Orientation Program Dates and Schedule

Orientation Sessions and Dates

First-year students are required to attend one of eighteen one-and-a-half day orientation programs during May and June 2023. Orientation programs fill up on a first-come, first-served basis, and do not have waiting lists, so new students should register early and be as flexible as possible with their availability. One common misperception is that students who attend later orientation sessions will have significant difficulty registering for classes. In reality, seats in the most common first-year courses are released for each orientation program, so students who attend later sessions are not at a disadvantage. Every student will leave orientation with a full schedule of classes that will help you on your way to timely degree completion.

2023 Fall Semester Orientation Dates
Session Dates
Session 1 May 24-25
Session 2 May 25-26
Session 3 May 30-31
Session 4 June 1-2
Session 5 June 2-3
Session 6 June 5-6
Session 7 June 6-7
Session 8 June 7-8
Session 9 June 13-14
Session 10 June 14-15
Session 11 June 15-16
Session 12 June 16-17
Session 13 June 20-21
Session 14 June 22-23
Session 15 June 23-24
Session 16 June 26-27
Session 17 June 27-28
Session 18 June 28-29

Orientation Schedule

The Orientation and Transition Programs staff is eager to welcome you to your fall semester orientation program! The general orientation schedule is below; more specific session details and locations will be shared with you one week before your scheduled event. Shaded sections of the schedule indicate sessions students and families attend together.

Day 1
Time Session
8:30-9:45 a.m. Orientation Check-In
10-10:30 a.m. Charting Your PATHs at Miami
10:30-11:15 a.m. Campus Services and the One Stop
11:15-11:45 a.m. The Miami Plan
12-1:30 p.m. Lunch
12-12:30 p.m. Academic College Meeting - Group 1
1-1:30 p.m. Academic College Meeting - Group 2
1:40-1:55 p.m. Meet the Student Orientation Undergraduate Leaders (SOULs)
1:55-2:25 p.m. Small Group #1 (students) / Building Family Partnerships (families)
2:30-2:35 p.m. Afternoon Announcements
2:45-3:45 p.m. Academic Advising Workshop A / Individualized Schedule B
4-5 p.m. Academic Advising Workshop B / Individualized Schedule A
5:15-5:45 p.m. Academic Exploration
5-6:45 p.m. Dinner
7-7:30 p.m. Health and Wellness at Miami
7:30-8:15 p.m.

SOUL Panel: Life at Miami

8:15-9 p.m. Small Group #2 (students)/Family Cluster Conversations (families)
9-10 p.m.

Student Social / Family Social

Day 2
Time Session
7-8 a.m. Breakfast
8-11:30 a.m.

Student Rotations (students)

  • Course Registration
  • Career Clusters
  • Small Group #3
8:15-11:35 a.m.

Family Programming (families)

  • Supporting Residential Student Success
  • Supporting Commuter Student Success
  • Family Breakout Sessions
11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Your Next Steps as a Miamian
12:15-1:30 p.m. Orientation Resource Fair