Hiram College

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

Hiram College requires that all students, faculty and staff become fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Students, faculty and staff must receive both doses of a two-dose primary vaccine or one dose of a single-dose vaccine.

Effective Feb. 4, 2022, all students, faculty and staff must receive the booster vaccination (once they are eligible) in addition to the primary COVID-19 vaccinations. The College has chosen to amend the COVID-19 vaccination policy as booster shots have been shown to keep individuals and communities safer against COVID-19.

Hiram College strongly recommends that you receive a booster vaccine as soon as you are able to increase resistance to COVID-19. The Julia Church Health Center does offer vaccinations on campus and at no cost. To receive your vaccine, please contact the Health Center at 330.569.5418. 

If addition, you can use Rite Aid’s COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Scheduler to book an appointment with the Rite Aid near campus (10764 North Street, Garrettsville, OH 44231). You can also use the Vaccine Management Solution from the Ohio Department of Health to book an appointment with a vaccination clinic in your area.   

How to Submit Your Vaccination Information

To submit your vaccination information to the College (if you have not already done so or once you become fully vaccinated), please complete the following electronic form:

  • For students, please complete this form to submit your information to the Julia Church Health Center.
  • For faculty and staff, please complete this form to submit your information to the Office of Human Resources.

Vaccination Exemptions

The only permitted exemptions to the vaccine requirement are for health conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs.

  • Students applying for an exemption should complete this electronic form to submit their exemption to the Health Center.
  • Faculty and staff applying for an exemption should submit this form to Human Resources at hr@hiram.edu.

Testing for Unvaccinated Individuals

All unvaccinated students, faculty and staff on campus will be tested regularly at the Health Center throughout the semester. Anyone eligible to receive the booster vaccine but has not done so will also be tested regularly and charged for testing as well.

Due to a recent change in Ohio Department of Health funding, the College will no longer be able to provide free COVID-19 testing at the Health Center. Unvaccinated individuals who must adhere to regular testing will be charged $160 for testing in the spring 2022 semester.