Registration and Fees

CraftSummer COVID-19 Update

We are planning for and looking forward to Face2Face classes beginning June 2021. To this end, we will be implementing special daily sanitation procedures for each studio area to ensure a safe working environment. We will update this information and provide our Safety Guidelines as we get closer to our summer classes and are able to better assess the situation at that time and make relevant procedures as warrant.

Miami University & CraftSummer Covid Safety Policy

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced new masking guidance for vaccinated individuals, specifically: “Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.”

At Miami University, we will continue to follow CDC guidelines, which reflects new science that shows the efficacy of the available vaccines.

New guidelines for Miami University campuses:

  • For unvaccinated people: Masks and six feet of physical distancing must be maintained at all times indoors when not working alone in an office or cubicle separated by six feet of distance from others. Masks are no longer required outside unless six feet of physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • For fully vaccinated people: Masks are not required, indoors or out, but you are encouraged to be sensitive that not everyone has the same comfort level with a mask-less environment at the present time. To ease the concerns of colleagues and friends, we ask that you try to wear masks when you are inside and around other people in an environment where six feet of distance is not able to be maintained.
  • For both vaccinated and unvaccinated people: Masks are not required in the Recreation Center when actively engaged in exercising as long as physical distancing is maintained. Masks must be worn on buses and other public transportation.

Because CDC and State of Ohio guidance may change as conditions and scientific recommendations change, this guidance is subject to change as conditions change. Individual studio environments may be such that the instructor will require masks as added safety. While many people are elated by these changes, we also know that many individuals may wish to continue with masking and social distancing precautions for a time, even if vaccinated.

No-Risk Registration

While most of our classes have a contingency plan to switch to live online instruction should it be necessary, we wish to assure our participants that should a class need to be cancelled a full refund will be given to all participants.

Additionally, we are extending the time period for students to cancel for their own reasons and receive refunds: students in summer Face2Face classes may cancel up to 24 hours before the beginning of a class and receive a refund of all fees except registration processing fee.

Please read this entire section before beginning registration.

  • For questions regarding classes, please call 513-529-7395 or email
  • For questions regarding registration, contact Global Initiatives Office at 513-529-8600

Participants must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or its equivalent.

You may take courses as non-credit or for-credit.

Two smiling students in the CraftSummer studio


When maximum enrollment has been reached, workshops are closed for registration. You can request to be placed on the waitlist by contacting CraftSummer at (513) 529-7395 or

2021 Non-Credit Workshop Registration

(Updated 10/26/2020)

Registration fees do not include housing fees, studio materials costs, food, and incidental expenses.

Registration fees and waivers are subject to change without notice.

2021 Non-Credit Workshop Fees

  • One day workshop: $165
  • Weekend or Two Day: $245
  • Weeklong: $360

Register for a Non-Credit Workshop

Payment by Check

Make checks payable to Miami University.

Mail to:

Miami University
Global Initiatives
531 East Spring Street
214 MacMillan Hall
Oxford, OH 45056

Payment by Credit Card

If using a credit card, there will be a small convenience fee.

Please Note: Tuition Waivers cannot be used for non-credit registration.

2021 Credit Workshop Registration

Instructional fees do not include housing fees, studio materials costs, food, and incidental expenses.

Graduate Course Credit: If not already admitted to the university, credit program admission is only applicable for credit programs offered through Global Initiatives. A bachelor's degree is required to receive graduate credit for a program.

No more than eight of the most recent graduate hours earned on Credit Program or Continuing Graduate non-degree Standing (CGS) can be applied toward a graduate degree, and then only with the approval of the department. This process could take a couple of weeks, so start early!

To apply to a graduate degree program or CGS, visit the Graduate School.

Retired employees: The fee waiver benefit for retired employees excludes graduate courses. Retired employees must contact Benefit Services at 513-529-3926 for a specific form regarding retirement status prior to registering for classes. CraftSummer classes must be taken as undergraduate for retirees to receive the fee waiver.

Miami Students: Workshop fees are in addition to your spring or summer tuition. Refer to your Bursar bill and make sure your fees are cleared before the workshop begins.

Register For Spring Courses

Undergraduate Credit (SPRING)

Graduate Credit (SPRING)

Register for Summer Courses

Undergraduate Credit (SUMMER)

Graduate Credit (SUMMER)

2021 Credit Workshop Fees

All fees are approximate and are subject to change

Credit Workshop Fees Per Credit Hour, Ohio Residents
Item Fee
Undergraduate Instructional Fee $ 547.35
General Fee $   64.09
Career Development Fee $     8.34
Total: $ 619.78
Credit Workshop Fees Per Credit Hour, Non-Ohio Residents
Item Fee
Undergraduate Instructional Fee $  547.35
Non-Resident Surcharge $  851.11
General Fee $    64.09
Career Development Fee $      8.34
Total: $ 1470.89

All credit workshops are assessed a $25 non-refundable administrative fee.

Reduced Tuition for Graduate Credit Workshops

Tuition for our graduate-level CraftSummer workshops is now significantly more affordable than in past years! Both Ohio and Non-Ohio students will pay only $285* per credit hour ($427.50* for a 1.5 credit hour workshop).

*All credit workshops are assessed an additional $25 administrative fee.

