Spring 2024 Arrival Information


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Welcome, Terriers!

We look forward to beginning the new year and are excited for our students to return to campus. To help you plan and prepare, this page will give you the essential information that you need to know before you arrive for the start of the spring 2024 semester. If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact the Dean of Students Office at 330.569.5233.

pre-arrival CHECKLIST

ARE YOU CLEARED TO ATTEND?

When arriving at Hiram, you must be cleared through all administrative offices. To confirm that you are cleared to attend, check your online status early and often via the Student Portal. You may be asked to log in using your Hiram credentials. If you have outstanding tasks to complete, they will be outlined on the “Are You Cleared to Attend?” page. Contact each respective office for additional support should your questions not be answered below.

To be considered cleared through the Office of the Registrar, all Hiram students must be registered for classes.

FULL-TIME STATUS: To be considered full-time, you should have minimum of 12 semester hours in the 12 and 3 week combined. However, to make satisfactory progress towards graduation, it is recommended that you have at least 15 hours per 12/3 term. Also, unless otherwise approved by the Associate Academic Dean, each semester you are required to enroll in one course in the 3-week that is 3-4 credits.

DROPPING COURSES: Please be aware that dropping below full-time (12 semester hours) before arriving on campus can affect your “Am I Cleared to Attend” status and, therefore, your ability to move in, participate in athletics, and may have an adverse effect on your student bill.

OFFICE HOURS: The Academic Advising Office will be open for limited advising needs on Sunday, January 7 from 1 – 4 p.m.

For further assistance with registering for classes, please contact Academic Advising at 330.569.5261 or academicadvising@hiram.edu .

NEW STUDENTS: The Registrar’s Office must receive your final high school transcripts which must include your date of graduation. For further assistance, please contact the Registrar’s Office at 330.569.5210 or registrar@hiram.edu . A course registration appointment will be built into your New Student Orientation schedule should you be unadvised prior to arriving to campus.

To be considered cleared through the Office of Student Financial Services, students must complete both of the following requirements:

  1. Make satisfactory payment arrangements toward their spring balance.
  2. Submit all outstanding financial aid requirements.

For further assistance, please contact Student Financial Services at 330.569.5107 or sfs@hiram.edu .

NEW STUDENTS: To be considered cleared through the Health Center, all new students must have submitted their health forms as part of the pre-Orientation process on Moodle. To finish this task, please complete the Health Record and Consent Form.

For further assistance, please contact Student Health Services at 330.569.5418 or healthcenter@hiram.edu .

CONTRACTS: In order to be cleared through the Office of Residence Life and Commuter Services, all students must have an active 2023 – 2024 residential or commuter student housing contract on file through eRezLife before arriving to campus. If you have yet to complete a contract, please contact the office.

ASSIGNMENTS: To access your housing assignment and roommate information, visit eRezLife. Log-in using your Hiram account credentials (without the @hiram.edu). Once logged in, click the “Profile” menu on the left panel. Also on the left panel, you should see a drop down menu titled “Housing Application.” Click this menu to view your residence hall name, room number, and any applicable roommate contact information. You are encouraged to make contact with your roommate to plan who is going to bring what to campus.

SUGGESTED PACKING LIST: Learn more about what to bring to campus and what to leave at home by reviewing our suggested packing list.

For further information or to submit a contract, please contact Residence Life and Commuter Services at 330.569.5232 or residencelife@hiram.edu.

Arrival information

NEW STUDENTS

  • New Residential Students: Please report to Teachout-Price Hall (6832 Hinsdale St.) upon arrival to check-in between 9 – 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 7, 2024. Note: New Student Orientation begins at 12:30 pm, also at Teachout-Price Hall. You will be directed to your residence hall for unloading. We ask that the driver remain in their vehicle at all times. Members of our move-in team will assist you in unloading your vehicle and carrying your belongings up to your room.
  • New Commuter Students: Please report to Teachout-Price Hall (6832 Hinsdale St.) upon arrival to check-in by 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 7, 2024. Note: New Student Orientation begins at 12:30 pm, also at Teachout-Price Hall.

RETURNING STUDENTS

  • The residence halls will reopen on Sunday, January 7 at 10:00 a.m. Returning students may report directly to their residence halls.

Should you need to return to campus prior to the residence halls reopening on Sunday, January 7 at 10 a.m., please contact the Office of Residence Life and Commuter Services for additional information.

Regular dining hours will resume with dinner on Sunday, January 7 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. For further information, please visit AVI Fresh.

All Hiram students taking in-person classes and those utilizing a meal plan must have a Hiram student ID card. Students are provided 24/7 access to their own residence hall with their Hiram ID. Card readers are located near the main entrance of each building.

NEW STUDENTS: New students will have their photo taken upon arrival by the Office of Campus Safety. Be sure to bring a form of government-issued ID with you. Please check-in for Orientation prior to having your ID photo taken.

RETURNING STUDENTS: Should you have lost of misplaced your student ID, please visit the Office of Campus Safety during regular business hours for a replacement.

For further questions, please contact Sammy Adams in the Office of Campus Safety at 330.569.5492 or adamsks@hiram.edu .

NEW STUDENT ARRIVAL DAY PARKING: Due to the volume of traffic on Sunday, January 7, street parking will be limited. Do not park in a fire lane. Temporary parking will be provided in the Quad courtyard. Once unloaded, please move your vehicle to the appropriate parking lot.

CAMPUS PARKING: Students who have purchased a parking permit may park in campus lots 24 hours a day. To learn more about purchasing a parking pass and the rules and regulations of our parking lots, visit the Campus Safety webpage.

PARKING PERMITS: Parking permits may be purchased through the Office of Campus Safety. Spring semester permits are offered at a discounted rate. Cash payment is accepted.

  • Residential pass: $30.95
  • Commuter pass: $15.95

VILLAGE PARKING: Free parking on Village streets is available between the hours of 6:00 am – 2:00 a.m. daily, Sunday through Friday. Overnight street parking is available on Friday and Saturday nights only. No permit required.

For further questions, please contact the Office of Campus Safety at 330.569.5188 or campussafety@hiram.edu .

PACKAGES: Students who wish to have items shipped to campus may do so by addressing their packages to the following:

Student’s First and Last Name
11715 Garfield Road
Hiram, OH 44234

To learn more about package delivery and retrieval, please visit the Service Center webpage or contact 330.569.5222.

MAIL: Students may open a Post Office Box in the Village of Hiram. For further information, please visit our local post office located at 11676 Hayden St. or visit the USPS online.

Classes begin on Monday, January 8. Important dates and deadlines may be found on the College’s academic calendar.

WINTER WELCOME

Monday, January 8 – Saturday, January 20

The Office of Campus Involvement presents “Winter Welcome.” This lineup of events is open to all students! Join us for some of your favorite traditions while making memories with new and old friends alike.