New Student Housing

You'll soon move into your on-campus home away from home and begin your college journey!

New students will be assigned roommates in their housing assignment and communicated on July 31. Single rooms are not available. New first-year students will be assigned to either Memorial, Smith, or Meyran Hall. New transfer students will live in the new residence hall, if available, or in either Meyran, Coblentz, or Shriner Hall.

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    Important Dates:

    July 15

    • Housing and Food Service Contract due
      • Beginning 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).
      • 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 July 15 deadline.
      • Housing Accommodations Request Form due
        • A housing accommodations request 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. Download the Outlook application on your mobile device and be sure to make it a habit of checking your new email account to not miss important messages.
        • We encourage you 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 on 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.