Oxford, Ohio's House Name Tradition

Here in Oxford, Ohio, our beloved tradition of naming the student houses is a community favorite! Each year, the Miami University students who live in temporary, off-campus houses give their home a punny, clever and funny name. Complete with a house sign posted on the front of each house, this tradition makes for a fun time strolling through the neighborhoods of Oxford.

This tradition began in 1973 when a group of college men named their Talawanda Rd. house "The Pit." The house names took off from there and now bring a unique character to the town of Oxford. Some houses are given a new name each year, while others that are passed down among friends have kept the same name for years.

We're sure you'll enjoy seeing all the house names on your next drive through Oxford, but for now, enjoy this list of just some of our favorites!

A photo of a yellow house with a sign that says "Hoot and Holler.'

A closeup photo of a house with a sign that says "At Church and almost high."

A small house with a red door and a sign that says "Dead Poets Sobriety."

A photo of the deck of a house with a sign that reads "no flocks given" with a flamingo in sun glasses enjoying a drink.

A closeup image of a house sign that reads "Aceing college," meant to look like the ACE sign in Oxford Ohio.

A beige house with a sign that reads "Ship Faced."

A closeup of a house sign that reads "Love Shaq" with a photo of Shaquille Oneil.

A closeup of a brick house with a sign that reads "High Maintenance."

A closeup of a house sign that reads "Duck Duck Booze."

A closeup of a house sign that reads "Beech Please."

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