Resources

Computer and Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services (IT Services)
Main office: 302 Hoyt Hall, 513-529-5322
Support Desk: 513-529-7900: ithelp@MiamiOH.edu
ITHelp Knowledge Base: MiamiOH.edu/it
myMiami Web portal: mymiami.MiamiOH.edu

IT Services is the central IT organization at Miami, providing infrastructure and services to all Miami students, faculty, and staff.

All Miami students have access to computing services that enhance their academic experience; these services include wired and wireless network service, Internet access, e-mail, file storage and Web publishing space, specialized labs, etc. For answers to frequently asked questions about technology at Miami, please visit MiamiOH.edu/technologyguide.

Technology Support

Students can find technology and support information around-the-clock via Miami's searchable, online IT Help Knowledge Base (MiamiOH.edu/it). The IT Services Support Desk provides support via phone 513-529-7900, chat (MiamiOH.edu/it - click the Chat with a support professional link) or email (ithelp@MiamiOH.edu).

Web-Based Services

myMiami (mymiami.MiamiOH.edu), the university's Web portal, allows students to register for classes, pay bills, check email, access course materials, view university announcements, and much more. Students are encouraged to set myMiami as their browser's home page.

Student Computers

Miami strongly recommends that all students bring a computer to campus. Laptop computers are available through the recommended Miami Notebook Program (MiamiOH.edu/miaminotebook). These laptops are designed and configured to provide easy access to the Miami network and other services. On-campus warranty support and other services are provided free or at a discount for Miami Notebooks. Students who purchase computers outside of the Miami Notebook Program can download the basic software required to use Miami’s network services, at no cost, from software.MiamiOH.edu.

Printing

Miami provides "Pay-for-Print" printers in many labs and other locations on campus. Please see the IT Help Knowledge Base for details. Additionally, the Miami University Bookstore provides walk up and online digital printing and specialty finishing services via the Print Center, 513-529-6065, MiamiOH.edu/printcenter).

Continuing Education Programs

Global Initiatives
214 MacMillan, 513-529-8600
MiamiOH.edu/global

Global Initiatives administers a broad array of credit and non-credit programs and services that broaden the traditional Miami classroom experience.

Credit programs are led by Miami University faculty and include local, online, domestic and study-abroad credit workshops.

Non-credit opportunities include online courses and serving as the administrative home for the Institute for Learning in Retirement

The Global Initiatives office is an authorized passport application acceptance agency.

Graduate Student Associations

Graduate School
102 Roudebush Hall, 513-529-3734
www.MiamiOH.edu/graduate-studies/

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) represents all graduate students and promotes their academic, social, and economic aims. It maintains open channels of communication with other student organizations and with academic and administrative units of the university.

The association sponsors a Travel Assistance Fund to reimburse graduate students for travel expenses to professional meetings, conventions, conferences, and workshops.

The Graduate Students of Color Association (GSCA) aids graduate students by sponsoring academic programming, social, and cultural events from a diverse perspective. It also serves as an avenue of communication with the Graduate School and as a liaison between students of color and the university.

The Latin American Graduate Student Association provides mentorship and support to Latin American graduate students. The association provides safe, supportive, and enriching social and cultural experiences and works to increase the Latino graduate student population. Students involved in the association also develop programming to educate the local community about the Latino culture.

Housing

Office of Housing Options, Meals & Events (H.O.M.E.)
129 Campus Avenue Building, 513-529-5000

Limited on-campus housing is available for graduate students. Single graduate students may also apply to live in a residence hall or in Heritage Commons; provisions are the same for graduate and undergraduate students. 

Heritage Commons provides apartment-style university housing for upper-class students. The complex is comprised of 108 fully furnished apartments featuring four private bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, and an equipped kitchen. Exclusive parking is available for Heritage Commons residents.

Many graduate students rent private apartments in Oxford or neighboring areas. A list of Oxford rental property is available through the Office of Off-Campus Affairs at 513-529-2268. The Oxford Press, 513-524-4139, the local newspaper, also lists local apartment rentals in the classified ads.

