After Orientation

A student talking to someone at a table during the SOAR event.
 4 orientation leaders standing with their arms around one another smiling at the camera.
 The Summer 2019 Orientation Staff standing in a line.
 Students smiling in a circle during an icebreaker event.
 The info fair with booths and tables of different offices and organizations during the SOAR event.

After you complete your orientation, you are officially considered a Miami student! There are some things you can do to keep you on the right track for when the semester starts. Use this list as a guide to keep you on track!

Classes

  • If you have completed an online orientation for fall semester enrollment, you will receive additional information from your academic advisor to set up an appointment and schedule your academic classes.
  • Order books for your fall classes through the Miami Bookstore textbook ordering service.
  • Keep an eye on your class schedule for finding information on class meeting locations, instructors, and more!

Administrative

  • Start getting in the habit of checking your Miami University email each day.
  • If you'd like, give your family members access to your student records (e.g. grades bills, etc.). To do this, please log in to myMiami and click on the "Student" tab. By clicking on the link provided in the "Sharing Access to My Personal Records" section, you can add people to have access to your personal records at Miami.
  • Complete Part 1 of SAPU, which becomes available in July. The deadline to complete the first portion of the program is before school starts, so you’ll want to make sure it’s complete.
  • If you wish to report a disability, need for testing/academic accommodations, or IEP/504 plan, visit the Miami University Student Disability Services webpage for more information on their services, and on setting up an appointment.
  • Review information about the Miami Notebook Program.
  • Review the information given to you in your online orientation and online folder materials! There is information on services, university resources, and opportunities through involvement within this folder.
  • Parking Passes for students to park on the regional campuses are free of charge. However, you must register for these passes prior to parking on campus. (You can do this during the first week of school!) Learn more about getting your parking pass.
  • During orientation, you should have submitted your photo for a Student ID. During the orientation process, you had the opportunity to have the ID card mailed to you directly, or leave for pick up during the fall semester. If you would like to review photo requirements, you can visit the Campus Services website for more information . You are able to resubmit the form in your online orientation if you need to change your method of receiving your id card.

Finances

  • Pay your bill for the semester. If you have questions about bill payment, please contact the One Stop.
  • Register for RedHawk Refunds: RedHawk Refunds is a direct deposit option that is fast, free, secure, and convenient. RedHawk Refunds gives you access to financial aid refunds, student account refunds, or other funds owed to you by Miami. Look for a registration email from redhawkrefunds@afford.com that will be sent to your Miami email account. 
  • Be sure to fill out your FAFSA with Miami University’s Federal School Code 003077. You can learn more about financial aid, FAFSA, and scholarships here.

Social

  • Login to MyMiami and look through The Hub, Miami's student organization website, to see what student organizations interest you.
  • Follow Miami Regionals on social media, and plan to attend Welcome Week events during the first two weeks of school. This is a great way to get acquainted with campus, and to learn about more resources at Miami. Find out about these events on social media.
  • Be sure to engage with your Career Community! Miami Regionals’ Career Community program helps students find their path. We organized our degrees into career communities, or groups of majors that are related. Within each group, there are sets of courses and learning opportunities that prepare each student to explore their talents. You will receive more information about how, soon! For now, you can learn more about Career Communities.
  • Keep in touch with new friends from orientation!