Review your Miami Housing Preferences

The email below will be sent to all incoming new first-year students on Thursday, 5/9 to remind them of the upcoming roommate and LLC preference deadline.


Dear Student,

This reminder email is being sent to ALL Incoming First Year Students about your housing application. Be sure to review your current selections on the Application Summary page of your housing application before the May 19 LLC preference and roommate request deadline. This is an important final step to make sure your selections are correct.

Residential Community (LLC): The last date to select (or change) your Community preferences is May 19. Incoming students are assigned to housing based on Living Learning Communities. If you have a mutual roommate request please check with your roommate to verify that your community preferences match and are in the same order. If your LLC preferences do not match you may not be assigned together.

Roommate (Optional): If you would like to request a specific roommate, this is your chance to do so. The last date to request a roommate is May 19, so it’s important that you confirm your roommate group in the housing portal prior to the deadline. We like to remind incoming students that each year only about half of our new students request a specific roommate, while the other half allows for roommate matching to occur based on mutual community preferences!

If you have questions, be sure to check out the Admitted Student Section of our website for answers to our most common questions! Please remember that Miami has a two-year residency requirement. If you do not plan to attend Miami for Fall 2024, please contact the Office of Admission at admission@miamioh.edu in order to let them know your plans have changed.


Welcome Home,

Miami University Campus Services Center
www.miamioh.edu/Housing

End of Year Meal Plan and MUlaa Information

The email below was sent as a reminder to any student who has a current meal plan and/or Mulaa balance.

Dear Student,

As the end of the semester draws near, we want to remind you of some important information related to your Meal Plan and MUlaa accounts.

For continuing students, any unspent dining meal plan dollars will remain available for you to use next semester. Unused buffet swipes do not carry forward. If you plan to be on campus during the summer, you will be able to use your dining dollars at any open dining location.

If you’re planning to graduate, or not return next year, don’t forget that unspent meal plan dollars are not refundable or transferable when you leave. We encourage you to monitor your balance regularly, and budget carefully if you’re considering future deposit amounts before the end of the semester.

Your MUlaa account also remains active as long as you are enrolled. Any unspent amount at the end of the semester will remain in your account to be used at any time. If you’re planning to graduate or leave the university, unspent MUlaa dollars will be credited to your bursar account and applied to outstanding charges, according to the policies and procedures of the Office of the Bursar.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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

End of Spring Semester Housing Reminder

The email below was sent to all on-campus residents as a reminder of when the residence halls close and the ability to request extended stay housing beyond May 17.

Dear Resident,

As the end of spring semester approaches, please remember that halls officially close at 7:00pm on Friday, May 17. It is important that you coordinate your plans to ensure that you are able to move out of your room by Friday, May 17 at 7:00pm.

We understand that some students may have unique needs to stay beyond hall closing. If you have a need to remain on campus, you must submit a request for extended stay housing on the housing portal (www.miamioh.edu/housingcontract) prior to hall closing. You must explain your need to remain on campus in the comments section of the form.  All requests will be reviewed, and you will be notified by email if your request is approved or denied. We encourage students to sign up early to save on the nightly charge. The charge for Friday, May 17 is waived for students who sign up prior to Wednesday, May 15 at 11:59pm. You will be billed at sign-up but a credit will be issued before the end of finals. Students who sign up after May 15 or students who attempt to remain in the room after Friday, May 17 at 7:00pm without prior approval will be charged $55 per night.

We wish you a safe and enjoyable summer!

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

Private Bathroom Inspection, Possible Cleaning During Spring Break


The email below was sent to on-campus residents with a private bathroom in their room/apartment regarding inspection and possible cleaning during spring break.


Dear Resident,

Residence Hall staff will inspect all private and apartment bathrooms during spring break. 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

Spring Break Housing Available – Residence Hall Residents

The email below was sent to all residence hall residents regarding the ability to sign up for spring break housing.


As Spring Break approaches, remember that residence halls officially close at 7:00pm on Friday, March 22, and will reopen at 9:00am on Sunday, March 31.