Contract and Deposit

All students living in university housing sign a housing contract, an agreement to pay room rent and board, pay a per semester residential fee, and pay a one-time $330 University Contract Confirmation deposit.

Dining Facilities

Our residence halls are served by multiple "all you care to eat" buffets, as well as several à la carte, food service locations operated by the University.

Howe Writing Center for Writing Excellence

King Library, 513-529-6100
www.MiamiOH.edu/writingcenter

The Howe Writing Center’s mission is to help every Miami student become a highly accomplished writer. We offer free consultations, workshops, and other assistance to students in every major at any stage in their writing process, whether they are first-semester undergraduates, seniors completing their honors theses, or graduate students preparing their dissertations. We also celebrate students’ writing accomplishments as well as encourage and support the writing they do outside of their courses. Our website provides details about our programs, services, and activities.

Libraries

www.lib.MiamiOH.edu
King Library: 513-529-4141, 513-529-2800
B.E.S.T. Library: Laws Hall, 513-529-6886
Amos Music Library: 120 Center for Performing Arts, 513-529-2299
Gardner-Harvey Library: Middletown campus, 513-727-3221, 513-529-4936
Rentschler Library: Hamilton campus, 513-785-3235
Southwest Ohio Regional Depository: Middletown campus, 513-727-3474
Wertz Art and Architecture Library: 7 Alumni Hall, 513-529-6638
University Archives: Withrow Court, 513-529-6720
Western College Memorial Archives: Peabody Hall, 513-529-9695

Miami University Libraries, which include four libraries on the Oxford campus and one on each regional campus, have many services and facilities of interest to students. Each library specializes in specific fields or departments, so you can find a place to research, study, or talk with a librarian who specializes in your area of study.

Extended hours, including the 24-hour King Library, allow students to get the information they need any time of day. Our facilities offer wireless Internet access, laptop computer and iPad study rooms, a graduate reading room, computer labs, cafe and much more.

You can access thousands of thousands of books, e-books and audiovisual materials for your papers and projects, many of which can be accessed online without having to leave home.

Research help is available via email, phone, text, instant messaging or by just dropping in.

Museums

Art Museum: 801 S. Patterson Ave., 513-529-2232

The angular limestone and glass Art Museum, designed by Walter Netsch of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, houses the university’s permanent collection of more than 16,000 art objects from all parts of the world by internationally known artists. Rotating exhibitions, public lectures, gallery talks, performances, and other special events are offered throughout the year. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

Internships and independent studies are available through several academic departments. You can also volunteer to assist with events and activities at the museum.

William Holmes McGuffey Museum: 401 E. Spring St., 513-529-8380

William Holmes McGuffey compiled the first four volumes of the Eclectic Readers while a Miami faculty member from 1826 to 1836. His National Historic Landmark house serves as a teaching museum for University and regional history, nineteenth-century domestic architecture and material culture, personal items of the McGuffey family, a rare collection of McGuffey Readers, and for the history of literacy, reading and schooling.

Science Museums include:

Karl E. Limper Geology Museum, 8 Shideler Hall, 513-529-3220
Willard Sherman Turrell Herbarium, 79 Upham Hall, 513-529-2755
Robert A. Hefner Zoology Museum, 100 Upham Hall, 513-529-4617

Western College Museum: Patterson Place, Patterson Ave., 513-529-4400

Western College Museum houses a permanent collection of paintings, silver, and furnishings. Patterson Place, located on the northwest corner of the Western College for Women Historic District, also serves as the office for Western College Alumnae Association, Inc.

Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity

Hanna House
219 E. Spring Street

Oxford, Ohio 45056
513 529-7157 - Office
513 529-7158 - Fax
Office Hours - M-F 8:00a-5:00p
Summer Office Hours - M-F 7:30a-4:30p

The mission of the Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity (OEEO) is to advance and sustain an environment of internal equity, diversity, and inclusiveness for all members of the Miami University Community by ensuring equal access to employment and educational opportunities; promoting fairness and equity; being respectful, impartial, and non-judgmental.

