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Welcome to Orientation

 

The spring semester orientation program is a great way to launch into your first semester at Miami. Sessions will include student small groups with Student Orientation Undergraduate Leaders (SOULs), a family Q&A session, and sessions about academic success, getting involved on campus, campus services, living on campus, commuting to campus, health and wellness, community expectations and career clusters.

Support and Individual Consultations

  • In addition to the group sessions offered throughout the day, there are opportunities for you to connect with staff on an individual basis. You can meet with One Stop staff to discuss billing, payment, and financial aid or Miller Center for Student Disability Services staff for questions about accommodations on campus. General questions about orientation, student or academic life, or transitioning to campus should be directed to the Orientation and Transition Programs staff in the general questions Zoom room.  Details can be found near the bottom of the page under Support and Individual Consultations, or by clicking the button below.

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Schedule for the Day

All events will be held virtually over Zoom and in Eastern Standard Time (EST). Links are provided below with passcode and meeting ID details. Upon entering a session, you may be asked to provide a passcode and/or meeting ID.


10:00 AM


 

Welcome

This session is for students and families.

Join Vice President for Student Life, Dr. Jayne Brownell, and staff from Orientation and Transition Programs for a brief welcome and an overview of the spring semester orientation program schedule.

Meeting ID: 860 8594 9067
Passcode: SSOP

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Dr Jayne Brownell

10:15 AM


Faculty Keynote

This session is for students and families.

A faculty member will discuss Miami's approach to liberal education and its relationship to your academic experience.

Meeting ID: 860 8594 9067 
Passcode: SSOP

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Miami Plan

Each Foundation course incorporates written communication and advances critical thinking as well as at least two additional competencies. The Foundation component enables students to gain a breadth of knowledge across multiple domains of learning.


10:45 AM


Campus Services

This session is for students and families.

Meet a representative from Miami’s Campus Services team to learn more about student housing, meal plans, dining services, the Miami campus stores, and student employment.

Meeting ID: 860 8594 9067
Passcode: SSOP

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Dining - Campus Services Center - Event Services - Campus Store - Recreation - Goggin Ice Center

The Campus Services Center at Miami University is your source for on-campus room selection and housing assignments, meal plan and MUlaa accounts, campus ID cards, box office tickets for non-athletic events, and campus parking customer service. We are a team dedicated to supporting student success.


11:30 AM - 12:15 PM


Student Small Group #1 & Building Family Partnerships

There are separate sessions for students and families.

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Small Group 1 - Student Session

Students will meet in small groups with their Student Orientation Undergraduate Leader (SOUL). This will be an opportunity to meet other students and learn more about the Miami experience.

Enter Small Group 1
Meeting ID: 834 7037 3138
Passcode: SOUL
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Welcome to the Miami Family & Building Family Partnerships - Family Session

Miami understands the role of parents and families as partners in supporting students’ educational journeys. This session will address key aspects of student transitions to college, engaging you in anticipating the support that your student may need, and equipping you with specific resources that will help you become an effective partner in your student’s Miami experience.

Enter Family Session
Meeting ID: 875 9918 3682

12:15 - 1:00 PM


Program Break

It’s time for a break! The program will resume at 1:00 pm EST.


1:00 PM


Community Expectations

This session is for students and families.

A representative from the Office of Community Standards will discuss the expectations for students as members of the Miami community, and address the risks and resources around important topics such as alcohol, sexual assault, interpersonal violence, and personal responsibility.

Meeting ID: 860 8594 9067
Passcode: SSOP

 


1:30 PM


Health and Wellness at Miami

This session is for students and families.

Join the Assistant Vice President for Health and Wellness and the Director of Student Wellness for a conversation about the new Miami wellness days. The spring semester brings a new concept for embracing wellness by dedicating days on the academic calendar to intentionally encourage our community to nourish their minds and bodies. Each of the 5 dedicated days will showcase opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to explore the 8 dimensions of wellness: social, emotional, physical, spiritual, environmental, occupational, intellectual, and financial. Learn about potential activities and events occurring on these days to inspire, rejuvenate, and relax.

Meeting ID: 860 8594 9067
Passcode: SSOP

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2:00 - 2:30 PM


Small Group 2 & SOUL Panel for Families

There are separate sessions for students and families during this time block.

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Small Group 2 - Student Session

Students will meet in small groups with a Student Orientation Undergraduate Leader (SOUL). This will be an opportunity to meet other students and learn more about Miami.

