Family Orientation

Family Orientation is an important part of supporting your Miami student. At Family Orientation, you'll learn about the requirements, opportunities, and resources available at Miami University. We encourage parents/guardians/guests to attend the Family Orientation session that takes place alongside your student's orientation session. Parents and families are together with students for approximately half of the orientation program, while there are also sessions specifically for families. Below are topics covered in Family Orientation sessions.

General Family Orientation Sessions

  • Housing and Dining On Campus 
  • Supporting a Student Who Commutes to Miami OR Creating Community: On-Campus Living at Miami
  • Community Expectations & Student Safety
  • Student Health Insurance & Immunization Requirements 
  • Building Family Partnerships (common transition issues for first-year students)

Family Breakout Sessions Include

  • #GetInvolved 
  • Fraternity & Sorority Life 
  • Academic Support and Tutoring
  • Tech Talk: IT Services 
  • Career Development in the First Year
  • Student Medical Services & Health Insurance
  • Student Mental Health & Counseling 
  • Services for Students with Disabilities 
  • Textbooks & the MU Bookstore
  • PNC Bank
  • First Miami Student Credit Union

Visit the Orientation & Transition Programs website for additional information about Family Orientation and to access the orientation registration system. Students must add family members as guests to their student orientation registration.