January Orientation - Arrival and Parking

Our campus in Oxford is located in southwest Ohio, approximately a one hour drive from Cincinnati or Dayton. Miami’s visitor page 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

If you are using a GPS to navigate to campus, you may set your destination to the Campus Avenue Building (commonly known as "CAB"), at 301 Campus Avenue, Oxford OH, 45056. You may utilize available parking spaces in surface lots near the CAB with your orientation parking privileges. You may also park in the Campus Avenue Garage (601 Campus Avenue) or at metered spaces near CAB, though you must pay the fees associated with these spaces, as the orientation parking privileges only cover surface lot parking. 

When you arrive at the Campus Avenue Building, visit the Campus Services Center in Room 034 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.


Students and guests who have registered for January orientation will receive information about how to register for orientation parking privileges with your orientation reminder email.  You'll register your vehicle's license plate on the website linked in your email, which will give you access to park in any surface lot designated for "red" parking. 

Red permit privileges 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 will be responsible for the garage fee. If you choose to park in a metered parking space, you will need to feed the meter throughout the day. We are not able to reimburse for garage or metered parking.

If you need to purchase a campus parking pass for use during the school year, visit the Parking Permit website or the Campus Services Center in room 034 Campus Avenue Building (same building where you receive your student ID) to do so.

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