Traditional-aged first-year and sophomore students are required to live on campus unless they are commuting from their parents' home. The residential life program provides students with an opportunity to live with students from diverse backgrounds, encouraging them to learn from others' experiences. Living in the residence halls helps students learn communication, negotiation and conflict mediation skills.
During the summer prior to their arrival, first-year students are assigned a roommate based on a lifestyle questionnaire on an electronic housing form emailed in early June. First-year students may also request a specific roommate if they know someone else coming to Hood with whom they would like to live. Athletic coaches with swimming, men’s lacrosse, and men’s soccer pair teammates
together as roommates and communicate with residence life staff to request
these housing assignments; if the first-year athletes in these sports have
other roommate preferences, they must communicate this with their coach before
the end of May. All returning residential students select their rooms and roommates in April of each year.
Students have an active role in the shared governance of the housing system and residents elect representatives to the Student Government Association as well as their individual House Councils. Students decide when their quiet hours will be (within certain minimum guidelines). In addition, the governing bodies of the halls work with staff to provide educational and social activities for their residents. Several housing options are available to Hood students, including traditional residence halls, language houses and limited (off-campus) college-leased apartments and duplexes.
- Memorial (first-year student housing)
- Smith (first-year student housing)
- Coblentz (upperclass student housing)
- Meyran (upperclass student housing)
- Shriner (upperclass student housing)
Apply to live in a language house (for upperclass students only).
Apply to live in Honors Housing (for upperclass students only).
- A limited number of singles are available to seniors and some juniors on a space-available basis.
- First-year students and sophomores are required to have roommates; exceptions may be made for older students and students with special needs.
- All traditional residence halls have four computers—three PCs and one Mac—available for student use. There are many other computer labs on campus as well.
- All traditional residence halls have snack and soda machines.
- All residence halls are wired for the Internet, (wired and wireless access available) have cable TV access, and have hallway phones. Local and campus calls can be made from hallway phones at no charge; students must pay for long distance calls using a calling card.
- Off-campus College-leased housing has Internet, cable TV and all utilities included (except phone)
- All residence halls have a large, flat-screen HDTV and BluRay player in the lounge area.
All housing areas have on-site laundry machines that are provided at no cost to the student.