Ohio Writing Project

Department of English
302 Bachelor Hall, 513-529-5245
www.MiamiOH.edu/owp

The Ohio Writing Project (OWP) is part of the National Writing Project, a network of nearly 200 sites around the country designed to train teachers of writing and improve student writing. The OWP offers summer workshops, oversees the English Department's Master of Arts in Teaching degree program, and conducts year-round in-service programs in Ohio's schools.

One Stop

100 Campus Avenue Bldg., 513-529-0001
MiamiOH.edu/OneStop

The One Stop serves as the virtual and in-person one stop service center for the Miami University community by providing best in class in-person, telephone, email, online and outreach student-centric services. The One Stop provides essential information, answers questions, counsels and provides problem resolution for current and former students, parents/families, alumni, faculty, staff, various departments, and the broader university community in the areas of registration, enrollment, financial aid, student records, billing, and payment.

Parking

Parking and Transportation Services
128 Campus Ave. Bldg., 513-529-2224
http://www.units.miamioh.edu/prk/

The University and the City of Oxford are compact and interdependent, with most locations accessible to pedestrians. Miami University discourages students from bringing cars to Oxford. Students who desire transportation will find that transit services provided by the Butler County Regional Transit Authority provide an efficient alternative to a personal vehicle (see Transportation).

A parking permit is required to park on Miami University's campus at all times. Please contact Parking and Transportation Services for questions concerning eligibility for or to purchase a parking permit. Visitors to campus may purchase daily parking permits online or use the parking garages or meters on campus.

Psychology Clinic

Department of Psychology
39 Psychology Bldg., 513-529-2423

The Department of Psychology, as part of its doctoral program in clinical psychology, operates this clinic. Psychotherapy, psychological assessment, and other mental health services are offered. There are modest fees for services.

Safety

University Police: Police Services Center,
4945 Oxford Trenton Road
Non-Emergency/24 Hours: 513-529-2222
EMERGENCY (police, fire, medical): 911
Lost-and-Found Property: 513-529-8135
Fingerprinting Services: 513-529-2226

Miami is committed to maintaining a safe learning environment for all students and members of the university community. While Miami's campus is relatively safe, crime does occur on campus. Each member of the university community has a responsibility to contribute to the well-being of the community.

Emergency Notification and Response

In the event of an emergency, contact Miami University Police at 911 to initiate the emergency messaging system.

Emergency Messaging System—Notification of an Immediate Threat

Miami University maintains multiple systems for alerting the Miami community about campus emergencies and will use some or all of those systems, depending on the circumstances. The Miami Emergency Text Messaging System is available to all Miami University students, faculty, and staff.

To receive this service, individuals must sign up through the University Police at www.units.MiamiOH.edu/psf/police/emergencytextmessaging.

Annual Safety and Security Report/Annual Fire Safety Report

Miami publishes an annual report of safety and security polices and crime statistics in an Annual Safety Report and an Annual Fire Safety Report. 

Miami University Police officers are fully sworn and armed law enforcement officers, empowered to investigate alleged criminal activity, search and arrest as authorized by law, and use necessary and reasonable force to enforce the law and protect persons and property. They evaluate reported crimes, conduct investigations, and effect arrests.

Emergency Procedures

Miami University has established emergency procedures for a number of events that range from chemical spills to severe weather that involve individual as well as collective action to respond safely. Information to guide responses to a variety of potential dangers is available at Emergency Preparedness. For more information contact Environmental Health and Safety: 55 Hughes Hall, 513-529-2829.

Scripps Gerontology Center

396 Upham Hall, 513-529-2914
www.scripps.MiamiOH.edu

Scripps Gerontology Center is a leading source of local, state, national, and international information about the impact of aging on society, and effective solutions to the challenges associated with aging populations. Recently recognized as an Ohio Center of Excellence, the mission of Scripps Gerontology Center is to provide research and education that make a positive difference in the lives of older people, their families, and their communities.

Scripps works with the Department of Sociology & Gerontology providing core leadership, administrative support, and hands-on research experience to students. This unique relationship with the gerontology graduate programs helps provide a vigorous academic learning environment led by engaged, innovative faculty and research scholars. For information about graduate degrees and research opportunities, contact the Center's main office.

