Accepted Students

Welcome Home!

We hope you are excited to start your Miami journey. Living in a residence hall will help you transition to college life, meet friends, and succeed academically. Your hall will be more that just a place to sleep. You will have ample opportunities to attend community events, interact with a diverse body of residents, and take on leadership roles. We hope you will use the information below to become even more eager and informed about your upcoming move.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Campus Services Center.

Residency Requirement

At Miami, we highly value the residential experience. All first-year and second-year students are required to live on campus unless they meet one of the following criteria:

  • at least 21 years of age before the first day of class
  • have matriculated full-time for at least two years at another institution of higher education or a regional campus (credits must be post high school)
  • commute from the home of a parent or legal guardian

Living Learning & Residential Communities

Incoming students are assigned to housing based on Living Learning Communities. Living Learning and Residential Communities give you the opportunity to live and learn alongside other students who share your interests. You’ll explore new ideas while creating friendships that last a lifetime. See the full list of Living Learning Communities.  You will be able to indicate your top three to five community preferences on your housing contract.

Complete Your Housing Contact

You will complete your housing and meal plan contract online at This is your opportunity to choose a meal plan, enter Living Learning Community preferences, and select other options for your first year on campus!

Room Assignments

During the summer, our office works diligently to finalize housing assignments. We strive to meet as many preferences and requests as possible. In order to meet the most preferences, our process takes the majority of the summer. Room assignment information for incoming students is sent out by email at the end of July. Incoming students are assigned to traditional and standard residence halls on campus. Standard residence halls are either new construction or halls that have received complete building renovations, and include upgraded study spaces, kitchen, lounges, new student room furniture, completely updated building systems, new air conditioning and heating, and more. Traditional residence halls have not yet received complete renovations. Visit our Housing Rates page to see our various housing costs.  Don't forget that Housing and Meals rates are part of the Miami Tuition Promise!

  • Disability-Related Accommodations -  We work in collaboration with The Miller Center for Student Disability Services to provide reasonable accommodations in the residence hall setting. If you feel that a disability-related housing accommodation is needed, please contact The Miller Center at (513) 529-1541 or email You may also visit their websitee at for more information.
  • Recovery Housing - Families interested in more information about recovery housing options can contact the Dean of Students or 513-529-1877.
  • Gender Inclusive Housing - Miami University recognizes that sex-segregated housing may not be the best option for some students. In cooperation with Campus Services Center, the Office of Residence Life offers gender inclusive housing as an option. Gender Inclusive housing provides a comfortable and safe living environment for the student. For more information, visit our Gender-Inclusive Housing Website.


Each year, many students choose not to request a specific roommate. Instead, they are assigned a roommate based on mutual Residential and Living Learning Community interests. Other students choose to request a specific roommate. You will have the option to search for potential roommates when completing your online housing contract. Our team will work to accommodate roommate requests to the best of our ability. Please remember that your requested roommate must select the same Community preference as you. We accommodate mutual roommate requests whenever possible. Housing assignments are made without regard to race, creed, sexual orientation, religion, or national origin.

Thinking about a triple or quad? If you are requesting a triple or quad room with specific roommates, please understand that we cannot guarantee that everyone will be assigned in the same room.  The number of triple and quad room requests is typically greater than the number of available rooms. If we are not able to accommodate your roommate group in a triple or quad, you will be assigned into rooms near each other. For a triple room request we're not able to accommodate, one student will be placed with a random roommate.

Residence Hall Staff

The Residence Life staff includes full-time professionals, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

A Resident Assistant (R.A.) lives in each corridor of the residence halls to help new students make the transition from high school to college and to plan special events so students get to know one another. These carefully selected and trained upperclass students are also familiar with the scheduling process and often share their own knowledge and experience.

A Resident Director will live in your hall. The Resident Director is charged with shaping the environment and experiences of residential students.

Move In Information

Explore the Living at Miami page of our site to learn more about what to bring with you to campus. We’ll communicate with more detailed move-in information as the time approaches. Your room assignment e-mail will include move-in information, including assigned move-in times. We have begun assigning move-in times in order to help create a smooth move-in process for students and parents. Assigned move-in times also assist with traffic flow in and out of Oxford.

Residence Halls

Browse our residence hall pages to learn more about your home at Miami.

Meal Plans

Learn more about Meal Plans on our Dining Website. All students living in residence halls are required to purchase a meal plan each semester.  Our meal plans are designed to provide value and flexibility each semester, so we encourage you to carefully review the options to choose the plan that is right for you!