HOME Office Lobby Campus Avenue Building

University Break Housing

During break periods when the residence halls and university are closed (Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, and Spring Break), students may stay on campus in their assigned building and room. View the calendar for break periods. To stay on campus during a break period, students should log into MyCard and click on the Break Housing section any time before the break period begins. For the 2017-2018 Academic Year, there will be a charge of $29.50 per day added to their Bursar bill. When a student registers for break housing, access is assigned to their ID card.

There will be limited meal service provided during break periods and the University will be closed most of the time. Armstrong Student Center will have limited hours during breaks. King Library usually has some limited hours during the breaks. Visit the Armstrong Student Center and library website for more details.

Heritage Commons Residents

Residents of Heritage Commons will not incur additional charges for any break or Winter Term periods, as their contract covers the entire academic year. However, we do ask that residents still submit a request using MyCard so that our staff know who is planning to stay.

Urgent Safety Concerns During University Breaks

Residents staying on campus during the breaks who need urgent/safety assistance should call either the Miami University Police at 513-529-2222 or the Residence Life staff member on duty at 513-330-2005.

Winter Term Housing

Residence halls will be open and on-campus housing is optional during the Winter Term. Students who wish to live on campus during this period must have a current year Housing & Meal Plan Contract on file in order to reside on campus during any part of the Winter Break or Winter Term periods.

Resident students who are registered for at least 1 credit hour on the Oxford Campus during Winter Term, and already have a Residence Hall & Meal Plan Contract for the academic year, will receive a discounted housing rate if they choose to stay on campus during the Winter Term. These students must  sign up for housing through MyCard so that card access can be programmed properly. Learn more about Winter Term here.

Resident students who are not taking Winter Term classes, but do have a Residence Hall and Meal Plan Contract for the academic year and wish to return to campus early for the spring semester may do so beginning January 17, 2018 and pay $29.50 for the daily break housing rate. These students must still request through MyCard so that card access can be programmed properly.

Residents of Heritage Commons will not incur additional charges for any break or Winter Term periods, as their contract covers the entire year.

Winter Break housing, similar to other University housing over breaks, continues to be an option for students who need to stay on campus at any point during the time between the end of the fall semester and beginning of the spring semester. Students who have a need to stay on campus during the Winter Break and Winter Term periods, without taking any on-campus class, must request approval through the online MyCard sign-up. Approvals will be granted though the HOME office, and approved students will pay a daily rate of $29.50.