Students

Room Selection for Current Students

Below is housing assignment information for current undergraduate students continuing next academic year.

After reviewing the details below, email questions to residencelife@hood.edu.

    Students should review room and meal plan rates with parents or others helping to pay. Students applying to live in the new residence hall especially need to review this information with family members as the cost is higher than previous rates. If receiving financial aid restrictive with regards to room and board, check with staff in the Office of Financial Aid.

    Room Rates

    New Residence Hall:
    Semi-suite - shared room: $4,200 per semester
    Semi-suite - single room: $4,500 per semester
    Suite - shared room:  $4,500 per semester

    Other buildings:
    Shared room: $3,300 per semester
    Single room: $3,815 per semester

    Meal Plan Information and Rates

    The All Access Meal Plan costs $3,205 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 $2,875 per semester and includes 200 flex dollars for the semester and 3 meal exchanges per week at The Blazer.

    The Commuter meal plan costs $885 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.

    View the Hood College residency requirement. If you are a rising sophomore and junior and currently live in college housing, the residency requirement makes it necessary for you to live on campus next year, and you will need to participate in the room selection process.

    Electronically sign a housing and food service contract between March 18 and April 3. (Failure to submit a contract does not release the student from the residency requirement or from the requirement to participate in the room selection process, and it may mean receiving a higher and less desirable lottery number.)  

    If eligible, you may apply for specialized housing (see below for details). Otherwise, you will be assigned from the residence hall room selection lottery process in either Coblentz, Meyran or Shriner Hall at the end of April (see below for details). Those planning to not return to Hood College next fall must complete a Leave of Absence or Withdraw form with the Office of the Registrar before April 3 to not be required to have a fall room assignment as a result of the room selection process.

    Students not required to live in Hood College housing next academic year are able to decide between the following two options:

    • Between March 18 and April 3, commit to living in Hood College housing by electronically signing a housing and dining contract. Students submitting this legally-binding contract will be eligible to apply for specialized housing (see below for details) or will be assigned from the residence hall room selection lottery process in either Coblentz, Meyran or Shriner Hall at the end of April (see below for details).
    • Choose to secure their own lease/housing off-campus and commute to class. If a student chooses to commute, please communicate as soon as possible with the Office of Financial Aid. Having a commuter status may result in an adjustment to the financial aid package.

    Only undergraduate students currently enrolled in Hood College courses or currently in an approved study abroad/away program, who will continue as undergraduate students at Hood College in fall 2020, are eligible to participate in the room selection process. Students new to the 2020-2021 academic year are not permitted to participate in this process.

    Previous Hood College students on leave or otherwise making plans to return during the 2020-2021 academic year are eligible to participate in this process only if they meet all of the following requirements:

    • Are readmitted to the College by March 27
    • Email residencelife@hood.edu in order to be able to complete their housing contract
    • Have no holds on their student account
    • Are fully registered for a full-time load of fall 2020 classes no later than April 17
    • Have a desired roommate who will select their room at the lottery (or friend to serve as proxy)

    Students not meeting these requirements will be eligible for housing assignments in July, based on availability, once they meet the requirements.

    In order to participate in the residence hall room selection lottery, students must be assigned a lottery number and appointment time.

    Academic Standing Classification

    Course credit hours previous to the spring semester which are applied towards degree completion are added to the spring semester's course schedule credit hours to determine academic standing classification as follows:

    • Freshman: fewer than 25 credits earned
    • Sophomore: 25-55 credits earned
    • Junior: 56-86 credits earned
    • Senior: 87 or more credits earned

    Courses planned after the spring semester prior to the fall semester (over the summer) are not eligible to determine academic standing classification in the room selection planning process.

    Student Account Holds

    Each student needs to ensure there is no hold on their Student Account by April 17. Students participating in the Room Selection Lottery process with holds on their account will receive the highest (least desirable) lottery numbers. Students with Accounting (overdue balances) holds on their student account will not be permitted to move into their fall assignment until it is cleared.

    All 2020-2021 residents must complete their housing and food service contract within Self Service between March 18 and April 3. This contract is a legally-binding agreement between the student and the College; students not required to be residents who are tentative about living in Hood College housing must not enter into a housing contract until they are certain.

    Beginning March 18, access the Housing and Food Service Contract link after logging into Self Service. This form contains many prompts and questions which will enable staff to match roommates later, in the event of a need for a change in room (such as a chosen roommate not returning to the College). Students in single rooms and other specialized processes must also answer these roommate preference questions. It also includes a section for the Room Lottery so assignments are administratively completed by staff at the end of April, if not already completed in a specialized process.

