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 students; some events are optional and are marked as optional on the schedule. 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.

When you arrive to the First Day’s Check In on August 26th, you will receive a nametag. Each Orientation Leader group has their own color, which will be indicated on your name tag. Click here to find your individual OL schedule.

You can find the full, detailed schedule below, or click here for a shortened version of the schedule for quick reference. We highly recommend that you review the schedule below prior to the sessions to learn more.

If you have any questions during First Days, please reach out to your Orientation Leader through GroupMe or text, or you can email orientation@hiram.edu and we will provide a quick response. You can also stop in to the Admission’s Office in Teachout Price for assistance.


The Bookstore will be open on Wednesday, August 25th and Thursday, August 26th from 8:30am to 3pm with specials, and you can enter a raffle to win a drawing! The Bistro in the Kennedy Center will also be open as a dining option on the 25th and 26th from 9am to 6pm.

Schedule of Events