Residence Life


Living on campus allows you to connect with campus and develop friendships and memories that last a lifetime.

Image: Students in front of residence hall

Your Home Away From Home

Hiram residence halls offer many ways for new students to develop a sense of belonging early in their college experience. Living in the halls comes with a sense of community where students begin to make the connections that will last them a lifetime. Students are encouraged to get involved from the beginning, whether it is joining a sports team, participating in a theatre production, or simply going see the comedian on Friday night.

Living in the halls is a great way to discover new interests, take advantage of programs happening in the halls, and even have free laundry! The halls are so much more than a place to live; they are a place to learn, socialize and be involved in the community where you live.

OUR POLICY

Hiram College recognizes and affirms the value of students living on campus and participating fully in the residential college experience.  All students are expected to live on campus their entire four years, unless they meet specific criteria, including: living within a 30 mile radius with a parent or legal guardian, students over 23 years of age, students who are married, students in a long-term committed same-sex relationship, and student teachers (during the period of student teaching).

Students who will have achieved a senior status (minimum of 90 credit hours) by the end of the spring semester may request an exemption at room sign-ups for the following year. The above list of conditions and exceptions is by no means comprehensive and circumstances may warrant individual consideration.

OUR RESIDENCE HALLS

Each of Hiram’s residential complexes offers something different to our students; come on in and see what we have to offer.

Bowler Hall is Hiram’s oldest residence hall and has a lot to offer to upper-class students. The building features a comfortable layout and it has two parlors on the first floor, a lounge on the fourth floor, air conditioning, and a full porch. Bowler Hall is also home to our All-gender Housing Community.

Quiet hours are in effect from Sunday-Thursday, 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. and Friday-Saturday, 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. Each room contains a loftable bed, desk, dresser and closet per person. The building offers gendered bathrooms on the first floor and all-gender bathrooms on the second and third floors.

Room dimension vary by room: Please contact the Residential Education office with specific questions.
Window dimensions: 30″ x 88″

Booth Hall and Centennial Hall (BC) are two connected buildings with an outdoor patio at the main entrance. BC contains two common lounges and is home to the student run, vegetarian Stone Soup Co-op. Booth and Centennial are co-ed halls and house upper-class students.

Some special features of BC are a central office located in between the two buildings, two common area recreation/study lounges (Deyoung and Fenton) and the BC lawn, which features a fire pit and patio. These two buildings share many commonalities, yet have some unique differences as well.

BC is also home to the Stone Soup Co-op. This is a dining option for vegetarian meals. Members of the Co-op plan, cook and serve their own meals. 

Booth is comprised of three floors. Ground-level Booth offers single rooms for upper-class men while the first and the second floors are co-ed. Booth is also home to a series of ADA rooms, double rooms, one triple room, single rooms, a ground-floor lounge, vending, laundry and clubrooms. All rooms contain a desk, dresser and closet per person.

Centennial is also comprised of three floors. Ground-level Centennial offers single rooms for upper-class women, while the first and the second floors are co-ed. Besides the standard double, Centennial features triple rooms and single rooms. All rooms contain a desk, dresser and closet per person. Centennial features a ground-floor lounge, a first floor lounge, and laundry facilities.

Booth
Standard Room: 11’8″ x 13’3″
Rm 241: (L-shaped) 7’2″ x 13’4″ x 4’7″
Rm 145: 16′ x 21’10
Booth Window Dimensions: 50″ x 47″

Centennial
Standard Room: 11’7″ x 13’2″
Rm 233: 15’10” x 22’9″
Rm 235: 16’4″ x 25’4″
Rm 237: 7’7″ x 25’4″
Rm 239: 15’10” x 22’9″
Ground Centennial Window Dimensions: 36″ x 33″
1 & 2 Centennial Window Dimensions: 50″ x 47″

East Hall is one of our specialty housing options for upper-class students on Hiram’s campus and features six and eight person apartment style suites. Each suite offers single and double rooms and a central living area. East also has an outdoor patio near the main entrance and is home to the Entrepreneurship Residential Learning Community.

