2023-2024 Residency Requirement Reminder

The email below was sent to all rising second year students regarding the residency requirement and the upcoming room selection process they will be participating in.

This is the time of year when some students begin asking questions about housing for next school year. As you begin to plan ahead, we want to let you know that the 2023-2024 Room Selection for current first year students will take place later this semester. This will be your chance to select a room for next year. We’ll be sending more detailed information about room selection to you by email in the coming weeks. You can always check out our Room Selection website for the most up to date information.

If you would like to see more information about any particular facility, we suggest going to two sources.  You can find a video tour of the common areas of every residence hall on the Office of Residence Life Instagram account.  And you can find photos of almost every individual room on campus on the Miami Parent & Family Programs Pinterest page.

As a reminder, Miami has a two-year on-campus residency requirement, and all first and second year students are required to live on campus through the spring semester of their second academic year of enrollment. If you would like more information regarding the requirement, please review the Guidelines and Contracts section of our website (www.miamioh.edu/Housing).


Miami University Campus Services Center

Fire Suppression Safety – Sprinkler Head Reminder

The email below was sent to all on-campus residents at the start of spring semester.

Welcome to the start of Spring Semester at Miami!  This is just a friendly reminder regarding the fire suppression sprinkler heads located in your room.  Please remember that these sprinkler heads are for your safety by extinguishing a fire should one occur.  These heads are under significant water pressure and are capable of discharging hundreds of gallons of water per minute.  Therefore, please do your part to ensure that nothing obstructs or prevents the sprinkler head from operating properly should an emergency occur.  Specifically, this includes not using the sprinkler head as a “hook” on which to string holiday lights, hangers, clothing, hats or any other item.

Please be aware that setting off the sprinkler head due to a person’s inappropriate use or horseplay may result in university discipline in addition to being held financially responsible for associated repairs, damages and flood water clean-up.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact your residence hall director.


Campus Services Center

Winter Break Housing Option

The following message was sent to all students living in the residence halls by email.

Residence Halls officially close for Winter Break at 7:00pm on Friday December 9, please make plans to leave your room no later than this time. If you have a need to stay in your room during break, you must sign up online and pay a daily fee. To sign up for break housing, please login to the housing portal (www.miamioh.edu/housingcontract) to request Winter Break and/or Winter Term Housing. You will need to review the provisions and indicate which dates you plan to stay in your room. 

Because your normal semester room rate does not include break periods, an additional nightly charge applies. The nightly charge is determined based on your Tuition Promise cohortand is added to your Bursar bill.  The nightly rate for Friday, December 9 will be waived for students who sign up early. In order to have the Friday night charge waived, you must submit your request before Wednesday December 7 at 11:59pm. 

Did you know that heating temperatures are lowered in unoccupied rooms to help conserve energy during the break period? It’s important that you let us know if you plan to stay in your room so that we can ensure your heat is at the proper level. If you don’t let us know, or you come back unexpectedly, you may find your room cooler than you would like, and it may take up to two days to return to the normal level.

Please note! Only students registered for winter term courses, or students with extenuating circumstances, will be permitted to request housing December 31 through January 1. Students not taking classes are not permitted to live in the residence halls on these days without extenuating circumstances that require you to remain on campus.

Spring Semester Move-In/Return to Campus

Residence halls will reopen on Sunday, January 22 at 9:00am.If you have a need to arrive prior to opening, we do allow students to request to arrive on Saturday. If you have this need, you must submit a request online (www.miamioh.edu/housingcontract), and will be charged your daily cohort rate. Students are not permitted to return to campus prior to Saturday, January 21, 2023 without a specific documented need. Students who have travel reasons to arrive early before Spring Semester hall opening should make arrangements to stay off-campus with a friend or make hotel reservations. Students who access their room without approval will be billed the unapproved rate of $55/day.

There will be limited meal service provided during break periods and the University will be closed most of the time. Armstrong Student Center will have limited hours during breaks. King Library usually has some limited hours during the breaks. Visit the Armstrong Student Center and library website for more details.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Campus Services Center | 34 Nellie Craig Walker Hall


Private Bathroom Inspection, Possible Cleaning During Winter Break

The following message was sent to on-campus students with a private bathroom in their apartment or residence hall room by email.

Residence Hall staff will inspect all private and apartment bathrooms during winter break and winter term. Charges may be incurred if your bathroom is in such a condition that it requires excessive cleaning by our staff. You can avoid any additional cleaning charges by making sure your bathroom is clean before you leave for break. As long as you are registered for door access notifications, you will receive an email and/or text noting the actual day and time hall staff entered your room or apartment.

