common questions about Annex

What is Annex?

It’s a high-quality Oxford, Ohio community designed especially with Miami (OH) University students in mind. Annex features a variety of spacious, furnished cottages and townhomes, plus a full set of community features such as a 24-hour fitness center, resort-style pool, study and social spaces and more, all just minutes from campus.

Is Annex part of Miami University?

Annex is a privately owned and professionally managed community. Click here for more information about the management and ownership.

Can I live with friends, or can you match me with roommates?

You can select your roommate(s), or you can apply on your own and we can match you with other students. Applicants answer a short list of lifestyle questions to help in the matching process.

What are per-person contracts?

Instead of requiring all roommates to sign a joint lease, each person at Annex has their own individual contract, with one person per bedroom. This means you are only responsible for paying for yourself — not your roommates. Even if a roommate moves out or other bedrooms in your apartment are empty, you only pay the rate for your bedroom.

What is included in the rent?

Each resident at Annex pays a flat rate that includes:

  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Water/sewer, trash removal
  • Washer and dryer in each residence
  • Furnishings
  • Community features — pool, fitness center, etc.

What size are the residences at Annex?

The spacious cottage and townhome accommodations at Annex range from 1 to 4 bedrooms with a private bathroom for each bedroom, plus an extra half-bath in 2, 3 and 4 bedroom floorplans.

Are the residences furnished?

Yes, all residences at Annex include a furniture package including a full-size bed, dresser, desk and chair in each bedroom, plus a sofa, end table, coffee table, bar stools, 48-inch TV and entertainment stand in each living room. To see a sample of the furniture and other finishes, please visit our model residences.

When do the contracts start and end?

The standard term is August 21, 2020 to July 26, 2021, with payments made in 12 equal installments. Alternate dates may be available; please inquire with our staff.

Can I pay by credit card?

Yes. Residents can pay online 24 hours per day, by credit card or ACH electronic checking. Annex also offers automatic payment by either credit card or checking account — just fill out one page, one time and payments will be made automatically. Convenience fees apply for credit card and debit card payments.

Will my financial aid cover charges at Annex?

Your living costs at Annex can be covered by financial aid, just like on-campus housing. Any available financial aid funds, after university charges are satisfied, are released to the student for non-institutional expenses, such as off-campus housing. These funds can be used to pay charges at Annex. Normal payment deadlines will continue to apply.

Is Annex open to non-students?

Nearly all the residents at Annex are students at Miami of Ohio. The per-person contracts are also designed with students in mind. Nonetheless, Annex is an Equal Opportunity housing provider and welcomes applications from non-students. Family members are welcome as well, subject to occupancy limits. Because of the need to match student roommates, non-students must apply together with enough roommates to fill the desired residence.

What kind of safety and security are provided?

Annex has fire sprinklers, electronic locks plus individually locking bedroom doors. Community courtesy patrols are provided at select times. Management staff are also on-site 24×7 and can be reached by a 24-hour phone number.

What are the policies on pets, smoking and guests?

Annex is pet-friendly, subject to limits on animals and breeds. The community is smoke-free in all indoor areas. Guests are welcome at all times, subject to the consent of roommates and security considerations. Overnight guests are welcome, with limits on the number of days and guests.

Can I park my vehicle at Annex?

Annex offers plenty free parking for all residents. Limited guest parking is also available at no charge.

What other transportation options will I have?

Located one mile from the Miami of Ohio campus, Annex offers a private shuttle bus to campus every 20 to 40 minutes during Fall and Spring semesters while school is in session. The shuttle runs from 7am to 8pm, with stops at the Farmer School of Business and the Armstrong Student Center.

Can I see a model apartment?

Yes. Please request an appointment for a personal tour, or just stop by to see us and we’ll be happy to show you the community.