Specific details about all student resources are available online through Hiram College’s website: www.hiram.edu


Dormitory housing is provided as an optional service for MAIS students. Room reservations for evenings for which classes meet are made in advance for the entire semester. Requests are made in the Center for Adult Studies.

If a student decides to withdraw from housing, the Center for Adult Studies must be notified. No credit or refund will be issued for unused housing unless the student cancels his/her room for the remainder of the term and returns his/her keys to the Center for Adult Studies.

Writing Assistance

Writing assistance is available for graduate students and may be arranged through the Center for Adult Studies and in consultation with the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.


The Hiram College Library is open seven days a week during the academic year. It offers a variety of study spaces including group study rooms, individual carrels and comfortable lounge seating for students looking for a quiet and pleasant place to study. The Center for Educational Technology, on the lower level, houses a collection of curriculum materials, videos, musical scores, CDs and audio-visual equipment. Electronic resources from around the world, available through the Internet, augment the general collection, numbering 170,000-plus items. The library subscribes to approximately 800 periodicals and is also a U.S. Government Depository, receiving approximately 7,000 federal documents annually. A staff of professional librarians is available to assist all students with anything from a simple informational question to scholarly research projects.

Hiram College is a member of OhioLINK, which makes the resources of more than 85 libraries throughout Ohio available to graduate students.

All books and documents must be checked out from and returned to the Circulation Desk on the main floor. Videos, CDs, and other materials housed in the Center for Educational Technology must be checked out from and returned to the Center. Please note that not all items may be checked out, most notably periodicals, newspapers, and reference books.

A valid Hiram College ID card is required to check out materials. You will need to bring your ID to the library to ensure that the barcode on the back of the ID is linked to your record in the library's database. This is also necessary to borrow items through OhioLINK or to use certain online resources from off campus.

For more information about general circulation policies, fines, blocked library accounts, reserves, OhioLINK usage and policies, and/or interlibrary loans contact the Circulation Desk at 330.569.5359 or visit the library’s website: http://library.hiram.edu.


The Bookstore, located in the Kennedy Center, carries course materials as well as office and school supplies, software, clothing, gifts, general books, compact discs, cards, candy, and health and beauty aids. Students can also order textbooks on line at the bookstore’s website: https://www.hiram.edu/bookstore or www.hiramcollegebookstore.com. A tutorial for how to order textbooks is available at https://www.hiramcollegebookstore.com/how-order-textbooks.

The Office of Career and Academic Development

The Career Center, located in Hinsdale 101, is available to all students. A number of resources are available, including a career library and personal counseling. Using the computers in the Resource Rooms, students may conduct Internet career research, prepare for job interviews, and check job opportunities on-line. Most of these resources are also available to students at all times from the Career and Academic Development website: http://www.hiram.edu/career.

Dining Services

Hiram College Dining Services provides a variety of food service operations for the campus.

Information Technology Services

Every entering student is assigned an institutional identification number and provided with an account on the administrative software and College e-mail system. The College’s Computer Center will provide students with a guide to campus technology resources available to them. Violations of the College’s acceptable use policy may result in suspension of privileges. Students are responsible for monitoring their accounts and reporting any problems to the Office of Professional and Graduate Studies.