Love | Honor | Community

Miami is proud to host a number of exclusive pre-semester programs for students from diverse backgrounds. You may be eligible for one or more of these by-invitation-only programs that take place prior to first-year move-in.

These customized programs allow students to arrive early to campus, engage with leaders, and begin to build their community in the days before the official move-in day for the rest of campus.

We hope you will join us in August to start building your campus community before everyone arrives on campus and your college journey begins.

As part of these exclusive cohorts, expenses for meals and early lodging are covered.

You may be eligible for one or more programs.

Please visit to view your eligibility and register.

Pre-Semester Programs Date

LSAMP Early Arrival Program

Students already accepted to LSAMP are invited to come to campus early to tackle a real-world project, share ideas and theorize solutions, and learn about how to get involved with research at Miami.

August 17-20, 2019

Miami, My Place (MMP)

The MMP pre-semester program is a specialized, interactive, and exclusive program designed for Miami Firsts (students who are among the first in their immediate family to earn a bachelor’s degree) and RedHawk Grant recipients. It supports participants in making a smooth and successful transition to college and is part of the four-year MMP experience.

August 20-22, 2019

Bridges Scholars

Bridges Program alumni are invited to this exclusive program devoted to creating a successful transition to and through Miami. The Bridges Scholars Program, which continues throughout the student’s time at Miami, includes a variety of workshops, activities, and events that build community and ensure that students are well prepared for life following college. The pre-semester phase of the program is the first step participants will take in becoming part of a thriving community of diverse campus leaders and scholars.

August 20-22, 2019 

Miami GradU8 Program

Students who are invited to the GradU8 Program are also invited to a pre-semester program during the MADE@Miami Conference to learn how to prepare for their Miami education and participate in activities that will be key to students' success. 

August 20-22, 2019 


MADE@Miami is designed to help you get the most out of your Miami experience. MADE promotes qualities valued by the university community — Mentoring, Achievement, Diversity, and Excellence — and is open to all entering first-year undergraduate students. Historically underrepresented populations or those who have a commitment to promoting a deeper understanding of and appreciation for diversity are encouraged to apply.

August 20-22, 2019