In this issue, read about:
Arranging Housing, Applying for a Visa, and other Pre-arrival Tasks
- Arriving to Campus
- Myaamia-Miami Connection
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. 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
If you are planning to live off-campus, please take time to consider your options and review the Off-Campus Outreach Housing Search webpage. Housing accommodations should be arranged before arrival and the move-in date confirmed with the property manager.
Arriving to Campus
Reminder that in-person orientation for international students studying in the U.S. for the first time begins on the morning of Friday, August 19.
If you wish to arrive earlier, you may want 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.
Note that for those living on campus an early move-in fee will apply until your housing contract begins.
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 incoming 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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