U-Lead

Jumpstart your Miami leadership journey by joining us for U-Lead 2019!

Group of U-Lead Participants in matching shirts

Program Dates: August 19-22, 2019

Registration for U-Lead 2019 opened at 5:00 pm on May 1, 2019 and can be completed through the online registration form.

U-Lead is the annual leadership development pre-semester experience for 50 incoming first year Miami students. It's a fun-filled, 4-day, interactive experience designed specifically to introduce students to opportunities at Miami and within the Oxford community. Students learn about leadership through small group sessions, participate in a low and high ropes course, engage in team building, complete a local service project, and more! U-Lead participants develop connections with one another, current Miami students, and staff at Miami over the 4 days, as the program is led by current undergraduate and graduate students. Participants will also think about extracurricular involvement and leadership opportunities so they can maximize their time at Miami and set themselves up for success! 

Program Fees

$125 program fee + early-arrival housing fee (approx. $96)*

*The $125 U-Lead program fee covers materials, meals/snacks, and all of the U-Lead program-related expenses. This fee will be charged to your student Bursar account.

If you are living on campus, you are also responsible for paying the early-arrival housing fee for the nights of Monday, August 19-Wednesday, August 21, 2019. The early-arrival housing fee is pro-rated every year and the total for the three nights of last year's program was approximately $96. The Wilks Leadership Institute will put the request in for your arrival so you are able to use your ID card to get into your assigned residence hall and room. The early-arrival housing fee for the dates above will be charged to your Bursar account as well. Any early-arrival fees that you incur for arriving outside of the program date range are your responsibility and will be charged at a higher rate. 

Scholarships Available

All registered students will receive information about applying for U-Lead scholarships to help cover a partial amount of the $125 program fee. Please email wilksleadership@miamioh.edu for more information.

Cancellation Policy

Students have until August 1, 2019 to cancel via email (sent to wilksleadership@miamioh.edu) at no penalty.  If students cancel after August 1, 2019, they will be charged the $125 participation fee regardless if they attend U-Lead 2019.

**Summer orientation attendance, in June 2019, is required to participate in U-Lead experience.

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U-lead participants at the closing session in 2018