"The most beautiful campus there ever was!" - Robert Frost.
We tend to agree. We invite you to view this virtual tour with Cole, Caroline, Maslynn, and Sarah, four of our admissions tour guides. They will be showing you some of the amazing buildings, locations, and history of Miami University. Sit back, relax, and enjoy what Miami has to offer.
Virtual Campus Tour
"The most beautiful campus there ever was!" - Robert Frost.
Hello, my name is Arianna. I'm a sophomore from Cleveland, Ohio. I'm here with Marilyn and Sarah. I'm so excited to have you here today and I'm see campus.
Alright, so this is Armstrong Student Center. This is what I like to think of as the main hub campus, there going to be students walking in and out of here almost every single hour of the day. So one of the main key features of Armstrong that I would like to point out is behind you guys, you can reserve study rooms here, so it's gonna be free of charge, you can go online and book some of those study rooms, it's a great place to come and meet. This is kind of the center campus. So no matter where you are on campus, whether you're off campus, or you're on the far north part or south part, it's very easy to come and meet here and get all your work done. On top of that, there are a ton of different Allah carte options that you can eat here. Some of my favorites are the sundial pizza, and the stir fry and Haines, which is kind of like a Chipotle Mediterranean style. So definitely one of my favorites that I highly recommend that you guys stop at after the two. Also involved here, there is the Miami University student credit union. And so that's one of three student credit unions run solely by students throughout the entire nation, as well as Career Services located down that way, where a lot of students can go and practice mock interviews, as well as go and a lot of interviews will be held by companies they're on top of that. There's also a movie theater or theater, we'll look in here called Books Theater. So they show all sorts of different stuff. And a lot of the places that use that a lot is a program called map, otherwise known as my me activities in programming. So that always holds an event on every Thursday, Friday and Saturday for students on or off campus to kind of come in and there's all sorts of different activities going on. So great opportunities that you can kind of see on campus and lots of great and fun things to do.
So first, we're going to cover everything you saw in the room, all the hardwood, the desk, dressers, as well as the chairs, the refrigerator, trash cans, recycling vents, all that comes with the room as a student, the larger that your room is, the less storage space you'll have because you have actual more space. But the smaller the room is you'd have a little bit more like dressers, things you can work with. Besides that out here. If you can see we're in the common room area, this is just an area for you to get to know everyone in your building your corridor, which is pretty much the hallway you'll live in. Usually you'll meet in the common room space really try to get to know each other. Through those double doors, you can see there's a full kitchen set that has everything oven, stove, refrigerator, freezer, and sink. There used to be a pool table ping pong table for people to get to know each other, do some fun activities as well. Besides that, there are three ways to choose roommate here in Miami. So the first we like to call eHarmony. It's just a Miami sponsored survey that you would answer questions like yes, I shower and eat. And based on your answers, there is best matches with someone who complements you. The second way, once you're admitted as a student, you get put into a Facebook group. And I will put a little blurb on there like Hi, my name is Arianna. I'm thinking about studying in public health. Based on that someone would comment back, say hi, I'm interested in rooming with you you'd exchange information. And then you can request each other's name, less dramatic way if you know someone coming you can also request their names, but that's never as fun. And the third way is to go completely random. So everyone's completely random. And it works out great for me and I'd love for you mate. So just kind of know the type of person you are and you can choose them on that. The way you're placed into a building we have these different communities called the LLCs, which are Living Learning Communities. Based on the LLC you pick the university will place the LLC in a specific building. So as a first year student, you can't pick your building, but you will pick the LLC and that will place you on campus where you need to be. Besides that second year it kind of get into this lottery system you can kind of get around that. You are things you do need to know about housing, there are communal style bathrooms. And all buildings are co-ed except for second year sorority housing, which is in the center of campus. You'll be able to see more about that later.
Alright guys, welcome to academic quad. As you see right in front of us, we actually have our Miami seal. Now I noticed that you kind of are all stepping away from it. We asked you to do that because it is rumored but if you step on the seal, you will fail your next exam. That seems a little odd. However, I have had friends who failed their exams. Personally, I don't like to think I'm superstitious. I like to think it's because they were taking a physics class and maybe didn't study Enough, but first exam of freshman year, hey, you can't necessarily say that it was totally their fault. So this is just really fun. We have lots of really cool traditions at Miami. One of the other things is right behind you guys is going to be Roudebush Hall. Those top three windows there are president Crawford's office. So president Crawford is around all the time, you always will see him and his wife, Dr. Renata Crawford riding their bikes, they are engaging with students hosting events, they host workout classes, actually, which is really fun, and they give out free t-shirts. So that's something that is really cool. They like to be really involved and making sure that they understand what students on campus are going through as well. Another fun tradition we have here at Miami is actually called the Miami Merger. So right over here, we have Abem Hall. This is just a plain academic building. However, if you look there is a lantern and an arch. So it is said if you kiss your sweetheart under the lantern at midnight when it's lit, but you guys will be together forever. Another really cool thing is this is kind of considered the hub of campus. So if you look around all of these different trees, when it's really busy, they will have sheet signs up advertising for different events, and things that may be going on on campus.
