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Life in Oxford, Ohio

We want you to enjoy your time on campus and have many opportunities to enjoy time spent off campus in Oxford and the surrounding area. Experiencing life outside of the university is an important part of your experience studying in the U.S. This section will provide resources on life and activities in Oxford and the surrounding area.

The red brick exterior of Ethridge Hall on a fall day.

Arrange Housing

Generally, all full-time first-year students and second-year undergraduate students are required to live on campus through the spring semester of their second academic year of enrollment.

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Dining and Shopping

Oxford is a small town, but you should be able to find most of your dining and shopping needs in the immediate area.

Children play basketball with a Miami student

Family Resources

We understand that students moving to Oxford with a family have unique needs and will need more time and resources to adjust to the area.

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Religious Institutions

Stay connected to your faith while away from home. We want all of our students to be able to practice their religion freely and safely during their time in Oxford.

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Pet Ownership

If you are thinking about owning a pet, you should consider the time, attention, and money required to care for a pet's health and well-being and that it may not be a good idea for busy college students.

Locations to Explore

Oxford, Ohio

Oxford, Ohio is a small town, but we have many attractions and activities to help you fill your evenings and weekends. There are many parks in the area that are great for hiking or picnicking, as well as a bowling alley, a pottery studio, and much more. Learn more at Enjoy Oxford.

Hamilton, Ohio

Hamilton is a small city in Butler County that is located about 30 minutes away from Oxford. There is a bus service that connects Oxford and Hamilton. In Hamilton you will find some helpful services such as the Bureau of Motor Vehicles and the Social Security Office. You can find out about fun attractions and activities in the Butler County area at Butler County Visitor's Bureau.

Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati is the largest major city near Oxford, located about an hour away and accessible by car or taxi. The Cincinnati metropolitan area has a population of over 2 million people and is located along the Ohio River. You will find many cultural attractions here such as major sporting events, art and history museums, a lively restaurant scene, and seasonal festivals. You can find more information about what to do in Cincinnati at CincinnatiUSA.

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