Accommodations and Food

Orientation On-Campus Housing

Housing is available in our residence halls for both students and family members.

Orientation Student Housing

Staying overnight in the residence halls at orientation is a helpful experience that supports students' transitions to on-campus living in the fall. All students are expected to stay in the residence halls for the one overnight of orientation. Student orientation housing will be in residence halls within close proximity of the Armstrong Student Center, where most of orientation takes place. Each student room generally has two twin-size beds and air-conditioning; details about specific student residence halls for summer orientation are currently being confirmed, and will be updated on this site as soon as information is available.

Student roommate requests cannot be accommodated for orientation; each first year student will be paired with another new student of the same gender, and from the same orientation small group when possible.

Orientation Family Housing

Family members and guests may select on-campus housing during orientation. Families will stay in a traditional residence hall near student accommodations. PLEASE NOTE: On-campus accommodations for parents and guests are double-occupancy rooms with twin-size beds and community restrooms. Parents or family members who do not select to room with another member in your own party will have a single room. Details about the specific guest residence hall for summer orientation are currently being confirmed, and will be updated on this site as soon as information is available.

If families and guests would prefer to stay in other accommodations, Miami has several hotel rooms on campus at the Marcum Hotel & Conference Center. Special rates are offered for summer orientation guests. For more information or reservations at the Marcum Hotel & Conference Center, call 513.529.6911. 

During orientation, students and parents should arrive to campus between 10:30am-12:00pm and proceed directly to the student residence halls for check-in. Check out is 6:30-7:00am on the morning of Day 2. Those who arrange for early arrival may check in to their on-campus accommodations after 7pm on the evening before Day 1 of their orientation program begins.

Residence Hall Room Fee: $33.50 for 2017 (in a double-occupancy traditional residence hall room)

Orientation Off-Campus Housing

Please note that all students are expected to stay on campus for the one overnight of orientation. If parents or family wish to stay off campus, there are also a number of Bed & Breakfasts in the area, in addition to chain hotels. Please note that any accommodations in Hamilton and Fairfield are approximately 30 minutes drive from Oxford.

For a list of local accommodations, please visit the Miami University Accommodations page.

Orientation Meals

We want to make your orientation experience enjoyable and hassle-free, and because orientation programming extends over meals (dinner on Day 1 and breakfast on Day 2), we include a meal card for each student/guest at orientation. Orientation meal cards are pre-loaded with a $30 declining balance, and can be used for meals and snacks. Any unused balance on student or guest meal cards can be spent at campus dining locations through the end of the fall semester; meal card balances can be obtained from a cashier at any campus dining location. No refunds will be issued for lost or unused meal cards.

Meals are not included in early arrival housing. If you and your family choose the early arrival option and would like to eat on campus, you may use cash or credit card at campus dining locations to purchase meals that are not included in the meal ticket package.