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. Explore our website to learn more about living at Miami.
All first-year and second-year students are required to live in a residence hall unless they meet one of the following criteria:
- at least 21 years of age before the first day of classes begin
- 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
Complete Your Housing Contact
You will complete your housing and meal plan contract online at www.miamioh.edu/HousingContract. This is your opportunity to choose a meal plan, enter Living Learning Community preferences, and select other options for your first year on campus!
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 first year students is sent out by email at the end of July.
Each year, many students choose not to request a specific roommate. Instead, they are assigned a roommate based on mutual Living Learning Community interests. Other students choose to request a specific roommate. You will have the option to request a roommate when completing your online housing contract. Please remember that your requested roommate must select the same Living Learning Community preference as you. Additionally, we offer an online Roommate Search Tool to help you discover potential roommate matches. If you wish to use the search tool, you will find directions within your Housing Contract online. We accommodate mutual roommate requests whenever possible. Housing assignments are made without regard to race, creed, sexual orientation, religion, or national origin.
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 First-Year Adviser, who lives in your residence hall, serves as both the resident director and the academic adviser to all the first-year students. These professional staff offer advice, help students organize their academic agenda for an on-time graduation, and assist with course scheduling.
Learn More about Living at Miami
We hope you will use the information below to become even more eager and informed about your upcoming move. We are looking forward to your arrival. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the H.O.M.E. Office.
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.
Browse our residence hall pages to learn more about your home at Miami.
Living Learning Communities
Living Learning 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.
Miami offers a variety of optional residential services, including:
- Weekly Laundry Service
- Full-Service Summer Storage
- Stuff4MyRoom (Linens, Lamps, Carpets, and more delivered to your room)
- ResNetTurbo (Increased Network Bandwidth)
- Bi-Weekly Room Cleaning Service
Visit the residential services page of our website to explore our offerings!