Visit at Miami University!

Miami University….Miami, FL, right? Wrong. Miami University is actually in Oxford, Ohio! The university was founded in 1809 and has quite a bit of history, especially with Greek Life! More than a third of the 15,000 undergraduate students are involved in one of the 50+ Greek organizations, several of which were founded at Miami. I had heard this campus was one that would impress me, and I was definitely not disappointed. My visit was at a perfect time of year, when all of the leaves were changing and the fall atmosphere was definitely in full swing. Though the leaves reminded me of Appalachian State (I already miss Boone, NC so much!), the campus is comprised of what feels like hundreds of colonial style red brick buildings and is one of the most beautiful places I have seen. Half of the population of Oxford is the student body, so this makes for a great “college town”. High St. is the main street in what the students call “uptown”, which has a ton of little shops and restaurants next to campus—exactly like what you’ve seen in the movies!

I spent this last week in Oxford visiting the Alpha Gamma Delta chapter there, and had fun getting to know the members while helping them with their Recruitment Training. I will be back in January for their Formal Recruitment, this time with a warm coat for the below freezing temperatures! If there is a time where this California girl will be completely out of her element, it will be in Ohio in January in sub-zero blizzard weather. Though the weather wasn’t too cold during this visit, I am glad to be visiting home in Orange County for a few vacation days before hitting the road again! I included some pictures below of my visit to Miami University:

First building I saw on campus!

First building I saw on campus!

View from the balcony at the house I was staying at!

View from the balcony at the house I was staying at!

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The famous "gates" to campus!

The famous “gates” to campus!

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Huge SAE house from the car window!

Huge SAE house from the car window!

Student Center at night

Student Center at night

This is how big some of the normal houses were in the area! Many of them were built in the 1800s.

This is how big some of the normal houses were in the area! Many of them were built in the 1800s.

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Inside the brand new Student Center!

Inside the brand new Student Center!

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Delta Zeta historic museum (DZ was founded at Miami)

Delta Zeta historic museum (DZ was founded at Miami)

Talk about leaves!

Talk about leaves!

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This is a restaurant students can eat at on campus- high class dining!

This is a restaurant students can eat at on campus- high class dining!

Amazing view on my walk around campus!

Amazing view on my walk around campus!

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One comment

  1. Uncle Arthur was a Beta and was advisor to the chapter there for many years. Your great grandfather Wickenden was also a Beta, both at Denison and your great grandmother Abel was a DZ and your Aunt Judy went to Miami for her freshman year, then went to IU where she finished. Just a bit of connected family history. I’m glad you had a chance to get home for a few days.

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