Weekly 3 Emails

The Division of Student Life sends a weekly email to all Oxford undergraduate and graduate students with three quick, important updates and/or reminders. 



February 8, 2024

Dear Miami students, 

We hope your second week of class has gone well! Here’s your Weekly 3 from Student Life. 

1. Welltrack Boost - new mental health resource

Welltrack Boost is a self-guided, clinically-supported set of online tools that help individuals work on their health and wellness. Create an account with your Miami email address for access to screenings and assessments, mood checks, short courses, and other tools!

2. Drug-free campus

As you may know, the state of Ohio recently voted to legalize marijuana. In line with federal requirements, Miami continues to be a drug-free campus, as stated in the student code of conduct. Even marijuana obtained legally (for medical or recreational purposes) is prohibited on campus.

3. Mental health incubator 

Miami has launched a mental health incubator fund for new initiatives that enhance student mental health and well-being. The fund is open to faculty, staff, and student proposals and offers financial support ranging from $500 to $20,000 for one-time projects fostering mental health education, prevention, skill-building, and more. The deadline for proposals is March 1, 2024.

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February 1, 2024

Dear Miami students, 

Happy spring 2024! We hope the first week of classes has been going well. We’re back with the weekly 3 email each Thursday this semester. We’ll try to keep it brief with quick, important updates/reminders.

1. COVID Reminders

Miami will continue offering COVID isolation housing as a service to on-campus students this spring. If you test positive for COVID and would like to be placed into Miami’s COVID isolation housing, please submit a self-report form. The form also allows Miami to notify your instructors of your absence. 

The COVID isolation period is still 5 days from the time your symptoms started (or from the day you tested positive, if you had no symptoms) followed by 5 days in a mask around others. Learn more about isolation timelines on the CDC’s website.

In addition to COVID, we expect to see the flu, strep, and other illnesses this spring, and Student Health Services is here to help. Wash your hands regularly, avoid sharing drinks, and stay home when you are sick!

2. Prevent and Report Hazing

As many organizations will be recruiting new members in the coming weeks, please be aware of Miami’s hazing policy. Hazing of any kind is illegal and is not tolerated in any fraternity, sorority, athletic team, student organization, etc. To learn more about hazing and how to report it, visit the Hazing Prevention and Reporting website.

3. File Your FAFSA

Miami’s priority deadline for returning students to complete the 2024-25 FAFSA has been extended to Feb. 15. 

Filing by the deadline will ensure priority consideration for need-based financial aid and scholarships. Find instructions on how to complete the FAFSA on the One Stop website.

Bonus: Be sure to attend Winter Mega Fair next Wednesday, Feb. 7 from 5-8 p.m. in Armstrong. It’s a great mid-year opportunity to find and join a student club or organization. You can also celebrate Armstrong’s 10th birthday during the event!

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November 30, 2023

Dear Miami students,

We hope you enjoyed a safe and relaxing Thanksgiving break. With only one week and a couple days of classes left, we are in the home stretch! Here are the three things you need to know this week.

1. Off-Campus Break Safety

If you live off campus and you’ll be leaving your house or apartment for an extended period over break, you should take steps to protect your residence against theft and other potential issues. Here are some highlights:

  • Complete a Vacant House Check form through the Oxford Police Department.
  • Leave porch lights on and use an appliance timer to turn on an indoor light each night.
  • Take valuables with you. Take pictures of what you leave behind.
  • Request your mail to be held through the USPS Hold Mail Service.
  • Do not turn off the heat. Check your lease for instructions to keep pipes from freezing.
2. Inclement Weather

As the weather gets colder, please familiarize yourself with Miami’s emergency weather and closing information. Closure and delay announcements will be available on the Miami website, via email, and through our emergency text messaging system (make sure your information is up-to-date!).

3. Intercultural Programming Survey

The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion (CSDI) is seeking your feedback. CSDI is responsible for developing initiatives and programs that enhance a sense of belonging, leadership development, and understanding across differences for students of color, and diverse student organizations at Miami. You can help by completing the Intercultural Programming Survey. Responses will be used to help staff plan for the rest of the year. Feel free to answer as many or as few questions as you are comfortable with.

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November 16, 2023

Dear Miami students,

Here is this week’s Weekly 3 for students! There will not be a Weekly 3 next week due to the Thanksgiving break. Enjoy the long holiday weekend and be safe if you are traveling!

1. Togetherall

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, struggling socially, or just not feeling like yourself, check out Togetherall, offered through the Office of Student Wellness. Togetherall is an anonymous online community, monitored by licensed mental health practitioners, to share experiences and get support amongst your peers. There are also self-guided courses on topics like “managing worry,” “assertiveness training,” and “managing social anxiety.” Miami students have free access using their Miami email. 

