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Living On Campus

All first and second year undergraduate students are required to live on campus. You will soon receive an email from Miami Campus Services Center about your housing assignment if you submitted the housing contract. 

Miami’s campus has 46 residence halls and apartments that are organized using location-based quads. Quads are multipurpose grassy areas that students can use as a place for recreation or relaxation.
Students hangout in their rooms Clawson Common area
Residence halls are more than just places to live. First-year undergraduate students will live in residential communities. Students can choose which community type best meets their wants and needs for their residential experience.These communities are closely tied to an academic major, university program, or initiative and can take learning beyond the classroom. 

Living Off Campus

Graduate students and upperclass students usually live off campus in Oxford. Deciding where to live off-campus is a very important decision. 
Check the Off-Campus housing finder or other relevant websites to search for housing in Oxford. The Tenant Education Program is an online workshop offered through Canvas about lease signing and off-campus living to provide Miami students with the tools to be good neighbors, responsible community members, and better tenants. Students will earn a certificate once they have successfully completed the program, as well as access to various incentives from participating landlord partners.

Dining On Campus

Miami has plenty of dining choices. There are over 20 dining concepts across campus. Dining halls offer a variety of buffet options. Markets offer on-the-go snacks and meals. A la carte options offer made-to-order sushi, sandwiches, stir fry, pizza, and more.  

Students’ dietary needs, lifestyle choices, cultural backgrounds, and religious affiliations are considered so that menus are designed to include those who avoid dairy, gluten or nuts, as well as those who follow a vegan or vegetarian diet.

Some campus favorites include: late night American classics like burgers and fries at Pulley Diner, coffee and pastries from from Lux Café, fried rice at Mein Street, falafel and gyro at Haine's, hand-rolled sushi from Sumeshi, the Asian Market in Dividends, games and chicken wings at the Red Zone, and more. 

Students choosing Pizza in Western Dining
Western Commons 
Pulley dinner
Pulley Diner 
Fresh fruit at market
Check Out Places to Eat on Campus
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Q. Where is your favorite place to eat on campus?

A. "There are so many great options across campus, it's hard to pick a favorite! I love catching up with friends over lunch in the Armstrong Student Center and the Farmer School of Business, as there are so many options and cuisines to choose from! Cafe Lux is also a great spot for grabbing a coffee (or tea!) and taking a break in between classes."                                                 ----Lauren Sanderman 
A. "One of my favorite dining halls on campus is Garden Commons. It is a big dining location and consists of rooms of different styles, so my friends and I could always find a desired spot to enjoy our meals. My friends and I have made a lot of great memories there, and I hope you all will be able to do that too in the future! ."                 ----Angel Luo
Cafe Lux, students are in line waiting to order
Cafe Lux in Armstrong Student Center 
Garden Commons
Garden Commons 

Did you know? 

Peabody Resident Hall
Peabody Hall May Be Haunted
Helen Peabody, 1826-1905, was the principal of the Western Female Seminary that later became the Western College for Women, which is now Peabody Hall, a muti-functional building on Western campus that includes coed living spaces. The legend is that Helen Peabody was protective of her students and suspicious of men who wandered onto Western property and some say that she still haunts male students in Peabody Hall late at night. 

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