Housing and Dining
Miami University does not have "dormitories." Instead, we refer to university housing as "residence halls." It's a more accurate name, reflecting their comfortable living and educational environment. This page offers all you ever wanted to know about university housing.
Types of Rooms
Unless otherwise specified in your housing assignment, new students share double rooms. Each student is provided with a twin bed with an extra-long mattress (36" x 80"), dresser, desk with chair and lamp, closet, mirror, and wastebasket. Each room is equipped with a telephone, smoke detector, ceiling light, and window with roller shade and curtain rod. Visit the Office of Student Housing and Meal Plan Services for more information.
A resident assistant (R.A.) lives in each corridor and is there to help with problems and work with students to plan programs like corridor dinners and speakers. These upper-class students are trained to help new students make the transition from high school to college. A professional adviser also lives in each residence hall to give academic advice and assist with course scheduling.
First-year advisers are available to help students organize their academic agenda for an on-time graduation. Resident assistants are also familiar with the scheduling process, and they can recommend fun or challenging classes and provide information about certain professors.
Miami is known for good food! Each group of buildings, called a Quad, includes at least one dining hall offering a tremendous variety of fresh, healthy foods prepared daily in our kitchens and bakery.
Miami's dining services get rave reviews from students and professionals alike. Year after year, more than 95 percent give high ratings to both food and service. Miami's food service has won 21 awards in the past three years in national dining competitions, with 11 gold awards—more than any other university in North America.
Choices among the food service locations across campus include sushi, vegetarian entrees, create your own stir-fry, char-grilled burgers, potato bars, gourmet coffees and desserts, fruit smoothies, homemade pretzels, and much more. If there's a food item that you don't see, ask a dining hall employee and they will see to your request.
Each campus eatery offers specialty menus, theme dinners, and social opportunities. Students can use their meal pass at any of the campus dining halls, a la carte locations, and carry-out windows.