2. Find and track volunteer opportunities

ComMUnity Connect is Miami’s tool for managing and tracking volunteer opportunities and service hours. Log in with your Miami username and password to find local opportunities, track hours, and measure the impact of your organization. You must log service hours with ComMUnity Connect in order to be eligible for service awards at the end of the year.

3. Miami’s Mission Statement

Miami's mission statement was written in 2008, and it's time to update it for our current campus community. You should have received an email from Amy Bergerson with the link to provide your thoughts through a very brief survey (3-4 minutes). The deadline to complete the survey is tomorrow; your feedback is appreciated! 

Bonus: If you live off campus in the Mile Square, please remove your vehicle from the streets next week (Nov. 20-24), as the city will be doing extensive leaf collection.

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November 9, 2023

Dear Miami students,

Here are three things you need to know this week from the Division of Student Life.

1. Banner Self Service

As you prepare for class registration, visit One Stop’s registration tips page for videos on how to successfully navigate the new Banner Self Service. Topics include how to add/drop classes, how to join waitlists, and more!

2. NameCoach

Help others pronounce your name accurately! Record a pronunciation of your name with NameCoach to share it with the community. There are two ways to record your name:

3. International Education Week

International Education Week (IEW) is next week (Nov. 13-16) and includes a range of events, activities, and international food to celebrate the diverse array of cultures on campus and provide an opportunity for global engagement on campus. Check out the full schedule!

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November 2, 2023

Dear Miami students,

First - a quick reminder that daylight savings time ends this weekend. Be sure to turn your clocks back one hour on Saturday night/Sunday morning. Smart devices will automatically update, but make sure the rest of your clocks are accurate on Sunday!

1.  Election Day 2023

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 7. Ohio voting and election laws have changed since last November’s election. Visit Miami’s Voting Navigator to review your options for voting within your circumstances. The navigator will help you determine if you are eligible to vote, where you are assigned to vote, and what you should bring with you to the polls if you are voting in person.

2. Check Your Account for Holds

Registration for spring 2024 classes began this week. Be sure to review your account for holds that will prevent course registration (e.g. for unpaid bills, missing final transcripts, etc.) before your registration day.

3. Break Transportation

As you prepare for the upcoming Thanksgiving and winter breaks, here are some transportation options that might be helpful: 

  • Seats are still available for shuttles to the Cincinnati (CVG) Airport on Tuesday 11/21 and Wednesday 11/22 (returns 11/26). Book your tickets at MiamiOH.edu/shuttle.

  • MUSF sponsors a round trip bus trip service to Chicago during breaks. 

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October 26, 2023

Dear Miami students, 

Here are three things you need to know this week!

1. Halloween 

With Halloween next week, we have a few simple tips for you.

  1. Be respectful. Please don’t wear a costume that depicts someone else’s identity or culture.

  2. Be safe. Pace yourself. If you choose to drink alcohol, alternate with water. Don’t drink and drive. Look out for each other.

  3. Just call if you need help. Call SafeRide to get home or call 911 or the Miami Police if someone is having trouble caring for themselves. (Read more about the Good Samaritan policy!)

2. Leadership Recruitment

It’s the time of year when many of Miami’s most well-known and high-impact positions are open (or will soon open) to applications. 

3. Rave Guardian App

Rave Guardian is a free safety app through Miami. The app allows you to pre-register emergency information, set up a safety timer session, submit tips to the Miami Police Department (MUPD), and access a one-touch call button to MUPD. Try it now!

Bonus: December graduates, check out the details for the Fall 2023 Commencement. May graduates, the deadline to apply for May graduation is Tuesday, October 31.

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October 19, 2023

Dear Miami students,

We hope you are continuing to take care of yourself this week. As a reminder, there are many resources on campus and people to support you. Here are three things you need to know this week.  

1. Homecoming Weekend

Homecoming weekend starts tomorrow and there is a robust schedule of events on the website. A few highlights include: 

  • Homecoming Huddle, Friday, 6-10 p.m., Uptown

  • Homecoming Parade, Saturday, 11:30 a.m., starts on High Street

  • Miami Football vs. Toledo, Saturday, 4 p.m. kickoff, Yager Stadium

Take a minute also to read about this year’s finalists for the Love and Honor cup. Winners will be announced at the game on Saturday!

2. Winter Term

Winter Term (January 2-26, 2024) is an opportunity for you to take a class, conduct research, study away, or take on a short internship experience. Registration for Winter Term classes is still available! Learn more about your options at >MiamiOH.edu/WinterTerm.

3. Preparing to Vote

There are a few opportunities in the next few weeks to help you prepare to vote in the November election.

  • Take Action for Democracy, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 7-9 p.m. in King Library. Complete activities at democracy stations to learn what's on the ballot, how to vote absentee or in person, etc.!

  • Democracy Bus, Saturday, Nov. 4, 10:30 a.m. Ride the bus to Butler County Board of Elections to drop off your absentee ballot or vote early in person. Sign up to attend!

