All-Gender Housing Sign Ups
Monday, April 6, 2020 in Hayden Auditorium at 6:00 pm
Students who would like to live in the All-Gender community in Bowler Hall must apply and be approved before housing sign-ups. The All-Gender Housing Application will be available online starting on February 21st and will be due by March 20th. Double and single rooms will be available.
Townhouse Sign Ups
Monday, April 6, 2020 in Hayden Auditorium at 7:00 pm
Students who would like to live in a Townhouse must apply and be approved before housing sign-ups. Each individual will need to complete the online Townhouse Application. The individual applications of each student will be considered when making an overall decision regarding the group’s approval status. Please make sure your selection of roommates is well considered as the strength of their applications will influence the decision of whether or not to approve the group. Notifications will be made via email on March 30, 2020.
Once townhouse groupings have been approved, individual student lottery numbers for each group member will be added together to create a group lottery number. For example: If Student A’s lottery number is 13, Student B’s lottery number is 9, Student C’s lottery number is 49, and Student D’s lottery number is 28 the group lottery number would be 99. In the case where two group lottery numbers add up to the same number, the lowest individual lottery number will be given priority. The group lottery number will be used to determine which groups will receive a townhouse. The groups with the lowest 26 numbers (the townhouse group lottery number) will receive an email on March 21st inviting them to Townhouse Sign-ups on Monday, April 6th at 7:00 pm. A wait list will be made from remaining groups not invited to sign-ups.
Each member of the group will need to make a $250 lease deposit in the Student Accounts Office or at www.hiram.edu/housingdeposit to receive a Townhouse Lease. Each member of the group will need to bring his/her completed lease to sign-ups. Student must be present by 7:00 pm or send a proxy and completed lease. Students arriving late will be placed at the end.
If a member of the group is unable to attend on April 6th he/she will need to fill out a Proxy Form and give it and his/her completed lease to another group member to take to sign-ups. Proxy Forms are available in the Residential Education Office in Bates Hall. We strongly recommend that you fill out a proxy form if you believe you will be late for any reason. This will give you comfort that, if needed, someone may choose on your behalf.
Please note that if your group is approved to live in a townhouse for the 2020-21 academic year you will all be required to provide proof of property insurance before being issued keys.
Also, for the 2020 – 2021 school year residents of the Townhouses are required to purchase a partial meal plan offered by the college. Students will have the choice of purchasing a Silver, Gold, or Platinum Meal Block Plan. If a student does not indicate a preference, their plan will default to the Gold Plan. Please visit the Dining Hall webpage for more information regarding the meal plan options.
East Hall Sign Ups
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 in Hayden Auditorium at 6:00 pm
East Hall is home to the Entrepreneurship Residential Learning Community (ERLC) which is open, by application, to any student interested in expanding their possibilities through an entrepreneurial focus. ERLC members have first choice of rooms and students interested in becoming an ERLC member are required to complete the ERLC Application which will be available in February 2020.
To be eligible to live in a suite in East Hall at least one person in the suite must be a member of the ERLC community. Even if you are not a member of the Entrepreneurship program you will still be required to attend and participate in ERLC and joint East Hall monthly programming and attend at least two entrepreneurship themed programs each semester. For non-ERLC members to be eligible to live in a suite they must complete the online East Hall Application which will be available starting on February 21st and will be due by March 20th. The application process also requires a meeting with a Financial Aid counselor. All approved East Hall groups will attend sign-ups on April 8th to choose their suite and roommate placement within the suite. Approved ERLC groups will have priority. Any remaining suites will be given to completed groups with priority given to the lowest lottery number within the group.
In addition to the online applications, all members of a group must also complete a Returning Student Housing Contract in order to be allowed to sign up on April 8th. This can be obtained when making your housing deposit in the Student Accounts Office. If a member of the group is unable to attend he/she will need to fill out a Proxy Form and give the form and his/her completed Returning Student Housing Contract to another group member to take to sign-ups. Proxy Forms are available in the Residential Education Office in Bates Hall. We strongly recommend that you fill out a Proxy Form if you believe you will be late for any reason. This will give you comfort that, if needed, someone may choose on your behalf. A wait list will be made from remaining groups.