Is Oxford really a typical college town, like everyone says?
In many ways, yes. The university is the largest employer in town, and the size of Oxford nearly triples when the students return in the fall. Oxford has a lot of trees, red brick streets, pizza places, coffee shops, and bookstores, just like most college towns. At the same time, Oxford is near the metropolitan areas of Cincinnati and Dayton. Cultural offerings from these cities often come to campus, and students frequently take road trips to the cities.
What transportation services are available?
Footprint Tours provides charter bus service to the Cleveland/Akron/Lorain County area during breaks. Call 440-244-5100 to be placed on their mailing list. The Miami University Student Foundation (MUSF) arranges for charter buses to the Chicago area for Fall break (October), Thanksgiving break, Winter break, and Spring break.
The Miami Metro Shuttle Service offers limited shuttle service to major airports for Thanksgiving break, Winter break, and Spring break. You can also contact the Airport Shuttle Service at 513-896-6605 for transportation to the Cincinnati or Dayton airport. Oxford Limousine Service provides transportation in and out of Oxford; call 800-891-0064 or 513-523-6840. For more information about these services and others providing transportation to and from campus, see Transportation or call the Parents Office at 513-529-3436.
You can offer rides or find rides offered by other Miami students through posts to the ride board located in the lower level of the Shriver Center (near the ATM machines). You can also check the online Ride Board available through myMiami.
Certain private companies offer bus services to Miami students to regional cities. Miami does not have any relationship with these companies and does not endorse their use. All such travel is at the traveler's own risk, and Miami does not assume any responsibility or liability for such services.
How about getting around town?
A lot of students bring bikes. But since the town borders the campus, you can get around fine by walking. Or you can ride the Miami Metro bus service, which runs regular routes on campus and in Oxford.
Can I bring a car?
For answers about bringing a car to campus, see Parking Permits or call Parking and Transpoortation Services at 513-529-8535.