August Orientation - Travel and Arrival Information

Planning Your Visit

Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio is located in southwest Ohio approximately one hour from Cincinnati or Dayton. The visit Miami page offers detailed information regarding directions, travel options, off-campus accommodations, and even local restaurants, churches, and parking. We will not be able to offer on-campus accommodations for parents, families, or guests of new Miami students. 

Arriving at Miami

When you arrive on campus on the morning of August 23rd, you can pick up your student ID card (which functions as your residence hall and residence hall room key) between 8:00am-11:30am at 034 Campus Avenue Building, on the corner of Campus Avenue and Spring Street.


Please print a copy of the parking pass that was emailed to you in your confirmation email sent on August 17, 2017, and bring it with you to use while attending August orientation. If you are unable to print the parking pass, we will have copies of the printed parking pass available at August orientation check-in. The August orientation parking pass is the equivalent to a red permit, which will enable you to park in any lot or legal parking space on campus (i.e. no yellow curbs). If you choose to park in one of Miami’s parking garages, you will be required to pay the hourly parking fees ($1.00 for the first hour and $0.50/hour thereafter, with a maximum of $10). If you choose to park in a metered parking space, you will need to feed the meter throughout the day.

For a map of campus parking locations, please visit the parking services website