    All continuing students must select their own roommates. Roommates should discuss living options. Sometimes it is not the best idea to be roommates with a good friend or to continue with a current roommate if there are anticipated communication problems. Note that Residence Life will not match roommates together for continuing students prior to the completion of room selection processes (only afterwards for those unassigned or if later changes in room assignments necessitates it).

    Finding Roommates

    Residence Life staff is using a platform called Discord as an opportunity for students to connect and find potential roommates. Many students may already use this server based platform. If you need to find roommate, please use the steps below to connect to the Discord server and start chatting with other students to look for roommates.

    • Click on the following link: https://discord.gg/GSa3W8X
    • Set up an account (if you do not already have one). This can be done by registering an email, making a username, and designating a password. You must then confirm the email and you should have access to the server. 
    • Once in the server, read over the rules section, then introduce yourself and use the connected channels to talk with potential roommates. 

    If you have any problems connecting, or any questions, please email area coordinator, Becky VanWychen, at vanwychen@hood.edu.

    Requests for housing accommodations for next academic year are due February 28. Absolutely no requests will be approved between March 16 and May 1; any requests received during this period of time will later be considered, and if approved, will be assigned a space only if it becomes available late in the summer. It is vital for a student in need of a housing accommodation to meet this important deadline as there will be no exceptions to ensure a fair assignment process for all students. If you have questions regarding the housing accommodations request process, email accessibilityservices@hood.edu or schedule a meeting with the Director of Accessibility Services, Kate Gmuer, at www.calendly.com/gmuer

    New requests:
    Visit https://www.hood.edu/housingaccommodations for information regarding housing accommodations, including the request form and information regarding assistance animals. These housing accommodation requests may be based on any of the following reasons: medical, psychological, temporary disability factors, non-medical physical, religious, cultural, ethnic, and gender-related.

    Students with currently approved housing accommodations:
    If you currently have an approved housing accommodation, you do not need to complete the form again. To promote an easier and more efficient process for you to reapply for next year, you will simply submit an electronic form by February 28, which you should have received via email from Kate Gmuer. If you have not received this message, email accessibilityservices@hood.edu.

    Rising junior and senior students only may submit a single room application (due March 23, 2020), which can be accessed by clicking here. This means you must have at least 56 credits after the current semester. The highest credit hours of applicants and the spaces available will determine which students are assigned to a single room. Students not assigned in this process will select housing in other room selection processes.

    Applicants will be notified by 5 p.m. March 25 whether they are assigned to a single room.

    This form is NOT for any student with an approved housing accommodation of a single room unless they wish to forgo their housing accommodation assignment; likewise, it is not for the 3-person single semi-suites in the new residence hall as that is a group application process.

    Students interested in living in the French, German or Spanish House should click here for the application, due March 19. Preference is given to students needing to fulfill major or graduation requirements of language house residency. Applicants will be notified by 5 p.m. March 24 whether they are assigned.

    There is one available apartment, or duplex, available next to the language houses on 7th Street for the room selection process for the 2020-2021 academic year. It houses six students of any gender, and it is comprised of one single bedroom, one double-occupancy bedroom, and one triple-occupancy bedroom. Click here to submit the group application no later than March 17.

    Applicants will be notified by 5 p.m. March 18 whether they are assigned to the duplex.

    Students in the honors program are eligible to apply for honors program housing residency in the new residence hall. Click here for the application, due March 19. If approved, you may indicate preferred roommates/suite-mates or be administratively assigned. Applicants will be notified by 5 p.m. March 24 whether they are assigned.

    Honors program housing is on the first floor of the new residence hall, and it requires residents to have suite-mates. Available semi-suites are three 2-person semi-suites (three doubles) and one 3-person semi-suite (three singles). Residents of double rooms are required to have roommates.

    Click here for details about the new residence hall, including pictures, floor plan layouts, and information.

    Review room rates above as the new residence hall costs more (since it has new amenities and contains semi-suites and suites enabling students to share their bathroom with fewer students).

    Group Application Process

    Only groups may apply to live in the new residence hall assignment process; only one member per group submits an application on behalf of the group. Listed below are the deadlines to submit the applications for the various housing options. The staggered dates allow groups to adjust plans if they are not assigned in the earlier process; all applicants will be notified prior to the next process whether they were assigned.

