Residential Services

Cable Television

All residence hall rooms are wired for cable TV. Just bring your cable-ready TV to campus, as well as a coaxial cable to connect it to the cable outlet in your room. If you have problems with your cable connection, please send an email to IThelp@MiamiOH.edu or call (513) 529-7900. This service is included with your housing costs.

Laundry Service

Let our dedicated staff do laundry for you once a week! You can sign-up for this service through your MyCard Account, and it will be conveniently billed directly to your student account.  The 2014-15 cost is $349 per semester. This rate may change from year to year. View a PFD document of the Laundry Service Terms & Conditions here.

Benefits of this service include:

  • We will provide you with a laundry bag and lock that can hold up to 20 pounds of laundry
  • You will deliver your laundry bag to the laundry room in your residence hall or apartment and secure it to a cable on a designated day
  • Your laundry will be washed, dried, neatly folded, wrapped in plastic, and returned on your scheduled laundry day
  • Your Hall Manager will inform you of your designated laundry day when you receive your bag and lock upon move-in

ResNet Turbo

In response to the ever-increasing need for more Internet bandwidth, we are happy to offer an optional service called ResNet Turbo. You can sign-up for this service through your MyCard Account, and it will be conveniently billed directly to your student account. The 2014-15 cost is $79 per semester. This rate may change from year to year.

Benefits of this service include:

  • access to higher bandwidth connections for a per-semester fee
  • availability via the wired or wireless network in any residence hall (does not operate in academic buildings)
  • minimum bandwidth of 2.0 Mbps up to an average of 5-10 Mbps (actual service will be determined by the number of ResNet Turbo users connecting at the same time)
  • delivery of streaming video, including HD
  • compatibility with any computer or other device that can authenticate to the MU-WIRELESS network using Miami credentials, currently, devices such as XBOX 360 and Wii cannot be connected to ResNet Turbo

Room Cleaning

Want us to clean your room?  If you opt-in to the room cleaning service, your room will be cleaned once every two weeks by our dedicated staff. You can sign-up for this service through your MyCard Account, and it will be conveniently billed directly to your student account.  The 2014-15 cost is based on room type: $206.00 per semester for single rooms, $315.00 per semester for double rooms, $420.00 per semester for triple rooms, and $519.00 per semester for Quad rooms. These rates may change from year to year. If all residents of a room sign up for the service, the cost will automatically be split. View a PFD document of the Room Cleaning Terms & Conditions here.

Each cleaning, our residence hall staff will:

  • vacuum your floor
  • dust all hard surfaces
  • wipe down your microwave, inside and out
  • organize displaced items, including clothing
  • make your bed, and also change the bed sheets if you provide clean ones
  • sanitize surfaces and touch points
  • take out trash and recycling
  • wipe down the outside of your refrigerator

Summer Storage

Miami offers an optional full-service summer storage service for all students living on campus. The convenient service includes: pickup of properly packaged items, storage of items during the summer, and delivery of the stored items to your Fall room on campus. A Miami staff member will transport your items to a secured storage facility when you leave for the summer. All stored items will be delivered to your fall on-campus room assignment prior to move-in weekend. If you are moving off campus, we’ll have convenient times set up for you to pick your items up from a central location on campus, as we are not able to deliver items off-campus.

How does it work?

  • Decide how many of your belongings you would like to store over the summer.
  • Login to your MyCard Account to sign up.
  • Request the number of boxes you need then enter any other items that you wish to store. You will need to indicate when you plan to leave campus for the semester (Pick-up date).
  • Housing Dining Recreation & Business Services will deliver boxes to your room along with packing tape during the last week of classes (or earlier).
  • Pack up your belongings. If you find that you don’t need all of your boxes, or that you need additional boxes, simply login to MyCard to update your order. Leave unused boxes with your order to ensure proper billing and tracking.
  • That’s it! Just leave your ready-for-storage belongings in your room. Items must be ready by 12pm on the scheduled pick-up day. If items are not ready for pick-up on scheduled pick-up day, a $25.00 rescheduling fee will apply.
  • You don’t need to be present when pick-up occurs. Please secure the room before leaving. Housing, Dining, Recreation & Business Services staff will pick up everything. Go enjoy your summer!
  • Storage charges will be posted directly to your Student Account.
  • Housing Dining Recreation & Business Services staff will deliver your belongings to your on campus room assignment prior to your arrival on campus for the fall.
  • If you are moving off campus, we will communicate with you in late summer with information for how you can pick up your belongings. We are not able to deliver storage items off-campus.
  • View a PDF of the Summer Storage Terms & Conditions Summer Storage Terms & Conditions

