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Miami University International Student Orientation

Welcome, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Cohort of International Students!

Missed a past newsletter? Read previous Orientation Newsletters
In this issue, read about:
  • Update Your Arrival Plans
  • Attend Information Session on Arrival Procedures 
  • Submit Photo for ID and Check Housing 
  • Global Friendship Day
  • Personal Support Resources

Update Your Arrival Plans

Please take a moment to confirm that your optional orientaion form is complete and up-to-date. Note that additional questions have been recently added. All students should complete the current form by August 1
Complete/Update Registration for Optional Orientation
Also by August 1, you are encouraged to register for the ISSS airport hotel-to-campus transportation option. ISSS staff and International Peer Orientation Leaders (iPOLs)  will guide you through the arrival and move-in process.  
Register for Transportation from Airport to Campus on August 16
Those who are interested in a reduced-rate hotel room for the night of August 15 at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Cincinnati Airport (the location of above mentioned airport pickup) can now reserve a reduced-rate room.
Reserve a reduced-rate airport hotel room for August 15

Attend Information Session on Arrival Procedures

Be sure to keep checking your email address regularly for updates about how vaccination status will affect your arrival procedure
For more information about arrival procedures and the start of your Miami journey, please consider attending the pre-orientation webinar on Friday, July 30, 2021 at 8:00 AM, EDT
Register for Pre-Orientation Session on Campus Arrival Procedures

If you missed the last pre-orientation session, you can watch the recording below:

Submit Your Photo for ID and Check Housing

All students should submit a photo for their Miami ID Card, which they will receive  during the arrival/check-in process. Your Miami ID Card will provide access to your Residence Hall (if you are living on campus) and many other campus services (Dining, Libraries, Armstrong Student Center, and more). 
Submit Your Photo for ID Card
Students should also soon be receiving residence hall room assignments from Campus Services. Those students who will need to quarantine upon arrival will received detailed information about these accommodations. If you are arrving before your scheduled move in time should request pre-semester housing
Check your On-Campus Housing and Dining Arrangements

Global Friendship Day

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A group of new domestic students from the U.S. are coming campus early to connect with new international student from August 17-19 for activities designed to build intercultural friendships and explore all that Miami has to offer. Those students who are not quarantining are encouraged to sign up for Global Friendship Day. Please note that space in this program is limited.
Sign up for Global Friendship Day

Did you know? 

Miami's Personal Support Resources
Beyond the academic support resources that were shared in the previous newsletter, Miami has multiple offices and resources that assist students beyond the classroom.
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 Health and Wellness 
Managing stress and anxiety; getting enough rest; staying physically and socially active; and reaching out for help will help you succeed at Miami. As you consider how you’ll manage your health and wellness, you may want to visit the Student Counseling ServiceStudent Health Service, and Student Wellness websites. 

Student Success Center (SSC)

The Student Success Center (SSC)focuses on increasing student persistence to graduation, provides assistance with navigating university policies and procedures, connects you to on- and off-campus resources, and helps to resolve issues (personal, medical, academic, familial, or other) affecting your academic or social success.

Center for Career Exploration and Success (CCES)
The Center for Career Exploration & Success offers guidance on major exploration, career exploration, internship/job searching, and interviewing techniques through a customized approach to mapping work preferences and passions that enables students to choose meaningful career paths and excel in a diverse, global society.

Harry T. Wilks Leadership Institute 
The Wilks Leadership Institute is the hub for leadership development and cultivates ethical and transformational leadership in Miami students to ensure graduates are prepared and inspired to serve and lead beyond the university.
Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion (SCDI)
The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion creates an inclusive, welcoming, and affirming environment by providing direct services, support, and resources to students and is committed to diversity/multiculturalism as expressed through ability, age, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic differences. 

Miller Center for Student Disability Services (SDS)
The Miller Center coordinates accommodations, auxiliary aids, support services and resources for a diverse group of students including those with physical, vision, hearing, psychiatric, medical, neurological, autism spectrum, ADHD, learning disabilities and cognitive disabilities.

Contact International Student and Scholar Services

Phone: +1-513-529-8600

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