International Student And Scholar Services


Break Housing - Housing During Break

Students are allowed to stay in the their residence hall during Thanksgiving, winter and spring break periods. The cost of break housing is $25.00 per night, and will be charged to the student’s Bursar Account. To request Break Housing you will need to go online to, click on the link titled “Break Housing", complete and submit online the “Break Housing” form. 

Please Note: Students who stay in their residence halls after break period begins or arrive before break period ends and have NOT registered for Break Housing will receive a $50 charge for each night they stay in the dormitories without having registered on MyCard. All charges will be made to the student’s Bursar account.

Questions regarding Break Housing, contact Student Housing and Meal Plan Services at or 513-529-5000

Thanksgiving Break Period

ALL Residence Halls will close at 9:00am on Wednesday, November 21st and will re-open on Sunday, November 25th at 12:00pm noon. ALL students must vacate their residence halls by 9:00am on Wednesday, November 21st. Shriver will be open at 9:00am on Wednesday 21st for students who may need a place to wait for transportation.

Winter Break Period

ALL residence halls will close for the Winter Break Holiday on the last day of finals at 7:00p.m. and will re-open on the Sunday before Spring classes begin at 12:00p.m.

Winter Break On-Campus Transportation Information:

Miami Metro:
The Miami Metro will resume on Monday 1/09/2012 at 7:00am
Access Miami:
Access Miami will will resume on Monday 1/09/12 at 7:00am.

Fitness Center:

The Fitness Center has posted its Winter Break schedule on their website. The link to this schedule is:

King Library:

Please visit for more information King Library’s hours of operation during the Winter Break.

Winter Break Off-Campus Housing Options:


One of your best option is to make travel plans. Ask friends if they are interested in visiting a major city like Chicago or New York. You may have friends or family in other cities and this would be a great time for a short visit. Whatever your travel plans, if you plan to fly, arrange your flights early. That way, your ticket will cost less and you can make a reservation on the Miami airport shuttle to one of four major airports. Check with the Shriver Ticket Box Office in Shriver Center for airport transportation options before booking your flights.

Please Note: If you will be traveling outside the country during the break period, please make an appointment with an International Student Adviser at the Office of International Education to ensure that all of your documentation is current and valid before you leave the country.

Important Information About Staying At A Friend’s Apartment Over Break

*Please Note:  Please check with your landlord about guest policies over the break. International students should not move into off-campus housing with friends.  Everyone living in off-campus housing must have signed leases with the landlord or property manager. Most leases limit the amount of time that visitors can stay in off-campus apartments. It is important to abide by those details and keep your landlord informed about guests if you are planning to have friends stay at your apartment/house during the break.

Oxford West Holiday Housing:

Oxford West Apartments is offering international students limited holiday housing during the Winter Break Holiday. This may be a good option for international students need to find a housing alternative during the on-campus residence hall closures. Holiday housing leases are available from December 17, 2010 to January 10, 2011 for a flat rate of $400 per person (rate includes water, sewer, trash, recycling and utilities), and includes the following:

  • Use of the assigned apartment
  • Basic furnishings (bed, desk, kitchen table + chairs)
  • Basic sundries (paper products, limited cooking utensils)

The units are multiple (2-3) bedroom apartments and students do not need to find roommates. Oxford West will match students accordingly.   Please contact Oxford Way Apartments at or visit for more information.

Christmas International House:

Christmas International House is a Christian-based two-week homestay or groupstay program open to international students who are interested in staying either with an American host family or in a group housing situation. Christmas International House programs operate throughout the U.S. and more detailed descriptions of available programs can be found at

This year, programs will run from December 18, 2010 to January 2, 2011. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the program in which they are placed. A Non-Refundable fee of $150.00 (for singles) ($175.00 for couples or families) must accompany the application form. To apply, please visit the Christmas International House link listed above. \

Spring Break Period:

ALL Residence Halls will close on Friday, March 2 2012 at 7:00 pm and will reopen on Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 12:00 pm.

Outdoor Pursuit:

The Outdoor Pursuit Center is a Miami program committed to providing enjoyable, challenging, and affordable experiences that allow individuals and groups to learn the skills necessary to safely enjoy the outdoors. Trips are often scheduled over University breaks. For more information, visit:


Miami University International Student and Scholar Services | 200 MacMillan Hall | Oxford, Ohio 45056, USA
Telephone:  (1) 513-529-5628 | Fax:  (1) 513-529-7383 | Email:

Last update: January 5 2012 16:47

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