Welcome, Fall 2023 Cohort of International Students!
In this graduate student issue, read about:
- Connecting with the Graduate School, ISSS and other new graduate students
- Arranging Housing
- Submitting ID Photo and Completing Pre-arrival Tasks
- Orientation Reminders and Important Dates
Missed a past newsletter? Read previous Orientation Newsletters.
Connect with campus partners and other new students
The Graduate School, ISSS and other campus partners, will be hosting a Transition to Graduate School at Miami: Q&A and Networking Event for students starting in graduate programs in summer or fall 2023.
This is an optional Zoom event where you can meet other incoming graduate students, ask questions of Miami University staff, and hear from current graduate students. This does not replace the New Graduate Student Orientation (which will be August 21st 4-6 p.m. (eastern) - details to follow), international student orientation or any departmental orientation. Rather, it is an additional opportunity for incoming students looking to prepare for their transition or get their questions answered. The event will include several breakout rooms organized around different topics, and attendees can choose which breakout room(s) to participate in.
There will be two sessions to accommodate different schedules:
There will be a session specifically for new international students with ISSS, which will cover information about international student orientation and other considerations particular to international students:
For off-campus living, please take time to consider your options and review the following resources.
The info sessions shared above will provide additional considerations and answers to your questions about housing in and around Oxford, OH.
Most international students will not be able to visit properties in person, so make sure you carefully consider options and ask questions to confirm details with property management before signing a lease. You should not wait until arrival to confirm housing arrangements.
Housing accommodations should be arranged BEFORE arrival and your move-in date confirmed with the property manager.
Submit Your Photo for a Miami Digital ID
To access many Miami University resources, including on campus rooms, meal plan, library, recreation center, and more, a Miami University Digital ID will be issued to you.
In order to access your Miami Digital ID, you should submit a photo through the GET phone app.
- must be at least 300x300 pixels
must not be larger than 800x800 pixels
- must be a .jpg file
- must be square to avoid disproportionate resizing on your ID
- must be in color
- Passport photos are accepted and preferred
- Copyrighted photos are not permitted
No red eye or flash reflection on glasses or contact lenses
- No hats, sunglasses, jewelry, or garments of any sort that obstruct the view of your face
- Dark glasses or nonprescription glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable unless you need them for medical reasons
- No headphones, wireless hands-free devices or similar items
- Must be taken within the last six months to reflect your current appearance
- Must be looking straight at the camera
- Must be a light colored background
- No borders or filters on the photo
There should be a small space between your head and the top of the image, as well as a definite contrast between you and the background
Make sure you have reviewed ISSS Orientation website and are also completing all the necessary tasks to prepare for your arrival.
August 18 | Start of International Graduate Student Orientation
August 20 | Shuttle bus from Cincinnati Airport (CVG) to Miami University, Oxford campus
August 21 | Start of International Undergraduate Student Orientation
August 28 | Start of Fall 2023 Semester
Did you know? Oxford, OH is ranked as a top college town in the U.S.!
Oxford, Ohio, home of Miami's main campus, is a small, picturesque town that is home to more than 20,000 residents and has been selected by Forbes and other publications as one of the best college towns in America because of all it has to offer.
The heart of Oxford life is Uptown, which features a park, farmer’s market, restaurants, shops, seasonal festivals and more.
Oxford has miles of nature trails and is located a 15-minute drive from Hueston Woods State Park; 1 hour drive from Cincinnati, OH and Dayton, OH; 2 hours or less drive from Cincinnati, OH, Indianapolis, IN, Columbus, OH, Lexington, KY, and Louisville, KY; and 5 hours or less drive from Chicago, IL, Nashville, TN, Cleveland, OH, Detroit, MI and Pittsburgh, PA.
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