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October 12, 2023

Before getting into the Weekly 3 today, we want to take a moment to acknowledge the very real feelings of pain, hurt, and concern within our Miami community. On Saturday, Hamas staged a brutal and violent terrorist attack on communities in Israel, and thousands of civilians in Israel and the Gaza Strip have died in the days since that attack. As we shared in a Miami community message yesterday, our goal is to provide care and support for all of our students. We stand together as one community, listening and making space for each other, including across differences in challenging times.

We are here to support our Jewish students. We are here to support our Arab and Middle Eastern students. We recognize that many of our students have a direct connection to, and family and friends in, the affected region. We support and care about all of our students. We ask you to see and remember the humanity in each other, and strive to treat each other with dignity and respect as fellow Miamians.

We hope you find some time to truly rest and restore this weekend during fall break. Here’s your weekly 3 for the week.

1. H.O.P.E. Line

In addition to many services offered through the Student Counseling Service, the H.O.P.E. Line is available 24/7 for phone consultations with a trained mental health professional. Call the number for after-hours support, crisis intervention, or just to talk through a difficult time. The H.O.P.E. Line number is 855-249-5649. Save it to your contacts now!

For an immediate and life-threatening psychological crisis, call 911, Miami Police (513-529-2222), or visit the nearest emergency room. 

2. Academic Support

We’re about halfway through the semester and it’s time to evaluate how you’re doing academically and make any adjustments necessary for the rest of the semester. The Rinella Learning Center has a library of online workshops on topics that can help you improve your habits, manage stress, organize your life, get comfortable using office hours, and more! 

3. Printing on Campus

MUPrint is Miami’s printing app. You can upload your document from anywhere on campus and send the print job to a virtual printer. Then sometime within the next 24 hours, just stop by a print station to scan your digital ID and release the job. Pages are $0.10 for black and white and $0.25 for color. More info about MUprint can be found in the Knowledge Base.

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October 5, 2023

Hi Miami students, 

Best of luck as we enter midterm season. Stay focused, get good rest, and trust your preparation. Here’s your Weekly 3 from Student Life. 

1. Family Weekend

Family Weekend kicks off today and the schedule of events is huge! And even if your family will not be visiting, definitely check out some of these events. A few highlights include: 

  • SNL’s Weekend Update host Colin Jost

  • M.O.V.E. Bootcamp with the Crawfords Saturday morning at the Dauch

  • Miami RedHawk Tailgating and the Football game

  • Asian Cultural Festival

2. Manage Your Identity

Miami allows you to set pronouns, change your name in various systems (e.g., Canvas, the Miami directory), and request an email alias that reflects your preferred/chosen name and/or a new legal last name. Read the guide to managing your identity at Miami at MiamiOH.edu/MiamiIdentity

3. The Major Insights Podcast

Miami’s “Major Insights” podcast, hosted by a current Miami student, shares honest conversations between college students. Recent topics include study abroad, finding yourself and community in college, mental health roundtable, embracing uncertainty, and imposter syndrome. Check out their feed and subscribe!

BONUS: The deadline to register to vote in Ohio for the November election is next Tuesday (Oct. 10). To help you determine your plan for where and how to vote, visit Miami’s new Voting Navigator

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September 28, 2023

Dear Miami students, 

We hope you are getting out to enjoy this beautiful fall weather over the next few days! Here are the top 3 things you need to know this week. 

1. Suicide Prevention Week

Suicide Prevention Week starts this weekend and runs through October 10. Highlights include a 5K walk, a fresh check day event, and dog days at midterms. Check out the website for the full schedule. Suicide is preventable! Hosted by Student Counseling Service, Office of Student Wellness, and the Suicide Prevention Team.

2. Ohio Voting Law Changes

The state of Ohio enacted new voting laws this year. The law changed what types of IDs are acceptable for voter registration and voting, among other things. Learn more about your options for voting options and rights at MiamiOH.edu/vote. The deadline to register in Ohio for this year’s general election is October 10.

3. Find Your Place (and People!)

If you’re still looking for orgs and/or connections on campus, here are two resources to try: 

  • Meet with a Student Engagement and Leadership (SEAL) Ambassador! These peer mentors can help you find opportunities that make sense for you.

  • Ease out of your comfort zone and attend Speed Friending tonight from 6-8 p.m. in the Clinical Health Sciences and Wellness Facility, room 2002. You’ll get free pizza and you might just leave with a new friend!

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September 21, 2023

Dear Miami students, 

Here’s your Weekly 3 from Student Life. 

1. Wellness Navigator

Feeling stressed? Homesick? Anxious? Sick? Worried about a friend? Miami has a tool to help you find health and wellness resources on campus, as well as useful videos and articles. Visit MiamiOH.edu/WellnessNavigator and follow the prompts to explore your options.

