Coblentz Hall

Graduate On-Campus Housing

The Graduate School, in partnership with the office of Residence Life, looks forward to making your graduate living arrangements as comfortable and supportive as possible. First come, first served based on our grad-housing waitlist.

Living on campus is a great way to meet graduate students from around the globe. It’s also a great way to learn and grow outside of labs and classrooms. When you live on the Hood College campus, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your network, connect with the broader campus community, make long-lasting friendships and develop the skills essential for a successful career.

On-campus graduate housing is available on a limited-basis (first-come, first-served). We offer single rooms in the Coblentz Hall and Shriner Hall, along with a premium graduate house on Rosemont Ave. Whichever accommodation you receive, you will feel at home amongst other mature graduate students on grad-only floors and housesAccommodation is available for students with documented special needs.

General Information

Coblentz Hall and Shriner Hall were designed to meet the needs of an on-campus graduate student community and features single bedroom units with shared spaces such as the kitchen, bathroom a living room area and a free smart laundry service. 

Be a part of our diverse, residential community and make lasting connections! You'll have opportunities to get involved in Hood's residential community, as well as campus activities and all we have to offer. On-campus rental costs include utilities such as electricity, heat and hot water. Internet access is also included, and all our residence halls offer high speed Wifi.


A student applying for graduate housing must be registered for graduate classes during the semester in which they are requesting housing. Rooms are equipped to host students only. Parents, spouses, partners and children are not allowed to live in on-campus, graduate accommodations.

International Graduate Students: your F1 visa must be approved by the U.S. government before on-campus housing is guaranteed at Hood College. You must be registered for fall courses before your accommodation can be guaranteed. 

Hood College Undergraduate Students: 4PLUS, ALTY Scholars and Athletes are all welcome to apply for on-campus housing during your graduate degree, but you must be registered for fall courses before your accommodation can be guaranteed.

Please note: a non-refundable housing deposit of $500 will be required before on-campus housing is guaranteed, which will be applied toward your overall bill. 

Applying for Graduate On-Campus Housing

  • STEP 1: Complete the Graduate Application Housing Form*Note: Asst. Coaches, Graduate nor Teaching Assistants (GAs or TAs) should not fill out this form, nor sign a housing contract. Contact if you are a current or incoming GA/TA.
  • STEP 2: Register for at least one class.
  • STEP 3: Receive preliminary approval from the Graduate School or be added to our waitlist
  • STEP 4: If there is an opening, you will receive the Graduate Housing & Food Service Contract via email which requires a non-refundable $500 Graduate-Housing Deposit. You must remit payment within five business days, or your housing assignment will be given to the next grad student on the waitlist.
  • STEP 5: Get ready to move in!

    * Please note that graduate students opting to live on-campus must provide proof of a meningitis vaccination or sign a waiver.

Navigating Campus

Cost is priced per semester at $5000 (fall and spring), which can be paid in full each semester or via one of four payment plans.

Graduate students may remain on campus during the holidays and College closures for no additional charge. Summer accommodation for June and July is available for an additional fee. 


There are different options that you can choose to purchase when living on-campus:

  • All Access Meal Plan costs $3,675 per semester and includes 100 flex dollars for the semester and 5 meal exchanges per week at The Blazer. The All Access meal plan allows students unlimited entrance to the Coblentz Dining Hall throughout the day while open. Students can stop by for a snack, a meal or just to visit friends whenever and as often as they like.
  • The 10 Meal Plan costs $3,295 per semester and includes 200 flex dollars for the semester and 3 meal exchanges per week at The Blazer.
  • The Commuter meal plan costs $1,015 per semester and includes 50 block (meals per semester), $400 in flex dollars for the semester, and unlimited meal exchanges. Only residents in the leased duplexes off campus may waive a meal plan or select a Commuter Meal Plan, and must indicate this on their specialized application.
  • Flex Dollars - you can add as much money as you want in your card and spend it at the Coblentz Dining Hall, Library Café or the Blazer. You will get a discount when you enter more than $100 in your card. 
  • Linens, including pillows, blankets, a mattress cover and sheets, towels and washcloths.
  • Laundry basket or bag
  • Laundry detergent
  • Toiletries
  • Shower shoes
  • School supplies
  • Personal items
  • Candles
  • Flammable fluids
  • Fireworks
  • Air conditioner
  • Ceiling fan
  • Waterbeds
  • Halogen lamps
  • Pets
  • Extension Cords

The Graduate School at Hood College

Dean April Boulton

Hood College Residence Life

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