Speech and Hearing Clinic

Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology
2 Bachelor Hall, 513-529-2500
www.MiamiOH.edu/spa

The Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology operates this clinic.  The Clinic’s mission is to promote excellence in clinical training of future speech-language-hearing professionals and to provide comprehensive assessment and treatment services for individuals with speech, language, or hearing disorders. There is a fee for services. Patient records are confidential. The clinic complies with the Health Information and Patient Privacy Act (HIPPA) regulations regarding patient records.

Student Counseling Service

195 Health Services Center, 513-529-4634
http://MiamiOH.edu/student-life/student-counseling-service/

A staff of licensed psychologists and doctoral level trainees working under those licenses provides individual and group counseling and psychotherapy for a wide range of mental health concerns. The approach to services is typically goal focused and brief therapy. Psychiatric services are also available. There are modest fees for services, though no student is denied service due to inability to pay. 

Student Health Services

Health Services
Student Health Services Building
421 S. Campus Ave., 513-529-3000

The Student Health Service (SHS) provides general outpatient and primary care for registered Miami University Students of all three campuses. Services provided include examination and treatment for illness and minor injuries, women’s health and immunizations. We provide in house pharmacy and laboratory services to our students and also accept outside orders from other providers. The health center will submit claims to the student's insurance company for all medical and laboratory services provided. Your insurance card and Student ID card are required when visiting the SHS.

Hospitalization and emergency care is available at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital (513-523-2111). Emergency medical assistance, call 911.. Non emergent, urgent care needs can be met after hours via Oxford Urgent Care or Urgent Care of Hamilton.

For immunization, health form completion and health screening requirements, please refer to the Miami Student Handbook.

Hours of operation are M-F with Saturday hours during fall and spring sessions with minor variations per academic session. Please refer to the SHS website @shsMiamiOH.edu.

Student Wellness

Office of Student Wellness
102 Health Services Center
513-529-8544
http://MiamiOH.edu/student-life/student-wellness

The Office of Student Wellness offers programs to students on the Oxford campus related to Alcohol and Substance Abuse; Sexual Assault; Healthy Relationships; Sexual Health; Mental and Emotional Health, and building lifelong wellness. Sanctioned education classes are facilitated by staff for students found in violation of the Student Code of Conduct regarding alcohol and drug use. The Office of Student Wellness is also home to the student organizations HAWKS and BACCHUS. HAWKS (Health Advocates for Wellness, Knowledge and Skills) is a peer education team that present programs on a variety of requested health related topics to student groups, residence halls, and academic classes. Members of BACCHUS-Miami serve as representatives on campus and in the greater community to promote comprehensive health and safety initiatives and to serve as advocates for overall health and wellness and as role models for peers - encouraging students and administrators to voice their opinions and needs to create healthier and safer campus communities.

Transportation

Parking and Transportation Services
128 Campus Avenue Building, 513-529-2224
www.MiamiOH.edu/parking

Students, faculty and staff may use the regional and campus routes of the Butler County Transit Authority (BCRTA) for no fare when they present their valid Miami ID card upon boarding. See BCRTA's web site at http://www.butlercountyrta.com/ for routes and times.

  • BCRTA provides daily bus service, including weekends and evenings, throughout campus and to off-campus areas in Oxford. Call the Bus Information Hotline at 513-785-5237 or toll-free 855-42-BCRTA for information.
  • Miami’s Regional campuses are also served by regional routes in the BCRTA system.
  • BCRTA provides ADA transport service for students unable to ride fixed bus routes due to temporary or permanent disabilities daily when the bus service is in operation. Call 513-785-5237 or toll-free 855-42-BCRTA for ADA service.
  • BCRTA SafeRide provides service to and from campus during evening hours. Call 513-785-5237 or toll-free 855-42-BCRTA for SafeRide service.
  • Charter bus service to the Cleveland and Chicago areas during the fall midterm break, Thanksgiving break, winter recess, and spring break is available by calling the Parent's Office at 513-529-3436.
  • Airport transportation to the Dayton and Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati airports from the Shriver Center is available for Thanksgiving, winter, and spring breaks. For more information, call the Shriver Center Box Office at 513-529-3200.

