Welcome, Fall 2023 Cohort of International Students!
In this undergraduate student (First Year, Transfer, ACE, and Exchange) issue, read about:
- June 8: Pre-arrival Online Session
- First Year and Transfer: Academic Preparation for Advising and Course Registration
- Submitting ID Photo and Completing Pre-arrival Tasks
- Orientation Reminders and Important Dates
- Oxford, OH!
Missed a past newsletter? Read previous Orientation Newsletters.
Connect with ISSS and other new international students
At 10 am ET on June 8, join staff from International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) via Zoom to hear details about arriving to campus and the in-person orientation program. This is also a great opportunity to ask any questions you have about pre-arrival preparations or arriving to campus.
You and your family members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
First Year and Transfer Preparation for Academic Advising
Please note that the academic advising and course registration process will be different according to your undergraduate student type:
Exchange students should already be in contact with the exchange coordinator and academic advisors for course registration.
ACE students will be automatically registered for all of their core courses. If you have any questions or concerns about your ACE coursework, please contact the ACE Director, Carol Olausen: firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Year and Transfer students should note the following:
All First Year and Transfer students must complete Academic Preparation modules via Canvas, Miami's Learning Management system. Those who need to complete the International Undergraduate Student Academic Preparation - Fall 2023 Canvas modules will receive a invitation to join or can access via the link button below.
Please note: required placement tests need to be completed before you can schedule an academic advising appointment and register for courses. If you DID NOT COMPLETE the required English placement tests, you will have to complete them during in-person orientation and meet with an academic advisor for course registration during in-person, August 21-August 24.
If you COMPLETED required English placement tests, you will be able to meet online with an academic advisor and register for courses before your arrive to campus.
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
Please note: Those those living on-campus will need their Miami ID to enter their residence hall room.
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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