Hiram College

The Hiram Terrier has a new look!

On June 4, 2015, we asked alumni and friends to give back on a single day of giving, to fund the new mascot costume. You answered the call, and on Nov. 20, 2015, to celebrate the end of 12-Week classes, we debuted the Terrier’s new look with a party in the Dining Hall.

Hiram College sports teams have been known as the Terriers since 1928. Coach Herb Matthews, speaking at an all-sports banquet, described Hiram athletics as “a little bull terrier that holds on until the end.” He paused, then proclaimed, “No name would seem more appropriate to me than just the Terriers.”

From Scottish terrier to bull terrier, the Hiram Terrier has taken on many looks over the years. Throughout the years, the Terrier mascot has been present for important College events: Commencement, athletics events, SpringFest and more. The Terrier stands for Hiram’s exceptionalism, Hiram’s fighting spirit and Hiram’s pride.

Thank you to everyone who made today possible!

terrier mascot dancing with a cheerleader

terrier mascot posing with three students smiling for the photo