Join the celebration: Catch a free ride on the Tigerland Express to Convocation 2018

book coverMiami University and the Butler County Regional Transit Authority (BCRTA) are providing free transportation for faculty and staff and the general public to Convocation, Friday, Aug. 24.

Tigerland Express will run two routes during the event to be held 9-10 a.m. at the Freedom Summer Memorial located on Western Campus.

Tigerland I will run from Ditmer, starting at 8:15 am. The route will run in 17-minute intervals with stops starting at East Quad and Farmer School of Business, then continuing along High Street to Tallawanda Street, then to Sycamore and Main streets, back across High to Patterson and on to Western Drive.

Tigerland II will run from Chestnut Fields, starting at 8:15 am. The route will run in 10-minute intervals with stops on Chestnut Street and Campus Avenue, then across Spring Street to Western Drive. 

To follow the routes on the day of Convocation, download the BCRTA app at

About 5,000 incoming first-year students at Miami will be the first to receive a new book from best-selling author and alumnus Wil Haygood. This exclusive release is part of Convocation 2018 as Miami begins fall semester.

Haygood will speak to students about civil rights and lessons learned from a powerful story of triumph.

Tigerland: 1968-1969, A City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing is part of Miami’s Summer Reading Program.

In a special arrangement, Haygood’s publisher, Alfred A. Knopf, agreed to a special early delivery to Miami. The book will be available to the public on Sept. 18.

Convocation is Miami’s annual academic celebration welcoming its newest students — this year, the Class of 2022. The event is free and open to the public. More information is online at