The following support services and resources are available to students on and off campus.
The Financial Aid Office is available to assist students and their family that are in need of financial support due to lost income or unexpected expenses due to COVID-19.
Thanks to generous donors, we have established the Student Resource Fund, which provides financial assistance to students that have been impacted by COVID-19 for expenses such as housing, food, travel, tuition assistance, books and supplies, just to name a few. If you or your family find that you are need of assistance, please complete the Student Resource Fund application.
If you or your family have experienced a loss of income or incurred large medical costs, please reach out to your financial aid counselor to see determine whether your financial aid application should be reevaluated for a Special Circumstance to reflect your current financial circumstances.
The Financial Aid Office is open 8:30-4pm Monday through Thursday, and 9:30-4pm on Friday. We can be reached via phone at 330-569-5107 or via email at email@example.com.
Hiram Police/Fire/Ambulance (Health and Safety Emergencies)
As always, for matters that require urgent attention, dial 911 immediately.
ARCH Tutoring will now be conducted through Zoom. Please see the revised ARCH schedule below:
8 – 10 p.m.
8 – 10 p.m.
8 – 10 p.m.
Anatomy & Physiology
Biol 13100 & 13300
8 – 10 p.m.
Every Monday morning, students will receive an email with links to the individual ARCH sessions for that week. For students who may not have access to Wi-Fi, there will also be a phone number that you can call to access the tutoring session. Student athletes will no longer be required to complete two hours per week of tutoring.
If you are in need of tutoring services for a course that is not listed in the ARCH schedule, please contact Adam Santavy at firstname.lastname@example.org to find a one-on-one tutor.
Rev. Chris McCreight is available to connect over email, phone, and Zoom. If you would like someone to talk with about how to navigate the changes and how to find your footing in a time of uncertainty, or if you would like someone to connect you with spiritual/religious resources, please connect with Chris at McCreightCJ@Hiram.edu to arrange an appointment that works best for you. Grace and peace be with you.
Until further notice, the Les and Kathy Coleman Sports, Recreation, and Fitness Center—inclusive of the fitness room, weight room, jogging track, and gymnasiums—is closed to both the college community and those who hold community memberships. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Jim Schweickert Monday–Friday, 8:30 – 5 p.m. at (330) 569-5940 or SchweickertJM@hiram.edu.
The Coleman Center staff will identify and help to coordinate outdoor options that allow for the healthy physical activity we all could use right now. In the meantime, please feel free to use the outdoor track, Henry Field, tennis courts, or hiking paths on campus and at the James Barrow Field Station.
Counseling and Disability Services will be offering Telepsychology (online therapy) via Zoom Video Conferencing Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Zoom is a HIPAA compliant web and video conferencing system (https://zoom.us/home?zcid=2478) used in healthcare. Scheduled students will be emailed a zoom link with their current appointment day and time for their individual, private and confidential session.
New appointments will continue to be scheduled by calling Dr. Feisthamel at 330-569-5952 or emailing email@example.com. If you are currently residing out of the state of Ohio, you can contact the health center and we can help you find counseling services within your local area during this remote period. Dr. Feisthamel is licensed only in Ohio so his license does not transfer to other states to provide counseling services. If you have urgent needs or in a crisis, please call 911 or go to the emergency room immediately.
Disability Accommodations remain in place for those students registered with Disability Services. If you have questions about your current accommodations or want to register for academic accommodations, please contact Dr. Feisthamel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 330-569-5952.
For technical support, contact the Dray Help Desk at 330-569-5313 (recommended) or email email@example.com.
In-person technical support is available at the Dray Help Desk to those who are on-campus. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Please note that the Tech and Trek Desk and the Media Center have moved operations to the Dray Help Desk for the remainder of the 12-week semester.
Students on the meal plan are able to pick up meals at the Dining Hall during the following times:
Lunch: Noon-1 pm
Dinner: 5-6 pm
The Bistro remains closed.
Given the current climate with COVID-19 and social distancing, described below are changes to how dining services will operate during the summer sessions:
Beginning Monday, May 18, all meals must be pre-ordered. Attached you will find a link to google docs. It will have the menu for the week. Menus will be sent each Thursday via email with the Google Doc Form.
All orders for the following week must be submitted on Saturdays. For example, if you are ordering for the week of 5/18-5/23, you must submit your order for the week by Saturday 5/16.
You must order meals for the entire week. For meals that you will NOT be picking up in the dining hall, please mark “no meal” for that day.
You will be provided with a reusable “To-Go” container along with a reusable mug for drinks. You are responsible to bring them back with you each meal period when you return. You DO NOT need to wash them, we will wash and sanitize here in the dining hall. If you do not return your items, you will be asked to retrieve them and return before you can receive your next meal.
