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
- Senior Advice for Sophomores
- Second Year Advisory Council
- Second Year Orientation
- EDL 100 Career Development and the College Student
- Second Year Celebration
- Student Created Living Learning Communities
September 5, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 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.
This year the Office of Second Year Programs will produce several videos to be sent to all second year students. The videos will contain short interviews with current senior students and will share advice that the seniors wish to offer to sophomores.
An advisory council is being created so that students can help the university program to the needs of second year students. The students who volunteer to serve on this committee will be engaged in leadership dialogs, determine programmatic needs of sophomore students, develop goals around those needs, then engage campus resources to meet those needs.
EDL 100 Career Development and the College Student
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 March 2013, 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.