We understand that some students may need to stay in their room during some portion of the time when halls are closed. Break housing is provided for students who have a need to remain on campus. There is a nightly charge for each night you stay during the break. You can view the daily rates on our website (www.miamioh.edu/Housing).

If you have a need to remain on campus during any part of the break, you must submit a request online at www.miamioh.edu/housingcontract. You will be notified by email if your request is approved. Please be sure to include comments to explain your need to remain on campus.

The charge for Friday, March 22 will be waived for students who sign up prior to Wednesday, March 20 at 11:59pm. However, the charge for Friday night is not waived for students who sign-up after the Wednesday deadline.

If you plan to return to your room before halls re-open on Sunday, March 31 at 9:00am, you must sign up for break housing and will be billed the daily rate. There is an additional charge of $55 per day for students who stay without properly registering through the housing portal.

We wish you a safe and enjoyable Spring Break!

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

Spring Break Housing Available – Heritage Commons Residents

The email below was sent to all Heritage Commons residents regarding spring break housing.


Do you plan to stay in your Heritage Commons apartment during Spring Break? For safety and security reasons, the staff at your apartment would like to compile a comprehensive list of who will be staying in their apartment for all or a portion of the break. You can let us know your plans for Spring Break by logging into the housing portal (www.miamioh.edu/housingcontract) and completing the break housing section. You will need to review the provisions and indicate which dates you plan to stay in your apartment.

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 room temperature 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 let us know if you have any questions.


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

Fire Suppression Safety – Sprinkler Head Reminder (Spring 2024)

The email below was sent to all on-campus residents on 1/30/24.



Dear Resident,

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.

Best,

Campus Services Center
CampusServicesCenter@MiamiOH.edu

Spring 2024 Meal Plan Reminder

The email communication below was sent to all residents as a reminder to review and change their meal plan for spring 2024.


Dear Resident,

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 29, 2024. Changes to meal plan levels are not permitted after January 29; 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.



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

Thanksgiving Break Housing Available

The email below was sent to students living in the residence halls regarding Thanksgiving Break Housing. A slightly modified version was sent to resident of Heritage Commons.

Dear Resident,

As Thanksgiving approaches, we are sending a friendly reminder that all residence halls close on Wednesday, November 22 at 12:00pm (noon) and will reopen at 9:00am on Sunday, November 26.

If you need to stay in your room during Thanksgiving Break, you must submit a request online. Please login to the housing portal (www.miamioh.edu/housingcontract) to request Thanksgiving Break Housing. Because your normal semester room rate does not include break periods, an additional nightly charge applies. The nightly charge is determined based on each student’s Tuition Promise cohort, and is added to their Bursar bill. Additional details about rates and break housing can be found on our website (https://miamioh.edu/campus-services/home/living-at-miami/university-break-housing/index.htm. For safety and security reasons students who remain on campus during breaks must sign up so that we know who is here. Students who remain in their room without signing up will be charged an increased daily rate of $55.

Building temperatures are lowered in unoccupied rooms during break for energy conservation. 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 let us know if you have any questions, and we hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!



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

Spring Semester Housing/MUlaa/Meal Plan Reminders

The following email was sent to all on-campus residents on 11/2/23 regarding housing, mulaa, and meal plan reminders for spring semester 2024.

Dear Resident,

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.

ROOM CHANGE REQUESTS
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 15, 2023. 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.

LEAVING CAMPUS?
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.

MEAL PLANS
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.

MULAA
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.

Spring Semester Move-In/Return to Campus
Residence halls open on Sunday, January 28, 2024 at 9:00am.Without a specific need to be on campus, the earliest that students can request to return early is Saturday, January 27. 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 need to return on Saturday, 1/27, must sign up to help ensure door access is active.  It could take up to 24 hours for door access to be updated on your account, please plan accordingly.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!

Sincerely,

Miami University Campus Services Center
CampusServicesCenter@MiamiOH.edu
www.miamioh.edu/Housing