Students must complete a minimum of 45 passed hours in residence at Hiram College, the last 30 hours must be done on the Hiram College campus or approved program.

A minimum of fifty percent of major and minor coursework must be completed with Hiram College courses; some majors, including the individualized major, may require more. Transfer courses explicitly specified in an articulation agreement may be exempt from this requirement. Study abroad and study away programs that count toward a student's Hiram College earned hours count toward the residency requirement. Any exceptions to this policy must be granted by either the Associate Dean or Dean of the College.