Skip to Main Content

Confirmed Bridges Students

We are excited for you to participate in Bridges! You were selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants and should be very proud. Your participation in the Bridges Program will allow you the opportunity to meet current students, learn about your academic area of interest, experience campus life, and interact with faculty and staff. We are excited to showcase the many opportunities available to you at Miami.

Bridges Program Scholarship

Students who complete the Bridges Program and enroll on the Oxford campus for fall 2023 will be eligible to receive the Bridges Program scholarship. Last year, Bridges scholarship values ranged from $2,500 to $5,000 annually. Students can "stack" this scholarship with other Miami awards, which means multiple scholarships can be used for student expenses. In fact, most Bridges participants receive multiple awards, for total values ranging from half to full tuition.

Bridges Program Schedule of Events

All times are Eastern Time.

Day One

Sunday
Arrival 2:30 p.m.
Welcome 3:15 p.m.
Information Session and Campus Tour 4 p.m.
Myaamia Tribe and Miami University History and Relationship 5:30 p.m.
Dinner and Diversity Dialogue Session 7 p.m.
Social/Campus Event 9 p.m.

Day Two

Monday
Breakfast 7:30 a.m.
Student Success Panel 8:30 a.m.
Academic Modules 9:20 a.m.
Miami Student Resource Fair 11:20 a.m.
Lunch and Closing Speaker 12:15 p.m.
Departure 1:45 p.m.

What to Bring to the Bridges Program

Necessary Items

  • Sleeping bag/blankets & pillow(s)
  • Toiletries
    • Shampoo, conditioner, soap, etc.
  • Shower shoes/flip flops
    • Most residence halls have community restrooms.
  • Clothing for the duration of the program
    • Check the weather so you are prepared.
  • Comfortable walking shoes
    • Use of cars is not permitted during the program.
    • There will be a walking tour of campus.
  • Pajamas/sleeping attire
  • Umbrella or rain jacket
  • Refillable Water Bottle

Optional Items

  • Homework
  • Spending money

Do Not Bring These Items

  • Personal computers
  • Valuables
  • Large suitcases/bags
  • Any items that you cannot carry

Transportation to the Program

Round-trip transportation will be provided from select cities for Ohio residents. Round-trip transportation will be provided to out-of-state students from the Cincinnati and Dayton airports and Cincinnati (Megabus and Greyhound) bus stations. All modes of transportation provided by Miami University will include a chaperone. Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before the scheduled bus/van departure times listed below to allow for check-in.

Departure/Return Locations for Session I: Oct. 16-17

City Location Departure Time
Sunday, Oct. 16
Est. Return Time
Monday, Oct. 17

Chillicothe

(School Bus)

Lowe's Hardware

867 N. Bridge St.

Chillicothe, OH 45601

12 p.m. EDT

(Arrive at Miami 2:30-2:45 p.m.)

4:15-4:30 p.m. EDT

Columbus

(Charter Bus)

Dick's Sporting Goods

4304 Easton Gateway Drive

Columbus, OH 43219

12 p.m. EDT

(Arrive at Miami 2-2:15 p.m.)

4:15-4:30 p.m. EDT

Departure/Return Locations for Session II: Oct. 23-24

City Location Departure Time
Sunday, Oct. 23 
Est. Return Time
Monday, Oct. 24 

Cincinnati

(School Bus)

Target (parking lot)

900 E. Kemper Road

Springdale, OH 45246

1:30 p.m. EDT

(Arrive at Miami 2:30-2:45 p.m.)

3:15-3:30 p.m. EDT

Dayton

(School Bus)

Welcome Stadium

1601 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd.

Dayton, OH 45417

1:30 p.m. EDT

(Arrive at Miami 2:45-3 p.m.)

3:30-3:45 p.m. EDT

Departure/Return Locations for Session III: Nov. 6-7

City Location Departure Time
Sunday, Nov. 6
Est. Return Time
Monday, Nov. 7

Akron

(Charter Bus)

Acme Fresh Market

3979 Medina Road (Route 18)

Akron, OH 44333

 

Park at the end of the lot.

10:15 a.m. EST

(Arrive at Miami 2-2:30 p.m.)