2. Flu Clinics

Miami is offering flu clinics for students in the Clinical Health Sciences and Wellness Facility and Armstrong Student Center. No appointment necessary; bring insurance card and legal ID.

3. Hodge Hall Dedication 

Stonebridge Hall is receiving a new name! Join Miami President Emeritus David Hodge and University Ambassador Emerita Valerie Hodge tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. to help celebrate the naming of Hodge Hall in their honor. Stonebridge/Hodge, Hillcrest, and Young Halls were built during President Hodge’s tenure at Miami. We look forward to adding Miami’s 21st president's name to the Western Campus building.   

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September 14, 2023

Dear Miami students,

Here’s your Weekly 3 from Student Life.

1. Mental Health Task Force recommendations released

Last year a task force was charged by President Crawford to assess Miami's current services and culture around mental health and emotional well-being and to make recommendations for improvement. The task force crafted 56 recommendations in four major areas: systems, communication, education, and culture. Register to join the webinar on Tuesday, September 19 at 5 p.m. to hear what they learned and the next steps to improve our services and culture around mental health.

2. Professional attire grant deadline

Full-time Miami students with financial need may apply for a professional attire grant. The grant can provide up to $350 for students who need assistance purchasing professional attire to help secure a job, internship, or attending a professional event. The deadline is tomorrow, Sept. 15. The Career Center is also hosting a trip to the JCPenney Suit Up event on Sept. 24 with discounts on professional attire. 

3. Freedom of Expression/Freedom of Speech

You may occasionally notice outside speakers and/or demonstrators on campus, some of which you may agree with and others you may not. As a public institution, Miami must follow policies and guidelines for both affiliated (staff, faculty, and students) and non-affiliated (visitors) members of the community. The Freedom of Expression page provides the definitions of free speech, discrimination, and harassment. The “Time, Place, and Manner Rules” and “FAQ” sections on the same page are particularly helpful. 

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September 7, 2023

Dear Miami students, 

We hope your second week of classes has been going well! Here is this week’s Weekly 3 email!

1. Tutoring is now available

As you are finding your rhythm for the 2023-24 year, take advantage of academic success resources. The Rinella Learning Center offers free tutoring, Supplemental Instruction (SI), and academic coaching. Appointments are now available!

2. The Hub

Did you miss Mega Fair on Sunday? Don’t forget to check out the Hub for a full list of student organizations with information on how to get involved! Filter your search by campus or category to find orgs that match your interests. When you find a few you’re interested in, reach out via the Hub or social media to start making connections and learn how to join. 

3. COVID-19

We are seeing increased numbers of COVID-19 cases at Miami, so please use good prevention practices. A few things to remember if you test positive:

  • You need to isolate for five days. On-campus students can leave campus to isolate at home or we have rooms here for those who can't go home. You cannot stay in your regular room to isolate. 
  • You can (but aren’t required to) submit a self-report form to request a space and/or request that we notify your instructors of your absence from class during your isolation period. On-campus students who complete the self-report form will be required to leave their regular room for isolation.

Bonus:  Join President and Dr. Crawford for a M.O.V.E. Bootcamp with the Crawfords in their backyard at Lewis Place this Saturday, Sept. 9 at 10 a.m.! All participants will receive a free long-sleeve t-shirt.

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August 31, 2023

Happy fall semester! Student Life sends the Weekly 3 email to students each Thursday afternoon with three updates, resources, or reminders. We’ll always try to be brief, with links to more information if you need it.

1. Mega Fair

Get involved and make the most of your Miami experience! Attend Mega Fair this Sunday, September 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the academic quad. Hundreds of student organizations, fraternities and sororities, club sports, and other resources will be present. Students of all years looking to get involved in something new are welcome to attend!

2. Events on Campus

How do you find out what’s going on around campus? Here are a few tips: 

  • MiamiOH.edu/Events is the main Miami events calendar.

  • The Events App includes hundreds of events scheduled across campus for the first 50 days of the semester. Download the Fall Semester Orientation 2023 guide in the app.

  • Follow @MiamiOH_StudentLife on Instagram. We post upcoming events every Monday and Friday!

3. Clinical Health Sciences and Wellness Facility

Student Counseling ServiceStudent Health Services, and the Office of Student Wellness, along with several academic departments, have moved to the new Clinical Health Sciences and Wellness facility at 421 S. Campus Ave. To access Student Health and Student Counseling, you must enter through the south side of the building (toward the parking garage, not Nellie Craig). Check out our Instagram Reel on how to find this entrance.

Bonus: Miami’s interactive map is a helpful way to find your way around campus and learn building abbreviations. The wayfinding button can give you sidewalk/path directions from wherever you are on campus.

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May 4, 2023

Dear Miami students, 

Congratulations on all your hard work this year, and best of luck as you prepare for final exams! Here is your final Weekly 3 of the semester. 

