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Transfer Transition Orientation Process

Transfer Academic Advising

As soon as you submit your enrollment deposit, the Registrar’s Office will complete your official Transfer Evaluation and you will be contacted shortly thereafter to arrange for a time to meet either face-to-face or via phone. During this meeting, you will discuss your Transfer Evaluation, career goals, areas of interest and develop a course schedule for the fall semester. The Transfer Coordinator will input your schedule and print a confirmed course schedule for you. This is the only time that you will not register online. The process usually takes place within two weeks after you submit your deposit. If you have questions, or have not yet been contacted for an advising appointment, call Angie Dodson, assistant registrar and transfer coordinator, at 301-696-3616.

Transfer Transition

Attend One: Friday, July 10 or Monday, August 10 (evening program)

The Transfer Transition Program is a compact program that will teach you what you need to know about navigating through Hood College and give you the opportunity to meet other new and returning students. This is also a time for your family members to learn more about Hood College and the services available for them.

During this program you will:

  • Meet a faculty member in your academic area and learn about the Academic Honor Code
  • Have your picture taken and receive your Hood ID
  • Have the opportunity to purchase a parking permit
  • Learn about support services available to you

Visit here to register for Transfer Transition. You will receive detailed information about Transfer Transition.

Fall Orientation (encouraged for transfer students)

Thursday, Aug. 20 through Monday, Aug. 24, 2015

Fall Orientation is an important time in your transition to Hood! You will attend programs throughout Fall Orientation that will help you to be a successful Hood student. You will meet faculty members in your major area of interest; learn about the Hood culture and traditions, Hood support services and the Frederick community; explore diversity at Hood; and spend time interacting with other incoming and upperclass students. There will also be social and entertainment events for you to attend.

Fall Orientation kicks off with the Opening Session for students and family members Thursday, Aug. 20. Family participation ends Thursday evening. Students will be involved in Orientation activities through Monday, Aug. 24.

Resident Student Arrival (for students attending Fall Orientation)

Moving In

The residence halls will open at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 19.  Orientation activities begin that afternoon.

Arriving Early

If you are traveling from a distance and need to come to campus early due to travel arrangements, you may request permission to arrive Wednesday, Aug. 20 by calling the Office of Residence Life at 301-696-3577.

Resident Student Arrival (for students not attending fall orientation)

The residence halls will open at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22 for Transfer Students not attending the Fall Orientation Program.

Ongoing Orientation

Fall and Spring Semesters

At Hood, we believe that the transition process continues throughout a student’s first year. We have designed a series of social and educational programs to further acquaint you with important facets of the College and to assist you in becoming successful students. Programs include a student organizations fair to help you get involved in campus life; a scavenger hunt to acclimate you to downtown Frederick; sessions about study skills, note-taking, time management for college students; understanding your personality type; trips to Washington, D.C.; and lunches for new and transfer students to reconnect with each other and their orientation assistant. Detailed information about ongoing Orientation programs will be available during Fall Orientation.