2020-2021 Faculty/Staff Permit Update

Faculty and Staff parking permits will not be required on the Oxford Campus until August 1, 2020. Permit sales will begin in mid-July, but they will not be active until August 1. The annual cost of the permit will be reduced by one month, as July will not be included or required this year. In July you will receive another reminder along with more details about how to purchase your 2020-2021 parking permit. Staff who bought garage permits in the last school year will continue to have access to the garage through August 1st.

If you have any questions, please email us at Parking@MiamiOH.edu.

Change in Ditmer Parking Lot Restrictions

In order to help accommodate daily commuters who need to park on campus, Miami has designated an additional 34 spaces in the Ditmer Parking Lot that are designated as day-use only (no overnight parking). These areas are located near the bus stop, and are marked with “No Parking 2AM – 6AM” signs. We hope this helps make parking for commuter students more convenient and accessible.

Winter Break 2019-20 Parking Guide

Parking Permits Required

A permit is required to park in a University parking lot or on a University drive at all times. Fall parking permits are valid through the first day of spring semester, and spring semester parking permits go on sale December 3 and are valid Dec. 18 to May 18.

For Winter Break and Winter Term (Dec 17th at 7 am to Jan 28th at 7 am): Cars with yellow permits may park in red-permitted spaces at all times, as they may on weekends during the regular school year.

Overnight Parking Available at Millett, Ditmer and Chestnut Field Lots

Student vehicles with a valid parking permit (blue or yellow) may leave their cars in the west Millett, Ditmer or Chestnut Fields lots over the winter break and Winter Term.  When parking in these lots, do not park where signs indicate “No overnight parking”.  Please consult the parking map or call the Parking and Transportation Services office if you are unsure of where to park over break.

Garage vehicle storage available over Winter Break

If you wish to leave your car in a covered garage for Winter Break & Winter Term, spaces will be available in the North parking garage (by the Engineering Building) for vehicle storage. If you already have a garage permit you do not need to purchase this additional access. If you do not have a garage permit you may purchase this option with or without a yellow permit. This option costs $160 for the winter break/term. Please contact the Campus Services Center to have this access added to your ID card.

Loading and Unloading: How to use the vehicle log-in policy

If you need to pull up in front of your residence hall at a time when you ordinarily would not be allowed to park there you may utilize the log-in policy below to load or unload your vehicle to avoid being cited. A valid permit is required to utilize the log-in procedure. Vehicles parked illegally in restricted areas, service drives, yellow zones and loading zones may be cited.

To use the log-in policy, call 513-529-2224 or email parking@miamioh.edu with your name and the location where your vehicle will be parked. You will be granted 20 minutes to load/unload your vehicle from the time you leave a message with the Parking Office. If you receive a parking violation during the time you are logged in, contact the Parking Office with the ticket number and we will waive it. Students may use this procedure up to 4 times per semester

Oxford prohibits parking on city streets for more than 72 consecutive hours.

Oxford city ordinances prohibit parking on city streets for more than 72 consecutive hours (including streets that pass through campus such as Oak St., Maple St., Patterson Ave., and Tallawanda Rd.). Many Oxford streets are also designated as snow routes where parking is prohibited when snowfall reaches 3 inches or greater. Off-campus students can purchase a parking permit and store their vehicle in west Millett, Ditmer or Chestnut Fields lots over the winter break to avoid fines, immobilization or towing for being parked over 72 hours on a city street

Information about parking in Oxford is available on the city’s Website at: cityofoxford.org/.

BCRTA Transit Service

Oxford/Miami bus routes end operation on Friday, December 13 at 7 pm. BCRTA Regional Route R3 will run every two hours from December 16 to January 2. BCRTA Regional Routes R1, R2, R3 and R4 will NOT operate Christmas Day, but will resume Thursday, December 26.

Limited bus service will be available on campus during the Winter Term, Jan 2 – Jan 27 including the U1W route to Walmart, Kroger & Campus and the P2 Route throughout campus & the perimeter parking lots. See BCRTA’s website at ButlerCountyRTA.com/or call (513) 785-5237 for details.

Have a safe and enjoyable winter break!

Home Football Game Parking Restrictions

Parking in Millett Hall west lot restricted 2 days prior to home football game dates

Parking in areas of the Millett Hall west lot is restricted 2 days prior to home football game dates. This year’s home football game dates are:

  • Sat., Sep. 7
  • Sat., Sep. 28
  • Sat., Oct. 19
  • Wed., Nov. 13
  • Wed., Nov. 20

The southeast corner of the Millett Hall west parking lot will be restricted to recreational vehicle and tailgating parking ONLY beginning at 7 a.m. 2 days prior to home football game dates. All student, employee, and visitor vehicles must be removed from this area and only those vehicles displaying a football parking lot permit may park in the restricted area. Vehicles parked in the restricted area are subject to citation and towing at the owner’s cost.

Restricted area in the southwest corner of the Millett Hall west parking lot 2 days prior to home football game dates is highlighted in red.
Restricted area in the southeast corner of the Millett Hall west parking lot 2 days prior to home football game dates is highlighted in red. Click to enlarge.

