Great Start

Congratulations, and welcome to the University of Miami!  Each summer, the Department of Orientation & Commuter Student Involvement invites incoming first-year commuter students to participate in the Great Start program.

Great Start is an overnight pre-orientation program designed to promote and emphasize college adjustment and campus involvement opportunities for commuter students. The program's goal is to help commuters successfully transition to the University and provide a chance to meet other commuter students. Students who participated in Great Start have said the program greatly contributed to a positive transition from high school to college.

We hope you find the information on this site useful. We look forward to seeing you in the summer!  Please contact our program staff via email at or by phone at (305) 284-5646 if you have any questions.