Open registration for Fall begins Monday - prepare to submit a survey about
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Friday, April 23, 2021 | Spring Semester 2021

Celebrate Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month!
APIDA Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month
group of Miami students holding flags from asian countries
Celebrate this heritage month with a unique menu curated by the Sikh Student Association, Asian American Association and Indian Students Assocation to be presented at Western Dining Commons for dinner on April 28. The menu features butter chicken, aloo gobi, and mango lassis. Be sure to stop by for this collaborative, cultural experience!
Before May 17, vote for your favorite Asian LGBTQ movie. Voting will happen at the @MiamiULibraries Instragram account and the top four favorites will be live streamed via Zoom in June.  
Watch another APIDA-honoring movie at an ISSS hosted Netflix watchparty in May. Details will be in forthcoming editions of the InternationaList. 
Also, check out the annual Fusion performance organized by the Asian American Association. 
APIDA Month Calendar of Events
April 26 to April 30, 9 am to 4:30 pm (EDT) 2020 Vision: Art Gallery
The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion (CSDI) will be hosting the 20/20 Visual Arts Festival. Art pieces submitted by members of the Miami University community that speak to the "Journey of Reflection & Transforation" will be displayed in room 2030, Armstrong Student Center.  
Wednesday, April 28 at 1:30 PM • Sprintax Nonresident Tax Webinar
tax time
Topics covered will include who must file a US tax return, residency for tax purposes, FICA, amended returns, implications of misfiling, the stimulus check and much more. 
a Miami University toasted roll
Wednesday, April 28, 4 to 6pm (EDT) • Design Your Own Toasted Roll
A Miami Tradition taken to the extreme! Come to the Armstrong Patio to make your own version of this historic tasty Miami treat!
Important Dates for Spring 2021
  • April 26 - open Fall 2021 course registration for all students on the Oxford campus. Review how to register for courses and contact your academic advisor for questions about how to make academic progress. 
  • April 30 - last day to apply for December/January graduation
  • May 6 - last day of classes
  • May 15 - end of final examinations/semester
  • May 17 - deadline to file US taxes for 2020
  • May 20 - grades are viewable
Immigration Tip
Fall 2021 Study Plan Survey
Next week, ISSS will launch a brief survey to gain information about your plans and concerns related to Fall 2021. Please watch your email for a message about the survey. We would like all international students to complete it. As you prepare to complete the survey, please keep the following in mind:

  • Miami University will return to in-person classes and operations in the fall. The vast majority (over 90%) of courses on the Oxford campus will be offered in-person and will not be available online (the regional campuses will have more than 50% of courses available online). Students registered for in-person courses will expected to be on campus to participate in those courses.
  • Students who already have a valid F-1 or J-1 visa that is valid beyond August 2021 do not need to apply for a new visa to re-enter the U.S., even if they have been outside the U.S. for more than 5 months.
If you have concerns about what courses to take in Fall 2021, please consult with your academic advisor. Registration opens to all students on Monday, April 26, so all students should have had an opportunity to register by today.
English Language Learner Writing Center
The English Language Learner Writing Center encourages you to get help with language issues in your paper or project before you submit it. All multilingual students can schedule an appointment when they need assistance in improving any writing project, including papers, PowerPoint presentations, resumes and cover letters, and applications. Appointments last 45 minutes or less.  
Schedule an ELL Writing Center Appointment
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