New students must complete the New Student Residential and Commuter Contract indicating whether they will be living on campus or commuting.
For students choosing to live on campus
Part of the $200 deposit you make to Hiram is for your housing deposit. Any damages or fines in your residence hall would first be taken out of this deposit. Any funds remaining would be available for refund within a reasonable amount of time after moving out of your room.
To request a room on campus students must complete the online Residential and Commuter Housing Contract available on the New Student Experience web page. This form consists of a variety of questions that will help our office make the best possible roommate match. All new incoming students will be assigned a roommate and will reside in standard double rooms. Contracts submitted by July 1 will be included in the first round of roommate pairing and room assignments. Assignments are based upon the information provided in the Housing Contract and housing preferences will be honored in order of housing deposit dates. In the event a contract is not received by July 1, the remaining spaces will be assigned in the order contracts are received. Students will receive their housing assignment and roommate’s information via their Hiram email around August 1.
Students may request to live with a specific student by including that student’s name on the Housing Contract. Both students will need to request each other and have their contracts in by July 1. First-year students are placed with first-year students and are unable to live with upperclassmen during the first semester.
For students choosing not to live on campus
Students that wish to commute to campus will need to meet at least one of the below exceptions:
- The student will commute from the primary residence of a parent and/or legal guardian within a 30 mile radius of the Hiram College campus.
- The student is married and/or has legal dependents.
- The student is 23 years of age or older.
- The student has a physical condition that our residence halls cannot accommodate and has notified our Health Center of these conditions.
- The student is enrolled as a part-time student
Students will need to complete the online Residential and Commuter Housing Contract to be approved for commuter status. Students that do not meet the above exception should request a special exception on the Housing Contract. Requests will be reviewed and decisions will be emailed to the student.
Special/Medical Accommodation Housing Process
If you are a student with a disability or special need, contact Dr. Feisthamel of Student Disability Services (FeisthamelKP@hiram.edu or 330.569.5418.) All accommodation requests relating to a disability must have current supporting documentation from an appropriate professional containing a diagnosis, current functional limitations of the disability or condition in a community living environment and suggested recommendations for environmental modification. When this information has been reviewed, the Coordinator of Student Disability Services will provide the Residential Education Office with housing recommendations. Review the timeline to verify important dates relevant to this process.