Students share a couch in Koffenya, the coffee shop uptown, watching a video on someone's phone.

Uptown Girl

Campus life at Miami is intertwined with life in Oxford.
For your morning cup of coffee or a late night music
show, Oxford is a big part of being a Miami student.

Beginning junior year, many students

live off campus

in unique houses that are as much
a tradition here as rubbing the
turtles’ heads for good luck
(a time-honored Miami tradition).

Oxford, Ohio

In Uptown Oxford, you’ll find food to satisfy almost
any craving—from coffee at Kofenya to brunch
at Patterson’s to late night fries at Skipper’s.

Oxford, Ohio, is a college town, built for the


students who call Miami home.

Students share a pizza in one of several pizza restaurants in town.

Uptown Girl

Kat Howland

Mass Communications Major
Interactive Media Studies Minor

Kat Howland is a busy person. She’s majoring in mass communications and minoring in interactive media studies. She competes on Miami’s club synchronized skating team. And she also runs her own radio show, The Candy Shop, on Miami’s WMFR radio station. But somehow, Kat still has plenty of time to explore the town of Oxford.

As a senior, Kat lives off campus in Uptown Oxford. She loves all the unique off-campus houses, but particularly the big, bright, orange one she calls home. Each house has a personality and a name—be it Orange Crush, Cornered In, or Krazy Eights—and it’s all part of what makes Miami unique.

Uptown also has shopping, coffee shops, and restaurants aplenty. And as a part-time DJ and a full-time music lover, Kat visits Uptown establishments often to see the many musical artists who come to play in Oxford.

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