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Important Dates

Orientation and First Day of Classes Dates
Start of Orientation for New International Graduate Students Start of Orientation for New International Undergraduate Students Start of Classes for Fall 2024
August 15, 2024 August 21, 2024 August 26, 2024

Orientation Resources

Get ready for arrival in-person orientation on the Oxford Campus!

Students meet with administrators at the office of international student and scholar services

Day of Arrival

Learn how to arrange housing, dining choices, and transportation around campus.

Two of Miami's past peer orientation leaders ready to welcome new students

Meet Your Orientation Leaders

During the orientation program, all international students will be placed into small groups led by an International Peer Orientation Leader (iPOL).

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Parents and Families

Parents and family members are welcome to join students for orientation. Find resources and information about the transition to Miami University.

Examples of passport, visa, and social security documents


Learn about costs, visas, customs, and other requirements to travel to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

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Life in Oxford

Learn about living in Oxford, Ohio at Miami University within close driving distance to Cincinnati and Dayton cities in Ohio.

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Regional Campus Students

For students attending Miami University Regionals, including the English Language Center (ELC), contact Regional Admissions for orientation information at or 1-513-217-4052.

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Spring 2024 Newsletters

New Undergraduate Students (First Year, Transfer, Exchange, ACE)

New Graduate Students

International Students and Scholars

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