Frequently Asked Questions

Hiram's Orientation program will be your first real taste of life as a Terrier. New Student and Transfer Orientation is a time to learn about the Hiram Community, choose your very first classes, and meet faculty, staff and students who are excited to welcome you to the Hiram College family.
Register for Orientation here: Link will be added Spring 2017.  The earlier you participate in the Hiram Orientation program the earlier you can visit campus, schedule your classes, and get important information to prepare you for the fall.

  • Driver's License or other Photo ID - At check-in, you will need to present a valid driver's license with photo, valid state ID with photo, Passport, or military ID. This helps us identify you for your Student ID photo.
  • Writing Utensils and Notebook - Throughout the program, you may need to complete forms and you may also want to write notes for yourself for asking questions later.
  • Comfortable walking shoes, light jacket/sweatshirt and umbrella - While most programs and events are conveniently located in buildings close to parking, please be prepared to do some walking. Temperatures and climates in some buildings may vary slightly. Weather in Hiram often produces a shower or two; it's best to be prepared.
  • Positive Attitude! - This is an exciting time and everyone at Hiram is looking forward to your visit!

 If you live more than 5 hours away from campus please contact us about Hiram Orientation by calling the Dean of Students Office at (330) 569-5233.

Family members are welcome and encouraged to attend Hiram Orientation; however, it is not required. Many students bring family members while others come on their own. It is up to you. We can guarantee that we will keep them busy, informed, and entertained with a program we have designed just for them. We do not encourage children under the age of 12 to attend Hiram Orientation.
If you are in need of accommodations during Hiram Orientation, please be sure to indicate that on the online registration form. You may also contact us in the Dean of Students Office at 330-569-5233. If you have a need for an accommodation during the school year due to a documented disability, please contact the Office for Health, Counseling, and Disability Services at 330-569-5952.
Once the Dean of Students Office receives your registration information and processes your information, your confirmation will be emailed to the personal email address you provided as part of your registration form. Should you need to change your session after a confirmation has been sent, please call the Dean of Students Office at 330-569-5233.
There are 2 answers to this question –

          1. You select 1 session of Hiram Orientation to attend.
          2. You are required to attend the session of Hiram Orientation you choose in its entirety that day.

No. Students will receive their housing assignments during the first week in August.
Fill out your Housing Contract on the Residential Education website: Link will be added in Spring 2017. Housing contracts filled out before July 1 will be included in the first round of roommate pairing and room assignments. 
YES! We encourage you to come to Orientation with as many forms done as possible. There are 2 mandatory Health Forms that can be found here: If you are unable to complete your forms prior to your Orientation session please mail them to the Hiram College Julia Church Health Center at 6780 Hinsdale St. Hiram, OH 44234 or they may be faxed to us at 330-569-5398. If you have questions you can give the Health Center a call at 330-569-5418
No, the testing has no impact on your grades and yes you have to take it. The math test simply provides the opportunity to test in to the appropriate level of math required for academic requirements. The math placement is taken online here: Foreign language proficiency is not a required exam; however students may have the option of taking it to see if they have completed the foreign language requirement. Foreign language proficiency exams are given in Spanish, French, German and Russian and are taken physically as a proctored exam at your Hiram Orientation Session. If you have not taken or learned any of these foreign languages, most likely you will not take the foreign language proficiency exam. The Writing Diagnostic, or writing sample that you write at Hiram Orientation, as well is another way for you to be placed in the appropriate level of writing. This writing sample is scored and use to help your Orientation Academic Advisor to choose your classes with you.


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