Residence Life


The following are frequently asked questions regarding housing and residence life. You can find additional information about residence life at Miami in the Campus Life section on the Family Orientation page and at

When will incoming students find out where they are living?

Housing assignments for incoming first-year students will be emailed to your student's Miami University email account in late July or early August.

Can incoming students request triple or quad rooms with specific roommates?

Yes. Our team will work to accommodate roommate requests to the best of our ability. The number of triple and quad room requests is typically greater than the number of available rooms. If we aren’t able to accommodate your student's roommate group in a triple or quad, they will be assigned to rooms near each other. When this happens in triple room requests, one student will be placed with a random roommate.


What are the differences between traditional and standard halls?

Traditional rooms are located in residence halls such as Morris, Tappan, and Havighurst. These rooms are typically air conditioned and feature corridor bathrooms and community space.

Standard rooms are located in our renovated and newer construction halls such as Brandon, Presidents, and Dennison. These halls feature enhanced community and study spaces, new corridor bathrooms and student room furniture, updated building systems, air conditioning, and more.

What does Miami provide to students on campus?

  • Twin XL bed in residence halls (full-size beds at Heritage Commons)
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Mirror
  • Refrigerator
  • Towel rack
  • Wastebasket/trash bags
  • Philo internet TV
  • Window shades
  • High-speed wired & wireless internet

How large are the residence hall rooms?

The size of our rooms varies from one residence hall to another, as a result of architectural differences. You can learn specific dimensions for your student's room on the housing web portal after they have received their housing assignment letter.

Are pets allowed?

Except for goldfish or other tropical fish, no pets are permitted in the residence halls. Tank size should not exceed 5 gallons, and aquarium heaters are prohibited.

Where are dining halls located? Are they near residence halls?

There are dining halls located near each dining hall. To find exact locations, visit the dining website.

How do I learn about gender inclusive housing options?

We recognize 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.

How do I become a Resident Assistant (RA)?

Being a Resident Assistant is a great leadership opportunity. Recruitment begins in the fall semester and more details about the process can be found on the RA recruitment website.

Information on the guest policy- maybe other policies as well?

Guests are permitted in the residence halls as long as they follow policy. Information regarding all Residence Life policies can be found on the regulations for on-campus living website.

Are the halls split by gender? Co-ed buildings?

All first-year buildings are co-ed and the corridors are split by gender.

How can I connect with Residence Life before I come to campus?

You can connect with Residence Life on Instagram. Follow us @miamioh._reslife. For residence hall specific accounts, check out our residence hall Instagram story highlight.

If you have specific questions, please email

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