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

  • 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!
  • Miami Regionals offers classes in a variety of delivery methods. Learn more about the course delivery codes. Note: Fees are assessed for courses with the following delivery codes: ONLA, ONLS, HYBA, HYBS. For a complete listing of fees, visit our Tuition and Financial Aid webpage.

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. Regional Transfer students and Regional CCP students are not required to complete SAPU.
  • 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 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 at the Regional Campuses is free of charge. However, you must register your vehicle online using the Parking Portal which opens the first week of classes.
  • During your online orientation, you will upload a picture for your Miami Student ID card. New students can receive their Miami Student ID Card at SOAR. Transfer/CCP students can visit campus during normal business hours to pick up their student ID. Parents/family members/guests cannot pick up students' IDs.Your Student ID is used in the library, One Stop, and can have MUlaa (money) added online to use for dining services and printing stations on campus.

Finances

  • 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.
  • 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. 

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!!