Hiram College

Sugar Day

Sugar Day, which began in 1856, is a long-standing tradition at Hiram College. Each year, in the spring semester, students have the day off from classes to engage in community service projects. First year students volunteer with their First Year Colloquium and Writing Seminar classmates and professor, and upperclassmen have the opportunity to get involved in service projects with student organizations they are a part of.

Sugar Day is a strong example of Hiram College’s commitment to community engagement. In the Spring semester, Hiram students roll up their sleeves and get ready to serve in many different way. Sugar Day is a campus-wide initiative that starts with service in the morning and scholarship 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.

Sugar 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. Sugar 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.