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Miami University International Student Orientation

In this Issue:

  • Housing 
  • Dining On Campus 
  • Health Insurance and Immunization Form
  • Did you know?
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All first and second year undergraduate students are required to live on campus if you choose to study in-peron in the US. 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 40+ 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. Residence halls are more than just places to live. Students will live in residential communities, and 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.
Students hangout in their rooms Clawson Common area
Upperclass students usually live off campus in Oxford. 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.

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. Á 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 Lux Café, fried rice at Mein Street, falafel and gyro at Haine's, hand-rolled sushi from Sumeshi, the Asian Market in Dividends, and chicken wings at Red Zone.
Students choosing Pizza in Western Dining
Western Commons 
Pulley dinner
Pulley Diner 
Fresh fruit at market
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Health Insurance and Immunization Form

All international students are required to enroll in the Miami University Aetna Student Health Plan if you choose to study in-peron in the U.S. Exceptions to this requirement may be made for students who provide proof of one of the following:
  • full sponsorship by a government agency, which includes health insurance
  • comparable health insurance from your parent's or spouse's U.S. employer
If you would like to request a waiver, you must log in to InterLink and submit the Health Insurance Waiver Request under Other Student Services. Please visit ISSS website for more insurance details.
If you will study outside the U.S. in Spring 2021, your health insurance will be waived after you submit your Spring 2021 Study Confirmation Plan via InterLink.
All new students are required to submit an Immunization Form before registering for classes if you choose to study in-peron in the U.S. Immunization forms can be downloaded from the Student Health Services Immunizations page. Be sure to review more information about U.S. health care systems and Miami University’s immunization requirements carefully in Canvas.
Peabody Resident Hall
Did you know?
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. Some say that she still haunts male students in Peabody Hall late at night.

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