Oxford is mixed-gender complex comprised of seven smaller houses, and is located in a unique wooded residential neighborhood near the Nichols Arboretum and Central Campus Recreation Building. There is a dining hall onsite, Twigs, which offers pre-and-post consumer composting.
Oxford is packed with great resources including a Residential Computing site, community kitchens, study and lounge areas, outdoor areas with fruit trees and a perennial garden, courtyard space, a basketball court, game room, and laundry rooms.
Together with our home department, The School for Environment and Sustainability, the Sustainable Living Experience acknowledges the university’s origins through an 1817 land transfer from the Anishinaabek, the Three Fires People: the Odawa, Ojibwe, and Bodewadami as well as Meskwahkiasahina (Fox), Peoria and Wyandot. We further acknowledge that our university stands, like almost all property in the United States, on lands obtained, generally in unconscionable ways, from indigenous peoples. In addition, our research on environmental science and sustainability has benefited and continues to benefit from access to land originally gained through the exploitation of others. Knowing where we live and work does not change the past, but understanding and acknowledging the history, culture, and impacts of colonial practices is an important step towards the creation of an equitable and sustainable future.