Welcome to Oxford! We are excited that you will be making this community your home away from home as you begin your college career.
Oxford offers a unique residential experience at the University of Michigan. Our community consists of roughly 300 residents, almost entirely first year students, with a small group of transfer and returning students. Oxford features eight smaller houses, ranging in size from twenty-two to seventy-two residents. Students who have lived here often recall the friendships and the close-knit community they experienced at Oxford. We have four large community kitchens and numerous lounges that residents can use to study, relax, or just hang out.
Oxford is situated in a beautiful residential neighborhood, just east of Central Campus. The Nichols Arboretum, a 123 acre nature preserve, located directly across the street is a great place to run, walk, relax, or play sports. While a fifteen minute walk will take you to most major buildings on Central Campus, you can also hop on the Oxford Bus. The bus runs every weekday during the school year from 7:15am to 2:00am. Between 8:15 and 5:30 the bus runs every ten minutes to Central and North Campus. During the early morning and evening hours, the bus loops to Central Campus and back every fifteen minutes.
The Oxford Dining Hall offers a continental breakfast and a limited menu dinner. Sack lunches are also available upon request. The Oxford Express is a small grocery area which features self-serve hot and cold beverages, dairy products, snack items, frozen meals and pre packaged grab and go salads and deli sandwiches. These items may be purchased using dining dollars or blue bucks. Most Oxford residents enjoy lunch at one of the dining centers located on the Hill, Central or North Campus.
Our Resident Advisors, Diversity Peer Educator, Peer Academic Support Specialist, and Community Assistants are a dedicated group of student staff members who are here to help ease your transition to college and get you connected to the community. We also have a variety of leadership opportunities available for residents through our Hall Council and Multicultural Council. Council members manage a hall budget, plan community building activities, and represent the needs and concerns of all Oxford residents.
Oxford boasts the only private on site fitness center in any UM residence hall. We also have a newly renovated courtyard space complete with outdoor grills and picnic tables for residents to enjoy.
Again, welcome to Oxford. We hope that your year with us will be exciting and challenging and that you will take advantage of every opportunity to learn and grow.
Oxford Hall Staff