Second-Year Surge

Second-Year Surge 
Surge into your second year with an event just for rising Miami second-year students. The last year has been a wild ride full of twists and turns. Now's the time to kick off your second year in a great way -- through the Second-Year Surge!
The Second-Year Surge program is a pre-semester program designed just for rising second-year students. The Second-Year Surge provides an opportunity for students to form relationships with other second-year students, move to campus a bit early, participate in campus activities, and jump start your semester. We hope you will participate in this new program especially made for you!

 Through the Second-Year Surge, you will:

  • Meet and connect with other new second-year students
  • Participate in fun and interactive activities hosted by a variety of offices and programs on campus
  • Learn about campus involvement opportunities
  • Become more familiar with campus before the semester begins


Register for the Second-Year Surge


Dates & Times: The Second-Year Surge will take place on Friday, August 20 and on Saturday, August 21. Following the events on both days, second-year students are invited to attend Welcome Weekend programming (details to follow).

Move-in: Students living on campus will move in on Friday, August 20, 2021.

Cost: While there is no program fee, you will be responsible for paying the early arrival fee if you are living on campus. This fee will be billed to your Miami University account.

Deadline & Capacity: Space in the Second-Year Surge is limited. Please register for the event no later than August 11 at 11:59pm.

Questions: Questions about the Second-Year Surge should be directed to Orientation and Transition Programs at or 513-529-9771.


Friday, August 20

7:00 - 9:00 pm: Welcome (all participants)

9:00 pm: Welcome Home program hosted by MAP (includes fireworks show!)

Saturday, August 21

9:00 am: Morning Kickoff (all participants)

9:30 am: Session Block A - Leadership & Involvement

  • Team Building with the Outdoor Pursuits Center OR
  • Getting Involved on Campus

11:30 - 12:30 pm: Lunch 

12:30 - 2:00 pm: Session Block B - Career Development & Orientation

  • Cast Your Career Vision OR
  • (Re)orientation to Miami OR
  • Wellness at Miami

2:15 - 3:45 pm: Session Block C - Rec Sports, Games, & Fun

  • Rec Sports OR
  • Group Fitness & Rec Center Tour OR
  • Board Games & Billiards

4:00 - 4:30 pm: Closing Session (all participants)

9:00 - 11:00 pm: Live! From the Quads, It's Saturday Night!

Register for the Second-Year Surge