1. Celebrating Graduates
  • M.O.V.E. Bootcamp. Join the President and Dr. Crawford for a morning of fitness this Saturday at 10 a.m. in the backyard of Lewis Place. All are welcome, with a focus on sending off graduates. Participants will receive a new long-sleeve Miami shirt. Complete the physical activity waiver ahead of time (or paper copies will also be available). 

  • Open House for Graduates. Graduating students are invited to Lewis Place on Saturday afternoon from 3:30-5 p.m. for an open house with President and Dr. Crawford. Grab some swag and take pictures (bring your cap and gown if you’d like). 

  • Commencement. Graduation is next weekend! Details on the Commencement website.

2. Prep for Finals

Take care of yourself this week and next as you prepare for final exams, papers, and projects. Here are a few events and resources to help you do that: 

  • Therapy Dog Day at Finals. Monday, 1-4 p.m. at Slant Walk. Stop by and pet the dogs for a quick break.

  • Late Night Study Break. Monday, 10 p.m.-midnight at King Library. Refuel with a late night snack, including breakfast items, bagels, pizza, and more from local vendors. 

  • The Armstrong Fritz Pavilion will be converted to open study space starting tomorrow evening through the end of finals.

  • Final Exam Tips. As you prepare for final exams, the Rinella Learning Center has some test-taking and study strategies to help you make the most of your time. 

3. Student Health Insurance - Enroll or Waive this Summer

All full-time Oxford students (and ALL international students) are required to have health insurance and are automatically enrolled (and charged) each year in the Miami-sponsored plan through Aetna. Many domestic students are already covered on their parents’ insurance, and thus need to complete a waiver each year. Watch your email this summer for the link to waive or enroll in student health insurance starting July 1. Waivers are due by August 1. Most international students are not eligible to waive the insurance. Review requirements here.

BONUS: The brand new Clinical Health Sciences and Wellness building on campus is opening this summer. Several academic departments and Student Counseling, Student Health, and Student Wellness will be moving there in June. Check websites before your visits this summer to make sure you are going to the right location!

Thanks for reading the Weekly 3 this semester. Congratulations again as you finish up the year. We hope you have a restful and productive summer.


April 27

Dear Miami students,

All of us in Student Life are cheering you on as you wrap up the semester in the next two weeks. You’ve got this! Here is your Weekly 3 for this week:

1. Move-Out

As you are preparing to move out in the next few weeks, there are a few things to keep in mind:

2. ShareFest

Keep your unwanted items out of the landfill during move out! Donate usable household goods and furniture to ShareFest during the week of May 11-16. The ShareFest site has a list of accepted items.

  • On-campus students: find your ShareFest donation location in your building. 

  • Off-campus students: bring your donations to the ShareFest location at Chestnut Fields parking lot.

3. Summer Bike Storage

If you are leaving Oxford this summer, you must take your bicycle home with you or store it with the Miami University Police Department. All bikes must be removed from indoor and outdoor bike racks by Monday, May 15. If you are staying on campus, you must attach a note to your bike indicating you’ll be using it this summer. Bikes without a note will be impounded during the bike round up. More details about summer bike storage.

BONUS ITEM for seniors: We love seeing you taking pictures around campus in your caps and gowns. Please show your love for campus and appreciation for our grounds staff by using biodegradable confetti when possible, and bringing along water to wash away any champagne opened during your photo shoot. Thank you, and congratulations!

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April 20

Dear Miami students, 

Here is your Weekly 3 for this week.

1. Rave Guardian Safety App

The Miami Police Department offers the Rave Guardian safety app to members of the Miami community at no cost. Download the app to set a safety timer, connect with your “guardians” (e.g. trusted friends), send info and tips via text directly to MUPD, use an emergency call button, etc. Learn more about Rave Guardian and download the app today.

2. Academic Reminders 

As the semester comes to an end, here are a few things to remember when completing your final academic assignments:

  • It's your responsibility to know what is and what is not allowed to be used or done on assignments. If you are unsure, ask your instructor!

  • Miami resources are available to help (e.g., Rinella Learning Center, Howe Writing Center, and Student Counseling Service). 

  • Take care of your physical needs (e.g., sleep, healthy food, exercise, and only a moderate use of caffeine) so you are able to do your best academically.

3. Recognition and Awards

It’s that time of year to recognize student leaders and organizations. Congratulations to students recently recognized through the President's Distinguished Service Award and Senior Service Leadership Award!

Coming up next week, all student employees will be recognized throughout the week with events and giveaways. And the SEAL Awards Ceremony is happening April 26 (be sure to RSVP!) to recognize student organizations, student leaders, and fraternity and sororities. We hope to see you there! 

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April 13

Dear Miami students, 

Here is your Weekly 3 for this week.

