Undergraduate Student Schedule, Fall 2022

Please note this is a general overview of the orientation schedule for new undergraduate international students. Your individualized orientation schedule is available in InterLink (if you have submitted Arrival Confirmation and Document Upload eform.)

  1. Log in to InterLink with Miami Unique ID and Password
  2. Navigate to the left side menu and choose “Admission and Orientation.”
  3. Select “Request Orientation Schedule”
  4. If you have any schedule conflicts or need to update your information, please email international@MiamiOH.edu

International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) is excited to welcome you to our campus! Here is some general arrival information

Orientation Check-In

Orientation check-in will take place on August 12th at 8:30 a.m. in Shriver Center, John Dolibois Room. If you arrive after this time, please come to the International Student Center (ISC) in MacMillan 017 to check-in, confirm your arrival, and receive orientation materials. The ISC is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the weekend of August 13/14.

Map

To locate campus buildings, utilize Miami's Interactive Campus Map.

Dining Hours

Review on-campus dining hours of operation in summer and off-campus dining options.

ID Card

Pick up your Miami University ID card. Your ID provides access to residence halls, meal plans, the recreation center, and library resources. Bring a photo ID with you (e.g. passport).

  • August 10-11: Pick up at the International Student Center in MacMillan Room 017. Note: If you have purchased a ticket for the Airport Hotel Shuttle, you will receive your Miami ID card at check-in.
  • August 12: Pick up during breakfast and welcome session in Shriver Center
  • August 13 or later: Pick up at the Campus Services Center in Nellie Craig Walker Room 34. The office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the weekend of August 13 and 14.

Attendance at events marked with an asterisk (*) is mandatory.

Printable Schedule [PDF]

Thursday, August 11, 2022

1:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Thursday Bus Trip to Walmart — Miami Station D Bus Stop on Maple St. by Shriver Center

Students have the opportunity to shop at Walmart for room necessities, groceries, or anything else that is needed. Buses will depart from the bus stop on Maple Street at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Buses will return from Walmart at 3:00 p.m., 3:45 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. Be careful to not miss the final bus back from Walmart!

Friday, August 12, 2022

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Breakfast and Welcome Session* — Shriver Center John Dolibois Room

The International Student Orientation program begins with a welcome from International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) staff and International Peer Orientation Leaders (iPOLs). Students will receive an overview of the orientation program. Students are welcome to enjoy a complimentary breakfast together.


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

iPOL Tech Talk and Small Group* — Start at Shriver Center, John Dolibois Room

Students will be separated into small groups with their assigned International Peer Orientation Leader (iPOL) and peers. iPOLs will demonstrate how to navigate various Miami systems and make sure students complete required tasks.

Please check your Miami email after August 8th for the name and contact information of your iPOL.


10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Family Lunch and Campus Tour  Shriver Center, John Dolibois Room

Parents and family members can meet with University staff to take a tour of campus and then enjoy lunch while learning more about the Miami experience. The Director of Parent and Family Programs will give a brief presentation and answer questions.


1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Campus Tour Part 1* Meet at location shared by your iPOL

Meet with your iPOL small group to take a tour of campus. Please check with your iPOL for meeting locations. iPOLs will guide students around campus and explore Armstrong Student Center, Student Health Center, Recreation Center and other places of interest.


3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Complete Important Tasks Various Locations

Students who have completed the English speaking test over the summer may use this time to complete important tasks. You may also choose to relax!

Tasks and Details
Tasks Meetup Location Documents to bring
PNC Bank Outside Shriver Center Passport, I-20, address, money to deposit
Cell Phone/SIM Card MacMillan 017 Passport, Social Security Number (SSN) if you have one (not required)
BookStore/Laptop Outside Shriver Center Student ID and form of payment
Uptown Banking Shriver Center Bus Stop Passport, I-20, address, money to deposit

2:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Placement TestingOnline

Students who need to still complete placement should see schedule details in their personalized schedule and receive email with additional information.


7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Residence Hall Meeting*First Floor Lobby of Residence Hall

If you are living on campus, please come to the lobby to meet your residence hall staff, learn about residence hall policies, and ask any questions you may have.

