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Creating a home away from home is easy at Miami University.

University Housing

Miami University is a residential campus, with first- and second-year students living in university housing. University housing is not required for students who are at least 21 years of age by the first day of class; reside with a parent, legal guardian, spouse, or dependent child(ren); or have matriculated full time for at least two years at another institution of higher education or a regional campus after graduating high school.

Residence Halls

All Miami University residence halls are human-scale (no high-rise towers here) to make it easy to feel at home. The number of students housed in each residence hall varies. The largest hall houses 352 people, while the smallest houses 51. Most residence halls are arranged in corridors with a large bathroom for each corridor or floor. All halls are coeducational, with men and women living in separate corridors of 16–30 students who share a hallway, a resident assistant, and a spirit of community through group activities.

Each residence hall also provides the following facilities:

  • Living rooms
  • Study rooms
  • Kitchenettes
  • Recreation and TV rooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mailroom
  • Community bathrooms
  • Vending machines

Not all halls are equipped for wheelchair access. If you or a family member needs special access, please notify Campus Services.


Our residence halls include single, double, triple, and quadruple occupancy rooms. The size and layout of student rooms also vary from one residence hall to another.

Each room includes these items:

  • Extra-long twin beds with 80" x 36" mattresses
  • Dressers
  • Desks with chairs
  • Closets, mirrors
  • Recycling bin and trash can
  • Smoke detector
  • Window with roller shade and curtain rod
  • Ceiling light

All rooms are equipped with a 100 megabit-per-second Ethernet connection for each student in addition to the wireless network access available in every building on campus. Each room also includes standard cable service. For specific questions regarding room types, please contact the Office of Residence Life or the Campus Services Center for more information.

Hall Staff

The Residence Life staff includes full-time professionals, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

A resident assistant lives in each corridor of the residence halls to help new students make the transition from high school to college and to plan special events so students get to know one another. These carefully selected and trained upperclass students are also familiar with the scheduling process and often share their own knowledge and experience when recommending fun or challenging classes and providing information about certain professors.

Living-Learning Communities

First-year students have the option to live in living-learning communities. In these communities, an advisory council made up of students, staff, and faculty develop programs that support a particular theme, allowing you to live with other students who share some of your interests or field of study.

What type of programs will be hosted in your residence hall? That all depends on which living-learning community you choose. Miami offers a variety of theme halls such as Celebrate the Arts, Love.Honor.Pride., Women in Science Disciplines, Engineering, and Math, and many more. You can take classes with your fellow residents, get involved in social activities, work out with an intramural sports team, form a study group, or attend arts events and discuss them afterward. You'll explore new ideas while creating friendships that last a lifetime.

Non-University Housing

If you're going to be living in non-university housing, please see the resources available through the Off-Campus Outreach, including Miami's off-campus housing website. There you'll be able to find information about finding non-university housing, what it's like living in Oxford, and resources for commuter students.