Pre-Orientation Checklist

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.

Have you signed up for an orientation session already? Are you excited for your first experience as a new Miami University Regional student? Use this list to make sure you're well-prepared for orientation, and let us know if we can help you with any questions.

  1. Students must confirm admission to Miami University via the Applicant Status Page and enroll in Duo two-factor authentication prior to registering for orientation.  Students will be prompted to enroll in Duo automatically when accessing a Miami resource after confirming admission. If you have questions about Duo, see our IT Knowledge Base (, and/or our IT Services Duo guide (
  2. Download Duo Mobile for iPhone or Duo Mobile for Android on your mobile device, and plan to bring that device with you to orientation - you'll need it to login to campus computers, including for course registration.
  3. Make your reservation for orientation by signing into the Orientation Registration system using your Miami Unique ID password; you'll use two-factor authentication in this login process (see step 1 of this list).
  4. Review orientation details on this website (in the menu links at left).
  5. Review your orientation reservation. If you need to make changes to your orientation reservation, log back in to the orientation registration system through Orientation Registration (or through your new student checklist on myMiami) no later than  four days prior to your session start date. If you need to make changes within four days of your orientation program, call the Regional Office of Student Activities & Orientation (ROSA) at 513-785-3053.
  6. Take your foreign language placement test (if applicable) online. Note that there is no placement test for math courses; your SAT or ACT math score will be used for placement into math and related courses (e.g., chemistry, economics).
  7. Prepare for your orientation advising appointment. Review the New Student Guidebook (PDF - opens in a new window). These resources provide helpful details about registration and advising, including lists of typical first semester courses. This advance preparation will be extremely helpful as you attend sessions about academic requirements, meet with an adviser, and register for classes at orientation.
  8. Upload a photo for your Miami Student ID Card. New students can receive their Miami Student ID Card at orientation. Parents/family members/guests cannot pick up students' IDs.
    • We STRONGLY suggest that you upload your own photo for your Miami Student ID Card. Note that lines for photos after orientation closing can be long, so uploading your own photo will be much more efficient. Please upload your ID photo at least five days before your orientation session on the myCard online portal
  9. Sign up for E2Campus, Miami's emergency text-messaging system. This option is for students only; the E2Campus system is not designed for family members.
  10. Explore options for majors and careers. Nearly 1 in 5 college students change their majors, and a significant number of Miami students don't declare their major until after orientation. Use the MyMajors online career and education planning tool to learn more about majors and careers that fit best with your skills and interests.
  11. Students who anticipate the need for academic accommodation for specific learning disabilities and/or attention deficit disorder should submit appropriate documentation to the the Regional Office of Disabilities Services as soon as possible. For more information regarding qualifying for accommodations please visit Documentation Guidelines. Information regarding accommodations for students with physical, medical, psychiatric, neurological disabilities or spectrum disorders may be found at Student Disability Services.
  12. Register for RedHawk Refunds. Take a minute to learn about the advantages of RedHawk Refunds - Direct Deposit is fast, free, and convenient. RedHawk Refunds gives you access to financial aid refunds, student account refunds, or other funds owed to you by Miami.  The refund would be electronically deposited into your bank account at any bank in the United States within 24 to 72 hours after processing. Signing up for RedHawk Refunds is easy and only takes a few minutes. All you need to do is login to the One Stop from any page on the One Stop website. Under "My One Stop" select the menu item "Bill/Account Information" and click on the "RedHawk Refunds" section to enter your checking or savings information.
  13. Review the information about the Miami Notebook Program.
  14. Contact us with any questions. Many questions can be answered by information on this website. You may also call 513-785-3053, or email