Women's Center

127 McGuffey, 513-529-1510
www.MiamiOH.edu/womenscenter

The Women's Center is a resource and advocacy center that provides opportunities for campus engagement with women’s and gender issues in a welcoming space for all. Established in 1991, the Women’s Center provides consultation, support and referral services as well as educational programs and leadership development opportunities. The Center also offers space for study, meetings and relaxing along with an extensive collection of books available for checkout and computers with Internet access and printing. Learn more about Women's Center programs and services by checking out their website, liking their Facebook page, following their Twitter feed, or subscribing to WOMYNTLK, the Women's Center's electronic posting of news and events.

For More Information

Except for the regional campuses, all addresses are:

Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056

Phone: 513-529-1809 (general information)
www.MiamiOH.edu

Admission, Undergraduate: Office of Admission, Campus Avenue Building, 513-529-2531.

Admission, Graduate: Graduate School, 102 Roudebush, 513-529-3734.

Community Service: Office of Community Engagement and Service, Hannah House, 513-529-2961.

Disability Services: Office of Disability Resources, 19 Campus Avenue Building, 513-529-1541.

Equity and Equal Opportunity: Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity, Hanna House, 219 E. Spring Street, 513-529-7157.

Fees and Expenses: One Stop, 100 Campus Avenue Building, MiamiOH.edu/OneStop.

Financial Aid, Loans, Grants, Scholarships: One Stop, 100 Campus Avenue Building, MiamiOH.edu/OneStop.

Greentree Health Science Academy: 5757 Innovative Drive, Middletown, OH 45005, 513-933-3960.

Hamilton Campus: Miami University Hamilton, 1601 University Blvd., Hamilton, OH 45011, 513-785-3000.

Honors Program: 101 Old Manse, 410 E. High Street, 513-529-3399.

Intercollegiate Athletics: 230 Millett Hall, 513-529-3113.

International Students: International Student and Scholar Services, 214 MacMillan, 513-529-5628, MiamiOH.edu/international.

I.T. Services: Support Desk: 513-529-7900 or ITHelp@MiamiOH.edu.

Liberal Education Office: 103 Campus Avenue Building, 513-529-7135.

Middletown Campus: Miami University Middletown, 4200 N. University Blvd., Middletown, OH 45042, 513-727-3200 or 1-86-MIAMI-MID (Toll free).

Minority Affairs: Office of Diversity Affairs (Cultural Center), 2030 and 2030A Armstrong Student Center, 513-529-6504.

MiTech Walk in Support: Located in the Miami University Bookstore, ground floor.

Parking, Motor Vehicle, and Bicycle Regulations: Parking and Transportation Services, 128 Campus Avenue Building, 513-529-2224.

Recreational Sports: Recreational Sports Center, 513-529-4732.

Registration: One Stop, 100 Campus Avenue Building, MiamiOH.edu/OneStop.

Residence and Dining Halls: Housing, Dining, Recreation &  Business Services, Cook Place, 513-529-3721; and Housing Options, Meals & Events (HOME), 129 Campus Avenue Building, 513-529-5000.

Residency: One Stop, 100 Campus Avenue Building, MiamiOH.edu/OneStop.

Student Employment: Department of Human Resources, 15 Roudebush Hall, 513-529-8722.

Student Organizations: Student Activities Office, 2026 Armstrong Student Center, 513-529-2266.

Student Responsibility and Regulations: See The Student Handbook, published online each academic year and available at www.MiamiOH.edu/handbook.

Study Abroad: Study Abroad Office, 214 MacMillan, 513-529-8600, studyabroad.MiamiOH.edu.

Veterans Certifying Official: One Stop, 100 Campus Avenue Building, MiamiOH.edu/OneStop.

Voice of America Learning Center: 7847 VOA Park Drive, West Chester, OH 45069, 513-895-8862.

Women’s Center: 127 McGuffey, 513-529-1510.