Fall 2016 Returning Student Information
Welcome Back! We are so excited to begin the 2016-2017 academic year. Before you plan to arrive on campus for the Fall 2016 semester, please review the following list of items which must be completed before you are permitted to return. Only those students who are cleared will be able to enjoy our “Express Check-In” service in August. If you have any questions about any of the areas mentioned below, please don’t hesitate to contact them.
Only those students who have received an express check-in post card may arrive on Saturday, August 27 between noon-6 p.m. at the Residential Education Office in BATES Hall. Keys are only available at BATES Hall. All remaining students may check-in on Sunday, August 28 between 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Residential Education Office located in BATES Hall. Please be aware keys will not be available until student is in a “cleared” status. 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.
Note: Early Arrival Requests are only accepted online at https://hiram.wufoo.com/forms/early-arrival-registration-2016/ and must be submitted by August 5th (form is now closed) to be considered for approval. Charges for rooms may be required. Students who are part of a team/group will be registered by the designated coach/group advisor and do not need to register individually.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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Students looking for employment opportunities can:
Logging onto Student Job Central via the Student Portal
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.
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 residential students must:
- Have a $100 ($250 for Townhouses) housing deposit on account with the Business Office and
- Have a signed contract for Fall 2016 housing on file in the Residential Education office.
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Other important information:
“First Wave” students (students approved to move in before August 27) 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). Each group has been assigned an arrival time. Please do not arrive before the assigned times. These groups include:
|Per Residential Education||8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.||Resident Assistants||Bates Hall – Residential Education Office|
|August 13||8 a.m. – noon||Football/Athletic Trainers||Teachout Price Hall – Alumni Heritage Room|
|August 17||8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.||International Peer Assistants||Bates Hall – Residential Education Office|
|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||Women's Volleyball||Bates Hall – Residential Education Office|
|August 21||1:00 - 3:00 p.m.||Teaching Assistants||Kennedy Center, Jagow Room|
|August 22||8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.||International Students||Kennedy Center, Jagow Room|
|August 23||8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.||Orientation Leaders||Bates Hall – Residential Education Office|
|August 24||9 a.m. – noon||Orientation Attendees||Teachout Price Hall – Alumni Heritage Room|
|August 26||1 - 4 p.m.||Cheerleading||Bates Hall - Residential Education Office|
|August 27||Noon – 6 p.m.||Express Check-In for Cleared Returning Students||Bates Hall – Residential Education Office|
|August 28||10 a.m. – 4 p.m.||Returning Students||
Bates Hall Residential Education Office*
*Students who are not cleared may be re-directed to the Financial Aid, Registrar, and/or Student Account offices located in Teachout-Price Hall
Townhouse residents may check in during normal business hours of the Residential Education Office
(Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) starting August 10.
NOTE: All townhouse residents MUST have proof of renter’s insurance on file before receiving keys.
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If you are arriving early for a first wave activity, your coach/advisor will coordinate your meals. The Meal Plan begins with dinner on Sunday, August 28 for returning students