1. Student Employee Recognition Week

We are excited to recognize all Miami student employees during the week of April 24. The campus-wide celebration will recognize the invaluable contributions made by the university's 3,400+ student employees. If you work on campus, you are invited to attend the S’mores and Sweets> event on Thursday, April 27, and check out the other events and activities throughout the week. Thank you for all you do for Miami!

2. Find and Track Volunteer Opportunities

April is National Volunteer Month! Take a moment to find and track local volunteer opportunities through the ComMUnity Connect portal. All Miami students can log in using their unique ID and password. Once you log in, check out opportunities to volunteer, community events to attend, and non-profit agencies that are collecting donations. 

3. Free MIAMI Women Events

Mark your calendar for April 27 to join us for Hawk Tank at 6 p.m. for this “fast pitch” event where Miami students, faculty, and staff will appear in front of Giving Circle members to present their ideas. On April 28, attend the MIAMI Women Leadership Symposium starting at 8 a.m. to learn lessons on leadership from insightful speakers. Both events are free to students, do not require registration, and will be held in the Donald W. Fritz Pavilion at Armstrong Student Center. Learn more on the MIAMI Women homepage

CORRECTION: In last week’s Weekly 3, we said the MUF&D Fashion Show was scheduled for April 27. It is actually on April 22. 

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April 6

Dear Miami students, 

Here’s your Weekly 3 from Student Life. 

1. New Ohio Law 

As of Tuesday, April 4, it is illegal to use or hold a cell phone or electronic device in your hand, lap, or other parts of the body while driving on Ohio roads with very few exceptions. In most cases, anything more than a single touch or swipe is against the law. Check out the details at the Ohio Department of Transportation.

2. Leadership Opportunities

Several organizations and offices are accepting applications for the 2023-24 academic year. Here are a few: 

Take your involvement to the next level and apply for one of these opportunities!

3. April Events

April is known to be one of the busiest months of the year. As we approach the end of the semester, follow @MiamiOH_StudentLife on Instagram. We highlight a variety of events every Monday and Friday. Here are a few upcoming events:

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March 30

We hope you had a restful spring break. With only five more weeks of class, we’re in the home stretch of spring semester now. Let’s finish strong! Here is your weekly 3: 

1. Freedom of Expression/Freedom of Speech

As you may know, spring semester typically brings an array of outside speakers and/or demonstrators to campus, some of which you may agree with and others you may not. As a public institution, we have a set of policies and guidelines that we must follow for both affiliated (staff, faculty, and students) and non-affiliated (visitors) members of the community. The Freedom of Expression page provides the definitions of free speech, discrimination, and harassment. The “Time, Place, and Manner Rules” and “FAQ” sections on the same page are particularly helpful.

2. Fall Class Registration

Registration for fall 2023 starts next week. Check your time ticket in BannerWeb for your individual registration time and find information about when and how to register on the One Stop website. Be sure to also check on and resolve any holds on your account that might prevent you from registering.

3. Expect Respect is Back!

This week is Miami's Expect Respect Week. Expect Respect seeks to create a unified Miami community where all its members treat one another with dignity and respect. Take the Expect Respect pledge and get a free shirt and other swag in the Armstrong Student Center today (noon-2 p.m.) or tomorrow (11 a.m.-1 p.m.). Thank you for helping us cultivate a more respectful and inclusive Miami. 

Bonus: Graduating seniors, be sure to attend Grad Fest next Tuesday and Wednesday (April 4-5) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m in the Brick & Ivy Campus Store. During Grad Fest, you’ll receive a free gift with your cap and gown purchase and discounts on diploma frames. You can also register to win door prizes.

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March 16

Dear Miami students, 

With spring break upon us, we hope you take some time over the next week to relax, take care of yourself, and take a real break. There will not be a weekly 3 next week.

1. Academic Concerns

With midterm grades coming out, it may be a good time to evaluate how things are going. If you are struggling academically, you can fill out the “I Am Struggling” form to ask for support from the Rinella Learning Center. Even if Rinella is not the exact resource you need, they will connect you with the right resource(s) on campus.

2. Financial Wellness

Miami’s Financial Wellness Center can help you learn about personal finances and how to make healthy financial decisions for now and in the future. It’s a series of playlists that cover topics from paying for college to building credit to taxes and more. Learn at your own pace about topics that matter most to you!

3. Severe Weather Awareness Week

March 19-25 is spring severe weather awareness week in Ohio. The State of Ohio has planned a statewide tornado drill for Wednesday, March 22 at 9:50 a.m. If you are in Ohio, you will likely hear tornado sirens in the area of all Miami campuses. It’s also a great time to become familiar with MUPD’s guidance on how to handle a severe weather situation.

Bonus: Are you observing Ramadan this spring? If you live on campus, you can request your meals to go so you can eat them after sunset. 

