Visits and Events

There's no better way to get to know Hood College than in person. From your very first Hello, to seeing our beautiful campus, feeling the energy of students and faculty, and exploring Frederick, you'll know if this is the place for you.


At Hood College we have a tradition of greeting, smiling or nodding to everyone we pass—we call it our “Hood Hello.” We value a warm and welcoming community, and the Hood Hello is just one of the many ways you will always be greeted by a friendly face. I hope you will visit campus soon so that our admission staff, students, faculty, coaches and even President Chapdelaine have the opportunity to offer you a Hood Hello!

Payton Mills '19, Visit Coordinator

Weekday Visits

If you'd like to come for a weekday visit, please select your preferred date. These visits are available Monday through Friday, morning and afternoon, and include a meeting with an admission counselor and a student-led tour of campus.


Blazer for a Day

We would be thrilled to host you for a personalized visit experience!  Your visit will include the opportunity to sit in on a class of your choice, eat lunch in the dining hall with a current student, learn more about financial aid and our career center, meet with an admission counselor and take a student-led campus tour. Family members are also welcome to attend! These visits are available each morning, Monday through Friday.


Paying for College Night

Hood College will host a financial aid seminar Oct. 16 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Whitaker Campus Center Commons.

The “Paying for College” seminar is geared toward college-bound students and their parents and will be led by Hood College financial aid experts. The topics of discussion will include completing the FAFSA and general information on college costs, financial aid, scholarships and budgeting strategies. The seminar will end with a Q&A session.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required, but it is preferred. Parking is available in the Whitaker Campus Center parking lot. Call 301-696-3400 or email to RSVP.


Open Houses

Hood College's undergraduate open houses are designed to give you the information and tools you need to make one of the biggest decisions of your life easier! Meet with faculty, current students, coaches, and key staff to learn more about making Hood your home.


Game Day

Join us for our Homecoming games and festivities! The men and women’s soccer teams and field hockey team will face off against Division III opponents from the MAC Athletic Conference. The day will begin at noon with lunch in the Ronald J. Volpe Athletic Center where you will get to meet current athletes, faculty and staff - and don't miss all of the other campus programming taking place as part of our Homecoming/Fall Family Weekend activities! To view the full Homecoming schedule, click here.


Nursing Open House

Join us on Saturday, Oct. 20 to learn more about our nursing program! The event will feature simulations in our state-of-the-art nursing facility, and guests will have the option to take a campus tour or eat lunch in our dining hall.