Welcome Weekend and First 50 Days

Welcome Weekend & First Fifty Days features more than 350 programs sponsored by 40+ campus departments. There is something for everyone! Many of the programs over that first weekend (Thursday, August 20 - Sunday, August 23) are required for the whole first-year class, so please plan to attend. New students will receive instructions from resident assistants (RAs) or via email (particularly for commuter students) regarding events that all students are expected to attend.

All first-year students should attend:

Thursday, August 20, 2020

  • 8am-6pm, Move-in Day
  • 6:30-8pm, All-Hall & Corridor Meeting
  • 8-11pm, First Night Block Party

Friday, August 21, 2020

  • 10-11am, Academic Welcomes
  • 3-5pm, It Is My Place (Sexual & Interpersonal Violence/Bystander Education)
  • 7:30-11pm, Welcome Home

Saturday, August 22, 2020

  • 7- 11pm, Live from the Quads - It's Saturday Night!

Sunday, August 23, 2020

  • 10am-11:30am, Fire Safety Fair (will engage 1/3 of FY campus residents)
  • 12:30-2pm, Fire Safety Fair (will engage 1/3 of FY campus residents)
  • 3-4pm, Convocation
  • 4-5pm, Love & Honor Celebration

Monday, August 24, 2020

  • 6:30-8pm: Fire Safety Fair (will engage 1/3 of FY campus residents)

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

  • 6-9pm, Mega Fair 

Please download and consult our Orientation and Welcome Week guide from your desktop or download our the Miami University Events app and the Orientation and Transition Guide (within the Miami University Events app) to view complete details about Welcome Week & First Fifty Days, including our full schedule of events! If you have any questions about Welcome Weekend & First 50 Days, please email orientation@miamioh.edu.


Download the Welcome Weekend & First 50 Days Mobile App 

View the Welcome Weekend & First 50 Days Schedule (web version)


Academic Calendar

What happens after classes begin?

For a list of important dates and deadlines, check out the Academic Calendar.

Get the App!

App ImageMake sure to download the Miami University Events mobile app for the latest orientation and Welcome Week information (available for both Android and Apple devices). The app features information for first-year summer orientation (May–June), and Welcome Weekend and First 50 Days (August-October).

Inside the app, click "Download Guides" and select the "Orientation and Transition" guide to access orientation and Welcome Week schedules, maps, and other helpful information. To see all the info from the app on your desktop, see the web version of the Orientation and Transition app.