Each suite has a common living area, kitchenette, full-sized refrigerator and two private bathrooms. All rooms contain a desk, dresser, and closet per person. Each floor includes a lounge area with a kitchenette equipped with an oven, stove and sink. East Hall residents can enjoy the engaging social interaction that comes along with having multiple roommates while also having private space of their own with double and single room options.

Miller Hall is a great option for first-year students who enjoy a diverse environment and want to be a part of a great community. There are three co-ed floors in this residence hall with a central lounge on each floor. The main lounge in Miller features a television and ping-pong table, and there is a smaller second lounge perfect for studying or small gatherings.

Miller features carpet in all lounges, hallways and student rooms.  Quiet hours are in effect in Miller from Sunday-Thursday, 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. and Friday-Saturday, 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. Each room contains a bed, desk, dresser and closet per person. A full, private bathroom is located on the first floor of Miller.

Miller Hall
Room Dimensions: 11’6″ x 13’10”
Window dimensions: 93″x 49″

The Townhouse living community is considered specialty housing and offers a more independent living experience for upper-class students.

Each Townhouse has four single bedrooms; a kitchen with refrigerator, stove, microwave and dishwasher; and a furnished living room. Each townhouse has two bathrooms, a washer and dryer, air-conditioning, cable television, Internet access and four private parking spaces.

Learn more in the Townhouse Living Guide.

Townhouse Maintenance Request Form – residents should submit any concerns about their unit by using this form. A Residential Education staff member will communicate directly with the residents and Physical Plant to correct the issue promptly.

Townhouse Bedroom Dimensions
Bedroom 1 (first floor): 11′ 6″ x 8′ 2″
Bedroom 2: 11′ 6″ x 8′ 2″
Bedroom 3: 9′ 11″ x 13′ 5″
Bedroom 4: 12′ 6″ x 9′ 6″

Whitcomb Hall is a great community for first-year students! All three floors are first-year floors, and each floor has a kitchenette with a community-oriented central lounge. The first floor is designated for female students, the second floor is co-ed, and the third floor is designated for male students.

All of the rooms are doubles in Whitcomb.  In addition to the central floor lounges, the first floor has a main lounge with a foosball table, television, and ping-pong table. There is also a smaller second lounge perfect for studying or small gatherings. Quiet hours are in effect in Whitcomb from Sunday-Thursday, 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. and Friday-Saturday, 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. Each room contains a bed, desk, dresser, and closet per person.

Whitcomb Hall
Room Dimensions: 11’5″ x 13’5″
Window dimensions: 93″ x 49″

Henry Honors Hall is the home of the Eclectic Scholars Honors Program. The second floor has single rooms for upper-class honors students and the third floor has double rooms for first year honors students. All rooms were renovated with new carpet and furniture in 2018.

To learn more about the Eclectic Scholars Honors Program please use the following link: Eclectic Scholars at Hiram College.

Each floor has a kitchenette and a central lounge perfect for building community. On the first floor, there is a main lounge with a television and ping pong table. Laundry is also located on the first floor. Quiet hours are in effect in Henry from Sunday-Thursday, 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. and Friday-Saturday, 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. Each room contains a bed, desk, and closet per person. Double rooms include a dresser, while super single rooms have built-in storage areas in place of a dresser.

The Quad is one unique building comprised of multiple connected residence hall wings that were all built at different times. In the fall of 2022, students will have the opportunity to live in either Peckham or Dean Hall. The Quad will have only single rooms and will be home to upper-class students.

The Quad is home to Dodge Lounge, which features a large community space with a television, ping pong table, and plenty of seating! Quiet hours are in effect in The Quad from Sunday-Thursday, 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. and Friday-Saturday, 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. Each room contains a bed, desk, desk chair, dresser, and closet per person.

Contact US

Questions about residence life at Hiram? Contact our residential education office in Bates Hall to learn more. We can be reached at residencelife@hiram.edu or at 330-569-5232. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM.