Hiram College

New Student Arrival is scheduled for Thursday, August 22 unless the student is part of a First Wave group (as indicated below). Students living in EVEN numbered rooms will check in between 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. and students living in ODD numbered rooms will check in between 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. The Commuter Student Check-In and Lunch Reception will take place at 11:00 a.m. in the Alumni Heritage Room of Teachout Price Hall. Please refer to New Student Arrival Day Instructions for additional information. If you have any questions about any of the areas below, please do not hesitate to contact the appropriate office.

Note: Early Arrival Requests are only accepted online at  (form is closed) and must be submitted by August 6th 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 students need to be “Cleared to Attend”  through the offices in the Arrival Checklist found at the bottom of this page. 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. If you are not cleared through an office, please click on the office drop down list (plus sign) for further information.  Should you need assistance accessing Student Portal, contact Dray Computer Help Desk at 330.569.5313.

Other important information:

All “First Wave” students, including commuters, MUST come to the location designated below to check-in.  Each group has been assigned an arrival time. Please do not arrive before the assigned times. First Wave groups include:

Wednesday, August 14

Time Group Location
9 – 9:30 a.m. Football Check-In for those attending New Student Orientation   Teachout Price Hall, 
Alumni Heritage Room
10 – 11 a.m. Football Check-in for new student players who attended summer orientation sessions

Thursday, August 15

Time Group Location
1 – 5 p.m. Northwoods Trip Attendees  Bates Hall, Residential Education Office


Friday, August 16

Time Group Location
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Men’s Soccer
Women’s Soccer
Women’s Volleyball
Bates Hall – Residential Education Office

Monday, August 19

Time Group Location
10:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. International Students Kennedy Center, Jagow Room

International Students,  if you are flying into the Cleveland airport, please remember to send your complete Travel Itinerary to Nicole Gatrell (gatrellnr@hiram.edu) so that we may arrange to meet you when you arrive. If driving to Hiram, please note that check-in is at the Kennedy Center on Route 700, in the Jagow Room on the first floor.

Tuesday, August 20

Time Group Location
1 p.m. Cheer & STUNT Team Bates Hall, Residential Education Office

Wednesday, August 21

Time Group Location
9 a.m. – Noon Orientation Attendees Teachout Price Hall,
Alumni Heritage Room


DINING SERVICES – 330.569.5458

If you are arriving early for a first wave activity, your coach/advisor will coordinate your meals. The Meal Plan begins with dinner on Thursday, August 22 for new students.