Pre-Orientation Checklist

A student talking to someone at a table during the SOAR event.
 4 orientation leaders standing with their arms around one another smiling at the camera.
 The Summer 2019 Orientation Staff standing in a line.
 Students smiling in a circle during an icebreaker event.
 The info fair with booths and tables of different offices and organizations during the SOAR event.

Have you signed up for an orientation session already? Are you excited for your first experience as a new Miami University Regional student? Use this list to make sure you're well-prepared for orientation, and let us know if we can help you with any questions.

  1. Confirm Enrollment.

    Students must confirm admission to Miami University Regionals and enroll in Duo two-factor authentication prior to registering for orientation.

    Sign Up for Duo two-factor Authentication.

    Students will be prompted to enroll in Duo automatically when accessing a Miami resource after confirming admission. If you have questions about Duo, see our IT Knowledge Base (, and/or our IT Services Duo guide ( Download Duo Mobile for iPhone or Duo Mobile for Android on your mobile device, and plan to bring that device with you to orientation - you'll need it to log in to campus computers, including for course registration.
  2. Complete the Regional Student Checklist

    The checklist is located on MyMiami on the right side of the page. It has important steps to complete before starting classes, including registering for placement testing and orientation.
  3. Register for Virtual Orientation.

    Make your reservation for orientation by signing into the Orientation Registration system using your Miami Unique ID password; you'll use two-factor authentication in this login process (see step 1 of this list). This is also part of the Regional Student Checklist (step 3).
  4. Review your orientation reservation.

    If you need to make changes to your orientation reservation, log back in to the orientation registration system through Orientation Registration (or through your new student checklist on myMiami) no later than four days prior to your session start date. If you need to make changes within four days of your orientation program, call the Regional Office of Student Activities & Orientation (ROSA) at 513-785-3053.
  5. Take your Placement Placement Test (if applicable) online.

    If you do not have an SAT or ACT score, you will be asked to complete a placement test. Miami Regionals TLC will contact you to set up the test. Results will be used for placement into English, math and related courses (e.g., chemistry, economics).
  6. Take your foreign language placement test (if applicable).

    Foreign Language Placement Testing is optional and only required if you are taking a language course (no test is needed to register for American Sign Language). Learn more about available tests.
  7. Schedule your orientation advising appointment.

    Once you have completed orientation, you will schedule an appointment with an academic advisor. In most cases, you will receive an email from Academic Advising with a link to schedule an appointment. Before your appointment, review the New Student Guidebook [PDF]. These resources provide helpful details about registration and advising, including lists of typical first semester courses.
  8. Upload a photo for your Miami Student ID Card.

    New students can receive their Miami Student ID Card at orientation. Parents/family members/guests cannot pick up students' IDs.
    • We STRONGLY suggest that you upload your own photo for your Miami Student ID Card. Note that lines for photos after orientation closing can be long, so uploading your own photo will be much more efficient. Please upload your ID photo at least five days before your orientation session on the myCard online portal
  9. Sign up for E2Campus

    Miami's emergency text-messaging system E2Campus provides emergency notification services to students via cell phone text messages and email. This option is for students only; the E2Campus system is not designed for family members.
  10. Contact us with any questions.

    Many questions can be answered by information on this website. You may also call 513-785-3053, or email