Mission and Framework

Orientation and Transition Programs (OTP) operates within the Division of Student Life to support new students on Miami University’s Oxford campus. 

OTP promotes a successful academic and social transition to college through the orientation process for new students, which includes:

  • introducing students to university resources and support
  • fostering environments that promote students’ sense of belonging
  • promoting interdependence between students and their communities of support (staff, faculty, peers, family members)
  • creating academic and co-curricular goals 
  • cultivating curiosity and action about new ideas, experiences, and directions