Prior to the start of fall semester, students may request to move into their assigned building and room before the official move-in dates as availability permits. For the most part, pre-semester arrangements are approved for students to move-in to their permanent room assignments as assigned for the academic year. However, due to various summer and construction activities on campus, there is an occasional need to place students into temporary housing assignments until their permanent rooms become available. Any such need for a temporary placement is communicated directly with any student affected.
Sign Up for Pre-Semester Housing
To stay on campus prior to the start of the fall semester, students should log in to MyCard and click on the Pre-Semester Break Housing section any time prior to the official move-in day. Students can begin signing up on August 1. The earliest a student can request to return to campus is August 14. Students associated with a group (ex. Marching Band, MADE, Athletic Teams) are permitted to arrive earlier, those requests are coordinated through the group contact.
Cost of Pre-Semester Housing
Students who pre-register for pre-semester housing are charged $35.00 per day. Students who do not register for housing and use their card to enter their room are charged $55 per day. All pre-semester housing charges are billed to the student’s bursar account during the first week of September.
Check-In Procedure for Pre-Semester Arrival
There is not an official check-in station provided during pre-semester housing. After a student registers for pre-semester housing, room access is assigned to their ID card. When students arrive on campus, they should go directly to their assigned room with their ID card to begin moving in. Students who arrive prior to the official move-in day are still expected to visit the registration table in the lobby of their hall on the official move-in day to register and receive important building information. If a student doesn’t have an ID card, they come to the HOME Office (Shriver Center, Room 111) before going to their assigned residence hall.
Assistance and Safety During Pre-Semester Arrival
Residents staying on campus prior to the start of the semester who need assistance should call either the Miami University Police at 513-529-2222 or the Residence Life staff member on duty at 513-330-2005.