There are a few other things that require mentioning when one tries to describe Hiram.
First of all, the school is on a unique academic calendar, called (rather egotistically) the Hiram Plan. The school year consists of two semesters, fall
, each of which is broken into a twelve week session and a three week session. During the twelve week, students typically take three classes which meet two-to-three times a week. During the infamous three week, however, each student takes a single class that meets four times a week for three hours a day. The buzzword
associated with this is intensive
and faculty typically despise it, though students find themselves with more free time, on average.
Secondly, perhaps due to existing in a relative void in terms of local entertainment in addition to its miniscule size, the student body
tends to be fairly clique
-oriented. You know more or less everyone on campus, at least by sight, and you can at least more-or-less guess where they live by the way they carry themselves -- there are exceptions of course, but jock
s live in the Quad and in Miller and select floors of Whitcomb, international students live in Bowler, socialite
s live in BC, geek
s live in Henry, etc.
Hiram College has a low level node contested by the traditions
, but not actively fought over. The consensus opinion is that it is enough that its not in the hands of the local garou