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Location and Parking Information

Obtain a Miami Visitor Parking Permit

An electronic Miami parking permit is required for all ILR members, instructors, speakers, and volunteers participating on the Oxford campus. Those registering online will receive a link to the permit. Those registering by mail must request a link to the permit by emailing the ILR office at and indicating “Electronic Parking Permit Request” in the subject line. A link will be sent to you via return email. Those without computer access should request a permit by completing the permit request box on the bottom of the registration form. This permit allows you to park in designated parking areas on Miami’s Oxford campus and waives the meter charges at the Richard and Carole Cocks Art Museum on the days ILR classes are held there. Obey all parking regulations on campus and at all regional class locations. We encourage carpooling, especially for courses held on the Oxford campus.

Class and Special Event Locations

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Oxford On-Campus Locations

Richard and Carole Cocks Art Museum | 801 S. Patterson Avenue | Oxford, OH

The Richard and Carole Cocks Art Museum is located on Patterson Avenue (Rt. 27) just north of the intersection of Chestnut Avenue. (There is a large, red metal sculpture out front.) Parking is tight. Carpooling is encouraged. Parking is also available across the street in the Glos Center lot (access off Chestnut) or on Western Drive in the lot between Peabody and Boyd Halls (best location for carpooling; leave multiple vehicles in this lot and take one vehicle to the art museum). NOTE: Please do not park on the grass, in the median, or blocking the loading dock.

Auditorium: Located in the front of the building

Boyd Hall | 551 Western College Drive | Oxford, OH

Boyd Hall is located on Western Drive. Access Western Drive just south of the intersection of Spring & Patterson (Rt. 27), near Bachelor Hall. Western Drive becomes one-way at Boyd Hall. There is a large parking lot between Boyd and Peabody halls, on-street parking, and a few spots and handicap parking behind Boyd. If entering from rear of building, pass the restroom and turn right to locate room 107 or elevator to second floor.

Room 107: First floor; enter front door and continue straight.
Room 117: First floor; enter front door, and turn right (room will be the 1st and 2nd door on your left)
Room 217: Second floor; enter front door, take elevator to second floor, turn left.
Room 228: Second floor; enter front door, take elevator to second floor, turn left and continue to end of hall.

Ditmer Parking Lot | 4945 Oxford-Trenton Road | Oxford, OH

(Located on Rt. 73 across from the Miami Equestrian Center)

Health Sciences Building | 421 S. Campus Ave. | Oxford, OH

The Health Science Building is located on S. Campus Ave. across the street from the Faith Lutheran Church. Free parking for classes in this building only will be available in the adjacent Campus Ave. parking garage.

Room 0010: Standardized Patient Lounge, basement level

King Library | 151 S. Campus Avenue | Oxford, OH

King Library is located on Campus Avenue, just north of Spring Street, next to McGuffey Hall. Parking is on-street, or in the Campus Ave. Parking Garage; there are a limited number of regular and handicap spaces in the King lot, as well as the McGuffey lot.

Room 320: Third floor; take elevator to third floor, go straight (room will be the 2nd door on your right)

MacMillan Hall | 531 E. Spring Street | Oxford, OH

MacMillan Hall is located on Spring Street directly across from Armstrong Student Center. You can access the MacMillan parking lot by turning right on to Maple. The entrance to the lot is behind Sesquicentennial Chapel.

Room 106, Program Manager Judy Macke’s Office: Enter from the main entrance and proceed down the hallway to your left. Enter the door to the wing, and Room 106 will be directly to your left.

Peabody Hall | 686-724 Western College Drive | Oxford, OH

Peabody Hall is located on Western Drive just south of Boyd Hall. Access Western Drive just south of the intersection of Spring & Patterson (Rt. 27), near Bachelor Hall. Western Drive becomes one-way at Boyd Hall. There is a large parking lot between Boyd and Peabody, on-street parking, and handicap parking on the north side of Peabody.

