Intercultural Initiatives strives to create programming and resources for students from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

MADE at Miami

MADE at Miami is a pre-semester program designed to help first-year students get the most out of their Miami experience. We promote qualities valued by the university community—Mentoring, Achievement, Diversity, and Excellence. MADE at Miami is open to all incoming first-year undergraduate students, historically underrepresented populations or those who have a commitment to promoting a deeper understanding of and appreciation for diversity. Students representing different ethnic/racial, sexual orientation and gender identity, and socioeconomic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

  • Mentoring: Meet students, faculty, and staff who can guide you.
  • Achievement: Get resources to help you succeed academically.
  • Diversity: Learn about your fellow classmates and where you come from.
  • Excellence: Find out how to make the most of your time at Miami. 
students at welcome home program

Heritage/Cultural Month Celebrations

The center strives to celebrate students from all different cultures, ethnicities, and backgrounds. We will have programming year around and during the designated heritage months. If you are interested in collaborating on a cultural program, please contact Adelaide Johnson-Ghartey at

students at unidos student organization meeting

Horizon Graduation Ceremony

The Horizon Graduation Ceremony recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of graduating undergraduate and graduate diverse students. The name Horizon was chosen to signify the new beginnings, opportunities, challenges, outlooks, and options facing our students at the dawn of their professional lives. The event is held on Commencement weekend. Family and friends are invited to share in this special recognition of students.

2022 graduates posing for the traditional Horizon Graduation Ceremony photograph.