Hiram College

Do students need to bring a computer to campus?

Students are provided iPad bundles with access to Microsoft Office apps for any course work. Hiram College also has several computer labs, including a 24-hour lab, for student computing and printing. These labs contain any specific software, like SPSS, used for some classes. Students in specific programs may be asked to bring another computing device to campus.


Should students bring a MAC or PC?

If students choose to bring another device, it does not matter whether it is PC or MAC. We encourage students to use the device most familiar and comfortable for them.


Who can students contact if they have questions or issues regarding student computing on campus?

For questions with general student computing, user accounts, and labs, students can contact our IT Helpdesk at Helpdesk@hiram.edu or 330.569.5313.

For assistance with iPads, please contact the Tech and Trek desk at techandtrek@hiram.edu or 330.569.6040.

For media related questions such as poster printing, contact Media Services at 330.569.5360.


Does Hiram College provide each student with an email account?

Yes. Hiram College provides each student with an Office 365 email account. Email is our primary way to contact students while on campus, so it is vital each student access their account daily.


What technology is provided in the residence halls?

Many Hiram College residence halls feature large, flat-screen televisions for student leisure. Some of these spaces also contain Apple TVs for projection from a students’ iPad. Other services such as wireless and wired networking are provided in every room.

A telephone line is not provided.


 How do students print on campus?

Students can print through our computer labs located in the Kennedy Center and in the Library from the available desktop computers or from their iPads. Students are provided with a credit of $30 per year for printing and can add more money at any time through our Student Accounts office. Poster printing for classes is available in the Media Center and color printing is available in Library at an additional charge.


 What software should students purchase before the first semester?

Thanks to our Microsoft 365 licensing, Hiram College provides students with 5 free Microsoft Office suite downloads through their email. They can put Microsoft Office on any personal device(s) they choose. Any other required software is provided through our computer labs and apps on the iPads*.

*Some classes may require software along with a textbook. It is the responsibility of the student to purchase the necessary software.


 Does Hiram College offer anti-virus software?

While we do not offer any anti-virus software, there are plenty of free and built-in options for students. Windows 10 comes with a built-in anti-virus software known as Windows Defender. Other options include Malwarebytes, Norton, McAfee, etc*. Students may seek other free or paid-for software at their discretion.

*Some software in this list may not be free.