Closing and Move-out Information

Hall Closing - November 2020

General Information

  • All residence halls will close at noon on Wednesday, November 25, 2020.
  • Residence hall staff will check all student rooms during break to assure that each is secured and free of any safety hazards. (Failure to comply with housing policies may result in judicial action against all residents of the room.)
  • Contractors and/or university staff may need to enter your room for repairs/maintenance during break.
  • If you have a car and are leaving it in Oxford, do not park it on Oxford city streets. Park it in a remote Miami parking lot (Ditmer, Millett or Chestnut).
  • Check your email for residence hall re-opening information for January 2021. You will be assigned a move-in date and time for the week of January 18. Residents are not permitted to return prior to January 18, 2021. Please plan accordingly.

Before You Leave For Winter Break

  • Unplug all appliances (except refrigerator) and electronics in your room
  • Remove perishable food from your refrigerator but do not turn it off or unplug it.
  • Remove all trash and recyclables from your room and deposit in appropriate dumpsters.
  • Close and lock all windows and doors. Close window blinds half way.
  • Turn heat register or thermostat to the lowest setting.
  • If you have fish in your room, take the fish home and empty the tank before you leave.
  • Remember to take important belongings with you (wallet, purse, ID card, keys, medicine, phone, etc.)
  • Clear out your mailbox.

Safety and Security

  • You and your guests must continue to wear a face covering while on campus.
  • Vacation periods are a time during which thefts have occurred in the past in the residence halls. Make sure your door is closed and windows are locked before you leave.
  • Special police patrols will take place to assist in the security of the buildings while the halls are closed.

Room and Hall Changes, Vacancies and Students Not Returning

  • If you have been approved for a room change it is your responsibility to work with your hall staff to make the appropriate arrangements for your move. You must: (1) be moved out of your current space prior to leaving for winter break. (2) have your room inspected by Residence Life staff, and (3) leave forwarding address with University Mail Services if leaving Miami University.
  • If you have a vacant bed in your room, your room must be ready to receive a new resident before you leave for the break (bed cleared off, furniture set up, desk/closet/dresser emptied).
  • Students who are academically suspended or dismissed (and are not petitioning) must return to campus and completely vacate their room by 5:00 pm on Saturday, January 23, 2021. Contact the Campus Services Center at 529-5000 to get temporary access to move out.

Need to extend your stay or stay during Winter Term?

Go to your housing portal to submit your request prior to the start of the break.


Move-out - May 2021

Information to be posted in January 2021.