Welcome Weekend and First 50 Days

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What happens after classes begin?

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

What is Welcome Weekend & First 50 Days?  It's seven weeks of more than 350 events that will help you meet new people, connect with campus resources, learn your way around, pursue success in your first semester, and have a great time!  Welcome Weekend refers to the first weekend that all first-year students are on campus - from move-in day on Thursday, August 23 through Sunday, August 26.  First 50 Days begins with the first day of classes, on August 26, and continues through October 13.  

Download the Welcome Weekend & First 50 Days Mobile App (available in August)

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

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 22 - Sunday, August 25) 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 22, 2019

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

Friday, August 23, 2019

  • 10-11am, Academic Welcomes
  • 11:15am-12:15pm, Summer Reading Groups
  • 3-6pm, It Is My Place (Sexual & Interpersonal Violence/Bystander Education)
  • 7:30-11pm, Welcome Home

Saturday, August 24, 2019

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

Sunday, August 25, 2019

  • 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 26, 2019

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

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

  • 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.