Transfer Student Orientation

Register for Orientation

The Transfer Orientation Process

Orientation for all new transfer students entering for the fall 2023 term includes the following components, which must be completed in order: 

Step 1: Register for Orientation

In order to register for orientation, you must confirm your admission via the applicant status page and enroll in Duo two-factor authentication.

Within 48 hours after confirming your admission, you can register for orientation using the orientation registration system. The registration process should take you less than 5 minutes. We’ll ask you to confirm your major, self-report the transfer credit’re expecting, and request accommodations for any disabilities during the online orientation process.

When you complete your registration, students will receive a confirmation email to your Miami University email address, and registered guests will also receive a confirmation email.

Please note:

  • 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.

Register for Orientation

Step 2: Complete Part 1 of the Orientation Canvas Course

After registering for an orientation session, you will receive an invitation to join the orientation Canvas modules (on the next business day). Each module in the course will include important information about your academic and social transition to Miami.

Completing part 1 of the orientation Canvas modules is required prior to attending your orientation program date and is required prior to academic advising and registration. The information you receive in Canvas will be specific to your academic college, so if you are considering changing your major, let us know using the orientation registration system so you’ll see the correct academic information.

You are required to complete part 1 of the orientation Canvas modules at least 5 days before your scheduled on-campus orientation session. The orientation Canvas course includes important material about academic and student life, and will be referenced during your on-campus orientation session. 

Step 3: Attend Your Online Orientation Program

The Orientation and Transition Programs team is eager to welcome you to the Miami community. During your required orientation session, you will learn about campus resources, meet other new transfer students, think about academic and student life at Miami, and review the new transfer student checklist. Plan to attend the entirety of the 2.5 hour online session in order to be eligible for academic advising and registration.

Orientation programs are scheduled for he following dates and times:

  • May 10, 9-11:30 a.m.
  • May 31, 2-4:30 p.m.
  • June 12, 12-2:30 p.m.
  • July 11, 9-11:30 a.m.
  • July 20, 5-7:30 p.m.
  • August 4, 12-2:30 p.m
  • August 16, 5-7:30 p.m.

Step 4: Select and Attend an Individual Academic Advising and Registration Appointment

Within one business day of completing your online orientation session and completing the orientation Canvas course, you will receive an invitation to select an academic advising and registration appointment. During your academic advising appointment, you will discuss your academic plan for your first semester at Miami and register for fall semester courses. Please ensure that your most recent academic transcripts have been sent to Miami University well ahead of your academic advising and registration appointment. 

Step 5: Complete Part 2 of the Orientation Canvas Course

On July 6, 2023, Part 2 of the orientation Canvas modules will become available and is due by August 21, 2023. Information about student services, campus life, transitioning to college, Miami traditions, and next steps is included in the remaining Canvas course modules. Part 2 of the orientation Canvas modules will also include your links to the Alcohol Edu, Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion required online trainings.

Step 5: Optional - Attend Transition to Miami Webinars 

A series of webinars will be available for you and your family members to learn more about life on campus. Webinars will include opportunities to connect with other new students and gain further depth about opportunities of interest. A full schedule of webinars will be available on July 6.

Step 6: Optional - Attend a Miami Bound Program

Optional Miami Bound programs offer opportunities for new students to engage in learning, leading, and connecting to Miami and other new students before fall semester classes begin. 

Through Miami Bound programs, you can meet other new students with common interests, build community that connects them to Miami, learn about campus services and resources. Miami Bound programs are optional and may require an additional cost to participate. While a number of Miami Bound programs are open to transfer students, the Transfer. Spark. Thrive. program is particularly geared toward the experiences of transfer students.

Miami Bound registration opens on May 11. You must be registered for an orientation session before you're eligible to sign up for a Miami Bound program through the orientation registration system

Step 7: Attend Welcome Weekend and First 50 Days

A full schedule of Welcome Weekend programs will introduce you to campus and to other new students. We also coordinate programs through the First 50 Days of the semester to help you connect with campus communities, support services, and involvement opportunities.

If you have questions about any of these items, contact Orientation and Transition Programs at 513-529-9771 or