6 p.m. EST

Cleveland

(Charter Bus)

Urban Community School
(school parking lot)

4909 Lorain Ave.

Cleveland, OH 44102

The entrance to the Urban Community School is located off of West 47th Street. Follow the orange arrows on the map. The parking lot has a circular driveway and will be on your right side next to the school building.

10 a.m. EST

(Arrive at Miami 2-2:30 p.m.)

6 p.m. EST

Toledo

(Charter Bus)

Walmart Supercenter

10392 Fremont Pike

Perrysburg, OH 43551

11 a.m. EST

(Arrive at Miami 2:15-2:45 p.m.)

5:45 p.m. EST

Departure/Return Locations for Session IV : Nov. 13-14

Location1 Address Departure Time from airport or bus station
Sunday, Nov. 13
Return Time to airport or bus station
Monday, Nov. 14

Cincinnati Airport (CVG)

(School Bus/12 Passenger Van)

Baggage Claim

1 p.m. EST

(Arrive at Miami 2:30-2:45 p.m.)

3:30 p.m. EST

Dayton Airport (DAY)

(School Bus/12 Passenger Van)

Baggage Claim

1:15 p.m. EST

(Arrive at Miami 2:15-2:30 p.m.)

3-3:15 p.m. EST

Cincinnati Greyhound

(Miami/Passenger Van)

Transportation must be requested on the transportation form by the confirmation deadline.

1005 Gilbert Ave.

Cincinnati, OH 45202

1:30 p.m. EST

(Arrive at Miami 2:45-3 p.m.)

3:30 p.m. EST

Cincinnati Megabus

(Miami/Passenger Van)

Transportation must be requested on the transportation form by the confirmation deadline.

691 Gest St. (Between W. 6th and W. 7th streets)

Cincinnati, OH 45203

1:30 p.m. EST

(Arrive at Miami 2:45-3 p.m.)

3:30 p.m. EST

1. Session IV attendees: Check out our tips for booking your transportation.

Bridges Program Transportation FAQ

When should I schedule my flight?

Transportation for students flying into the Cincinnati or Dayton airports will be provided by Miami University. Students will be picked up from the Cincinnati and Dayton airports and transported to Miami University on Sunday, Nov. 13. In addition, we will be providing transportation from Miami University back to the Cincinnati and Dayton airports on Monday, Nov. 14.

Students should schedule their flights based on the times below. Miami University will not be responsible for picking up or dropping off students outside of the times listed below. Please keep in mind the time it takes to complete airport security, boarding and exiting the airplane, and gathering luggage. If these times do not work for you, please see the third question.

AIRPORT
ARRIVE BEFORE
DEPART AFTER
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)
1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022
3:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022
Dayton International Airport (DAY)
1:15 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022
3:15 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022

When should I schedule my bus transportation?

Transportation for students arriving at the Downtown Cincinnati Greyhound and Megabus bus stations will be provided by Miami University. Students will be picked up from the bus stations and transported to Miami University on Sunday, Nov. 13. In addition, we will be providing transportation from Miami University back to the bus stations on Monday, Nov. 14. In order for transportation to and from the bus stations to be scheduled, you must indicate that you will need transportation to and from the Greyhound or Megabus stations on your transportation form before your confirmation deadline. (Confirmation deadlines: Session I: Oct. 7, 2022; Session II: Oct. 14, 2022; Session III: Oct. 28, 2022; Session IV: Nov. 4, 2022)

Students should schedule their bus transportation based on the times below. Miami University will not be responsible for picking up or dropping off students outside of the times listed below.

AIRPORT ARRIVE BEFORE DEPART AFTER
Cincinnati Greyhound Station 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022
Cincinnati Megabus Station 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022

What if I don't want to fly into or depart from the Cincinnati or Dayton airport?

You are more than welcome to fly into and out of any airport you choose. However, we are only able to provide transportation to and from the Cincinnati and Dayton airports on the dates and times provided in Question #1. Additionally, we are not able to provide reimbursement from any other airports or times. Several transportation options are available for pick-up and drop-off services (for a fee) if you want to depart from a different airport or at another time.