Meeting ID: 834 7037 3138
Passcode: SOUL

Enter Small Group 2
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Student Orientation Undergraduate Leader (SOUL) Panel - Family Session

The Student Orientation Undergraduate Leaders (SOULs) will offer answers and share their experiences and insight on FAQs and questions from the audience.

Meeting ID: 876 8672 3918
Passcode: 446369

Enter Family Session

2:40 - 3:10 PM


Student Life Break Out Sessions - Block 1

Attend one of the following sessions based on your level of interest regarding academic success, getting involved at Miami, and exploring your career cluster.

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Getting Off to a Solid Academic Start

This session is for students and families.

This session provides resource information for the Rinella Learning Center which includes academic support, tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, and Academic Coaching. The session will highlight the digital resources available to you including workshops on different academic strategies. The facilitator will also provide some advice to students on how to get off to a good start with courses.

Meeting ID: 842 3119 4588
Passcode: 389595

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Getting Involved at Miami

This session is for students and families.

What will involvement be like this spring? How can you find the best student organization for you? Our SEAL Ambassadors are student peer mentors whose goal is to help you get involved on campus and find the organizations and opportunities you may want to be involved with! Join our SEAL Ambassadors as they welcome you to your new home at Miami and answer all of your questions on how to get involved on campus!

Meeting ID: 85889020659
Passcode: 926627

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Exploring Paths to Your Future: Career Clusters

This session is for students and families.

Career Clusters are groupings of common occupations that fall within broad career sectors. Career Clusters allow you to focus your professional interests while you explore similar careers within broad industry categories. In this session, Career Center staff will introduce Career Clusters and an opportunity to hear from a panel of current students who will share about their Career Cluster experience.

Meeting ID: 837 7163 9207
Passcode: CAREER 


3:20 - 3:50 PM


Student Life Break Out Session - Block 2

Attend one of the following sessions based on your level of interest regarding academic success, getting involved at Miami, and exploring your Career Cluster.

Getting Off to a Solid Academic Start

This session is for students and families.

This session provides resource information for the Rinella Learning Center which includes academic support, tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, and Academic Coaching. The session will highlight the digital resources available to you including workshops on different academic strategies. The facilitator will also provide some advice to students on how to get off to a good start with courses.

Meeting ID: 842 3119 4588
Passcode: 389595

Getting Involved at Miami

This session is for students and families.

What will involvement be like this spring? How can you find the best org for you? Our SEAL Ambassadors are student peer mentors whose goal is to help you get involved on campus and find the organizations and opportunities you may want to be involved with! Join our SEAL Ambassadors as they welcome you to your new home at Miami and answer all of your questions on how to get involved on campus!

Meeting ID: 85889020659
Passcode: 926627

Exploring Paths to Your Future: Career Clusters

This session is for students and families.

Career Clusters groupings of common occupations that fall within broad career sectors. Career Clusters allow you to focus your professional interests while you explore similar careers within broad industry categories. In this session, Career Center staff will introduce Career Clusters and an opportunity to hear from a panel of current students who will share about their Career Cluster experience.

Meeting ID: 837 7163 9207
Passcode: CAREER


4:00 - 4:30 PM


Student Life Break Out Sessions - Block 3

Attend one of the following sessions based on living preference for the spring semester.

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The Residence Life Experience

This session is for students and families.

The Office of Residence Life collaborates with students, parents, and university partners to assist students in successful adjustment to, and transition through, their college experience. This session will provide an overview of what students can expect from their time living on campus and how their family members can support them. There will be ample opportunity for questions.

Meeting ID: 813 2560 2669

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Commuting to Campus

This session is for students and families.

Students who plan to commute to campus should attend this session. Learn about commuter resources, connecting with other commuter students, and the Commuter Center.

Meeting ID: 896 2641 3249
Passcode: COMMUTE


4:35 PM


Love and Honor

Welcome to Miami University

Closing Session

This session is for students and families.

Attend the day's closing session for final thoughts ahead of the semester, announcements, and information about Winter Welcome programs.

Meeting ID: 860 8594 9067
Passcode: SSOP

Enter Closing Session

Support and Individual Consultations

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Orientation Support Room

If you have general questions between real-time program sessions an Orientation and Transition Programs staff member will be available to answer questions and connect you to the appropriate resources as needed.

Meeting ID: 854 4149 4320
Passcode: Questions

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One Stop Individual Consultations

One Stop is the go-to resource for students and families who have questions or need information related to the following areas: billing and payments, financial assistance, registration, and academic records, and military-affiliated family resources. You may choose to schedule an individual consultation meeting for today.