Deciding where to live when you move off-campus is a very important decision - take your time! Many students feel pressured by peers or rental agencies to rush into lease signing because of a lack of available housing options in Oxford. There are, in fact, plenty of available houses and units available.
Start your search by determining your priorities. Is it more important for you to have a quick walk to campus or would you rather have a lower rent and ride the bus to classes? Do you prefer the amenities and convenience of an apartment complex or the location and aesthetics of a local rental house? We'll help you get started in determining these questions and more at Considering Options.
Off-Campus Listing Service
The Office of Off-Campus Outreach recently partnered with Off Campus Partners, LLC to offer an Off-Campus Housing Service (offcampushousing.miamioh.edu). Each year, the office receives requests from students, parents, and faculty/staff for information and assistance finding off-campus housing. This new web-based service provides users with a searchable database to find off-campus housing in the Miami University area, and provides area owners/managers with a tool to market their properties to the Miami community directly from our website. The service will also include educational components designed to help students prepare for their transition off campus and prepare to be good citizens of the Oxford community.
The user-friendly site will include a fully searchable database that Miami University renters and buyers will use to find off-campus housing. This includes photographs and floor plans, maps with proximity to campus, direct links to a property's email, application/lease, and website, as well as unlimited text descriptions and lists of amenities.
Additionally, students will be able to create their own listings for finding sublease tenants, and there will be a section of the site to help connect students who are seeking roommates.
Off-Campus Housing Fairs
The Office of Off-Campus Outreach teams up with Associated Student Government to host a Fall and Spring Off-Campus Housing Fair. Local landlords, property managers, and leasing agents come to represent available off-campus houses and apartment units to interested students. The Off-Campus Housing Fair is an excellent opportunity to learn a bit about the various agencies and landlords in the area, as well as what is available in the market. Please direct questions about the fair to offcampus@MiamiOH.edu.
Please note, Miami University does not endorse any property owner, management company, or leasing agent.