Saturday, August 13, 2022

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Oxford Farmers' Market — Uptown Memorial Park, 2 E. High St.

Enjoy a local market of farmers, bakers, and craftsmen located in Oxford’s scenic Uptown area near restaurants, coffee shops and the park's fountain.


12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Saturday Bus Trip to WalmartMiami Station D Bus Stop on Maple St. by Shriver Center

Students will have the opportunity to shop at Walmart for room necessities, groceries, or anything else that is needed. Buses will depart from the bus stop on Maple Street at 12:30 p.m. and return from Walmart at 1:45 p.m.

Please note, there are limited seats. In addition to this shuttle, the Butler County Transit Authority (BCRTA) offers a bus route to Walmart. Review BCRTA routes and schedules.


2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday Kenwood Towne Centre Bus Trip  Miami Station D Bus Stop on Maple St. by Shriver Center

If this is not on your individualized schedule, you can check if there are any seats available by checking in at the Miami Station D Bus Stop on the corner of Maple Street and Spring Street by Shriver Center before 2:00 p.m.

Buses depart from and return from Kenwood at 6:00 p.m., arriving back to Oxford by 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 14, 2022

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cereal Party in the International Student Center  — International Student Center, MacMillan Hall 017

Join fellow new international students in the International Student Center to try a variety of U.S. breakfast cereals. Find your favorite and enjoy staff recommendations!


12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Sunday Bus Trip to Walmart — Miami Station D Bus Stop on Maple St. by Shriver Center

Students will have the opportunity to shop at Walmart for room necessities, groceries, or anything else that is needed. Buses will depart from the bus stop on Maple Street at 12:30 p.m. and return from Walmart at 1:45 p.m.

There are limited seats.In addition to this shuttle, the Butler County Transit Authority (BCRTA) offers a bus route to Walmart. Review BCRTA routes and schedules


2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday Kenwood Towne Centre Bus Trip  Miami Station D Bus Stop on Maple St. by Shriver Center

If this is not on your individualized schedule, you can check if there are any seats available by checking in at the Miami Station D Bus Stop on the corner of Maple Street and Spring Street by Shriver Center before 2:00 p.m.

Buses depart from and return from Kenwood at 6:00 p.m., arriving back to Oxford by 7:00 p.m.

Monday, August 15, 2022

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

iPOL Small Group: Classroom Culture*  Meet at location shared by your iPOL

Meet with your iPOL to learn more about academic expectations inside and outside the classroom and academic resources and services.


9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Information Sessions*  Shideler Hall 152

Now that the Canvas orientation course has provided you with some background information on these topics, this series of sessions will provide short refreshers along with fun and engaging activities and the opportunity to ask questions.

Sessions and Times
Session Time
Maintaining Legal Statue 9:30 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.
Campus Policies and Expectations 9:55 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Academic Integrity 10:20 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.
Break 10:35 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Student Counseling 10:45 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.
Health Insurance 11:05 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.
Campus Safety 11:25 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Campus Tour Part II*  Meet at location shared by your iPOL

Meet with your iPOL small group to take a tour of campus. Please check with your iPOL for meeting locations. iPOLs will guide students around campus and explore King Library, One Stop, Learning Center and other places of interest.


3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

iPOL Small Group: Life at Miami*  Meet at location shared by your iPOL

Meet with your iPOL small group to learn more about life at Miami and discuss any questions or concerns that you have.


4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

President's Reception — Lewis Place, 310 E. High Street

President Gregory Crawford and Dr. Renate Crawford cordially invite you as a new member of the Miami University community to join them for a reception at their home. Due to limited space, no additional guests are permitted. Light refreshments will be served.


6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Ice Cream Social — International Student Center, MacMillan Hall 017

Come to the International Student Center for a sweet treat and hang out with your new friends! Everyone is welcome!

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

ACE students, transfer students and exchange students should check their individualized schedule in InterLink for additional sessions.

First-year and transfer students who still need to register for classes and meet with an academic advisor should confirm their appointment details sent via email.

