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Miami University International Student Orientation

Welcome, Fall 2021 Cohort of International Students!

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is looking forward to welcoming you to our community and hopes that you are excited to begin your studies at Miami University. 
Our office assists international students with transitioning to the U.S., maintaining legal status, and making the most of their academic experience. We also provide comprehensive and on-going cultural and social programs and events for students. Please note that all new international students will be charged a one-time administrative services fee, which will appear on your Miami bill. The ISSS team and the rest of Global Initiatives are located in MacMillan Hall.  
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Staying Connected with Orientation Updates

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 regularly to receive important updates and information
All new international students must complete the orientation program, which is comprised of online modules via Canvas and in-person sessions on Miami's Oxford, Ohio campus. Students can expect to receive an invitation to the online program in early June. The in-person program will begin on Friday, August 13 (classes will begin on Monday, August 23). 
ISSS will offer a pickup service from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (CVG) International Airport hotel on the morning of Thursday, August 12, which students are highly encouraged to use. More arrival details will be provided in upcoming Orientation Newsletters. 

We understand that you have many questions about your arrival to campus. Please keep checking your inbox for emails from that will help answer many of your questions as you begin your journey to Miami University. 

Duo Two-Factor Authentication 

In order to access Miami University resources, you will need to be enrolled in Duo, our two-factor authentication tool. When you first try to log in to a Miami resource (myMiami, BannerWeb, Canvas, etc.), you will be prompted to enroll in Duo. Then, whenever you log in to your Miami accounts after that, you will be asked to authenticate with Duo.
You should be able to set up Duo on mobile phones in most countries. Follow the instructions for setting up a smartphone with Duo. If you are a new student in China and have difficulty enrolling in Duo, you can request a temporary bypass of the Duo system until you arrive on campus.

Did you know? 

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Miami History

Miami University is one of the oldest public universities in the U.S., made possible by an ordinance signed by President George Washington in 1795. Chartered in 1809, Miami welcomed its first students in 1824.

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Phone: +1-513-529-8600

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