Programming is offered in collaboration with the Office of Residence Life, the Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and Leadership, Career Services and Off-Campus Affairs as well as other key offices across campus. Key programs in the second year experience at Miami University include:
- ASG Housing Fair
- Mystery Bus Trips
- K'NEX'ion Dinners
- EDL 100 Career Development and the College Student
- Second Year Celebration
- Student Created Living Learning Communities
- Welcome Back Picnic
- Welcome Back Week
- Career L.E.A.P.
- Lambda Sigma National Honor Society
September 5, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.in the Shriver Center MPR will be this year's Housing Fair. This is an opportunity for you to meet local landlords, review property listings and leases. You should attend this event prior to signing any leases for next year (your junior year). Associated Student Government is sponsoring this event. The primary goal of this event is to prepare second year students to make an informed choice about a property that is right for them.
Four "Mystery Bus" trips are planned for this year. Second year students who wish to participate will board a bus at the appointed date and time and take off for a day (or half day) long activity. But where are they going??? Local points of interest..... With Cincinnati, Dayton and Indy close by, we'll find something fun to do. Last year we went to Kings Island, Dave and Busters, The Newport Aquarium and to see Shrek, The Musical. This event is free for students.
This fall we will be working with the Office of Residence Life to sponsor Second Year Retreats. These retreats will attempt to engage students and address issues that will help with student success here at Miami and beyond. Recent trip destinations have included Chicago and Atlanta to experience and engage in culturally diverse programming. During the Atlanta trip we attended the HBCU Battle of the Bands.
These dinners bring local community members and Miami students together for a nice dinner where they interact and can get to know each other. These dinners help local residents understand the student experience and help students realize that they are valued community members and their actions impact other citizens.
This is a career development class designed to help second year students determine their interests, skills and abilities for the purpose of selecting a major and focusing on career options.
In April 2014, we will be taking some time to recognize second year students who are engaged with the campus and local community. Often we recognize students at the end of thier academic career for all they have done for the community. This event in an opportunity to recognize and encourage students who are still at the beginning of their journey, to say "Thank You" for their work and to say what they do really matters. .
Coordinated through the Office of Residence Life: Students can initiate community housing options around a specific theme that bring students together to enhance their on-campus living experience. These Student Created Communities will provide a unique opportunity for any upper class students who share a common interest to live together in order to enhance their learning and overall residential experience at Miami University. This is an excellent opportunity for residents to continue the themed housing from their freshman year into the sophomore year or for residents to address an important topic that has not been addressed in existing upper-class Living Learning Communities. Living themes could be based around healthy living choices (alcohol, drugs, tobacco), spirituality, intramural sports teams, student groups or any area of academic interest. Students interested in this option need to apply for housing. If approved, they are able to select their housing prior to general housing selection.
Join us on Saturday, August 24th from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the HUB for a free Welcome Back Picnic. After a day of unpacking and organizing your room, reconnect with your friends from last year. Enjoy the DJ and the free food. After the picnic, head down to Yagar Stadium for the Welcome Week concert.... Oh..and Welcome Back!!!!
The Office of New Student Programs has partnered with Second Year Programs to offer great programming for new as well as returning students. We know that there was a lot of Welcome Week programming you didn't attend last year but could certainly take advantage of this year. Didn't connect with the right student group last year, hit Mega Fair again. Check out the Study Abroad Fair or Making the Most of College. It's never too late....
Check out the schedule here.
These socials are for first and second-year students and offer an opportunity for out-of-state students to connect with each other. Held the first week of classes in the Alexander Dining Hall (Lower Level and Harris Dining Hall) during lunch or dinner, these socials are based on your "home" state, or where you consider "home". They allow you to connect with peers with common backgrounds and experiences. Attend your social, connect, and maybe find a travel companion for your trips back home for the breaks. See the first page of the Welcome Back Week Schedule to find your social.
Check out the schedule here.
Join us Sunday, August 25, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Shriver Center Multipurpose Room A. This event is for new transfer students and is a great opportunity to meet other new transfer students before classes start. Enjoy an ice-cream sundae bar and get a free Mimai t-shirt during our t-shirt swap. For the t-shirt swap, just bring a t-shirt or other spirit item from your old university and trade it in for a free Miami t-shirt.
Second Year Programs, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of Career Services and New Student Programs have teamed up to offer an August Pre-Semester Program for second-year students who are exploring major and career options. This program includes taking strengths self-assessments, resume development, interviewing skills, visiting local businesses, an etiquette dinner and a Reds ball game.
Miami University is the Beta chapter for Lambda Sigma Honor Society. Lambda Sigma Society is a national honor society for second year men and women dedicated to the purpose of fostering leadership, scholarship, fellowship and the spirit of service among college students. For the 2013 - 2014 academic year, our chapter will be involved in Adopt a Highway, Empty Bowls, Welcome Back Picnic and bringing chapter alum Dr. Dave Fardo back to campus to speak about his experience at Miami, with Lambda Sigma, and fulfilling his research passions as a faculty member at the University of Kentucky.