Visitors to Campus

Hood's beautiful campus remains open and neighbors are welcome to enjoy it as long as social distancing guidelines are maintained.

Prospective Undergraduate Student Visits

Hood is open for prospective student visits, with safety guidelines in place. Visitors need to sign up in advance and the campus tour is currently restricted to an outdoor tour only. Face coverings are required. For more information, refer to the admission visit page.

Prospective Graduate Student Visits

Hood's Graduate School is open for prospective student visits. Please sign up in advance to meet with one of our admission directors at the Graduate School's visit page.

Visitor Policy for Residence Halls

Effective Friday, Feb. 12, students are permitted to visit other residence halls, with the following expectations:

  • Students may visit lounges and other common spaces of their residence hall.
  • Students may visit each other’s room.
    • Students are encouraged to visit the common areas/lounge spaces within the residence halls where six feet physical distancing can be maintained.
    • Students can only permit two residential guests in their individual residence hall room at a time.
  • Students may visit other residence halls.
  • Students may eat in the dining facilities.
  • Students may visit the Whitaker Center and other campus buildings.
  • Non-residential students and other visitors are not permitted to visit the residence halls.
  • Nonessential travel off campus is prohibited.
  • Students must wear a face mask when in the presence of others and in public spaces.
  • Students must physically distance themselves six feet from others.
  • Students must frequently wash their hands or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Students should monitor and confirm their temperature and other symptoms through the #CampusClear app.

Visitor Policy for Employees

Only authorized vendors and permitted guests are allowed to be in campus buildings. Faculty and staff are responsible for informing their visitors of Hood's policies and should maintain a visitor log (name, date, time, location(s) on campus and who was in meeting) in the event contact tracing is needed. Individual departments who may host visitors as part of regular operations (i.e. admission, institutional advancement) have created a separate plan that follows the policies of the New Horizon Plan.

Fall Lectures, Concerts and Other Programs

Other large events that typically welcome off-campus visitors, including our musics series, the Cotton Cybersecurity Lecture Series and Fall Family Weekend and Homecoming will not be held on campus during the fall semester. Stay tuned for details for virtual events to celebrate Family Weekend and Homecoming.