Banking Services On or Near Campus
- PNC 7th Street Shopping Center
- BB&T Whitaker Campus Center
- BB&T 1605 Rosemont Avenue
- M&T 929 West 7th Street
- Bank of America 805 West 7th Street
For students who choose to commute to Hood College by bicycle,
a bicycle rack is located on the Whitaker Campus Center patio.
Campus mail/Post office: The post office on campus is a full service
post office that distributes both campus and U.S. mail.
Commuter students may request a campus mailbox to receive
campus mail. The post office is open Monday through Friday from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; some services are not available on government
Bulletin Boards: The commuter lounge has several bulletin boards
where information about commuter as well as campus-wide events
Email: As a member of the Hood community, you will receive a
Hood College student email account. This account gives you access
to information and services at Hood College, including library
services. Many offices use email as a means of communicating with
students, so be sure to check your student email often.
Wireless Network: Wireless network access is available to all
students in every building on campus. Outdoor wireless access is
also available in many seating areas close to buildings. There are
three wireless network options, “secure@hood” for a/g/n WPA2
encryption capable network devices (most laptops and iDevices),
“unsecure@hood” for any devices that are not WPA2 capable,
and finally “fastNsecure@hood” for the fastest secure connection
for N-capable WiFi devices. In addition, residence halls also have
wired access available to students.
Detailed configuration information for connecting to the Hood
College network is available from the Information Technology
department on the IT website. This website contains detailed
connection instructions for wired and wireless connections and
contains recommended anti-virus and anti-spyware software.
Information is also available from the IT website:
- Go to the main Hood College web page.
- Select “Campus Services.”
- Select “Information Technology.”
- Select “Network Access” to the left of the page.
- Check “wired” or “wireless.”
The Commuter Centers
Whitaker Campus Center: The Whitaker Campus Center
houses the commuter lounge, an ATM, post office, bookstore,
Student Government Association office, Campus Activities Board
office, Blazer snack bar, information desk, copy machine, outdoor
patio area and offices for some campus-wide organizations.
Administrative offices located in the Whitaker Campus Center
include student activities, multicultural affairs and international
student programs, residence life, campus safety and the associate
dean of students.
Commuter Lounge: The commuter lounge located on the
second floor of the Whitaker Campus Center has comfortable
seats, couches and quiet study areas. The lounge also has lockers, a
television, computers and a printer, campus and emergency phones,
and a kitchen complete with a microwave, refrigerator and freezer.
The lounge is also stocked with disposable plates, silverware, etc.
Food can be stored in the refrigerator, which is cleaned out every
Friday afternoon. Please make sure food is clearly labeled. Lockers
are free of charge and keys are available in the Student Life Suite.
Commuter Council: The Commuter Council is a group of elected
officers who represent commuter students and provide advocacy,
support and programming for commuter students. To get involved
in Commuter Council, stop by the student life suite.
Class absences: Students who are unable to attend classes due to
illness or other personal reason should notify professors before the
class meets. Also, notify the dean of students who will send a note
of verification to specific professors, provided there is a legitimate
reason for missing class.
Emergency Communication From Home
Weekdays: On weekdays during regular office hours, family members
can call Campus Safety at 301-696-3548 or the dean of students
at 301-696-3573 to get a message to you.
Nights and weekends: Family members can call the College’s
main number, 301-663-3131, to speak with the safety officer on
duty who will attempt to find you on campus.
On Campus: The Blazer snack bar is located in the Whitaker
Campus Center and is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 11
p.m., and Sunday from 6 to 11 p.m.
Coblentz Dining Hall: The dining hall is open for lunch from 11
a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and for dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Commuter
students can have money credited to their ID card in Coblentz
Dining Hall, which can be used at either the Blazer or in Coblentz
Dining Hall. For further information, call 301-696-3988.
Vending machines: Vending machines are located on the basement
level of most buildings.
Fast Food (Off Campus): There are many restaurants located
within a mile of campus.
ID cards are issued by the office of campus safety, located on the
second floor of the Whitaker Campus Center. After normal business
hours, please stop by the communication center on the first
floor of the Whitaker Campus Center for assistance. You should
have your ID with you when you are on campus.
The decision to cancel or delay the start of classes due to inclement
weather is generally made by 6 a.m. Decisions about evening
classes and early closings are generally made as inclement weather
situations develop. Closing and delay information is broadcast on
local radio stations and on the College’s main line, 301-696-3131,
and posted on the College website. At summer orientation, you
will receive more information about Hood Alert, an emergency
notification service. If you can’t get to campus and classes have not
been canceled, contact your professor or the academic department.
Vehicles parked on Hood College property (including the German
House) by students, faculty and staff members must be registered
with the department of campus safety and must have a vehicle
registration hang tag displayed. Vehicles must be registered within
48 hours of bringing the vehicle on campus or before the end of
the first academic day following the time any vehicle is on campus.
Vehicles may be ticketed for nonregistration and illegal parking.
Campus phones: Campus phones are found in every office on
campus, on every floor of each residence hall and in the commuter
lounge on the second floor of the Whitaker Campus Center. Dial
“0” and the operator will connect you with the person or office you
wish to call. While on campus, dial the last four digits of a phone
number to contact an office. Off campus, you must dial the area
code (301) and three-digit exchange (696).
The Blue & Grey: The bi-monthly student newspaper.
College catalog: Published jointly by the registrar and the office
of marketing and communications every other year, the catalog
contains academic and other policies and a description of the curriculum.
Catalogs can be picked up at the registrar’s office.
Student handbook: Published by the student life team, this
handbook contains College policies and procedures governing
student life as well as information on the Student Government
Wisteria: A bi-annual creative arts journal with students’ artistic
and creative works.
Safety and Security
The office of campus safety is located on the second floor of the
Whitaker Campus Center. Security officers patrol the campus 24
hours a day, seven days a week. Dial “0” from campus phones to report
problems. A safety officer will provide necessary escort services at
any time. Please call 301-696-3548 for this service.
Red emergency phones: In case of emergency, pick up the nearest
red phone and tell the telecommunications officer the nature
of the emergency. This service is offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week. Red phones are located in all residence halls, the commuter
lounge, the Whitaker Campus Center, Gambrill Gymnasium, the
Wellness Center and the Sports Medicine Center.
Blue phones: These phones also give immediate access to the
telecommunications officer 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and are
located behind Brodbeck Hall, behind Alumnae House, in the
Whitaker Campus Center parking lot, the Chapel parking lot and
at the Huntsinger Aquatic Center (outdoor pool).
Lost and found: Lost and misplaced items are held at the
Communication Center on the first floor of the Whitaker Campus
Health Center: Hood College has an ambulatory facility, staffed
by a registered nurse, which is open Monday through Friday from
8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. when classes are in session. Physician clinics
are held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; students are seen
by appointment only. Commuter students are eligible for services
at the Health Center. If you have any questions, call the Health
Center at 301-696-3439.
Counseling Center: Staff counselors are available for brief supportive
counseling, consultation and referral services. All students
are eligible for these services at no cost. Call the counseling center
at 301-696-3440 for an appointment.