Welcome Weekend and First 50 Days

Welcome Weekend & First 50 Days is a series of events and programs designed to welcome new students to Miami University. Specifically, Welcome Weekend refers to the days before the start of classes, as new students prepare to begin the semester. Welcome Weekend 2020 programs will be facilitated 100% online. No RSVPs required - links to participate are in each event description.

Welcome Weekend, Friday, August 14 - Sunday, August 16

  • Friday, August 14 events
    • Academic college welcomes
    • Academic department welcomes (select departments)
    • Coffee talks: student wellness, getting involved
    • Identity-based affinity spaces
    • Yoga & meditation
    • Insights for online academic success
    • Introduction to online library resources
    • Trivia, game show (with prizes!), magician
  • Saturday, August 15 events
    • Meetups with SOULs
    • Video game tournament
    • Trivia, game show (with prizes!), comedian
  • Sunday, August 16 events
    • Meetups with SOULs
    • Love & Honor Celebration
    • Residence Hall meetups

First 50 Days, Monday, August 17- Sunday, October 4 

First 50 Days is an extended period of transition programming open to all Miami students, featuring workshops and open houses with campus departments, information about getting involved, and lots of fun entertainment!

The extended support of First 50 Days is designed to reflect the time when many students build connections, momentum, and belonging on campus. Events for First 50 Days will be online through the start of move-in week (September 14), when in-person events will be small-scale and require advance sign-up through the Orientation and Transition mobile guide, within the Miami University Events app. All events will operate according to policies and protocol outlined in Miami's Healthy Together website. 

All events will be listed in our Orientation and Transition mobile app and listed on the Welcome Week web calendar; new events will be added, so check back often!

If you have any questions about Welcome Week & First 50 Days, please email orientation@miamioh.edu.

Welcome Weekend & First 50 Days Web Calendar

In addition to the Orientation and Transition mobile app, the Welcome Week schedule of events is available on our Welcome Weekend/First 50 Days web calendar.

Get the App!

Make sure to download the Miami University Events mobile app (available for both Android and Apple devices) for complete Welcome Week information. The schedule will be available in early August. 

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.

Academic Calendar

What happens after classes begin?

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