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 Orientation.

    Make your reservation for orientation by signing into MyMiami using your Miami Unique ID password; you'll use two-factor authentication in this login process (see step 1 of this list) and completing the last section of your Regional Student Checklist titled "Register for Assessment and Orientation."
  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. You will be prompted to sign up for a placement test, if applicable. 
  6. Schedule your SOAR Session, orientation advising appointment, or small group registration session.

    Once you have completed orientation, the next step will depend on your student type:
    • First Year New to College: you will sign up for a SOAR session.
    • Transfer:  you will receive an email from Academic Advising with a link to schedule an appointment.
    • College Credit Plus (CCP): you will sign up for a virtual small group registration session.
  7. Upload a photo for your Miami Student ID Card.

    During your online orientation, you will upload a picture for your Miami Student ID card. New students can receive their Miami Student ID Card at SOAR. Transfer/CCP students can visit campus during normal business hours to pick up their student ID. Parents/family members/guests cannot pick up students' IDs.
  8. Submit Your COVID-19 immunization records/exception request (Not required for CCP students).

    Miami University requires and strongly encourages certain vaccinations to promote a healthy community. You must submit proof of required immunizations by August 1, 2022. Submit your vaccination record or exemption request.
  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 513-785-3204, or email