So when it comes to getting food on campus, there are five dining halls on campus. And they're all located no more than a five minute walk or so from your academic buildings, your residence halls, the Rec Center, pretty much everywhere that you need to be on campus.
So as you guys can see, we're now in King Library. This is our largest library on campus. However, we do have satellite libraries all over that are dedicated to different programs of study. This is going to be your largest one with all of your books on the second floor. So yes, we are a library, we do still have books, I promise. This first floor is mostly going to be multimedia. So you have computers behind me. You also have your circulation desk up front where you can reserve and check out chargers laptops, things like that as well in case you are ever in need of one. The floor below us actually has King Cafe where you can get made to order sandwiches, they have a small market as well as really good coffee. So in case you're ever in need of a little pick me up during your study time, you can go on down there and get one. That second floor I talked about with the books it's going to be much quieter, really kind of only talking if you really need to. Nothing higher than a whisper though. The third floor which we do have here at King is going to be home to our special records and archives it's really cool area. They also are silent up there. That's where our graduate studies are. So if you need silence in order to study that is the place for you. It's really a great area they have lots of comfortable chairs, but unfortunately it doesn't necessarily work for me. Something else in King that they have that I always like to mention is the how Writing Center for Excellence. They will help you with your essay free of charge. You can send in your essay online, and they will send back with feedback over like an email to you but you can also meet in person with a student who has taken a class on writing essays to help you and give you the best kind of feedback that is possible.
Miami is a division one athletic department which has 18 teams competes in the mid American conference and is earned back to back Cartwright awards which recognizes the program for its excellence in academics, athletics and citizenship. Last year, the Red Hawks won nine championships in the football team took home the 2019 magic. Tickets are included in tuition, so no need to stand in line. Just walk right in with your Miami ID swipe it. cheer on your Red Hawks. At the Rec Center you'll find a rock climbing wall basketball courts football court track free weights treadmills and other machines, many intramurals are played at the rack and also workout and exercise classes are offered for class credit. On the other side is the pool diving board and hot tub. To get in, all you got to do is swipe your Miami ID and you're good to go.
Alright guys, so now that we're in sort of the academic part of campus, I'm going to talk a little bit about classes here. So one of the things that we have in Miami as part of our liberal arts education is something called My Plan, which is basically going to be a set of classes that you guys would take outside of your intended major. So even though I'm a statistics major, I'm gonna end up taking a science class, I took math classes, which sort of ended up working out pretty well, with my major, you can take a psychology class, you could take basically anything you want to kind of get you a big like breadth of knowledge here, which is something that's really cool, and it gives you a chance to kind of experience other things. Something that we also have here is incredible academic advisors. So if you're taking one of those Miami playing courses, or you're taking something outside of your intended major, and you realize, Hey, I actually like this a lot better than what I'm doing right now. They can help you make that easy. transition to a different major even. So if you realized, you're in education, and then you took a few statistics classes, you could do like I did, and switch from education to statistics. And they're very helpful about all of that with the credits. Something else that's also really important to mention to you guys is the average class size here, which is right about 30 or 31. Students. So the professors genuinely care about us learning and the class as a whole. So even though they might have a teaching assistant or graduate assistant that helps out with the class, the professor is going to be the one that you could go to ask questions with, they do have to have office hours at during the week for a fee of usually four or five hours. So you can go in, they usually have on different days. That way, even if you have classes during those times you can make it work. So they're usually an amazing resource to go to. If you maybe can't go during those times, or maybe you want to learn from a student as well. We do have a student tutoring center here on campus, which is in the Shriver Center, which is actually all students that has performed well in that class. And now they're willing to help you but you can go to the tutoring center, sign up for one hour appointments and get help in basically any classes you need. So there's an abundance of resources to help you here at Miami, if you're struggling with any class, but it's always good to kind of get to know your professors and try to get all the help that you can get, especially since a lot of these resources are free for you.
I know right now, there are a ton of unknowns. But what I can tell you is that wherever you end up, you'll learn to call it home. College really is what you make of it. And here at Miami, you can make pretty great
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