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Safety Over Breaks

In a small college town like Oxford, just about everyone knows that students leave the city between academic terms and on university breaks (i.e. Thanksgiving or spring break). Thieves are likely to know the dates and times of year of these breaks and may take advantage of empty student homes. You should take extra precautions in protecting your house or apartment against burglary to reduce your risk.

Cold Weather Breaks

Do not turn off your heat. Set your thermostat no lower than 60 degrees to prevent freezing pipes. Ask your landlord for specifics and review your lease, as many leases state a minimum degree for heat as well.

Parking During Breaks

Remember the City of Oxford has a 72-hour parking limit. Do not leave your car parked on a city street. Cars parked on streets for longer than 72 hours are subject to citation and towing.

Students with a valid Miami parking permit can park their vehicle in the Ditmer lot. If you do not have a parking permit, a temporary permit can be purchased from the Parking Office. This permit will allow you to park in the Ditmer lot during the break.