University Services during Orientation


Miami University requires all new undergraduate students who are beginning their studies in the U.S. for the first time to live in a residence hall during their first two years of study. This way, you can make new friends and more easily become involved in campus life. You can view more information about the First Year and Second Year Residency Requirements on the Campus Service Center webpage. Additionally, see more information about Residence Hall Housing Rates.

Students who are living on-campus should submit their Residence Hall and Meal Plan Contract.

If you are living on-campus, you will be able to move into your permanent residence hall on January 21, 2019. Students living on-campus will be receiving their room assignments via email sometime in early January. For questions about housing or your room assignment, please visit Campus Service Center.

For Students Taking the Discounted Miami Airport Bus

  • Students who take the discounted Miami Airport Bus from the Cincinnati Airport DoubleTree Hotel to Oxford will be delivered directly to their permanent resident hall location. See more information about the Miami Airport Bus.

For Students Not Taking the Discounted Miami Airport Bus

  • Students who do not take the Miami Airport Bus from the Cincinnati Airport and arrive independently must first check-in with the Campus Service Center, in the Campus Avenue Building. The Campus Service Center is open Monday-Friday from 8am–5pm. When you check in, you will obtain your student ID card, which also serves as your residence hall key.
  • If you arrive outside business hours or before your designated arrival date, it is your responsibility to arrange accommodations at a local hotel and wait until the Campus Service Center opens. You will not have access to your residence hall room until your move-in date (based on your student population) and until you have checked in with the Campus Service Center.

For Students with Accompanying Family Members

  • Accompanying family members and friends are not allowed to stay with students in the residence halls. Alternative accommodations must be arranged.

On-Campus Housing for Undergraduate Students

A nightly fee which ranges from $30.00 - $45.00 will be placed on your account from your designated arrival date until the date your housing contract takes effect. All new students (including domestic students) must pay this early arrival room charge until their housing contract takes effect.

Please see Frequently Asked Questions about housing for useful information as your prepare for your journey to Miami.


  • Students who ordered bedding, lamps, and other things from the Stuff4MyRoom program will have those items ready in their rooms when they arrive.
  • In the afternoon of the pick up day, a bus will be provided to transport students to and from Walmart giving students the opportunity to buy bedding, food, and other essentials. Please ask iPOLs (International Peer Orientation Leaders) for more information.

No Smoking Policy

Please note that the Miami campus is a completely smoke-free environment. This means NO SMOKING anywhere on campus - inside or outside and including all residence halls!

On-Campus Housing for Graduate Students

Graduate students are encouraged to live off campus. Please see the Off-Campus Outreach webpage for information about apartments in Oxford, resources for finding a roommate, and more!


Miami University has a variety of options for dining choices. If you are a student living on-campus, you will likely have a meal plan. Because there are a variety of meal plans to choose from, we encourage you to read more about on-campus meal plans.

  • On-campus, you will find several Places to Eat, from all you care to eat options to buying fresh from the market. A Miami favorite is the stir fry option at Armstrong Student Center!
  • Off-campus, at the Restaurants in Oxford, you can find cuisine selections ranging from chicken wings to bubble tea.

If you are a student at the Middletown or Hamilton campus, please see Dining at the Regionals.


At Miami, you will find that you can easily walk to several places on-campus and in the Oxford area. For moments when you need additional transportation, several options are available.  

The most common form of transportation that students use to navigate Oxford and between Miami University campuses is the Butler County Regional Transit Authority (BCRTA) buses. Please note that the availability for each bus route changes throughout the year and depends greatly on when classes are in session.