In this issue, read about:
- Arranging Housing, Applying for a Visa, and other Pre-arrival Tasks
- Arriving to Campus
- Myaamia-Miami Connection
Completing Placement Tests
To prepare for the online academic advising and course registration that will happen July 25-29, some students may need to complete the following placement tests:
- English Reading and Writing (June 6, 11, or 14)
English Speaking and Listening (June 15, 16, or 17)
Test scores, previous education, and native language will determine which placement test need to be taken. Those who need to complete placement tests should make sure to read the relevant messages sent to your MiamiOH.edu email inbox and follow the instructions for completing placement tests. Please note that placement tests will need to be completed before you can participate in online advising and register for courses July 25-29.
International students students will need a U.S. visa in their passport to study at Miami University. You have been issued an I-20 by Miami University and must apply for an F-1 visa (this does not include SEVIS transfer students who are remaining in the U.S. or already have a valid F-1 visa). It is important to apply for your visa as far in advance as possible. Wait times vary, but can be long and there can be additional processing and delays in visa issuance. A delay in visa issuance could result in a delay in your ability to start your studies at Miami University.
Make sure you are also completing all the necessary tasks to prepare for your arrival. Questions? Contact international@MiamiOH.edu.
Generally, all full-time first-year and second-year undergraduate students are required to live on campus.
If you will live on campus, you should submit your Residence Hall and Meal Plan Contract by signing into the Miami Campus Services Housing Portal. Please do not sign a housing contract if you plan to apply for a residency exemption.
Students living on campus can check their housing and dining arrangements via the Miami Campus Services Housing Portal. Please note that the earliest students will be able to move into their residence halls is August 11 and that an additional nightly fee will be charged until the housing contract begins. Typically, room assignment information for incoming students is sent out by email at the end of July. Rooms are assigned to based on Living Learning Communities.
If you feel that a disability-related housing accommodation is needed, please contact the Miller Center for Student Disability Services
Arriving to Campus
Reminder that in-person orientation for new international students begins in the morning of Friday, August 12.
Students are encouraged to use the $35 discounted transportation service to campus offered by ISSS. Departing at 10:00 am on August 11 from the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at Cincinnati Airport (CVG), a charter bus will transport students and their luggage to campus. International Peer Orientation Leaders and ISSS staff will make sure students can access their housing and help guide students through the move-in process. (Please note students should be prepared to move their luggage into their housing by themselves.)
On the afternoon of August 11, there will be bus trips to the nearby Walmart for students to purchase anything needed for their rooms.
International students can also reserve a discounted room ($129 + tax) at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cincinnati Airport for the night of August 10. Information about reserving a room will be included in an upcoming newsletter.
Miami's name comes from the Myaamia people.
Miami University is located within the traditional homelands of the Myaamia and Shawnee people, who, along with other indigenous groups, ceded these lands to the United States in the first Treaty of Greenville in 1795. The Miami people, whose name our university carries, were forcibly removed from these homelands in 1846.
In 1972, a relationship between Miami University and the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma began and evolved into a reciprocal partnership, including the creation of the Myaamia Center at Miami University in 2001. The work of the Myaamia Center serves the Miami Tribe community and is dedicated to the revitalization of Miami language and culture and to restoring that knowledge to the Myaamia people.
Read the full Land Acknowledgement of Miami University.
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