Taking care of business online
The campus experience includes time spent taking care of practical matters, such as registering for classes, requesting transcripts, and paying tuition. Find out what services are available and which transactions can be handled online.
By logging in to myMiami (https://mymiami.miamioh.edu/), students can access BannerWeb, Miami's secure online administrative system, to view the following information online:
All financial aid, scholarship, student employment, and veterans' benefit information is accessible online, along with most necessary forms.
Students can complete the following tasks online:
Students may use their Miami ID cards (MyCard) for meal plan purchases at dining halls, convenience markets, To-Go windows at dining halls, the food court in the Shriver Center, and concessions.
Using the Miami MUlaa account, a debit account for on-campus services, students may swipe their Miami ID cards to purchase cold beverages and snacks from campus vending machines, do laundry in residence halls, pay per-page printing charges at computing labs, purchase event tickets at the Box Office, and purchase items at the Miami Bookstore, athletic pro shops, or Print Center.
Using the Miami MUBucks account, a debit account for off-campus services, students may use their Miami ID cards to purchase products and services from participating off-campus merchants.
Students may also use their Miami ID cards for library book loans; access to residence halls, the Recreational Sports Center, and after-hours computer labs; and care from Student Health Services. Charges for health services are applied to the student's Bursar bill via the Miami ID card.
The following information sources are available on the Web:
Miami recognizes two key aspects to protecting student information:
In protecting student information that Miami houses, the University has carefully developed business practices to safeguard student data and comply with applicable federal regulations, such as the Federal Educational Right to Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) . For instance, access to the Banner Administrative Information System that houses student data is carefully controlled and granted only at the level that job responsibilities require.
Regarding protection of information transmitted on the network, the University's Responsible Use of Computing Resources Policy addresses the respective responsibilities of individuals and the university regarding privacy and security.
The University considers good security and privacy practices as the best defense against identity theft.
To help students protect their information, Miami provides the following safeguards:
To guard against intrusion into personal accounts, Miami requires students, faculty, and staff to change their MUnet passwords from the initial value to a new value at first login and then again on a regular basis. Frequency of required changes is determined by the strength of the chosen password.
Web-based services that allow students to access their accounts require that they enter their UniqueIDs and passwords. These services use SSL to encrypt the information as it is transmitted over the Internet.
The University also actively promotes security awareness, including tips for constructing good passwords and ways to guard against phishing scams.
Each year, students receive a letter providing a link to the registrar's website that hosts the FERPA Guidelines as well as Miami's FERPA policy. The FERPA policy, as well as the description of a student's right to be excluded from publication in print and electronic directories, is also found in the Student Handbook (PDF).
All email is scanned by Google Apps to automatically divert messages that are suspected of being spam. Information on how to manage spam is available in Miami's IT Help knowledge base.