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Medical Check and TB Testing*  Student Health Service, 500 Harris Drive

Please report to Student Health Services at the time listed on your individualized schedule for a wellness assessment and required tuberculosis (TB) test. Clinicians will also help students to complete the immunization records form and schedule any immunizations or follow-up appointments if needed.

  • Please bring your passport, student ID, and all vaccination records with you.
  • If you are under the age of 18, be sure to bring your consent forms signed by a parent or guardian
  • Note that the TB test will include a blood draw, so please drink plenty of water in advance and wear a short-sleeve shirt to the event.

8:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Immigration Document Check* — MacMillan Hall 214

Please report to the Document Check location promptly at the time listed on your individualized schedule.

International Student Advisers will be checking students' immigration documents to ensure that all documentation has been processed properly at the Port of Entry.

  1. Make sure you completed the Arrival Confirmation & Document Upload e-form in InterLink prior to your scheduled document check.
  2. Bring your original documents (not copies): Passport, Visa, and I-20 or DS-2019. If you have previously attended school in the U.S., please bring your prior I-20s and/or DS-2019s as well.

If you are an undergraduate student and have your final high school or college transcript, please bring this documentation to submit to an Admissions representative who will be in MacMillan Hall.


4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Meet and Greet with Campus Offices, Student Orgs and Community Partners* — Next to Sundial behind MacMillan Hall

Connect with people from various services, resources and offices on campus and in Oxford to ask questions, get information and meet members of our community.


5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Welcome Picnic* — Next to Sundial behind MacMillan Hall

We welcome you and your family members to a dinner where you can enjoy free food, games and music, as well as meet staff and faculty from Miami University. Bring your energy and your appetite, and have fun!

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Global Friendship Check-In Day 1 — Meet in Shideler Hall 152

Join first-year domestic students from the U.S. to connect across cultures, build intercultural relationships, explore the campus community, and discover unique Miami opportunities all before Welcome Weekend begins!

Please note that space for this program is limited. Check-in is at 9 a.m. and the program will last until approximately 5 p.m.

Sign up for Global Friendship Day


11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Campus Community Resource Fair  — Armstrong Student Center

Connect with offices across campus and from the community to learn about services and opportunities available to Miami students and collect a variety of promotional and informational materials.

Thursday, August 18, 2022

9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Global Friendship Check-In Day 2 — Meeting place will depend on activity

Join first-year domestic students from the U.S. to connect across cultures, build intercultural relationships, explore the campus community, and discover unique Miami opportunities all before Welcome Weekend begins!

Please note that space for this program is limited. Check-in is at 9 a.m. and the program will last until approximately 12 p.m. 


Thursday, August 18 - Sunday, August 21

Welcome Weekend — Various Locations

Download the Miami University Events mobile app for complete Welcome Weekend and First 50 Days information.


1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Medical Check and TB Testing* — Student Health Service, 500 Harris Drive

Please report to Student Health Services at the time listed on your individualized schedule for a wellness assessment and required tuberculosis (TB) test. Clinicians will also help students to complete the immunization records form and schedule any immunizations or follow-up appointments if needed.

  • Please bring your passport, student ID, and all vaccination records with you.
  • If you are under the age of 18, be sure to bring your consent forms signed by a parent or guardian
  • Note that the TB test will include a blood draw, so please drink plenty of water in advance and wear a short-sleeve shirt to the event.

6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Residence Hall Meeting* — Meet in the common area of your floor

If you live on-campus, meet with the other residents of your hall and learn about regulations and resources for your community.

Friday, August 19, 2022

Download the Miami University Events mobile app for complete Welcome Weekend and First 50 Days information.

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Medical Check and TB Testing* — Student Health Service, 500 Harris Drive

Please report to Student Health Services at the time listed on your individualized schedule for a wellness assessment and required tuberculosis (TB) test. Clinicians will also help students to complete the immunization records form and schedule any immunizations or follow-up appointments if needed.

  • Please bring your passport, student ID, and all vaccination records with you.
  • If you are under the age of 18, be sure to bring your consent forms signed by a parent or guardian.
  • Note that the TB test will include a blood draw, so please drink plenty of water in advance and wear a short-sleeve shirt to the event.