    3-person (three singles) semi-suites

    Due March 30 - click here for the 3-person semi-suite application (applicants notified of their status by 5 p.m. on March 31)

    2-person (one double) semi-suites

    Due April 2 - click here for 2-person semi-suite application (applicants notified of their status by 5 p.m. on April 3)

    4-person (two doubles) suites

    Due April 6 - click here for the 4-person group application (applicants notified of their status by 5 p.m. on April 7)

    4-person (two doubles) semi-suites

    Due April 9 - click here for the 4-person group application (applicants notified of their status by 5 p.m. on April 10)

    Note there is only one application for both 4-person groups, and it allows you to select either suite process, semi-suite process, or both processes. Select both processes if you want to be considered for both processes (in case you do not get the suite assignment, your group will be considered for the semi-suite process).

    Selection Process

    The selection for each group application process first entails staff reviewing the submitted applications to determine which groups meet the application requirements. Next, the qualified groups are ranked by their total combined earned credits (see eligibility above). Groups with the highest combined earned credits will be approved in this order, based on availability. All applicants will be contacted about their status in the process.

    New residence hall and Chapel

    APRIL 15 UPDATE:

    Individuals may apply for open 4-person semi-suites.

    There are still several 4-person semi-suites available; previously, only groups of four could apply. We are now opening the process up for individuals to apply; additionally, two people can apply together to live together in one of the double rooms. Residence Life staff will assign suite-mates. Click here to submit your application.

    Available Shriner Hall suite and triple rooms are listed below.

    Shriner Hall fourth floor (all-gender floor) has six triple rooms available. The individual cost of these room assignments is the shared room rate. Click here to submit your application by April 14. Applicants will be notified by 5 p.m. April 15 whether they are assigned.

    Shriner Hall rooms 115 and 117 are a 4-person suite on an all-female floor. The individual cost of these room assignments is the shared room rate rather than the new residence hall room rate as there is no bathroom amenity like the new building offers. Click here to submit your application by April 14. Applicants will be notified by 5 p.m. April 15 whether they are assigned.

    The two-person suite in Shriner Hall (rooms 307 and 309) are not available as they are assigned in a previous process.

    The residence hall Room Selection Lottery for Coblentz, Meyran and Shriner Halls will take place at the end of April. Students not assigned to housing from previous specialized processes will be administratively assigned by Residence Life staff in the Room Lottery with their desired roommate in a shared room.

    Lottery participants (those not previously assigned in a specialized process) will be assigned a Room Selection Lottery number, randomly calculated by class (giving rising seniors preference, then rising juniors, and then rising sophomores). Students will be assigned in number order based on preferences selected in their housing contract.

    All-Female Floors

    The fourth floor of Coblentz Hall and the first floor of Shriner Hall are designated all-female floors.

    All-Gender Floors

    All other floors besides the all-female floors are designated all-gender. This means one room on the floor may be designated male residents and the next room may be designated female residents. It also means students of different genders may choose to live together in a room on these floors (see All-Gender Rooms below).

    All-Gender Rooms

    Upperclass students in the room selection process of varying genders may choose to live together in a room on all-gender floors. Should any student depart their housing assignment, the remaining roommate(s) would have 72 hours to find a replacement roommate to fill the vacancy; if a replacement is not found, the space would be designated as single-gender for administrative assignment; this would result in the apartment roommate or triple/quad roommate of the departing student moving to another housing assignment to allow for the space to be available as a single-gender for the duration of the academic year.

    Elevator Access

    The elevator in Meyran Hall will remain offline for student use next academic year. Students requiring elevator access must select Coblentz Hall or Shriner Hall and should request a housing accommodation. The Shriner Hall elevator stops at the third floor (does not go to the fourth floor).

    Coblentz Hall Air-Conditioning

    Coblentz Hall rooms have air-conditioning window units.

    Animal Allergy-Reduced Floors

    Coblentz third floor, Meyran third floor, and Shriner second floor are considered animal allergy-reduced floors. This means if students are approved to have an emotional support animal, effort will be made to have assignments on other floors so residents on these floors are not impacted as much.

    First-Year Housing

    Smith Hall and Memorial Hall will be designated for new first-year housing assignments. Additionally, the basement and first floors of Meyran Hall will be used for first-year students. Therefore, these locations are NOT available in the room selection process for continuing upperclass students.

    The housing wait list will be first available beginning at 10 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, and will be accessible by clicking here (link will be available at that time). Late in the summer - prior to August move-in - submitted requests will be processed based on available space. Those unable to change assignments will be processed, if possible, during the fall semester if spaces become available. Hood College sophomore students must have roommates; therefore, any housing wait list request for a single room from students with fewer than 56 earned credits will not be processed.