You must swipe in to receive a meal. This must be done for every meal, no exceptions. You can also pay with cash/credit or faculty/staff meal card when you come to pick up your meal.
You must wear a mask to enter the dining hall. If you do not have one, one can be provided to you. Please contact Residence Life located in Bates Hall Monday-Friday from 8:30 am-5:00 pm or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please practice social distancing by making sure to enter through the main doors and exit through the doors at the end of the hallway where restrooms are located. Please also follow signs and directions in the dining hall.
This process will be followed by all students, faculty/staff and guests.
As with everything during this time, all of this is subject to change and we will keep you up-to-date should any changes arise.
We understand that these changes required some adjustment for all parties involved, and we will work together to make this a smooth transition. Remember, we are in this together! Should you need anything, please do not hesitate to reach out. We are here to assist you. Our team is always available!
Since Governor Mike DeWine has issued “Stay At Home” orders, the Julia Church Health Center will not be opening for regular daily hours. Use the following guidance to get the assistance you need:
For emergency care, call 9-1-1 immediately.
If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are still on campus, please notify health center staff as soon as possible at 330-569-5418 or email@example.com.
Julia Church Health Center will be open for pre-arranged appointments only. The health center does not do COVID-19 testing.
If you are sick with respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, call your primary medical provider. Alternatively, you can arrange a University Hospitals virtual visit here. You should try to isolate yourself to the greatest extent possible if you are having these symptoms.
For medication refills, health questions or to arrange a medical appointment, call 330-569-5418. All calls are being forwarded to health center staff. All staff will also being monitoring their email regularly.
Pharmacy courier service is suspended during this time. Students will be responsible for picking up all medications at the Garrettsville Family Pharmacy.
Campus Safety will remain open
The Bookstore is closed until further notice.
Welcome Center will be closed. Please direct questions to Nikole Benjamin in Campus Safety.
The Kennedy Center will be open from 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. After 8 p.m., students will use their IDs to access the building.
The Library is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
To access Library resources remotely please visit: https://hiram.libguides.com/c.php?g=900164&p=6476586. There, you will find a step-by-step guide on how to use resources from an off-campus location. Students who have materials that are due while away from campus can renew them online. To do so, call the library at 330-569-5489 or email Terry Foy firstname.lastname@example.org.
In response to the increasing need for social distancing declared by Governor DeWine to maintain the health and wellness of individuals, Hiram College is cancelling all clinical and lab hours at all levels of the nursing program until further notice.
What does this mean?
We will provide opportunities for alternative experiences. Examples could be case studies or virtual simulation. More information will come on specific experiences at each level.
Some of the lab hours/ clinical hours are going to be deferred. This means that when we come back to campus, we will be able to provide these experiences/clinical hours. When the college deems it safe to come back to campus, then the Department of Nursing will arrange dates/times for clinical.
Remote Synchronous Learning
Zoom classroom: Please note that attendance is required for your classes. Classes will occur at the originally scheduled time (EST). Your faculty will post virtual office hours. It is imperative that you check your email DAILY. It is important that you receive information as it comes, and this will be the best method to reach all nursing students. Please contact Jill Rankin, RankinJE@hiram.edu with any questions or concerns.
As seniors, you will need to complete the 113 practicum hours. This will not delay your commencement. Your letter to the Board of Nursing will be sent once you complete these hours.
You will be given the green light to when you can start these hours, and hopefully with a few good weeks working full-time, you can complete this requirement. Planning is currently underway for the required written assignments for Role Transitions II during the Spring 3 week term. More details will be shared as information becomes available. The goal is to have those completed before the social distancing methods are lifted, to give you the ability to focus on hours once you are safely able to return to clinical.
The Office of Residential Education is open 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Please feel free to call, email, or stop by in Bates Hall. Phone: (330) 569-5232, Residential Education on-duty phone: (330) 569-4025 (24 hours), Residencelife@hiram.edu.
The residence halls are open to those who have requested card access during this time. All others should contact Residential Education if you need access to your room.
The Service Center will remain open during regular business hours from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Students will continue to receive e-mail notifications to pick up mail or packages.
Trained writing assistants are on hand and ready to help you with papers at any stage in the writing process.
While we have no face-to-face hours in the Writing Center for the remainder of the academic year, you can still schedule an appointment. Students who wish to work with a Writing Assistant should send a tutoring request to WritingCenter@hiram.edu. The request should include, if possible:
A copy of the document the student wishes to work on (preferably in Word format: .doc or .docx)
A copy of prompt (the assignment the professor gave to students in the class).
Writing Assistants should respond in approximately 24 hours (longer on weekends) in order to set up either e-mail tutoring or tutoring via Zoom or FaceTime (to be arranged between Writing Assistant and student).