Administrative Fee

Students who register for credit will be assessed a $25 per student/ per workshop fee for all workshops held in Ohio or online. The registration fee is non-refundable unless a workshop is canceled by Miami University. The registration fee applies to credit registrations only.

Important information when registering as graduate or undergraduate credit

  • When registering for credit please ignore the request to provide information regarding health and immunization records. This is not required for CraftSummer workshops.
  • For graduate credit, please follow instructions in confirmation email regarding acceptance into graduate status to complete your registration.

Studio/Supply Fees

There is no Studio Fee for CraftSummer Online courses unless specifically stated.

Studio materials fees are charged to cover the cost of supplies and materials used in each workshop. When possible these fees are calculated on a personal use basis. In some workshops, due to the nature of materials being used, it is necessary for fees to be evenly assessed to all participants.

All workshops have a minimum $10 studio fee. Additional supply fees will range depending on the course and are collected on the final day of the class Please be prepared to pay with check or credit card (Visa, M/C or Discover).

Please note: Miami University is no longer able to accept cash for lab fees or payments.

Estimated materials/supplies fee

Instructors have created supply & materials list with simplicity and cost effectiveness in mind. You will receive a list with links for purchase. In many cases you may already have some of the items.

Payment Policy for a Workshop

All registrations are administered through Miami University’s Global Initiatives Office. However, if you have questions about workshops, please call the CraftSummer Office staff at (513) 529-7395 or email

  • If you are taking a workshop as undergraduate/graduate credit, workshop fees will be added to your student/participant Bursar account. No paper bill will be mailed so you will need to access your bill online at myMiami. If you do not remember your UniqueID and password, please contact ITHelp Desk at (513) 529-7900.
  • You must pay for the workshop within 10 days AND prior to the first day of the workshop to avoid potential cancellation of your credit workshop registration. Please note: non-payment is not considered a formal withdrawal request. Please follow the withdrawal policy if you do not plan on attending the workshop. Cancellation and refund policies are stated on the registration form. Please read carefully. Administration fees are non-refundable. View payment options »
  • If you are taking the workshop as non-credit, you must pay upon registration.

Discounts for Miami Employees

Fee Waivers

Please note: The Employee Fee Waiver form must be filled out every year prior to registration for workshops.

  • Miami University Fee Waivers for Miami University faculty, staff, or dependents can only be used when taking workshops for credit. Fee waivers cannot be applied to non-credit workshops.
  • The waiver is approximately 90%. Fee waiver does not cover materials and lab fees.
  • Retired employees: The fee waiver benefit for retired employees excludes graduate courses. Retired employees must contact Benefit Services for a specific form regarding retirement status prior to registering for classes.

Special Rate for Qualifying Faculty, Staff and Dependents

Weekend workshop $60
Weeklong workshop $90
(Approximate cost, other fees apply)

If you're unsure about your eligibility for Miami's fee waiver, contact Benefit Services, 513-529-3926.

Withdrawing from Workshops

Non-Credit Workshops

To withdraw from a non-credit workshop, email your request to
Be sure to include your name, course details, and how you paid. You will be refunded in the same manner in which you paid. Check refunds typically take 10 days to two weeks. If you paid using a credit card, convenience fees are not refunded, and the refund will be put back on the credit card used to make payment.

Refund Policy for Non-Credit Workshops

  • Withdrawing 30 days or more before the start of course: full refund
  • Withdrawing between 7-29 days before the start of course: 50% refund
  • Withdrawing less than 7 days before a course: no refund

Credit Workshops

To withdraw from a credit workshop, email your request to
Be sure to include your name and course details.

  • To receive a refund of tuition only, you must withdraw by noon on the last business day before the workshop begins.
  • Administrative fees are non-refundable unless Miami cancels the course.

Cancellation of Workshops

All CraftSummer workshops are subject to cancellation due to insufficient enrollment. This decision is usually made 14 calendar days prior to the start date. In the event of cancellation, our office will notify you through email.

  • For questions regarding classes, please call 513-529-7395 or email
  • For questions regarding registration, contact Global Initiatives Office at 513-529-8600


Although university housing is not available, special rates may be secured from the following local hotels.

Marcum Hotel

951 E. Withrow Street
Oxford, OH 45056

Weekday Rate: $89 / per night plus taxes
Weekend Rate: $129 / per night plus taxes

Participants can either email or book online, adding "CraftSummer participant" in the notes to secure the special rate.

White Garden Inn

$99/ night + taxes for Autumn Rose, Mimi's Garden, Butterfly, Periwinkle rooms (Normal rates are $129 or $169)
$150/night + taxes for Queen Anne Suite (Normal Rate is $199)

Call to receive this discounted rate and provide CRAFT SUMMER 21 as the discount code


Other Hotels in the area

Best Western

6 E Sycamore St
Oxford, OH 45056

(513) 523-0000

Hampton Inn

375 S College Ave.
Oxford, OH 45056

(513) 524-2012


75 S Main St.
Oxford, OH 45056

(513) 524-2002

Comfort Inn

375 S College Ave.
Oxford, OH 45056

(513) 524-2012

Parking on Campus

Workshops are held on the Oxford campus of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio unless otherwise stated. This academic and rural community is 35 miles north of Cincinnati and 45 miles southwest of Dayton.

  • All weeklong participants are required to purchase their own parking passes online. A link will be provided soon.
  • Parking passes are not required for weekend workshops.

Please review the parking areas at the Parking and Transportation site.