Winter is upon us, and with it comes the possibility of inclement weather that may result in a disruption of services at Hiram College. The following are details from the Campus Emergency Response Team on how the campus will be notified if a disruption occurs.
Unless you receive a notification directly from Hiram College, classes will continue as scheduled, and students and faculty are expected to report to class, even if institutions around Hiram elect to close. In the past, the College has elected to cancel morning classes and begin the day at a later time in order to properly clear walks or wait for a rise in temperature. In a situation like this, a message will be sent to the campus community with the revised start time.
In some situations, Hiram may elect to “close,” which means that students do not need to report to campus for class. However, on-campus services will continue — even during instances when classes are cancelled or employees are asked not to report to work. Since Hiram is a residential campus, we always provide for the health and safety of our students, even during times of inclement weather. Therefore, essential staff in student affairs, physical plant and dining services will be on campus even during inclement weather. Employees should consult with their individual supervisors if they have questions regarding who is identified as essential staff.
Below are the ways by which we will communicate a disruption of services, in this order:
- Campus-wide text message
- Campus-wide email (Hiram email only)
- Notice on www.hiram.edu and social media channels
- Local radio and TV news media (TV 3, 5, 8, 21, 27, 33; Radio WNIR, WAKR, among others in Cleveland, Akron, and Youngstown)
- Hiram College information line (330.569.5959)
- Campus-wide voice mail (Hiram desk extensions only)
In some cases, one or more methods may be unavailable, so it is important to verify your access to all of them. In the event that inclement weather occurs overnight causing a disruption of service, we will make every attempt to begin communications before 6:30 a.m.