MacCracken Hall

Housing and Dining

University Housing

Miami University is a residential campus, with first- and second-year students living in university housing. As a transfer student, you have the option of living in a Transfer Student Living-Learning Community. 

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. For specific questions regarding room types, please contact the Office of Residence Life or the H.O.M.E. Office for more information.

In-Hall Resources

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. Resident assistants are also familiar with the scheduling process, and they can recommend fun or challenging classes and provide information about certain professors.

Non-University Housing

If you're going to be living in non-university housing, please see the resources available through the Office of Off-Campus Outreach and Communication. 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.


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, winning more than 50 culinary awards since 2004. Miami ranks 1st in Ohio for its dining programs according to's 2014 "Best Colleges for Food in 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.