New Student Arrival Information 2016

Welcome to Hiram! We are so excited to begin the 2016-2017 academic year. New Student Arrival is scheduled for Thursday, August 25 unless the student is part of a First Wave group (i.e. teams, etc.). Students living in EVEN numbered rooms will check in between 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. and students living in ODD numbered rooms will check in between 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Please refer to New Student Arrival Day Instructions for additional information. The Commuter Student Check-In and Lunch Reception will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the Dining Hall, Private Dining Room #1. If you have any questions about any of the areas below, please do not hesitate to contact the appropriate office.

All students need to be “Cleared to Attend”  through the offices in the checklist below. You can check your status starting August 1st at my.hiram.edu by clicking on Hiram College Portal, then selecting Student Portal and clicking on "Am I Cleared to Attend.” Please check your status before arriving. If you are not cleared through an office, please click on the office for further information.

Make sure to complete all the steps below.

All financial aid paperwork should be completed prior to arriving on-campus. The following will help you make sure that your paperwork is in order so that you will not be delayed when arriving to campus.

  1. Accept your financial aid. You should have already either submitted a signed paper copy or accepted your financial aid via your Web4Student account. If you are unsure if you completed this step, log into your Web4Student account and click on the “Financial Aid” tab and review the award section.
  2. If you have been selected for the verification process, all verification materials must be completed and reviewed by the Financial Aid Office. To check to see if you have any outstanding documents, please log into your Web4Student Account and click on the “Financial Aid” tab and review the requirements section.
  3. If you are a first time Federal Direct Stafford Loan borrower you must complete the (1) Loan Entrance Counseling and (2) Master Promissory Note (MPN) online at www.studentloans.gov
  4. New Perkins Loan borrowers will be mailed their Perkins Master Promissory Note in early August. The completed paperwork should be returned by mail to the Financial Aid Office.

WORK STUDY - 330.569.5111
Students looking for employment opportunities can:

  1. Logging onto Student Job Central via the Student Portal
  2. Attend the Job Fair under the arch of Hinsdale on Friday, September 2 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

ALL CHARGES FOR FALL 2016 MUST BE PAID IN FULL OR OTHERWISE TAKEN CARE OF, INCLUDING PAYMENT PLANS UP TO DATE.

If a student’s bill is not paid, the student will not be able to move into housing, use their meal plan, attend classes, or have access to any college services (including email) until the account is “cleared.”

ALL NEW STUDENTS MUST BE REGISTERED FOR CLASSES.

While full time status is a minimum of 12 semester hours (12 week and 3 week combined), in order to make solid progress towards earning 120 hours in four years, students should enroll in an average of at least 15 hours a semester. In addition to the 12 week registration, students also must be enrolled in a 3-4 credit hour course or an approved equivalent course block during the 3 week session.  Exceptions regarding 3-week registration should be discussed with the Associate Dean’s Office, located on Third Hinsdale, 330.569.5126, or via emailing Associate Dean Ellen Walker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Also, students must be registered for a substantive 3 week course in order to remain in campus housing. Housing exceptions during the 3-week should be discussed with Residential Education. 

Please be aware that dropping below full time (12 semester hours) before arriving on campus can affect your “Am I Cleared to Attend” status and, therefore, your ability to move in, participate in athletics, not to mention your student bill.  It is advised that if you need to adjust your schedule, web “add” a course immediately in order to maintain full time standing.

If you are not registered full time for the Fall semester, please complete your registration online via your Web4Student account. If unable to register, please contact the Registrar’s Office for assistance, or on arrival day you will be directed to the Registrar’s Office in Teachout-Price.

All students, whether living on or off campus, must fill out a housing preferences survey at: https://hiram.wufoo.com/forms/new-student-re-contract-20162017/

SHUTTLE SERVICES - 330.569.5232
Airport shuttle service is offered as a transportation option at the beginning and end of each semester and for select breaks. The shuttle goes to the Cleveland airport only. The cost per student is $15.00 per trip payable at the time of reservation. Reservations must be made ONE WEEK prior to the shuttle run date. Shuttle service is subject to availability of college vehicles and certified college drivers. Refunds will not be made for cancellation after the one week reservation deadline. Please contact the Residential Education Office in Bates Hall at 330.569.5232 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If the shuttle does not meet your transportation needs, another option would be to contact People Express Limo service at 440.248.3007. This service is provided free of charge with reservations for NEW STUDENTS arriving in Hiram for the beginning of fall semester class only.

Health forms are required need to be on file with the Health Center.

 These 2 forms are MANDATORY in order to begin your college experience.

 

Other important information:

“First Wave” students who are “cleared” MUST come to the location designated below to pick up check-in packets (includes keys for students residing in the residence halls). Students who are part of a team/group will be registered by the designated coach/group advisor and do not need to register individually.   Each group has been assigned an arrival time. Please do not arrive before the assigned times. These groups include:

Date Time Group Location
August 13 8 a.m. – noon Football Teachout Price Hall – Alumni Heritage Room
August 18 Noon – 2 p.m. Women’s Soccer Bates Hall – Residential Education Office
August 19 Noon – 2 p.m. Men’s Soccer Bates Hall – Residential Education Office
August 19 At noon Volleyball Bates Hall – Residential Education Office
August 22 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. International Students* Kennedy Center, Jagow Room
August 24 9 a.m. – noon Orientation Attendees Teachout Price Hall – Alumni Heritage Room

*International Students,  if you are flying into the Cleveland airport, please remember to send your complete Travel Itinerary to Nicole Gatrell (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) 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.

DINING SERVICES - 330.569.5458 

If you are arriving early for a first wave activity, your coach/advisor will coordinate your meals. The Meal Plan begins with dinner on Thursday, August 25 for new students.

 

 

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