Hiram College

Campus Day

On Thursday, September 12th, students will take part in Campus Day, a Hiram College tradition that stretches back to 1921. Students have the day off from classes to engage in community service projects. First year students volunteer with their FYEN classmates and professor for a morning of various service work that impact our local community and beyond! Also, upperclassmen have the opportunity to get involved in service projects as well with student organizations they are a part of.

“This will give students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to learn about the mission and vision of these agencies through experiential learning.”

Campus Day, which will take place on Thursday, September 12th, is a strong example of Hiram College’s commitment to community engagement. In the Fall semester, Hiram students roll up their sleeves and get ready to serve in many different way. Campus Day is a campus-wide initiative that starts with service in the morning and the ethics teach-in in the afternoon.

Each person who signs up to serve in the morning hours will participate in many different service projects on and around our campus. Some of the service projects we have done in the past were campus beautification, packing meal boxes, assembling hygiene kits, and working at local agencies around Hiram.

Campus Day will always be a day of coming together, getting away from your studies, rolling up your sleeves, getting your hands a little dirty and doing something practical for the good of the community rather than the good of just one person. Campus Day’s soul purpose of making our community and the world a better place has been a hallmark of what Hiram College has long been about.

Check out some of the projects Hiram College students will be taking part in this year:

  • Hattie Larlham – Students to help with recreation activities including crafts and games in our adult classrooms.
  • Little Village- Various Projects
  • First Christian Church Hiram- Painting, Deep cleaning, landscaping, and gardening
  • Maggie’s Donuts- Painting, cleaning, and landscaping
  • Hiram College Beautification-Various Projects
  • Hiram College field station- Seed harvest, invasive control and trash pickup
  • No sew T-shirt bags for local food pantries
  • T-shirt dog toys for animal shelters
  • Fleece Blankets to donate to The Linus Project, for distribution to families who have been affected by natural disasters.
  • Kent Social Services- Various Projects
  • The Inn at the Pines- Paint touch ups, craft time with residents, and making non bake snacks together with the residents.
  • Hiram Farm- Various Projects
  • Sustainable, Resilient Hiram Project- Participants will spend a little time learning about what these terms mean for our campus and will then set off on a mission to either interview key Hiram people or find evidence of positive steps toward sustainability and resilience (as well as needed improvements in these areas) on our campus. They will document both through photos and videos, and in this way, help shape the direction Hiram takes toward a brighter future.

Schedule for the morning of Campus Day:

9:15-9:50                     Registration for Service Projects, KC Main Floor

10:00-10:15                 Welcome and Project Assignment, Hayden Auditorium

10:30-12:00                 Service Projects, Various Locations (Details at Welcome session)

For any further questions, please contact Sarah Dowd at dowdsa@hiram.edu