As we prepare for winter weather this week, there is the possibility of a disruption of services at Hiram College. Unless you receive a notification directly from Hiram College, classes will continue as scheduled, and students, faculty, and staff are expected to report to campus.
The following details from the Campus Emergency Response Team outline various types of disruption and how the campus will be notified if a disruption occurs.
Classes remote and college open – All classes will be held remotely. Essential employees should report, unless notified otherwise. Non-essential staff should work remotely.
Delayed start – 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.
Classes canceled and college closed – In some situations, Hiram may elect to “close,” which means that students do not need to report to campus for class. Essential employees should report, unless notified otherwise. 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
- Hiram College information line (330.569.5959)
- Campus-wide voice mail (Hiram desk extensions only)
Local radio and TV news media (TV 3, 5, 8, 21, 27, 33; Radio WNIR, WAKR, among others in Cleveland, Akron, and Youngstown) will be contacted only if the College is closing or delaying the start time.
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.