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Important Campus Information


Follow these helpful instructions to prepare for your campus stay. Do you have questions not addressed here? Visit our FAQs or contact the Summer Scholars Program team.

What to Bring

Double-check that you have packed the essentials

  • Comforter/blanket, pillows, towels, twin XL bed sheets 
  • Toiletries, shower shoes, shower caddy
  • Laundry supplies: detergent, basket, etc.
  • Alarm clock/watch
  • Clothing
    • Everyday wear
    • Leisure, athletic
    • Long pants/long sleeve shirt to play Broomball in our ice arena
    • Close-toed shoes
  • Clothes hangers
  • Electronic accessories (chargers, etc.)
  • Classroom supplies (notebooks, pens, folders, etc.)
  • Laptop — useful but not required
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Leisure reading materials
  • Optional sporting equipment

Move-In Day

Whether driving or flying, you must provide your method of transportation on the Program Travel Form on your Applicant Status Page.

All Summer Scholars Program participants will live in Dennison Hall during their stay on campus.

Driving to Campus

Dennison Hall is located at 21 N. Fisher Drive, Oxford, OH 45056. Please visit our Directions and Drive Times page for more details. Signs on campus will point you to Dennison Hall on move-in day. Short-term parking for unloading will be available near Dennison Hall.

Traveling to Campus

The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and the Dayton International Airport (DAY) are the two major airports closest to Oxford. Each is approximately one hour from Oxford. Students who requested Miami transportation to/from the Cincinnati (CVG) or Dayton (DAY) airports receive information about airport pick-up and drop-off times via email. 

Airport pick-up

  • Session 1: Between 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 9
  • Session 2: Between 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 16

Airport drop-off

  • Session 1: Between 1- 6 p.m. on Friday, July 14
  • Session 2: Between 1- 6 p.m. on Friday, July 21; or 1- 6 p.m. on Friday, July 28 (for students in two-week sessions)

Itinerary for Move-In Day

Know your individual orientation schedule. When you completed your Summer Scholars forms, you identified your check-in/orientation schedule preferences. Your designated schedule was provided in a final details email we sent to students and parents or guardians. 

Time Activity
9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Check-in at Dennison Hall
1 p.m. Orientation Session #1 at Taylor Auditorium 
4 p.m. Orientation Session #2 at Taylor Auditorium 
7 p.m. Mandatory hall meeting for Scholars

Further Information for Move-In Day

  • Staff members and volunteers will be available to assist you.
  • Refreshments such as water, lemonade, and cookies will be provided at Dennison Hall until 3 p.m. on move-in day.
  • Each Scholar may bring up to two guests to join them for move-in and orientation. Meals for each Scholar and one guest will be provided at no cost at Garden Commons between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. that day. An additional guest may purchase their meal for $14 (cash or check). 

ID Card and Flex Plan

ID Card

When you arrive on campus, you will receive an ID card. This ID card is your ticket to the university — it will give you access to your residence hall and room, serve as your method of payment for meals, and hold your Flex Plan account information. It also will serve as your Recreational Sports Center pass, should you choose to purchase one. If you lose your ID, please report it immediately to a Summer Scholars counselor. There is a $35 replacement charge for lost cards.

Flex Plan

You will have access to a Flex Plan, a temporary debit account that will be linked to your ID card. You or your family may add money to your Flex Plan so that you can use your ID card to pay for extra items and services, such as laundry and vending machines. 

  • Money may be added to the account in increments of $5. Please note, there is an administrative charge of 10% each time funds are added. 
  • Orders will be processed within 24 hours and students receive an email when funds are added. 
  • Money is non-refundable, so be careful not to add too much. At the end of your Summer Scholars session (on move-out day), any unused Flex Plan funds will be cleared from your account. 
  • Treat your card like cash — if you lose it, the money in your Flex Plan account could be lost as well. Report a lost card to a Summer Scholars counselor immediately.
  • The cost to wash a load of laundry is $1.75 per load.
  • The cost to dry a load of laundry is $1.75 per load.

Recreational Sports Center 

For $20 you can purchase a pass to use the aquatic and fitness facilities at the Miami Recreational Sports Center, and your ID card will also allow you access throughout your Summer Scholars Session. However, the Summer Scholars daily schedule is very full, and on most days you will only have time to use the center between 6-8 a.m. If you are under age 18 and intend to use the center, you must submit the Recreational Sports Center Waiver and Release via your Applicant Status Page. Passes may be purchased via credit card on move-in day. 

Important Contact Information

The Counselor on Duty and the Miami University Police Department phone numbers are available 24 hours, 7 days a week for the duration of the Summer Scholars Program.

The number listed for the Police is for requesting assistance or reporting, and should not be used in the event of an emergency. If an emergency occurs, students should call 911.

Miami University Admission is available 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday during the Summer Scholars Program.

Miami University Student Health Service is available 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The number listed is for non-emergencies, and students should contact 911 in the event of an emergency.

  •  Counselor on Duty* – Number will be provided at check-in and during the Orientation sessions.
  • Miami University Office of Admission – 513-529-2531 (The Office of Admission oversees the Summer Scholars Program. Admission staff will be happy to provide assistance in the event that Summer Scholars staff members are unavailable.)
  • Miami University Police Department – 513-529-2222
  • Miami University Student Health Service – 513-529-3000

*Counselor on Duty is a staff member that is on-call for 24 hours and is the primary point of contact for student participants throughout the Summer Scholars Program. The Counselor on Duty will respond to any calls, whether they are Scholar inquiries, room lock-outs, or emergencies.