Summer Orientation at Miami means a few parking restrictions

Maps of parking

The areas marked in yellow are restricted and include Bachelor Hall and Thomson Hall lots and Western Drive. The green areas designate Orientation parking on the south and west sides of Cook Field. The blue area designates Orientation parking only on Maple Street.

By Lt. Ben Spilman, parking and transportation services

Miami welcomes new students, their families and their cars, SUVs or vans, for 16 overnight orientation sessions between Wednesday, June 3, and Wednesday, July 1. 

During each orientation session, about 225 new students and their families will attend programs in the Armstrong Student Center and Shriver Center. They will stay in Beechwoods, Hillcrest, Stonebridge and Havighurst residence halls. 

On select days, they will park along Western Drive and in nearby lots, including Bachelor and Cook Field.  Orientation guests will also park along Maple Street on several days during orientation.

Because the orientation program is reserving spaces where some staff, faculty and students typically park, Miami employees and students will have to park elsewhere.  The Campus Avenue parking garage will be available for use at no cost during orientation.  

There will be parking restrictions on the south and west sides of Cook Field, the Bachelor lot, the Thomson lots, Western Drive and Maple Street on various days during orientation; please see the list of restricted dates below.

Signs will be posted in the following areas restricting parking to only those vehicles displaying orientation parking permits. Vehicles parked in these areas without orientation parking permits may receive parking citations. If you have questions about where you or guests to your department/office should park during these dates, please contact the parking and transportation services office at (513) 529-2224 or

Orientation parking only in Bachelor lot, Thomson lots and Western Drive on:

Wednesday, June 3

  • Friday, June 5
  • Tuesday, June 9
  • Tuesday, June 16
  • Thursday, June 18
  • Tuesday, June 23
  • Thursday, June 25
  • Monday, June 29

Orientation parking only on the south and west sides of Cook Field on:

  • Thursday, June 4
  • Monday, June 8
  • Wednesday, June 10
  • Wednesday, June 17
  • Friday, June 19
  • Wednesday, June 24
  • Friday, June 26
  • Tuesday, June 30

Orientation parking only on Maple Street from:

  • Thursday June 4 -  Saturday, June 6
  • Tuesday, June 9 - Thursday, June 11
  • Wednesday, June 17 - Saturday, June 20
  • Wednesday, June 24 - Saturday, June 27
  • Tuesday, June 30 - Wednesday, July 1
Construction Updates: Shideler Hall and Bishop Circle

The sidewalk in front of Shideler Hall will be closed May 28-June 6.

Bishop Circle will close to through traffic June 1-5. The entrance/exit on the south side of Bishop Drive will be closed.

You will still be able to enter at the north entrance, but will also have to exit through this same entrance/exit (north entrance).

Please use caution if you use this drive because others could be entering at the same time you are exiting.