Hiram College

Your First Days at Hiram

The Orientation program at Hiram College consists of two main components: online Orientation and First Days. First Days is a multi-day, immersive in-person experience for our new, incoming students.

First Days is required for all incoming Hiram College students. First Days begins with check-in and extends through the weekend – Thursday, August 26 to Sunday, August 29. Come prepared to meet other students, your Orientation Leader, FYEN faculty, and Course Assistants. First Days is packed with fun activities that will help you get acclimated to campus and the local area. Some of the events include:

An Illusionist

Are you ready for some magic? On the first night of First Days, all new students will be invited to see an illusionist in Hayden Auditorium.

A Food Truck Lunch

On Saturday of First Days, new students will be led to our 550-acre nature preserve, the James H. Barrow Biological Field Station, just down the road. There, each student will enjoy a picnic-style lunch with food trucks from Bearden’s Steakburgers and Barrio Tacos, as well as Skylane’s lemon shake-ups and snow cones.

A Movie Night on the Field

On Saturday of First Days, all new students are invited to first watch a soccer game and then big-screen movie on Henry Field. We’ll provide the snacks and refillable water bottle—you just need to bring yourself and a couple new friends. Stay tuned to your email to vote on the movie for that evening.

Pop-Up Shops

To help new students get aquatinted with the local area, we’ll host pop-up shops on Sunday of First Days! The pop-up shops will feature Maggie’s & More Donuts, Gionino’s Pizzaria, Cellar Door Coffee Company, and our very own Alumni Relations and Tech & Trek offices.

For the full tentative schedule, click here. More information on First Days will be sent to you prior to check-in. We look forward to having you on campus.