Prior to leaving for break, we kindly request that you remove all personal items/products from the bathroom’s surfaces such as shower, counter top, back of toilet, floor, etc., to help expedite and ensure a thorough inspection process. 

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. 

Campus Services Center | 34 Nellie Craig Walker Hall CampusServicesCenter@MiamiOH.edu

Routine Building Inspections During Winter Break

The following message was sent to all on-campus students by email.

We’re writing to let you know that student room maintenance inspections will be conducted during winter break.

If your room is entered, you will receive a text or email message indicating your room has been entered for this purpose if you are registered for notifications via WebCardCenter (www.miamioh.edu/idcard). If you are not registered, you may do so at any time.

Campus Services Center


Spring 2023 Meal Plan Reminder

As the end of fall semester approaches, it is a great time to review your spring meal plan selection, and ensure that it’s the right choice for your upcoming semester. You can change your spring meal plan through Monday, January 23, 2023. Changes to meal plan levels are not permitted after January 23; however, you can always add funds to your dining dollar account during the semester.

If you would like to choose a different meal plan for spring, please login to your Online Housing Account (www.miamioh.edu/HousingContract), click on the “Online Forms” link, and then select “Change My Meal Plan.”

Don’t forget that unused dining dollars automatically roll forward to future semesters for you to use as long as you are enrolled at Miami, but they are not refundable or transferable upon graduation or withdrawal. We encourage all students to regularly monitor their meal plan spending, and budget carefully when choosing future deposit amounts.

Spring Semester Housing/MUlaa/Meal Plan Reminders

The following message was sent to all on-campus students by email.

Please take a few moments to review the information in this letter, as it contains important information for your university housing and meal plan as the end of Fall Semester approaches.


If you would like to request a room change for Spring Semester, or would like to request a specific roommate to move into a vacancy in your room, please work with your Residence Hall Director. All changes must be requested by Wednesday, November 16, 2022. If approved, students moving to new rooms MUST move PRIOR to leaving for winter break so that we are able to use your former space for other students. If you do not vacate your current space prior to Break, your room change may be denied. 

If you’d like to request a single/private room, you will need to complete the online Single Room Request form. To do this, simply login to your Online Housing Account (www.miamioh.edu/Housingcontract), click on the “Online Forms” link, and then select “Single Room Request.”

Remember, if your room has a vacancy at semester break, you must only occupy one person’s portion of the room (bed, desk, floor space, walls, etc). This is very important as we work to finalize housing assignments for hundreds of new and returning students for spring. Students who choose to occupy more than their portion of the room may be charged with a “Failure to Comply” violation. Such a violation will remain a part of their student file, and a sanction will result, and may include administrative consolidation to a different room.


Are you planning to graduate in December, study abroad, withdraw, or student-teach outside the Oxford area second semester? If you are planning to leave the Oxford area for Spring semester, please complete a Not Returning to Housing Next Semester form. The form can be found in the Forms section of the Campus Services Center website (www.miamioh.edu/Housing). This will ensure that your billing is accurate.


For continuing students, unspent dining dollars will roll-over into your spring semester account (depending on your scholarship, some meal plans do not roll over to spring semester). You can make changes to your spring semester meal plan selection through the first day of spring semester. To do this, simply login to your Online Housing Account (www.miamioh.edu/Housingcontract), click on the “Online Forms” link, and then select “Change My Meal Plan.”

For graduating or withdrawing students, unspent dining dollars are not refundable or transferable. We encourage you to monitor your balance regularly, and budget carefully if considering a future deposit before the end of the semester.


Your MUlaa account remains active as long as you are enrolled. Any balance remaining at the time of graduation or withdrawal will be credited to your bursar account and applied to outstanding charges, according to the policies and procedures of the Office of the Bursar.


Residence halls open on Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 9:00am. Without a specific need to be on campus, the earliest that students can request to return early is Saturday, January 21. An online break housing request must be submitted in order to return on this day and students will be billed their daily cohort rate for the one day early arrival. The request form is on the housing portal (www.miamioh.edu/housingcontract), and will be available in December. Students who have travel reasons to arrive earlier than Saturday should make arrangements to stay off-campus with a friend or make hotel reservations. Students who return to their room without approval will be billed the unapproved rate of $55/day. More information about break housing can be found on our website (https://www.miamioh.edu/campus-services/home/living-at-miami/university-break-housing/index.html). 

If you have any questions about how the semester change might affect you, please contact us!