Summer Orientation

Orientation is required for new Miami students, particularly because it serves as the vehicle for new student advising and course registration (but also because it helps students and families have a smooth and positive transition to Miami!). First-year domestic students who have confirmed their admission to Miami will select one of eighteen June summer orientation sessions; students who are unavailable in June will attend August orientation. 

At Summer orientation, you can expect to:

  • Learn about Miami’s approach to Liberal Education
  • Develop an academic plan based on your selected major
  • Meet with academic advisors
  • Register for fall semester classes
  • Hear about Miami’s history and traditions
  • Meet faculty, staff, and student leaders
  • Learn about campus resources
  • Connect with other new students
  • Become more familiar with the physical space of campus
  • Understand more about the differences between high school and college
  • Consider the goals and outcomes you’d like to achieve at Miami


See Orientation Registration with details and information about how to register for a session. NOTE: You may see a health and/or advising hold on your myMiami portal; these holds are normal for first-year students and will not prevent you from registering for orientation. The health hold reminds you to submit your immunization history, which is due August 1. The advising hold will be lifted when you meet with an advisor at orientation.

Summer orientation consists of one-and-a-half days of programs, activities and meetings with faculty, staff, and student leaders. Students and families should arrive for check-in between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Day 1 of your orientation program. We recommend arriving by 11:30 a.m. if possible, though check-in will remain open until 12 p.m. Please call 513-529-9771 if you are unable to arrive by 12 p.m.

Day 2 of Summer orientation starts at 7 a.m. for students and 8 a.m. for families, and concludes around 12:30 p.m. EST with a closing session where students and families are reunited. We encourage family members to attend summer orientation with their student as we offer programs and sessions geared particularly toward family members and guests.

Please read all of the information on this website before registering for Summer orientation.