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Before You Start

Getting started at Miami!

Before You Start

Watch President Crawford in this video as he welcomes you to the Miami family!

To Do List

Review Scheduled Orientation

New Hire orientations occur each Monday at 8:30 AM at our Staff Development Center. Once you have accepted your offer letter, you will receive an email detailing your next steps, including the specifics of your scheduled orientation.

Any questions regarding the onboarding process should go to the appropriate office.

Faculty and Academic Administrative Staff:

Academic Personnel Services


All Hourly Staff and other Administrative Staff:

Human Resources


Change Miami Default Password and Enroll in Duo

  • You have been assigned a Miami UniqueID and a default MUnet password. You will need to log in to a Miami service in order to change your default password. MyMiami is a web portal that provides a central access point for faculty, staff and students to Miami services and information including your Miami e-mail, announcements, information about university offices and activities, and access to other Miami web services including Workday.
  • Access MyMiami by going to
  • To log in, use the UniqueID provided to you by Human Resources/Academic Personnel and your default MUnet Password:
    • First 2 digits of your birth month, followed by the first 2 digits of your birth day, followed by the last 4 digits of your social security number.
    • The first time you log in you will be prompted to change your password. You will also be prompted to enroll in DUO, Miami's two-factor authentication for online University resources. More information about DUO is available on the DUO website.

Set Up Miami Email Account

Access your Miami email account through MyMiami or by going to Official notifications are distributed through Miami email; therefore, you should begin using your email account immediately. Information about your email account, including set up for mobile devices, can be found on the IT Services Knowledge Base.

Review Campus Map and Transportation Information

Campus maps, transportation information, and directions are available online for the Oxford Campus and Regional Campuses.

Register For Vehicle Parking

  • All vehicles parked on our campuses must be registered in our parking system. Employees who need to park on campus should review parking options, pricing, and complete the online form on the Parking Services website.
  • Please note that you will need the following information in order to register your vehicle(s): make, model, color, license plate number.

Sign Up for Emergency Text Messaging

Miami University has contracted with Omnilert (e2Campus) to provide emergency notification services to the university community via cell phone text messages and email. The system, "Miami Emergency Text MessagingSystem," is available to Miami University students, faculty and staff on all three Butler County campuses.

Messages may be used for situations that pose immediate danger or the closing of an entire campus. Messages about Safety Bulletins generally will not be sent unless it is decided there is an imminent threat of danger. This notification service will not eliminate or replace any existing emergency reporting procedures; it will add to them.

Review Your Retirement Options

As a Miami employee, you do not pay into Social Security. You will contribute to the state retirement plan. View the our pages on retirement, or watch the interactive videos (staff-OPERS or faculty-STRS) for details.

Our Mission

Working alongside the various departments and units within Miami University, we strive to recruit, cultivate, acknowledge, and involve a diverse pool of talent to fulfill their goals and the overarching goals of the institution.