Fall Pre-Semester Housing

Prior to the start of fall semester, students may request to move into their assigned building and room before the official move-in dates as availability permits. For the most part, pre-semester arrangements are approved for students to move-in to their permanent room assignments as assigned for the academic year. However, due to various summer and construction activities on campus, there is an occasional need to place students into temporary housing assignments until their permanent rooms become available. Any such need for a temporary placement is communicated directly with any student affected.

Sign Up for Fall Pre-Semester Housing

To stay on campus prior to their official move-in day, students must submit a request online. The sign-up form will be available at the end of July. The earliest a student can request to return to campus for Fall 2021 (without an exceptional need) is August 14. The sign-up form is only for students who are individually requesting to arrive early, not as part of a group or team.

  • Arriving early as part of a group or team? If you are part of a university team or group, then your group leader will submit a housing request for you!

Cost of Fall Pre-Semester Housing

Students who pre-register for pre-semester housing are charged a daily rate based on their tuition promise cohort. A listing of daily rates is available below. Students who do not register for housing and use their card to enter their room are charged $55 per day. All pre-semester housing charges are billed to the student's bursar account.

For Fall 2021, daily charges are listed below.

Pre-Semester Housing Rates
Tuition Promise Cohort Daily Rate
2016-2017 $37.00
2017-2018 $37.00
2018-2019 $38.00
2019-2020 $39.00
2020-2021 $40.00
2021-2022 & Non-Cohort $41.00

Check-In Procedure for Fall Pre-Semester Arrival

There is not an official check-in station provided during pre-semester housing. After a student registers for pre-semester housing, room access is assigned to their ID card. More details about arrival expectations and requirements will be available soon.

  • If you do not yet have your ID card and you are arriving prior to 4:00pm on Monday, August 16, you will need to visit the Campus Services Center located in Nellie Craig Walker Hall to pick up your ID card. Please bring a photo ID (ie. drivers license or passport) with you for verification purposes.
  • If you do not yet have your ID card and you are arriving on August 17 or later, your ID card will be available for pick up at the check-in station of your assigned residence hall. 

Urgent Safety Concerns During Fall Pre-Semester Arrival

Residents staying on campus prior to the start of the semester who need urgent assistance should call either the Miami University Police at 513-529-2222 or the Residence Life staff member on duty at 513-330-2005.