Family Orientation

Family Orientation is an important part of supporting your Miami student. Family Orientation for Fall 2020 will be delivered remotely, as will New Student Orientation for Fall 2020. We are dedicated to your student's success and to creating a smooth transition to Miami. We're also creating family orientation content for remote delivery. We will post videos of many presentations that we regularly offer during orientation. You're able to watch and re-watch those at your own pace. We'll also host regular live Q&A sessions, where you'll have a chance to follow up on the topics covered. Topics we'll cover are listed below and will eventually be turned into a link to the presentation. 


Family Orientation Topics 

General Family Orientation sessions

  • Family Orientation overview
  • Housing and Dining On Campus (Campus Services)
  • Community Expectations - Office of the Dean of Students
  • Student Health Insurance & Immunization Requirements - Student Health Service
  • Building Family Partnerships (four common transition issues for first-year students)

Academic Content (duplicate of student information)

  • Liberal Education and Summer Reading
  • College of Arts and Science Academic College Meeting
  • College of Creative Arts College Meeting
  • College of Education, Health, & Society College Meeting
  • College of Engineering & Computing College Meeting
  • Farmer School of Business College Meeting
  • Nursing College Meeting

Family Breakout sessions

  • #GetInvolved - Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion, Wilks Insitute for Leadership & Service, Student Activities
  • Fraternity & Sorority Life - Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life
  • Academic Support & Tutoring - Rinella Learning Center
  • Tech Talk: IT Services - IT Services
  • Career Development in the First Year - Center for Career Exploration & Success
  • Student Mental Health & Counseling - Student Counseling Service
  • Services for Students with Disabilities - Student Disability Services
  • Textbooks & the Brick & Ivy Campus Store

Visit the Orientation & Transition Programs website for information about orientation for students.