200 Years of Dining Tradition

Established in 1809, Miami is the seventh-oldest university in the country and has dining traditions just as storied as its academic history. Students originally cooked in their rooms. Records show that in 1832, $50 would have paid for a year's tuition, room and books with prepared meals available locally for one dollar a week. The first dining room was opened in 1849 in Stoddard Hall.

Stoves in the kitchen were coal-fired and refrigeration was supplied by daily deliveries of ice. Man

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