Weather and Safety

In conditions of bad weather, check your Miami email and the Miami University homepage. Students are always notified about closings and delays via e-mail; however, you can also choose to sign up to receive text message alerts

If the university is open and you are unable to make it to class due to weather, contact your professors individually and let them know your situation.

Campus safety

The Miami University Police Department (MUPD) offers many services and programs to promote the safety and well-being of all Miami University students. Some of the services that may be of particular interest to commuters include: 

  • Unlocking locked vehicles
  • Jump started dead batteries
  • Safety Escorts

Call 513-529-2222 to inquire about these services. MUPD also provides tips for student safety in a variety of scenarios, including safety in the parking lot

How safe is campus?

Miami is required to publish crime statistics on an annual basis, in compliance with the Campus Security Act. Crime Statistics for the Oxford campus can be found on the Oxford Campus Report

MUPD locations

The Miami University Police Department is a full-service police agency. In addition to the police headquarters located on Oxford-Trenton Rd., two substations on the Oxford campus (King Library and Yager Stadium) allow campus police to be more accessible and available to meet and interact with students.

Request an escort

Use the BCRTA SafeRide (formerly Nighttime Door-to-Door) service.

  •   Oxford campus, (513) 785-5237 or toll-free (855)42-BCRTA (operates from 11 p.m. until 3 a.m. M–Sat. and until 1 a.m. Sun)
  •   Hamilton campus, 513-785-3222 (campus security)
  •   Middletown campus, 513-727-3333 (campus security)

Use the free Miami bus system run by BCRTA (operates until 1 a.m. Sun-Th and until 3 a.m. F-Sat).