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March 9

Dear Miami students, 

Today’s Weekly 3 is a special edition in preparation for spring break and other activities in the next week and a half. 

1. Alcohol Safety

If you choose to include alcohol in your spring break plans, remember these strategies to help decrease your risk for negative consequences. 

  • Pace your drinks by establishing a limit before you go out.

  • Eat before and while drinking. 

  • Alternate water with alcoholic beverages. 

  • Be aware of the dangerous effects when mixing substances (cannabis, medications, caffeine) with alcohol.

Remember: 21 is the minimum drinking age in every U. S. state and the Code of Student Conduct applies wherever you are. You can also expect increased enforcement presence in Oxford next week leading up to spring break, so be safe and make good decisions.

2. Good Samaritan Policy

Call 911 or the local emergency number whenever you suspect a friend is in need of medical intervention due to alcohol or drug use, especially if they are unconscious and cannot be awakened, they have pale or bluish skin or lips, they are breathing irregularly, or they are vomiting while passed out. You could save a life by making that call. 

As a reminder, Miami will not take disciplinary action for a violation of our drug or alcohol policies against those who seek emergency medical assistance for themselves or other students (Good Samaritan Policy). 

3. Consent

Consent is a knowing agreement between both parties to participate in each and every sexual act. The agreement must be voluntary, in either a verbal or non-verbal manner. A person cannot legally give consent (no matter what they might say) when they are substantially impaired due to alcohol or drugs, incapacitated, or unconscious. Read more about Miami’s consent policy. Read about reporting sexual assault and getting support.

Lastly: Don’t forget to turn your clocks forward one hour on Saturday night! Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday morning.

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March 2

Dear Miami students, 

Here’s your weekly 3 for this week. 

1. Student Health Survey

You should have received an email last week from Miami researcher Jeffrey Hunger asking you to take Miami’s annual Student Health Survey. The survey is a collaborative project between Academic Affairs and Student Life and we hope you’ll participate. Your feedback will help us improve the health and well-being of our student community (and there's a $5 King Cafe coupon in it for you, too)! 

2. What is Academic Integrity?

Academic integrity is more than just "not cheating." It’s about learning, responsibility, accountability, fairness, respect, honesty, and trust. It is about what we choose to do, even when no one is looking, and creating sound habits for the future.

Academic integrity is expected of all Miami students and will be expected in future endeavors. Remember, it is your responsibility to maintain academic integrity and to know and follow the academic integrity policy

3. Update from Athletics

It's a great time to be a RedHawk fan, as we are closing out the regular seasons of some sports and looking forward to the next!

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February 24

Dear Miami students, 

We are officially one month into the spring semester! Here’s your Weekly 3 from Student Life. 

1. Event Calendars

If you’re looking for things to do, check out the many events happening on campus and in Oxford. You probably know about the Miami events calendar, but did you know there is a calendar of events for the community? You can also find events at the Interfaith Center, the Hub, and on Instagram following @MiamiOH_StudentLife

Just this weekend, you can experience an opera theater show, a free movie, cultural performances at Fusion, a winter hike, and more! 

2. Love and Honor Story Project

The Love and Honor Story Project began in 2019 through the Office of the Dean of Students. The project recognizes one student each month for enacting the values articulated in the Code of Love and Honor. If you know someone who demonstrates extraordinary care for their community, nominate them to be recognized! Check out recent recipients and nominate a peer at the Love and Honor Story Project website.

3. Fall 2022 President’s List and Dean’s List

Congratulations to students who made the recently released President’s List and Dean’s List for the fall 2022 semester. The President’s List recognizes students ranked in the top 3% of each division; the Dean’s List recognizes those in the next 17% of each division. Learn more about eligibility and criteria.

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February 16

Dear Miami students, 

We know many of you are feeling unsettled with the news of the shooting at Michigan State this week, and some of you may have friends or family members who are students in East Lansing. Any news of violence on a college campus is distressing. We encourage you to seek out support as needed. You can call the H.O.P.E. Line anytime at 855-249-5649, drop in for a Campus Care visit with a counselor, or check out other options at the Student Counseling Service. Take care of yourselves.

Here’s your Weekly 3 from Student Life. 

1. Prevent and Report Hazing

Hazing of any kind is illegal and is not tolerated at Miami in any fraternity, sorority, athletic team, student organization, or anywhere else. To learn more about hazing (including the EduRisk training required for any student participating in a student organization) and how to report it, visit the Hazing Prevention and Reporting website

2. Counseling Groups and Mental Health Workshops

With all the stress and pressures that come with being a student (or even a human in general), it's important to take care of your mental well-being. Check out Miami’s free workshops and group therapy options offered below:

  • Workshops. Are you struggling with procrastination? Are you too hard on yourself? Do you need help setting boundaries? Student Wellness offers short workshops on each of these topics and more. 

