International Student And Scholar Services


Pre-Departure Information and Resources

Miami University Email

At Miami University, email is the primary means of communication to students. Email communication is the means in which faculty and staff will communicate important information to you. Setting up and checking your Miami University email upon confirming your enrollment at Miami is extremely important, as relevant information will be sent to your Miami email account from the day you confirm your enrollment.

Accessing your Miami University E-Mail

To check your Miami University email you will need your Miami UniqueID and MUnet password. You can access your email by logging into myMiami or by visiting:

Miami Unique ID Lookup

The Miami UniqueID and MUnet password are used to sign in to the vast majority of Miami systems including e-mail, myMiami, and BannerWeb.
If you cannot locate your unique ID, follow these steps to look-up your unique ID and set-up a password:

  • Your user identification number is your Banner ID Number, which you can find in the bottom of your Admission letter. It starts with a + sign.  Enter this number (with plus sign) in the first field.
  • Then, on the second field, enter your default password, which is your two digit month of birth/two digit day of birth/last 4 digits of your Banner ID number (ex. MM/DD/NNNN). You will be able to change your password once you log into my Miami.

Changing Your Default MUnet Passord

You can change your default MUnet password at

For questions regarding your Miami UniqueID and MUnet password, email please contact IT Help at, (513) 529-7900 or  email

Mailing Your Belonging To Campus

Students who wish to mail their belongings to Miami prior to arrival may do so as long as the package does not arrive to Miami before August 8. The Campus Mail Room will not accept student packages until 2 weeks prior to the beginning of classes (August 8). Upon arrival, students can pick up their packages at the Campus Mail Room (located in Wells Hall).

Students should mail packages to the following address:
Student Name
Miami University
Street Name of Residence Hall
Residence Hall Name, Room #
Oxford, Ohio 45056

What to Bring to Miami

Recommended Items To Bring To Miami:

  • Some cash (around $250) and/or credit card to get you through your first few days at Miami
  • Clothing appropriate for the season:

In August/September you will need clothes for hot, humid weather. However, the winter months call for a warm coat, gloves, scarf, hat, and winter shoes.

  • Comfortable walking shoes, as well as an umbrella or rain jacket in case it rains. 
  • Toiletries: Shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.
  • Alarm Clock
  • Food: Some snacks to have on hand until you can go to the dining hall or market

Items You May Purchase In Oxford:

  • Bedding
  • Towels
  • First-aid kit
  • Laundry basket, detergent
  • Fan
  • Extension cords
  • Dishes/Cooking utensils (for those living off-campus)
  • Iron & ironing board, hangers
  • School supplies: pens, paper, folders, etc.
  • Computer, television, radio and other electronics
  • Cell phone

Weather in Oxford

EdUSA Orient

If this will be your first time studying the United States, you may want to consider attending a pre–departure orientation in your home country.  These orientations are organized by EducationUSA, which is a network supported by the U.S. Department of State.  To locate pre–departure orientations in your home country, please visit this website:

Pre-Arrival Checklist


    Undergraduate Students:

    To confirm your enrollment, go to: (Deadline to submit confirmation deposit is May 1, 2011)

    Graduate Students:

    To confirm your enrollment, please email

    Exchange Students:

    Confirmation is arranged through OIE Study Abroad and Exchange Coordinator, Richard Menard,


    For more information, go to:


    For information on applying for an F-1 visa, go to:

    For information on applying for a J-1 visa, go to:


    Please plan according to your corresponding Fall 2011 International Student Orientation Arrival date.


    If you are planning to attend the Academic and Culture Preparation Program (APCP), submit your registration form at:

    NOTE: AECP (Conditionally Admitted) students are not eligible to attend the APCP program.


    If you are living on-campus, submit your Residence Hall & Meal Plan Contract by May 2 at:

    Note: The University requires all new undergraduate students to live on-campus during their first two years of study. Students over 21 years of age can live off campus, but must contact the Office of Student Housing

    For more information on off-campus housing options, visit:


Miami University International Student and Scholar Services | 200 MacMillan Hall | Oxford, Ohio 45056, USA
Telephone:  (1) 513-529-5628 | Fax:  (1) 513-529-7383 | Email:

Last update: June 23 2011 13:54

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