Perks of Living in a College Town

Recently ranked as the #1 best college town in the nation, Oxford, OH is filled with activity from Miami University for nine months of the year. Much of the charm of Oxford, OH comes from opportunities within the university.

We’ve put together a few of our favorite perks of living in this quaint college town! Check them out below and be sure to take advantage of all this college town has to offer.


Whatever field you’re interested in, we’re sure you’ll be able to find a lecture or two about a subject that interests you! Most lectures are available to the public. Geography, psychology, nutrition, social justice - you name it, Miami University’s got it!

Here are just a few lectures coming up next week:

James McClintock Lecture

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 5:00-6:00 pm

Location: John E. Dolibois Room, Shriver Center ( 701 E Spring St., Oxford, OH 45056)

Come join researcher James McClintock on a virtual tour to Antarctica and discuss climate change impacts on Antarctica, as well as Ohio.

The Value of Local Government Archives

Date: Wednesday, October 25, 12:00-1:00 pm

Location: King Library 320 (151 S Campus Ave., Oxford, OH 45056)

Join president of the Society of Ohio Archivists Robin Heise at Miami University King Library to learn and discuss findings from the collection of local governmental archives.

These are just the start! Check out a full list of lectures here.

Performing Arts Series

Come deepen your appreciation for the arts with Oxford’s Performing Arts Series! From musical performances to art galleries, there are sure to be events for everyone’s interests! Events are hosted all throughout the year.

Here is just one event going on next week you won’t want to miss!

Robin Spielberg, piano

Date:Thursday, October 26, 7:30 pm

Location: Oxford Community Arts Center (10 S College Ave., Oxford, OH 45056)

Come enjoy some piano solos from one of America’s most popular contemporary female pianists Robin Spielberg. Tickets are $15 for adults, $14 for seniors and $10 for youth/student.

For a full list of events, please click here.

Athletic Events

Support the Miami University redhawks and show your Miami pride at any athletic event! Don’t miss out on one of the last home football games of the season and get ready for the hockey season to start!

Football: Miami University vs. Buffalo

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2:30 pm

Location: Yager Stadium (700 Weeb Ewbank Way, Oxford, OH 45056)

Miami’s campus

Here are some fun sites to see on Miami University’s beautiful Oxford campus:

Formal Gardens

Location: 100-199 S Fisher Dr., Oxford, OH 45056

Bring a picnic and enjoy an afternoon in Miami’s beautiful Formal Gardens! Enjoy a walk through the rose garden, and be sure to check out the ponds too!

Miami University’s Hiking Trails

Enjoy over 17 miles of hiking trails in Miami University's Natural Areas! For a map of the trails, please click here.

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