  • Groups. Student Counseling Service also offers group therapy around some of these same topics and beyond (e.g. body image, depression, grief, substance use, etc.). For many people, group therapy is even more effective than individual counseling. 

3. Academic Support

Now that we’re a few weeks into the spring semester, take a moment to consider what’s going well and where you might need some help. The Rinella Learning Center offers one-on-one tutoring, supplemental instruction (SI), and a large library of self-guided online workshops to help you succeed in your courses.

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February 9

Dear Miami students, 

Here’s your Weekly 3 from Student Life. 

1. Climate Survey

If you haven’t already, please take time to complete Miami’s Climate Survey. Originally emailed on January 25 (from the sender “Viewfinder”), the survey will close on March 1. Survey data will help develop a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategic plan.

Learn more at Campus Climate Survey 2023, including an overview of the survey, incentives, and answers to frequently asked questions.

2. Name Coach

Names are central aspects of our identities, and correct pronunciation shows respect for each other and contributes to inclusion and belonging. Miami now has a tool for you to record your name and include that pronunciation on your Canvas profile and email signature.There are two ways to record your name with NameCoach:

3. Housing options for next year

On-campus: If you plan to live on campus next year, consider applying for a student-created community. Student-created communities offer students the opportunity to live with a group of friends with common interests, choose housing first, get funding for community events, and participate in leadership positions. Applications are due Feb. 12, and you can find more information on the Office of Residence Life website.

Off-campus: If you’re already considering off-campus housing for the 2024-25 year, take time before you sign a lease. A lot can change in a year and a half and you have plenty of time. Don’t rush to sign a legally-binding document before you are ready. Read more about lease signing here. 

Weekly 3 Bonus: Intel

You may know that Intel is going to be building a $20 billion chip manufacturing site in Ohio, bringing thousands of new jobs in the coming years. Leaders from Intel Ohio are visiting campus tomorrow to share their vision for Intel Ohio, including internship, talent, and workforce needs. Students are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Friday, Feb. 10, 2:30 p.m., Taylor Auditorium, FSB 1000.

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February 2

Dear Miami students, 

Here’s your Weekly 3 from Student Life. 

1. Spring Preview of MAP Events

Miami Activities and Programming (MAP) has shared a glimpse into their spring semester events, including those for Late Night Miami. From new and throwback movies to creativity and art, to opportunities to get off campus, they have something for everyone!

2. Black History Month

Check out the calendar of events happening on campus and virtually to celebrate Black History Month. You can also follow the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion on Instagram for more!

3. Giving Circle 

You and your student organization are invited to apply for funding from the M.I.A.M.I. (Miami Initiative for Advancing, Mentoring and Investing in Women) Women's Giving Circle. The Giving Circle will be awarding $100,000 in grants this spring for programs, projects, initiatives and research that will impact the Miami University community. Applications are due by February 10, 2023. 

Bonus: Check out Oxford’s policies around shoveling sidewalks, snow route parking, and more. If you live on a snow route, you should always move your vehicle during significant snow/ice so Oxford crews are able to treat the road. The Oxford Police Department sends out email and text alerts via Nixle - sign up for Nixle alerts to get updates about snow emergencies, closed roads, etc. 

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January 26

Dear Miami students, 

Happy Spring 2023! We hope the first week of classes has been going well. This semester, you’ll continue to receive a weekly 3 email from Student Life with quick, important updates/reminders.

1. COVID Reminders

If you test positive for COVID this semester, please submit a self-report form. The form allows Miami to notify your instructors of your absence. Students living in residence halls may also request university housing for their isolation period by completing the form. 

The isolation period for COVID is still 5 days from the time your symptoms started (or from the day you tested positive, if you had no symptoms). 

We encourage you to stay up-to-date with your flu and COVID vaccines. Vaccination helps reduce the severity of sickness. Call Student Health Services at 513-529-3000 to schedule a vaccine appointment. Learn more about COVID by visiting the CDC’s COVID-19 webpage

2. MyMiami: The Place for Important Announcements

Nobody likes feeling left out of the loop. We all want to feel connected to our Miami community and what’s happening. The best way to stay up-to-date with urgent news or important updates is by logging in and checking the MyMiami website.

Stay in the know! Check the top of your MyMiami dashboard daily for the latest university communications.

3. Renew Your FAFSA

>Miami’s priority deadline for returning students to complete their 2023-24 FAFSA is February 1. It’s simple to renew your FAFSA. Just follow the below steps:

  1. Visit FAFSA.gov and log in as a returning user.
  2. Select “Renew my FAFSA Form.” Your information from last year will autofill.
  3. Update the information, if applicable.
  4. Sign and submit the FAFSA renewal.

Bonus: Be sure to attend Winter Mega Fair next Wednesday, February 1 from 5-8 p.m. It’s a great mid-year opportunity to find and join a student club or organization. 

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