Orientation Program Dates and Schedule

Fall Semester Orientation Dates

Fall Semester Orientation Dates 2022
Session 1 Tuesday, May 31 - Wednesday, June 1
Session 2 Wednesday, June 1 - Thursday, June 2
Session 3 Thursday, June 2 - Friday, June 3
Session 4 Friday, June 3 - Saturday, June 4
Session 5 Monday, June 6 - Tuesday, June 7
Session 6 Tuesday, June 7 - Wednesday, June 8
Session 7 Wednesday, June 8 - Thursday, June 9
Session 8 Tuesday, June 14 - Wednesday, June 15
Session 9 Wednesday, June 15 - Thursday, June 16
Session 10 Thursday, June 16 - Friday, June 17
Session 11 Friday, June 17 - Saturday, June 18
Session 12 Tuesday, June 21 - Wednesday, June 22
Session 13 Wednesday, June 22 - Thursday, June 23
Session 14 Thursday, June 23 - Friday, June 24
Session 15 Friday, June 24 - Saturday, June 25
Session 16 Monday, June 27 - Tuesday, June 28
Session 17 Tuesday, June 28 - Wednesday, June 29
Session 18 Wednesday, June 29 - Thursday, June 30

Fall semester orientation schedule

The Orientation and Transition Programs staff is eager to welcome you to your fall semester orientation program! The full schedule for students and families can be found in the sections below. Please note that the best way to access the orientation schedule is by using the Miami University Events app. Printed schedules will not be provided.

Expand each section below for program details.

Get the orientation app!

Download the Miami University Events app from your app store, and then select the "Fall Semester Orientation 2022" guide to access orientation schedules, maps, and other helpful information. Select the "Discover Miami Campus Guide" to access information about campus resources, Miami News, and ways to get involved.Guidebook App QR code

Before Orientation

Park: North Garage

If traveling by car, park your car in the North Garage (645 E. Withrow St., Oxford). Be sure to register your licence plate for on-campus parking before arrival. Once registered for campus parking, you will receive a barcode that will allow you to exit the North Garage at no cost.

Orientation Check-In: Armstrong Student Center

Students and their family members should check in at the Armstrong Student Center (550 E. Spring Street, Oxford). At check-in, students and families will receive program materials and proceed to the Armstrong Student Center Fritz Pavilion for the first orientation session.

Campus Tour: Armstrong Student Center (optional)

If you haven't taken a campus tour -- or you'd like another one -- join us to learn more about our beautiful campus and its facilities. Meet at the Armstrong Student Center - North Atrium Entrance to meet your tour guide at 9 a.m. before your orientation session begins.

Day 1

All schedule times are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Descriptions of each session can be found on the Miami University Events app. In an effort to be environmentally friendly, the best way to access the schedule is on the Miami University Events app; you may wish to print the schedule on your own. 

When you check in for orientation, you will be assigned to Group A or Group B, which applies to the time of some sessions throughout the day.

Orientation Day 1 Schedule
Session Audience Time Location
Welcome to Orientation students and families 10 - 10:25 a.m. Armstrong Student Center - Fritz Pavilion
Charting Your PATH(s): Your Transition to Miami students and families 10:25 - 10:50 a.m. Armstrong Student Center - Fritz Pavilion
Campus Services: Housing and Dining at Miami students and families 10:50 - 11:20 a.m. Armstrong Student Center - Fritz Pavilion
The Global Miami Plan students and families 11:20 - 11:50 a.m. Armstrong Student Center - Fritz Pavilion
Lunch students and families 12 - 1:30 p.m.

Western Dining Commons

Resource Fair students and families 12 - 1:30 p.m. Armstrong Student Center - floors 1 & 2
Academic College Meeting students and families 1:45 - 2:15 p.m.

