New students must complete the Residential (on campus) or the Commuter (off campus) contract indicating whether they will be living on campus or commuting.
For students choosing to live on campus
Part of the $200 deposit you make to Hiram is for your housing deposit. Any damages or fines in your residence hall would first be taken out of this deposit. Any funds remaining would be available for refund within a reasonable amount of time after moving out of your room. First-year students are expected to have a roommate and will reside in a standard double room, however, there may be a limited number of single rooms available. First-year students are unable to live with upperclassmen during the first semester.
To request a room on campus students must complete the New Student Residential Contract which can be found in our housing application, eRezLife. Students will receive instructions on where to find the contract and how to login to eRezLife during Orientation. Students may request to live with a specific student by completing a roommate group in eRezLife after they complete their housing contract.
For students choosing not to live on campus
Students that wish to commute to campus will need to meet at least one of the following exceptions:
- The student will commute from the primary residence of a parent and/or legal guardian within a 30 mile radius of the Hiram College campus.
- The student is married and/or has legal dependents.
- The student is 23 years of age or older.
- The student has a physical condition that our residence halls cannot accommodate and has notified our Health Center of these conditions.
- The student is enrolled as a part-time student
Students will need to complete the online Commuter Housing Contract to be approved for commuter status. This contract can be found in our housing application, eRezLife. Students will receive instructions on where to find the contract and how to login to eRezLife during Orientation. Students that do not meet any of the above exceptions but wish to be a commuter should contact the Residential Education Office at 330.569.5232. Requests will be reviewed and decisions will be emailed to the student.
Special/Medical Accommodation Housing Process
If you are a student with a disability or special need, contact Dr. Feisthamel, Director of Counseling, Health and Disability Services (FeisthamelKP@hiram.edu or 330.569.5418). All accommodation requests relating to a disability must have current supporting documentation from an appropriate professional containing a diagnosis, current functional limitations of the disability or condition in a community living environment, and suggested recommendations for environmental modification. When this information has been reviewed, the Coordinator of Student Disability Services will provide the Residential Education Office with housing recommendations. Review the timeline to verify important dates relevant to this process.