SUMMER PRE-ORIENTATION WEBINARS

This summer, we are offering a variety of different pre-orientation webinars for new students and their families. The sessions are presented by university administrators, faculty, and students on topics that may generate questions over the summer that you would like answered before you arrive to campus for the orientation program. The topics for this summer are listed below. If you are unable to attend a webinar, they will be recorded and available on the orientation webpage 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 to attend. Once you register, you will receive an email confirmation from the system with the technical specifications needed to participate in the webinar. Please contact us at orientation@miami.edu or (305) 284-5646 with any questions.

 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
2:00 – 3:00pm EST
Course Registration and Academic Advising

To view a recording of the webinar, CLICK HERE
To download the Powerpoint file, CLICK HERE


Presenters:

  • Marilin Cabassi, Associate Registrar, Office of the Registrar
  • Justin Childs, Academic and Career Advisor in Residence (ACAR)

This webinar will provide information about course registration including tips on how to navigate Canelink. The presenters will review the academic advising process that takes place during orientation and provide information about related topics such as math placement testing, textbook purchases and degree/major exploration resources.

 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
4:00 – 5:00pm EST
Campus Dining & Meal Plans

To view a recording of the webinar, CLICK HERE
To download the Powerpoint file, CLICK HERE

Presenters:

  • Marco Gonzalez, Financial Analyst, Auxiliary Services

This webinar will review meal plan information for new students living on campus and answer any questions you may have before you arrive! The presenters will provide an overview of the meal plan options and places to eat on campus. Presenters will also cover how to access the Dine on Campus Website to find menus and nutritional information.

 

Thursday, June 11, 2015
2:00 – 3:00pm
Explore! Prepare! Connect!

To view a recording of the webinar, CLICK HERE

Presenters:

  • Christian Garcia, Executive Director, Toppel Career Center
  • Carly Smith, Assistant Director of Career Development, Toppel Career Center

The Toppel Career Center at the University of Miami is considered one of the most innovative and dynamic career centers in the country. Helping students with everything from choosing a major to exploring careers; shadowing an alumnus to securing an internship; and landing a job to getting into graduate school, Toppel is there for you every step of the way! Join us for this fun and engaging webinar to learn how you can get a head start on your career. We will cover how to EXPLORE your options, PREPARE for life after college, and CONNECT with the right people and organizations. Why? Because life is too short not to do something that matters!

 

Thursday, June 25, 2015
2:00 – 3:00pm EST
Overview of the Academic Resource Center Services
To view a recording of the webinar, CLICK HERE
To download the Powerpoint file, CLICK HERE

Presenters:

  • Jennifer Wilson, M.S., Assistant Director, Academic Resource Center
  • Roopa Dominquez, Ed.D., Assistant Director, Academic Resource Center

This webinar will review the services available at the Academic Resource Center.  Topics covered in the webinar will be tutoring services, learning specialist appointments, and the University of Miami course.

 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
4:00 – 5:00pm
Diversity… Inclusion… Community and U

To view a recording of the webinar, CLICK HERE
To download the Powerpoint file, CLICK HERE

Presenters:

  • Renee Dickens Callan, Director, Multicultural Student Affairs
  • Jesse Ford, Assistant Director, Multicultural Student Affairs

You are joining one of the most diverse institutions in the nation. We have students from all 50 states and over 100 different countries representing a variety of cultures, religions, beliefs and customs. At UM you will have an opportunity to embrace DIVERSITY, explore difference in our INCLUSIVE environment, and help make the U and even greater COMMUNITY! The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs can help you grow both personally and professionally as you navigate your college career. Join us for this dynamic webinar which will help you learn about some of UM's traditions, involvement and leadership opportunities, cultural celebrations, and academic support programs that will help you explore being a global citizen. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn how you can expand your horizons and Diversify Your College Experience!

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
4:00 – 5:00pm
Investing in a UM Education: Financial Aid and Student Accounts Overview
To view a recording of the webinar, CLICK HERE
To download the Powerpoint file, CLICK HERE
Presenters:

  • Raymond Nault-Hix, Associate Dean of Enrollment Management
  • Daniela Salaverria, Associate Director of Student Account Services

What should you be doing to prepare to pay for college? Learn the ins and outs of financial aid and student accounts from this webinar. We will discuss student loans, parent loans, accepting financial aid awards, completing promissory notes and Loan Entrance Counseling.  In addition, we will walk you through the billing process, the tuition refund schedule, and help you learn about the payment options and resources available to you such as the monthly payment plan which can help you satisfy educational expenses at UM.

 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
3:30 – 4:30pm
The Foote Fellows Honors Program
To view a recording of the webinar, CLICK HERE
To download the Powerpoint file, CLICK HERE

Presenters:

  • Melissa Hechtman, Manager, Stamps Leadership Scholars & Foote Fellows Honors Program

Welcome new Foote Fellows! Learn more about the academic opportunities available to you at the University of Miami.

 

Thursday, July 23, 2015
2:00 – 3:00pm
Residential College Move-in and New Student & Family Orientation Schedule

To view a recording of the webinar, CLICK HERE
To download the Powerpoint file, CLICK HERE

Presenters:

  • Richard Kenney, Assistant Director, Housing & Residential Life
  • Aysha Daniels, Director, Orientation & Commuter Student Involvement
  • Matthew Barnes, Assistant Director, Orientation & Commuter Student Involvement

This webinar will review information that pertains to your first few days on campus and answer any questions you may have before you arrive! The presenters will provide you with an overview of the residential college move-in process, including things to bring and available vendor services. We will also provide a day-by-day overview of the New Student and Family Orientation schedule, including the check-in process and major campus events.

 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
3:30 – 4:30pm
Why Early Involvement Leads to Future Success
Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1003327816739171842

Presenters:

  • Josh Brandfon, Director, Student Activities & Student Organizations
  • Andrew Wiemer, Director, Butler Center for Service and Leadership

Current students and staff will share their thoughts on why getting involved as a first-year student is beneficial for both personal and professional growth. Current students will share their own experiences about their time at UM and Student Affairs staff will lend their professional insight on student involvement at UM. The Department of Student Activities and Student Organizations oversees the 275+ registered student organizations on campus, and offers resources to students who are interested in hosting programs. The office also advises a number of programming boards – including Hurricane Productions, Homecoming, and Category 5 – that work to bring fun and exciting events to campus. UM also offers a variety of service and leadership opportunities through the Butler Center for Service and Leadership. Especially for first-year students, UM's first service day, Orientation Outreach, is held during orientation week and brings first-year students into their local community to provide them with an in-depth look at their new neighborhood. First Year U and IMPACT are two leadership development opportunities that often serve as a catalyst for future success amongst participants, connecting first-year students with current campus leaders and UM faculty. Taking advantage of these involvement opportunities will foster a sense of belonging to the 'Cane family.

 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
3:00 – 4:00pm EST
Families in Transition: Checklists, Tips, and Resources for Transitioning Students and Families

Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3384974456659900161

Presenters:

  • Darby Plummer, Manager, ’Cane Success Center
  • Kim Martin, LCSW, Outreach Coordinator, Counseling Center

Beginning your college career can be stressful, overwhelming and sometimes just plain scary for both students and their families.  There are a lot of unknowns from what your roommate will be like, to managing college level coursework.  This webinar will help prepare you for a successful transition to UM.  With the right mindset, knowledge of available resources and expert tips on how to thrive on campus, you will have the tools you need to get off to a great start.