The remainder of the Millett Hall west parking lot is available for student, employee, and visitor parking with proper Miami University parking permission until 7 a.m. on game days. Any vehicles remaining in the Millett Hall west lot after 7 a.m. on game days are subject to citation.

If you have questions about where you may park on campus and what types of permissions are required, contact Parking customer services at (513) 529-2224 or parking@miamioh.edu.

We hope to see you at the games this year!

Go Redhawks!

ShareFest 2019 Collection Site Requires Chestnut Fields Parking Restrictions

Parking Restriction May 13-20

ShareFest is an annual collection drive which accepts good-condition and reusable furniture, housewares, clothing, and non-perishable food from Miami University students and Oxford residents. Once again this year, ShareFest is basing its dispatch, sorting and collection operations in the Chestnut Fields parking lot which will require a number of parking spaces to accommodate them.

Please move vehicles from the areas shown in yellow on the attached map before Monday, May 13 at noon to avoid citations and towing at the owner’s cost.

Parking restrictions in Chestnut Fields parking lot shown in yellow areas.

How Does ShareFest Work?

Donors complete an online form with items they wish to donate and ShareFest volunteers go to the house or apartment to pick up the items during the chosen day and one-hour time block. Donated items are picked up by volunteers and staff of social service agencies from Butler County.

Social service agencies that receive donations will distribute items to people in need, or sell the items in their thrift stores. All proceeds from the sale of ShareFest donations must benefit the social service agency.

ShareFest helps keep the city clean and helps prevent usable items from going to the landfill while helping out members of the community in need.

Ways to Help

For more information about ShareFest, including making donations of goods, volunteer signup, or making a contribution, visit their website.

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Millett Hall west lot RV lot restriction

Miami Redhawks Football Spring Showcase requires parking restriction in W. Millett parking lot, 4/19-21

The Miami University football team will hold its annual Spring Showcase on Saturday, April 20 at 1:30 p.m. inside the David and Anita Dauch Indoor Sports Center. Admission and parking for the event is free. Fans are asked to park in the Millett Hall west lot.

To accommodate fans who have reserved recreational vehicle parking, all vehicles must be removed from the RV lot in the Millett Hall west parking lot by 12 p.m. on Fri., Apr. 19.

Millett Hall west lot RV lot restriction

Map of restricted area in Millett Hall west RV lot. Click to enlarge.

Vehicles not removed from the RV lot (highlighted in map above) by 12 p.m. on Fri., Apr. 19 will be subject to citation and towing at the owner’s expense.

All other areas of the Millett Hall west parking lot are available for permit and public parking for the event. We hope to see you at the Spring Showcase!

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Bicycle Friendly University Survey Opportunity

Miami University, Oxford Ohio recently submitted an application to the League of American Bicyclists for recognition as a Bicycle Friendly University.

As part of their review process, the League of American Bicyclists welcomes input from any students, staff, faculty, alumni, or community members who are familiar with bicycle programs, facilities, and amenities on campus, and would appreciate your help sharing this survey link with others who may want to provide their input as well.

Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BFU2018

The survey will close on Monday, October 1.

All survey input will help inform the League of American Bicyclist’s final award decision, and will also be included (anonymously) in the Feedback Report that they will send to Miami University later this fall. The 2018 Bicycle Friendly University awards will be announced in late October.

Parking restrictions in Millett Lot during home football games

The Miami RedHawks first home football game is this Sat., Sep. 1 against Marshall. Parking restrictions required in west Millett Hall parking lot.

Parking in the “Red Zone” tailgating area and RV lot section of the west Millett Hall parking lot is restricted two days in advance of home football games:

7 a.m. Thu., Aug. 30 to 10 p.m. Sat., Sep. 1.

(No parking in the shaded areas below on Fri. or Sat.)

Vehicles left in the “Red Zone” tailgating area or RV lot section of the west Millett Hall parking lot during the restricted times are subject to towing at the owner’s expense in addition to any parking violations issued.

Map of "Red Zone" tailgating area and RV lot.

“Red Zone” tailgating area and RV lot restricted 2 days before game – click to enlarge.

Vehicles must be moved from the entire Millett West Lot the day of the game.

7 a.m. Sat., Aug. 31 to 10 p.m. Sat., Sep. 1.

(No parking in the shaded areas below on Sat.)

Vehicles remaining in the west Millett Hall parking lot during the restricted hours are subject to parking citations.

Map of home football game parking restriction on game day.

Home football game parking restriction on game day – click to enlarge

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and we look forward to seeing you at Miami’s home football games this year!

Go RedHawks!


Online parking services not available Aug. 10-13

Miami University’s Parking and Transportation Services will upgrade its parking management system beginning at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10. During that time, online parking services — such as purchasing a parking permit, online citation payments, and submitting appeals of parking citations — will not be available. No Miami University parking permit will be required for on-campus parking during this time.

The new parking management system will be available for public use at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13. The new system will provide greater flexibility for visitor and event parking, provide additional payment options for employees and students, and enhance communication between parking services and our customers. The new parking management system will allow customers to manage more of their parking account online and also allow Miami to adopt new technologies for increased efficiency over the next several years.