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Miami University International Student Orientation

Welcome, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Cohort of International Students!

Missed a past newsletter? Read previous Orientation Newsletters
In this issue, read about:
  • Registering for In-Person Orientation
  • Submitting InterLink Forms
  • Checking your Housing Arrangements
  • Virtual Campus Tour
  • Oxford, OH

Registering for In-Person Orientation

International students arriving to Miami for the first time are recommended to register for the in-person orientation taking place August 17-19.
The in-person orientation registration form includes your arrival information, how to register for the the ISSS airport pickup on the morning of August 16, signing up for optional activities, and other other information. 
Please be make sure to complete this form before August 1 if your are plannig to attend. You are encouraged to submit early since space for some optional activities is limited. Also, please note that after submitting your "In-Person Orientation Registration," you will be able to update it and make changes if necessary. 
Register for In-Person Orientation

Submit Fall 2021 Study Plan via InterLink

InterLink is an online platform that ISSS uses to manage international students’ information and is the system for international students to submit requests to ISSS, i.e. Certificates of Enrollment, Travel Signatures, Document Updates, etc. 
screen of Fall 2021 interlink page
All international students are required to submit an InterLink e-form for Fall 2021 to indicate their study plans. 
How to submit Fall 2021 Study Plan InterLink e-form: 
  1. Log in to InterLink using your Miami Unique ID and password.
  2. Navigate to Fall 2021 in the menu on the left, and then "Fall 2021 Study Plan Confirmation."
  3. Complete the form with your information for the fall semester. Please be sure to read all instructions carefully when submitting the form.
Please do not submit the form until you feel confident about your plans for fall semester. If you have questions about the form or change your plans after submitting the form, please email for guidance. 
This form must be submitted by August 23.
Log in to InterLink

 Check Your Housing Arrangements

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All full-time first year students and second year students are required to live on campus through the spring semester of their second academic year of enrollment. Students living on campus can check their housing and dining arrangements via the Miami Housing Portal. If you plan to attend orientation, be sure to request early housing via the Miami Housing Portal if you will be living on campus.
Log in to Miami Housing Portal
Students are exempt from living on campus during their initial two years if they meet any of the following: (1) are over 21 years of age by the first day of class; (2) reside with their parents, legal guardians, spouses or dependent children (affidavit required); or
(3) have matriculated full-time for at least two years at another institution of higher education or a regional campus (credits must be earned after graduating high school.)

Students seeking an exemption to this requirement must submit the Residency Requirement Exemption Application to the Campus Services Center prior to the beginning of the semester for which the exemption is sought. Please do not sign a housing contract if you plan to apply for an exemption. You will not be eligible to file an exemption if you have a signed contract on file for the term of which you wish to be exempt. 
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Virtual Campus Tour

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You may want to take a few moments to virtually tour Miami's Oxford campus. You can see aerial views, important landmarks, academic and residential facilities, and get student perspectives of campus in a variety different virtual tours.

Take One of Miami's Virtual Camps Tours

You can also learn more about campus locations through: 

Did you know? 

Oxford, OH is ranked as a top college town in the U.S.!
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Oxford, Ohio, home of Miami's main campus, is a safe, 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; 2 hours or less drive from Cincinnati, OH,  Indianapolis, IN, Columbus, OH, Lexington, KY and Nashville, TN; and 5 hours or less drive from Chicago, IL Cleveland,OH, Detroit, MI and Pittsburgh, PA.  
Learn More About Oxford, OH

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