College of Arts and Science: Armstrong Student Center, Fritz Pavilion

College of Creative Arts: Alumni Hall, Room 001

College of Education, Health and Society: McGuffey Hall, Room 322

College Of Engineering and Computing: Benton Hall, Room 102

Farmer School of Business: Farmer School of Business, Room 1000

Nursing: Shideler Hall, Room 237

Exploratory and Pathways: Shideler Hall, Room 152

Afternoon Rotations: Group A

Group A: Academic Advising Workshop

students and families 2:30 - 3:15 p.m. various classroom locations (see nametag)
Group A: Small Group #1 students 3:30 - 4:15 p.m. various classroom locations (see nametag)
Group A: Welcome to the Family - Day 1 families 3:30 - 4:15 p.m. Armstrong Student Center - Fritz Pavilion

Afternoon Rotations: Group B

Group B: Small Group #1 students 2:30 - 3:15 p.m. various classroom locations (see nametag)
Group B: Welcome to the Family - Day 1 families 2:30 - 3:15 p.m. Armstrong Student Center - Fritz Pavilion
Group B: Academic Advising Workshop students and families 3:30 - 4:15 p.m. various classroom locations (see nametag)
Dinner students and families 4:30 - 7 p.m. Western Dining Commons
On-campus residence hall check-in (if applicable) students and families 4:30 - 7 p.m. Beechwoods (Young) Hall
Academic Exploration (optional) students and families 4:30 - 5 p.m.

College of Arts and Science: Kreger Hall, Room 221

College of Creative Arts: Alumni Hall, Room 001

College of Education, Health and Society: McGuffey Hall, Room 322

College Of Engineering and Computing: Benton Hall, Room 102

Farmer School of Business: Farmer School of Business, Room 1000

Math Placement Consultation (attend only if needed students and families 4:30 - 5:45 p.m. Kreger Hall, Room 207
Honors College students and families 5:15 - 5:45 p.m. Kreger Hall, Room 221
Mandatory Session for Varsity Athletes students and families 5:15 - 5:45 p.m. Kreger Hall, Room 213
Open a bank account students and families 5:15 - 5:45 p.m. PNC - Shriver Center
Student Life at Miami: Scenarios & SOUL Panel students and families 7:15 - 8:15 p.m. Armstrong Student Center - Fritz Pavilion
Small Group #2 students 8:15 - 9 p.m. various campus locations
Family Social families 8:15 - 9:15 p.m. Brick and Ivy Campus Store - Shriver Center
Student Social students 9 - 10 p.m. Armstrong Student Center - East Court & Red Zone

Day 2

 

Orientation Day 2 Schedule
Session Audience Time Location
Residence Hall Check-Out students and families 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. Beechwoods (Young) Hall
Breakfast students and families (required for students) 7 - 8 a.m. Western Dining Commons

Student Rotations

  • Course registration
  • Exploring Paths to Your Future: Career Clusters
  • Small group #3
students 8 - 11:30 a.m. various locations; travel with SOUL
Parents as Partners: Supporting Residential Student Success families 8:30 - 9:15 a.m. Armstrong Student Center - Wilks Theater

Family Breakout Sessions - Block 1 (choose one)

#GetInvolved families 9:25 - 10 a.m. Shideler Hall, Room 001
Career Development in the First Year families 9:25 - 10 a.m. Shideler Hall, Room 237
Student Health Services and Health Insurance families 9:25 - 10 a.m. Shideler Hall, Room 032
PNC Bank (drop-in) families 9:25 - 10 a.m. PNC Bank, Shriver Center
Textbooks and the Brick and Ivy Campus Store families 9:25 - 10 a.m. Brick and Ivy Campus Store, Shriver Center
Miller Center for Student Disability Services families 9:25 - 10 a.m. Shriver Center, Room 310

Family Breakout Sessions - Block 2 (choose one)

Tech Talk: IT Services families 10:10 - 10:45 a.m. Shideler Hall, Room 009
Miller Center for Student Disability Services families 10:10 - 10:45 a.m. Shriver Center, Room 308
Student Mental Health and Counseling families 10:10 - 10:45 a.m. Shideler Hall, Room 053
PNC Bank (drop-in) families 10:10 - 10:45 a.m. PNC Bank, Shriver Center
Textbooks and the Brick and Ivy Bookstore families 10:10 - 10:45 a.m. Brick and Ivy Campus Store, Shriver Center
Fraternity and Sorority Life families 10:10 - 10:45 a.m. Shideler Hall, Room 152
Academic Support and Tutoring families 10:10 - 10:45 a.m. Shideler Hall, Room 052
Student Health Insurance and Immunization Requirements families 11 - 11:10 a.m. Shriver Center - Dolibois Room
Welcome to the Family - Day 2 families 11:10 - 11:40 a.m. Shriver Center - Dolibois Room
Closing Session: Your Next Steps as a Miamian students and families 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Shriver Center - Dolibois Room