunday, October 1

Panhellenic Sorority Sprite Dates 11 a.m.
Sorority Suites

Unpack the Shack Noon
Hillel (11 E. Walnut Street)

Women's Soccer 1 p.m.
Soccer complex

Monday, October 2

Citing in APA Style 5 p.m.
King Library, AIS Classroom (134)

Planning for Graduate School 5 p.m.
Shriver Bystrom Room

Tuesday, October 3

Sociology and Gerontology (SGA) Department Fair 2:30 p.m.
UPH 351

Test-Taking Anxiety Workshop 5 p.m.
310 Shriver Center

Resume Workshop 6:30 p.m.
Armstrong Student Center (ASC) 0045

Wednesday, October 4

Clothesline Project 2017 10 a.m.
Academic Quad, at the Seal

Citing in MLA Style 5 p.m.
King Library, AIS Classroom (134)

MMP Days - Conversations With Your Professor 6 p.m.

Thursday, October 5

Clothesline Project 2017 10 a.m.
Academic Quad, at the Seal

Lessons in Leadership 6 p.m.
ASC 2078

Tea Tasting 6:30 p.m.
Armstrong Pavilion

Friday, October 6 (Family Weekend)

Havighurst Center Book Reading Club 4 p.m.
Harrison Hall 322

Honors Family Reception 4:30 p.m.
Old Manse

MAP's Family Fest 6 p.m.
Armstrong Student Center Fritz Pavilion

Saturday, October 7 (Family Weekend)

Family Weekend Farmer's Market and Student Org Performances 9 a.m.

Apple Butter Festival 10 a.m.
Doty Farmstead, Hueston Woods State Park, 6924 Brown Rd., Oxford

Trevor Noah, Live! 8:30 p.m.
Millett Hall

Sunday, October 8 (Family Weekend)

MAP and MUSF Brunch and Silent Auction with President and Dr. Crawford 10:30 a.m.
Armstrong Fritz Pavilion

Family Weekend Bagel Brunch 11:30 a.m.
Hillel (11 E. Walnut Street)

Softball 2 p.m.
Softball complex

Monday, October 9

Blavatnik Archive Exhibit 9 a.m.
King Library

Sukkah Hop 5 p.m.
Meet at Hillel at 4:50 p.m.

Tuesday, October 10

Sukkot: Food Security and Sustainability 11 a.m.
Patio in front of Armstrong Student Center

Cover Letters 5:30 p.m.
Armstrong Student Center (ASC) 0045

Resume Workshop 6:30 p.m.
Armstrong Student Center (ASC) 0045

Wednesday, October 11

Study Abroad 101 10 a.m.
214 MacMillan Hall

Student Organization Showcase: Special Interest/Recreation Organizations 3 p.m.
Armstrong Student Center First Floor

Test-Taking Strategies Workshop 4 p.m.
310 Shriver Center

Friday, October 13

Women's Soccer 4 p.m.
Soccer complex

Second Friday 6 p.m.
Oxford Community Arts Center

Women's Volleyball 7 p.m.
Millett Hall

Saturday, October 14

Women's Volleyball 5 p.m.
Millett Hall

Sunday, October 15

Women's Soccer 1 p.m.
Soccer complex

Monday, October 16

Resumes and Cover Letters: Teacher Education Majors 5:30 p.m.
Shriver Heritage Room

Fraternity and Sorority Go Greek 101 6 p.m.
Wilks Theater

Tuesday, October 17

Pathways to Business Showcase 3 p.m.

Pathways to Business Series Business Focused Career Exploration: Webinar 5:30 p.m.
Programs and Workshops (Career Services)

Networking Leveraging Linkedin 7 p.m.
Armstrong Student Center (ASC) 0045

Wednesday, October 18

Career Exploration Series: Insurance 5:30 p.m.
Shriver Bystrom Room

Networking Leveraging Linkedin 6:30 p.m.
Armstrong Student Center (ASC) 0045

Resume Workshop 7 p.m.
Armstrong Student Center (ASC) 0045

Thursday, October 19

MAP Thursday Night Coffee House 9 p.m.
Armstrong Student Center - Shade Family Room

Tuesday, October 24

Night Mission Ballroom Dance 7:30 p.m.
Oxford Community Arts Center

Thursday, October 26

Trick or Treat OPRD Style and Parade 5 p.m.
Uptown Parks and Merchants

Spin-In Movies with the Crawfords 7:30 p.m.
Recreational Sports Center