Frequently Asked Questions

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New Student Orientation Questions

If you still have unanswered questions, please reach out to the Student Transition Services team at

There are two different types of Orientation: in-person and virtual.

In-person Orientation has an online component and an in-person experience on campus. Students must complete the online component before arriving on campus for the in-person experience. Students must also register for one of the following in-person experience days:

  • Saturday, April 22
  • Friday, May 19
  • Saturday, June 10
  • Saturday, July 15

Virtual Orientation is completely online and can be completed at your own pace. It is reserved for international students, out-of-state students, and students with difficulties coming to campus.

Registration for Orientation begins February 15.

If you are having issues with activating or accessing your email address, please contact the Dray Technology Center IT Helpdesk at, or 330.569.5313.

You must login to Moodle using your email and password. If you are having issues logging into Moodle or don’t remember your password, reset your password through the password manager. You can also contact the Dray Technology Center IT Helpdesk at, or 330.569.5313.

Move-in is not finalized for the Fall 2023 semester. Watch your email for more information or check back here later.

Housing assignments will be sent via email on or around August 1.

If you are completing in-person Orientation, you’ll register for courses during your in-person experience at Orientation.

If you are completing virtual Orientation, registering for classes will be the final step. We’ll walk you through instructions on how to pick classes and then help you schedule a virtual appointment with an advisor.

We have videos for each of our residence halls on our Residential Education page. Select each of the residence halls to watch a short video that provides an overview, amenities, and tour.

To request academic accommodations, you’ll need to contact our Disability Services Office. Typical classroom accommodations include extended time for in-class work and exams, texts in alternative formats, lower distraction testing area, and note takers.

For information about what you should pack when coming to Hiram as a residential student, check out our Suggested Packing List.