Room 21: Lowest level; enter north door at ground level. Proceed straight to the end of the hall, down the ramp and turn right.
Room 24, 29, and 31: Lowest level; enter north door at ground level. Proceed straight to the end of the hall, down the ramp and turn left.
Room 116: Conference room on first floor.
Room 407: Take elevator to 4th floor.
Leonard Theatre: On first floor. Enter front doors and turn right; proceed to end of hall. Alternatively, from lowest level, take elevator to first floor and turn left, proceed to end of hall.

Police Services Center | 4945 Oxford-Trenton Road | Oxford, OH

Located on St. Rt. 73, directly across the street from the Miami horse stables.
Room 123: Just inside main doors on the right.
Room 130: Conference room. Enter main doors and turn left through double doors. Conference room 130 is on the right.

Upham Hall | 100 Bishop Woods | Oxford, OH

Room 100 Hefner Museum

There is a ramp into the north wing of Upham on the west side; there are stairs from the east side; there's an elevator in the west connector of the north and south wings. There is ADA parking along parts of Bishop Circle and the drive that connects from High Street to Bishop Circle. The easiest parking is in the garage that is just north of High Street (accessed from the road behind Pearson and Benton).

NOTE: Parking garage does not require a permit, but has an hourly fee.

Other Oxford Locations

Anytime Fitness | 5276 College Corner Pike, Oxford OH

Class meets inside at the front desk.

AREI Bird Banding Station | Hueston Woods State Park

The AREI Bird Banding Station is below the dam at Hueston Woods. Take Rt. 27 to Oxford; in Oxford Rt. 27 is High St. At the Shell gas station, Rt. 27 turns right. Follow Rt. 27 to the next light which is Church St. Rt. 27 turns left—GO Straight--you are now on N. College Ave. After a couple blocks you’ll come to an unusual 4-way stop—go straight; you are now on Brown Road and the post office should be on your left. Head north until Brown Road eventually [5-6 miles] intersects with Loop Road past the Hueston Woods golf course. At Loop Road go right and follow the signs to the Archery Range. It is about 1.8 miles to the banding station from Brown Road/ Loop Road intersection. Stay on Loop Road past the turn-off to the Archery Range/Acton Lake parking area, downhill, and turn to the left. Just where the road flattens out at the bottom of the hill is a small parking area and service road on your left. You will see our banding station sign. Turn left into the service road--the gate should be open--pull around the corner and you will see us. If you miss the service road and get to the bridge, you have gone too far. Dress for the weather!

Knolls of Oxford | 6727 Contreras Road | Oxford, OH

Take High Street west out of Oxford (street name changes to Contreras) for about two miles; Knolls of Oxford is on the left. Turn in onto Knollwood Drive.
Clubhouse is located on Creekside Drive, the first street on the left after turning onto Knollwood.
Commons is located on Knollwood Drive. Follow Knollwood Drive straight from the entrance and you’ll run into the building. The boardroom, auditorium, and game room are located in this building.
Parking at The Knolls: Please obey all parking signs and painted curbs. Do not block residents’ driveways. Park only on one side of the street to allow access for emergency vehicles.

LaRosa’s | 21 Lynn Street | Oxford, OH

Class meets in the restaurant’s private party room.

Moon Co-op | 512 S. Locust St., Oxford OH

Class meets in the front area inside the building.

Oxford Community Arts Center | 10 S College Ave | Oxford, OH

The North Parlor is located on the far north side of the building. From the front door, enter the main hallway and turn right. The Ballroom is located on the south side of the building. From the front door, enter the main hallway and turn left. The Ballroom is located just ahead, on your right.

Oxford Community Yoga | 507 S. College Ave | Oxford, OH

Oxford Lane Library | 441 South Locust St | Oxford, OH

Havighurst meeting room is on the second floor. Helen Weinberger Meeting Room is located on the first floor in the children’s area (front, southwest corner of the building).

