Welcome to Miami

Students walking across campus.

Welcome Weekend & First 50 Days features more than 100 programs sponsored by 40+ campus departments. There is something for everyone! Many of the programs over that first weekend (Thursday, August 22 - Sunday, August 25) are required for the whole first-year class. New students receive instructions from resident assistants (RAs) or via email (particularly for commuter students) regarding events that all students are expected to attend.

New at Miami

Students using laptop in computer lab.

Miami's Student Success Center is offering several new programs designed to help students in their college journey. The Miami Cares initiative helps those experiencing financial hardship related to housing, food, and computers.

Newly rennovated kitchen and living room space in a residence hall

Three newly renovated residence halls now offer greater accessibility, improved safety features, more study areas, and additional spaces for community engagement.

Student studying instead of a renovated lab in Pearson Hall.

Students taking classes in biology, microbiology, and global & intercultural studies are being welcomed with new and improved spaces in Pearson and MacMillan Halls, including a brand new atrium and improved student study areas.

Students sitting in a circle talking

The new Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion brings together the resources of the Women's Center, LGBTQ+ Services, and Diverse Student Development, promoting interaction among the areas' various functions and greater collaboration among student groups.

The renovated market space in MacCraken.

Highlighting locally sourced products, a newly renovated market is now open in MacCracken Hall, featuring on-the-go a la carte options in addition to a selection of non-perishables and other refrigerated grocery items.

Kiosks to pay for food at Pulley diner.

New self-order kiosks for a la carte locations in Armstrong Student Center and at Dividends in the Farmer School of Business introduce a simplified ordering process and faster service time. Cashiers will remain available for those paying with cash.

Record-Setting Class

Student athletes, Greek life students and staff helping families move first-year students into residence halls.

The largest and most diverse class in Miami University’s 210-year history arrived last week on the Oxford campus.

4,300 students in the Class of 2023 come from 43 states and 28 countries.

Learn more about the Class

2019 Convocation

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Millett Hall

Keynote speaker was Stephanie Anderson, author of the 2019 Summer Reading Program book One Size Fits None: A Farm Girl's Search for the Promise of Regenerative Agriculture.


Take a look back at Welcome Weekend 2019.











Don't miss these special Homecoming events!

The Bundys

The Bundy siblings

These Miami siblings made history as the first trio on NBC's The Voice this spring. Now, the Bundys return to kick off Homecoming on Friday, Sept. 6, at 8 p.m. with a free concert in Uptown Oxford.

M.O.V.E. Outdoor Bootcamp

Miami Blitz. Battle for the Victory Bell. At Paul Brown Stadium. September 8 at 8p.m. Visit Miami Red Hawks dot com slash blitz.

Join President Greg and Dr. Renate Crawford outside their home (Lewis Place) on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 10 a.m. for a 45-minute workout followed by an unofficial social event with light snacks and t-shirts for participants.

Miami Football

football players

Show your red and white spirit and come cheer on your RedHawks as they take on the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles in the home opener on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 2:30 p.m. in Yager Stadium.

Get Involved

Friday, August 30

Welcome Shabbat 6 - 8 p.m.
Hillel at Miami, 11 E. Walnut St.

Women's Volleyball vs. Virginia Tech 7 - 10 p.m.
Millet Hall

MAP Movie: Aladdin 9 - 11 p.m.
Harry T. Wilks Theatre, Armstrong Student Center

Saturday, August 31

Farmer's Market 8 a.m. - Noon
Parking Lot Behind the Uptown Memorial Park, 2 East High St.

Global Friendship Fall 2019 1 - 10 p.m.
Join friends from all over the world for a visit to the Oxford Community Park and Aquatics Center

Women's Volleyball vs. Northwestern 7 - 10 p.m.
Millet Hall

Sunday, September 1

The Journey 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Come to Benton Hall for a journey into finding the balance of work vs play

Women's Soccer vs. Cleveland State 1 - 4 p.m.
Soccer Field (near Yager Stadium)

MAP Movie: Aladdin 2 - 4 p.m.
Harry T. Wilks Theatre, Armstrong Student Center