Activities

On Campus

Center for American and World Cultures

Miami University seeks to foster a rigorous intellectual environment that embraces diverse experiences. The Center for American and World Cultures (CAWC) contributes to the university's mission by serving as an intellectual and physical space that promotes the exploration, discussion, debate, and reflection of race, class, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, nationality, religion, and physical abilities here in the US and abroad.

Miami University Art Museum 

Five galleries of changing exhibitions - including artwork from ancient to contemporary-are on display, free of charge.

Miami University Lecture Series

Attend one of many lectures Miami University supports. Graduate Students are eligible to attend these lectures free of charge with their graduate student ID (up to two tickets free). Previous lectures have included Piper Kerman, Tim Gun, Wade Davis, Jack Hanna, Jerry Springer, Bill Nye and several more.  

Miami University NationaliTea

Every Monday during the academic semester, International Students and Scholars Services hosts an event called NationaliTea, open to all students international and domestic, providing a great opportunity for students to make new friends. This event celebrates a different culture or holiday each week complete with food, drinks, music, activities, slideshows, etc. Additionally, a raffle drawing for prizes occurs at the end of every event. 

Miami University Outdoor Pursuit Center

The Outdoor Pursuit Center, affiliated with the Recreational Sports Center, offers Miami University students, staff and community members adventure trips, study abroad opportunities, equipment rentals, Team Building Programs, climbing equipment and after-school youth programs. 

Miami University Performing Arts Series

The arts play an important role in understanding, appreciating and enhancing life. Experience this by Miami University's own Art, Music, and Theatre performances.

Miami University Recreational Sports Center

The Recreational Sports Center is located on Miami University's campus and provides a safe, enjoyable, challenging and fun atmosphere in which to continue developing your life-long fitness commitments. The Recreational Sports Center features a world-class swimming area with a 50-meter pool, separate diving well, leisure pool, and a 15-person spa; four multi-use gymnasium courts; a 10,000-square-foot fitness center with weight training machine circuits; cardiovascular equipment and free weights; a climbing wall; aerobic exercise rooms; racquetball/handball courts; a suspended jogging track; and a health bar/deli. All full-time students have access to the Recreational Sports Center, however group fitness classes are an additional fee. The first week of every semester, the Recreational Sports Center offers free access to the facility and group fitness classes. 

Off Campus

Hueston Woods

Hueston Woods State Park, located in Butler and Preble counties, is nearly 3,000 acres of natural resources for outdoor recreation, such as hiking, fishing, canoeing, and unique to this region -- fossil hunting. The park surrounds 625-acre Acton Lake, with campsites, cabins, and a resort lodge to entice the overnight visitor. Hueston Woods also host annual events such as the Apple Butter Festival in the fall and the Maple Syrup Festival in the spring. 

Lane Public Library

Anyone working, living, or attending school in Ohio may open up a free library card affiliated with the Lane Library. Oxford has a location Uptown and hosts a series of events for all population groups from movie matinées, weekly story time, and monthly book club.  

Oxford Community Art Center

The Oxford Community Arts Center is a not-for-profit organization representing performing and visual community arts groups who wish to rehearse, perform, display and teach their various art and craft forms in a facility that represents a permanent home for the community arts. The Art Center host a wide variety of programs and classes from a Chocolate Melt Down event to Ballroom and Yoga classes. 

Oxford Farmer's Market

The Oxford Farmer's Market is located Uptown with several venders offering fresh/local/season foods that are often certified organic or utilize earth-friendly practices. The farmer's market is open year round with every Saturdays during the Summer and Fall market season, and during the winter every 3rd Saturday of the month. 

Oxford Uptown Memorial Park

Several events occur Uptown in the Memorial Park such as the free Summer Music Series occuring every Thursday evening in the summer, the end of the summer Pig Roast, and Sunday morning Farmer's Market. Departments affiliated with Miami University's campus utilize the Uptown Memorial Park to host large annual events such as the Uni-Diversity Festival and the Chinese Festival.