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Miami University International Student Orientation

In this issue:

  • Important Reminders 
  • ISSS Orientation Welcome Session
  • Information for those planning to Study in the US 
  • Information for those planning to Study from Outside the US
This is the final orientation newsletter. We are looking forward to welcoming you to Miami University! Did you miss the last Newsletter? Visit the Orientation Newsletter archive.

Important Reminders

English Placement Test on January 19

If you are from a country where English isn't the dominant language and you are a first-year student or a transfer student who hasn't earned composition credit, and you have not previously been tested, you will need to take a writing test online on January 19.  This test will help English Department to determine which English writing class is best for you. Students will receive an email with detailed instructions. Please watch for it! 

Registering for Classes

Undergraduate students must complete the advising and registration Canvas modules in order to meet with an academic advisor and register for classes. Please complete these modules now if you have not done so already. 

ISSS InterLink E-forms 

All new international students need to complete the InterLink e-form to confirm Spring 2021 study plans. The form is located under "Spring 2021" in the menu on the left, and then "Spring 2021 Study Plan Confirmation" after logging in. This form must be submitted by January 25, but should ideally be submitted by January 15 (today).

Staying Connected 

Your email is the official channel through which you will receive communications from the offices, faculty, and staff at Miami University. Please make sure you are checking your email address daily to receive important updates and information. 

ISSS Orientation Welcome Session

The International Student and Scholar Services Office will hold a Orientation Welcome session to welcome you and kick off the new semester! Students will receive an overview of orientation, what to expect, and meet the ISSS team and International Peer Orientation Leaders.
  • Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
  • Time: 8:30am - 9:15am EST
  • Location: Virtually via Zoom (Meeting ID: 875 5834 5131, Passcode: 019643)
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Information for those planning to Study in the US 

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ISSS Check-in 

Complete your COVID-19 arrival testing when you arrive to campus, then check-in with ISSS at MacMillan Hall (back door). Students will pick up their ID card during check-in. Please make sure to submit your ID photo in advance. If you arrive outiside our check-in hours, please contact Yuenan at to schedule a check-in appointment. 
  • Date: January 19-22, 2021 | 8:00 am-5:00 pm EST
  • Location: International Student Center, Room 017, MacMillan HallPlease enter through the middle back doors via the Maple Street parking lot. 

Information for those planning to Study from Outside the US 

The offices and campus support resources covered in previous Orientation newsletters are available to help with your transition to college as a Miami Student. ISSS staff will be in touch with you throughout the semester to connect you with these resources and other opportunities to engage with the Miami community and Oxford campus. 

Contact International Student and Scholar Services

Phone: +1-513-529-8600

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