Plan Your Orientation Visit

We can't wait to see you in Oxford for your orientation session! Should you have questions about your visit to campus or planning your trip, contact Orientation and Transition Programs at 513-529-9771 or

Arrival and Departure Times

The entirety of orientation is required for all new students, so it is important that you plan your trip with consideration for the start and end times for orientation. Plan to arrive to the Armstrong Student Center no later than 9:30 a.m. on Day 1 of your session, and leave campus no earlier than 1:30 p.m. on Day 2 of your orientation session. 

If you will travel by plane, please do not schedule flights from Cincinnati or Dayton earlier than 3:30 p.m. on Day 2 of your orientation session.

Book Your Overnight Stay

You have a number of options to consider for your overnight stay in Oxford. While not required, you are strongly encouraged to stay close to campus given the length of the orientation program. On-campus overnight accommodation options are detailed below.

The Marcum Hotel and Conference Center


Stay on campus at Miami University's hotel and conference Center - The Marcum! The hotel is conveniently located on the Oxford campus and provides a blend of quiet elegance and contemporary touches with a close proximity to campus programs. Mention "orientation" when booking and receive a 15% discount. Then, join the Marcum Parents Club for 10% off any future nights of stay.


Book a Room at the Marcum

Residence Hall Rooms

Experience the residence halls during your orientation program. Select residence halls are available for reservation-based housing -- just like you might book a hotel! Both students and family members are welcome to stay in residence all rooms. All orientation residence halls are within close proximity of the Armstrong Student Center, where most orientation programming takes place. 

Residence hall room fee: $84.60/night plus tax (6.5%) and a 10% service fee per room, due at the time of booking. Guests determine room sharing; you will not be placed with a roommate unless coordinated on your own.

Hall amenities: air conditioning, rooms with two twin-sized beds, sheets, blankets, pillows provided, community restrooms within each corridor of the hall.

Book a Residence Hall Room



Orientation students and guests should park in the North Garage located at 600 E. Withrow Lane, Oxford, OH 45056. One week before your orientation session, you will receive an email to register your license plate for orientation parking in the North Garage free of charge.