New Student Housing

In August, you'll move into your on-campus home away from home and begin your college journey!

New first-year students and transfer students will be assigned roommates in their housing assignment and communicated by July 31. Single rooms are not available.

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    Important Dates:

    July 15

    • Housing and Food Service Contract due
      • NOTE: this form will open for new students on April 30
      • On or after April 30, access this electronic form within Self Service using your Hood College email username and password (provided to you within a week after paying your enrollment deposit). Do not submit this form prior to April 30.
      • This form contains questions about you so you can best be assigned to a room and with a roommate (or roommates as we have a few 3 and 4-person rooms)
      • Staff would love to match you with a roommate. However, if you have a preferred roommate, type their name on your form.
        • If you have already submitted your form and you later find a preferred roommate, you may edit your form prior to the deadline.
      • Housing Accommodations Request Form due
        • This form is required only for students requesting reasonable housing accommodations due to any of the following reasons: disabilities (medical, psychological, temporary, disability factors, nonmedical physical), gender, religious, or cultural.

        July 31

        • Your housing assignment and roommate assignment will be emailed to your Hood College email account.
        • You are encouraged to talk with your roommate to decide what items will be shared (mini-fridge, etc.). Click here for a detailed suggested list of items to bring (and not bring).
        • Medical Forms are due (to FMH Tollhouse)
          • Maryland law requires all residential students to have the meningococcal vaccine or sign a waiver declining the vaccination.
          • To be able to move in, students must have this submitted their form.

        August 20

        • New Student Move In
          • Students will be able to move in at staggered times Thursday, August 20. Students may not move in earlier than this date and time.
          • Room key pick up is in Whitaker Campus Center.
          • It makes it easier if you pack items in bags rather than boxes, when possible.
          • When unpacking after moving in, recycle cardboard and other recyclable materials outside the residence hall, keeping the hallways clear for important fire safety reasons.
          • New student orientation will begin after you move in. You will receive more information about orientation.

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