Squirrel on bench

Name a Squirrel

Give a Gift. Name a Squirrel! 

Make a donation to the senior class gift in the most adorable way possible – by naming one of our beloved campus squirrels!

For just $20.24, you can immortalize your time at Hood and make a profound impact on the lives of our campus squirrels. No longer will they wander nameless through the Quad. Your chosen name will embolden them to climb the poles of the Pergola, face down neighborhood dogs and enjoy the sunshine from the Brodbeck porch.

Not only will you save our squirrels from the plight of namelessness, but your gift will play an important role in the Hood Fund, which immediately goes to the area of greatest need.

With your gift, you will receive:

  • An official Squirrel “name certificate,” suitable for framing next to your diploma
  • A vinyl "Hood squirrel" sticker
  • A pin to wear at commencement
  • Recognition in the commencement program

Your squirrel’s name can be formal or silly. It can honor a favorite professor, friend or family member. Squirrelbert? Squirrelissa? Nut-megan? 

Let your creativity soar as you name your very own squirrel. 

Please include "Senior Class Gift - [your squirrel's name]" in the comment field.* 

Give a gift. Name a squirrel. 

*The official fine print: The possibilities for naming your squirrel are endless. Almost. Out of our deep respect for the dignity of our campus companions, each squirrel name will undergo careful scrutiny. We hold the right to decline any name that doesn't align with the honor we hold for our cherished acorn aficionados. In the event of a name rejection, your contribution will not be reimbursed. Thus, dear squirrel squad, exercise discernment in your selections.