Discover Hood

Learn about our facilities, our state-of-the-art labs and discipline-specific learning areas. Meet our high-caliber faculty and explore our beautiful campus. We can't wait to say hello!

Andrea Chapdelaine

One of the very first words you’ll hear at Hood is “hello.” And that’s because we pride ourselves in being a friendly and welcoming campus. This treasured tradition of warm hellos and genuine smiles helps foster the friendly atmosphere that makes Hood home. Hello...and welcome to Hood.

President Chapdelaine
Alumnae Hall

Four Columns

The four Ionic white columns that support Hood’s historic Alumnae Hall -- dedicated by the Classes of 1915, 1916, 1917 and 1918 -- define the spirit and principles of a Hood education. Each column is named for a core value.

  • Hope: To believe that everyone can have a positive impact on the world and that education is instrumental in creating and sustaining hope.
  • Opportunity: To fully use one’s talents and skills to realize professional and personal achievement and to help create and realize opportunities for others.
  • Obligation: To fulfill personal and professional responsibilities with integrity and to be a responsible steward and servant to the betterment of others and this world.
  • Democracy: To embrace diversity, foster freedom of thought and expression, and to promote engaged citizenship both in self and others
graduate mortarboard

90% of graduates

report landing a job or being admitted to grad school within one year of graduation

Live Webcam

Take a live look at the entrance of our campus center and the residential quad.


Members of Frederick County Forestry Board measuring campus trees

Hood Campus Tree Walk is launched

Frederick County Forestry Board help create self-guided campus tour of trees

Self-guided Tree Walk includes 14 unique tree specimens on Hood College Campus. Map and tree info are available online.

  • Student Engagement
  • Natural Sciences
  • Alumni Relations
  • Community Involvement
Emily Scott

Graduate Student Spotlight | Emily Marie Scott

Emily Marie Scott, M.S. Bioinformatics Graduate School Graduate Student Military

"At Hood College, I was able to perfect my skill set in a space where professors answered any question I could have before those skills got tested in the real world"

  • Academics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Math & Computer Sciences
CCSC Conference

Hood Graduate School to Host 36th CCSC Eastern Annual Regional Conference

Interview with George Dimitoglou, D.Sc. Faculty Graduate School Graduate Student

George Dimitoglou, D.Sc., Cybersecurity Program Director, discusses 36th CCSC Eastern Annual Regional Conference to be hosted by the Hood Graduate School this year.

  • Academics
  • Math & Computer Sciences
  • Community Involvement