Oxford Seniors | 922 Tollgate Drive | Oxford, OH

Talawanda High School | 5301 University Park Blvd | Oxford, OH

*Students taking the Pottery class should park in the front of the high school (near the flagpole) and enter the building through the front door.  There will be signs on the first week directing them to the classroom, which is close to the front door.*

Hamilton Locations

Berkeley Square | 100 Berkeley Square | Hamilton, OH

Berkeley Square is located off NW Washington Blvd. between Eaton Avenue and N. B Street (Elkton Avenue). From NW Washington Blvd, turn onto Berkeley Drive, then turn left at the stop sign onto Capitol Crescent and follow signs to the Carruthers Manor House and The Coach House parking lot on your right. Haith Dining Room, Phillips Presentation Room, Young Conference Room, and Elements are located within the Carruthers Manor House.

Butler County Historical Society | 327 N. Second Street | Hamilton, OH

The historical society is on Second Street, three and a half blocks north of High Street. For parking, turn left into the drive on the south side of the building just beyond Wilks Insurance or park on the street. Do not park in the Wilks parking spaces. Enter through the main entrance on the south side of the building, not the front door of the house. Once inside the building, you’ll be directed where to go.

Hamilton Lane Public Library | 300 N. Third Street | Hamilton, OH

Lane Libraries Community Technology Center | 10 Journal Square | Hamilton, OH

Located in the same building as the M.U. Downtown Hamilton site, access entrance from Journal Square courtyard on the right side of the building; entrance has a blue/black awning. Follow same parking as below for M.U. Downtown Hamilton site.

Miami University, Downtown Hamilton | 221 High Street | Hamilton, OH

Located between Second and Third Streets on the west side of the street. On-street, two-hour free parking is available in front of the building as well as in all unmetered spaces on High Street and surrounding streets. The city’s McDulin Parking Garage on Market Street (one block north of High) offers the first two hours free. (Do not use the Butler County Garage behind the government services buildings on Court Street.)

Monroe Locations

Mount Pleasant Retirement Village | 225 Britton Lane | Monroe, OH 45050

  • Directions from Oxford - 73 east to Rt. 4 south. Turn east on Rt. 63. Drive 2.7 miles and turn left onto Britton Lane (at the 4th traffic light). Turn left onto Northwestern at the main entrance to Mount Pleasant, take an immediate left into the parking lot for the chapel and the health center.
  • Coming from the east; from I-75 take Rt. 63 west for 1.5 miles. Turn right on Britton Lane (5th traffic light, not counting those on the I-75 bridge). Turn left onto Northwestern at the main entrance to Mount Pleasant, take an immediate left into the parking lot for the chapel and the health center.
  • Mary Kittridge Chapel, Great Room, and McClure Health Care Center are located at 225 Britton Lane.
  • The Art Studio is located at 101 Maumee, at the corner of Northwestern and Maumee (2nd right after entrance). Park on street.
  • Brownstones Meeting Room: Once on Northwestern, go through stop signs at the next intersections. Drive down the hill and turn right on Seminary Drive. Drive past Xenia Court on the left, Cincinnati Court on the right. Turn right onto Paxton Circle and park on either side of the road. The Brownstone building is on the left. Use the door off of the patio; that is really the only entrance on that end of the building.
  • Quisno Wellness Center is located at 700 Seminary Drive. Continue on Northwestern, turn right on Seminary, and the center is the first building on the right, with its own parking lot.
  • The Activities Building is located at the corner of Indiana and Northwestern streets. As you turn on Northwestern from Britton, go straight past the chapel entrance. The first intersection on the left is Indiana. Activities Building is on the left. Park on any of the surrounding streets.

West Chester Locations

Chesterwood Village | 8073 Tylersville Rd | West Chester, OH

Enter through main entrance and check-in with receptionist for directions to specific classrooms.

Miami University Voice of America Learning Center | 7847 VOA Park Drive | West Chester, OH

VOA Park Drive is located off of Cox Road just south of Liberty Way. From I-75, take the Liberty Way exit and turn east. Take the first right onto Cox Road and the first left onto VOA Park Drive.

The Spicy Olive | 7671 Cox Lane | West Chester, OH

The Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR)

The Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) at Miami University provides opportunities to explore, develop, and share knowledge and skills in a wide variety of topics. Courses taught by volunteer instructors, complemented by a variety of special events, enable participants to broaden their horizons and engage with other lifelong learners.

Front entrance of MacMillan Hall

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531 E Spring St.
Oxford, OH 45056
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