Hiram is notorious for having long, cold winters, very hot summers, and gorgeous springs and autumns. From June to September, it is very warm. It cools down in October and snows from November until about April. Most students are from around the Ohio area, so they are used to the weather, but for those who are unaccustomed to it, it can be a bit of a shock. The winters, though cold, are beautiful. Many students go sledding, have snowball fights, and do other cold-weather activities. But driving around in the winter is strongly advised against for safety reasons.
The school has gotten better in the past couple of years with snow days, with about four or five school cancellations in an academic school year. Although the winters last a long time, they are still beautiful, as are all of the other seasons. Hiram is a very natural campus, so it always seems to look perfect—especially in mid-fall.