Arrival and Parking

Our campus in Oxford is located in southwest Ohio, approximately a one hour drive from Cincinnati or Dayton. The university visit website includes helpful details to plan your travel to orientation, including directions, travel options, off-campus accommodations, and even local restaurants, churches, and parking.

Arriving at Miami

Upon arrival, your first stop is the Campus Avenue Building (commonly known as "CAB"), on the corner of Spring St. and Campus Avenue. Visit the Campus Services Center at 129 CAB to receive your student ID card. If you will be living on campus, you will use your Miami ID for access to your residence hall and your residence hall room. Please allow time to to pick up your student ID before the start of January orientation program at the Armstrong Student Center (Armstrong is about two blocks from CAB). You'll also need to eat lunch on your own before the start of the orientation program; several convenient dining options are available within the Armstrong Student Center.


Please print the January orientation parking pass that you will receive via your Miami email account the week of orientation. Please bring the parking pass with you to use while attending orientation. If you are unable to print the parking pass, we will have copies of the printed parking pass available at orientation check-In at the Armstrong Student Center.

The orientation parking pass is the equivalent to a red permit, which will enable you to park in any lot or legal parking space on campus (i.e., no yellow curbs). If you choose to park in one of Miami’s parking garages, you must bring your ticket to check-in to get it validated by our staff. If you do not do this you will have to pay the garage fee. If you choose to park in a metered parking space, you will need to feed the meter throughout the day. We do not pay metered parking.

For a map of campus parking locations, please visit the parking services website