 

Summer 2014 Pricing

  • Box (18″x18″x18″) $34.50
  • Store items in your own plastic storage bin (standard size, up to 29 inches) $40
  • Extra-large plastic storage bin (larger than 29 inches) $60
  • Television packed in original box $60
  • Television not in original box (includes bubble wrap) $60
  • Chair $35
  • Carpet (rolled & taped by student) $40
  • Plastic Drawers (taped closed by student) $40
  • Bicycle $40
  • Futon or Sofa $120
  • Trunk $60
  • Suitcase $30
  • Mirror (includes bubble wrap) $20
  • Store items in your own Art Tube $15
  • Easel $40
  • Table $40
  • Cork/White Board $15
  • Filing Cabinet $45
  • Framed Art $30
  • Vacuum Cleaner $30
  • Bookshelf $40
  • 8 feet of Bubble Wrap $5
  • Bean Bag $35
  • Box Fan $20
  • Dresser $75
  • Duffel Bag $35
  • Lamp $35
  • Floor Lamp $35
  • Laundry Basket $15
  • Microwave $35
  • Night Stand $40
  • Skis/Snowboard $45
  • Miscellaneous $40
  • Bed (frame and mattress secured together) $95
  • Head Board $45
  • Printer (packed in original box) $34.50
  • Interested in storing something that’s not on the list? Just email us to find out how at home@MiamiOH.edu.

 

Sign up for this service by logging into MyCard. Sign-ups begin following spring break and end during finals week.

Stuff4MyRoom

Make move-in a little easier! You can conveniently order linens, lamps, carpets and more for your room directly from Miami, and we’ll have them waiting in your room when you arrive to move in. Available items are listed below, and subject to change each year. You can sign up for these items when completing your housing contract.

My Linens Package:

  • 1 Twin XL Reversible Comforter
  • 3 pc Twin XL matching sheet set
  • 6 pc towel set (2 bath, 2 hand, 2 wash)
  • 1 Twin XL quilted mattress pad
  • 1 extra pillow case
  • Thread Count: 200
  • 55% Cotton 45% Polyester
  • Prewashed , Easy Care, Ready to use
  • Full sized sets will be substituted for Upper Class students living in Heritage Commons
  • 2014 price is $159.99 per set
  • Available in Navy/Light Blue Stripe, Pink/Black (not available for Heritage Commons), Red/Black Stripe, and Navy/Red Stripe.
  • Cancellations and changes accepted until August 1

 

Memory Foam Set:

  • 1 Twin XL size Comfy-pedic memory foam
  • 1 Standard Pillow
  • 1 Standard Pillow Case
  • 1 Mattress Cover
  • Full sized sets will be substituted for Upper Class students living in Heritage Commons
  • 2014 price is $114.99
  • Cancellations and changes accepted until August 1

 

Comfy Rug:

  • 100% Premium Soft PET Fiber made in part from Post Consumer Recycled Bottles
  • Features Scotchgard Protector, Stain and Soil Resistant
  • Durable and Fade Resistant
  • 5′x7′
  • Available in black, navy, red, and pink
  • 2014 price is $64.99
  • Cancellations and changes accepted until August 1

 

Desk Lamp:

  • Black desk lamp with painted metal base and shade
  • On/off switch on the base
  • 13 Watt CFL bulb included
  • 5 foot cord
  • Dimensions in inches: Shade: D: 5″ H: 6″ Entire Lamp: 6″ x 5″ x 12″
  • 2014 price is $24.99
  • Cancellations and changes accepted until August 1