SUMMER PRE-ORIENTATION WEBINARS

This summer, we are offering a variety of different pre-orientation webinarsfor new students and parents. The sessions are presented by universityadministration and students on topics that may generate questions over thesummer that you'd like answered before you arrive to campus for the orientationprogram. The topics for this summer are listed below. If you are unable toattend a webinar, they will be recorded and available on the orientationwebpage for view at a later time.

Space is limited, and the registration links for each webinar are listed below.Please note that you must register for each webinar that you would like toattend. Once you register, you will receive an email confirmation from thesystem with the technical specifications needed to participate in the webinar.Please contact us at orientation@miami.edu with any questions.

Thursday, May 30
11:00 a.m.
Course Registration and Academic Advising
Registration Linkhttps://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/614898886
PowerPoint presentation: Download here
Presenters:
  • Bryan Jones, Associate Registrar
  • Melissa Hechtman, Academic andCareer Advisor in Residence (ACAR) for Stanford Residential College
Now that you've submitted yourcourse preferences, this webinar will provide you with information about thecourse registration process that happens during the summer before you arrive oncampus. We will review the academic advising process that takes place duringorientation and provide information about related topics such as math placementtesting, textbook purchases, and degree/major exploration resources.

Tuesday, June 4th
11:00 a.m.
Campus Dining & Meal Plans

RegistrationLink: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/294213966
PowerPoint presentation: Download here
Presenter:
  • Marco Gonzalez, Financial Analyst, Auxiliary Services
This webinar will review meal plan information for freshmanliving on campus and answer any questions you may have before you arrive! Thepresenter will provide you with an overview of the meal plan options, andplaces to eat on campus. Presenter will also cover how to access the Dine onCampus Website to find menus and nutritional Information.


Wednesday, June 19
11:00 a.m.
Your Career Starts Now!

Registration Link: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/729543766
PowerPoint presentation: Download here
Presenters:
  • Samantha Gil, Assistant Director, ExperientialInitiatives, Toppel Career Center
  • Jessica Massoni, Assistant Director, BusinessConsultant, Toppel Career Center
Freshman year is the perfect time to begin planning for yourfuture career! Whether your plans include full time employment or graduateschool, the Toppel Career Center can help you achieve your goals. Samantha andJessica will discuss career assessments, the importance of internships, careerdevelopment and networking programs, and resources available on HireACane.com.

Tuesday, June 25
1:00 p.m.
Learn Why Toppel is Among the Best Career Centers in the Country

Registration Link:  https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/780223966
PowerPoint presentation: Download here
Presenters:
  • Christian Garcia, Executive Director, ToppelCareer Center
  • Edward L. Cruz, Interim Director of CareerDevelopment, Toppel Career Center
Preparing for your career earlyon is critical. You, as a transfer student, need to jump start your careerbecause of time constraints while at UM. Join us for this informative webinar,and learn about the importance of internships, services, and events that theToppel Career Center offers to help you make valuable connections. Let us showyou how we can empower you to take control of your career!


Wednesday, July 10
11:00 a.m.
Information Technology Services

Registration Link: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/528870182
PowerPoint presentation: Download here
Presenters:
  • Bryan Vazquez, Supervisor,Information Technology Student Support Services
Joinmembers of the information technology staff in this webinar that provides anoverview of their programs and services for students. Information will beprovided about back-to-school computer bundles that are available for purchasethrough the Technology Product Center, free software and technical support foryour computer on-campus, as well as Wireless Canes, UPrint and other emailrelated services.

Wednesday, July 24
11:00 a.m.
Residential College Move-in and New Student and Parent Orientation Schedule

Registration Link: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/825882854
PowerPoint presentation: Download here
Presenters:
  • Jon Baldessari, Associate Director, Housing & Residential Life
  • Danielle Howard, Director, New Student and Parent Orientation
This webinar will review information that pertainsto your first few days on campus and answer any questions you may have beforeyou arrive! The presenters will provide you with an overview of the residentialcollege move-in process, including things to bring and available vendorservices. We will also provide a day-by-day overview of the New Student andParent Orientation schedule, including the check-in process and major campusevents.


Tuesday, July 30th
1:00 p.m.
UMX: University of Miami's Freshman Experience

Registration Link: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/497588054
PowerPoint presentation: Download here
Presenters:
  • Jennifer Wilson, Assistant Director, Camner Academic Resource Center
  • Dr. Mykel Mangrum Billups, Assistant Dean of Student Support Services, Camner Academic Resource Center
Learn more about this graded, comprehensive, virtual, self-paced course specifically designed to assist first year students, transfer students included, in making a successful transition to the University of Miami. Students will be exposed to campus leadership opportunities, academic and career planning, university traditions, study abroad opportunities, personal wellness programs, as well as advising and registration through videos, power points, blogs, threaded discussions, and more. These resources and opportunities are only a click away! Visit our website: www.umarc.miami.edu for more information.


Thursday, August 1st
11:00 a.m.
Why Early Involvement Leads to Future Success
Registration Link: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/623844558
PowerPoint presentation: Download here
Presenters:
  • Andrew Wiemer, Director, ButlerCenter for Service and Leadership
  • Laura Stott, Director, StudentActivities and Organizations
Current students and staff willshare their thoughts on why getting involved as a first-year student isbeneficial for both personal and professional growth. Current students willshare their own experiences about their time at UM and Student Affairs staffwill lend their professional insight on student involvement at UM. Featuringover 265 student organizations, the Department of Student Activities andStudent Organizations oversees UM's registered student organizations and offersresources to students who are interested in hosting programs on campus. UM alsooffers a variety of service and leadership opportunities through the ButlerCenter for Service and Leadership. Especially for first-year students, UM'sfirst service day, Orientation Outreach, is held during orientation week andbrings first-year students into their local community to provide them with anin-depth look at their new neighborhood. First Year U and IMPACT are twoleadership development opportunities that often serve as a catalyst for futuresuccess amongst participants, connecting first-year students with currentcampus leaders and UM faculty. Taking advantage of these involvementopportunities will foster a sense of belonging to the 'Cane family.