International Orientation

Welcome to Hiram! New International Student Orientation is designed to help you acclimate to the campus, take care of many practical matters, and give you an opportunity to make new friends.

New international student arrival date is Friday, January 9, 2015 (athletes should plan to arrive on the date specified by their coach/adviser), so mark your calendars.

If you are flying into the Cleveland airport on January 9, please remember to send us your complete travel itinerary so that we may arrange to meet you when you arrive.

If driving to Hiram, please note that check-in is at the Kennedy Center on Route 700, in the Jagow Room on the first floor. Check in hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. on the 9th. Students and their families may visit the Hiram College dining hall that day for lunch and dinner.


Tentative Orientation Schedule (subject to change)

Friday, January 9

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Check-in
  • Arrive in Hiram
  • Move into Residence Halls
Saturday, January 10

10:00 a.m.

Welcome and Organizational Meeting at Continental Breakfast/Tour of Campus

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lunch/Shopping Trip
5:30 p.m.   Dinner 
Sunday, January 11
6:00 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - Noon Mandatory Information Sessions
  • Campus Resource and Adjusting to Life in the U.S.
  • Health Insurance and Cards
  • Banking in the U.S
  • Q & A about American Culture and Campus Culture
  • Immigration Essentials
  • Navigating Academics at Hiram -- WEB4STUDENT and Moodle
  • Employment in the U.S.
  • U.S. Laws and Campus Policies
Noon Lunch in the Dining Hall
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.   Mandatory Information Sessions Continues
5:00 p.m.  Dinner
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