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Grad School Events

The Graduate School at Hood College hosts a variety of events throughout the year aimed at students, faculty, staff and the general public.

Events for current students include networking and professional opportunities like Graduate Women Speed Mentoring and Three-Minute Thesis (3MT); as well as cultural events such as International Education Week and Holi for the Hood community as a whole.

Come celebrate life at Hood through the Graduate School's many events, and be part of its vibrant academic culture!

Learn more about Graduate School events by clicking on the links below.


Join the Hood College Biomedical Science program for its annual lecture series. This year's lecture will feature guest speaker and alumna, Mary Kearney, Ph.D., on her research Comparing and Contrasting Viral Evolution in Two Pandemics. 

The lecture will take place on March 21, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at the Whitaker Campus Center and virtually via Zoom. 

Click here to register, or email gofurther@hood.edu for additional information. 

Bring your dinner to this virtual event and join Dean Boulton and your peers for the opportunity to discuss ideas on strengthening graduate education here at Hood College.

Janet Hobbs Cotton ’59 and her husband, John Cotton, have given the new cybersecurity master’s program a generous gift by establishing the Cotton Cyber Lecture Series, which will bring nationally and internationally recognized leaders in cybersecurity to campus to speak.

Visit our Cotton Lecture Series website for more information.

A virtual live lecture given by Dr. Doug Tallamy, Entomologist. Tallamy will discuss simple steps that each of us can, and must take, to reverse declining biodiversity and will explain why we, ourselves, are nature’s best hope.

View recorded event here.

Explain your research or project in 3 minutes to an audience of faculty, staff and other students for a chance to win hundreds of dollars. This internationally recognized competition is open to recent or impending graduate students. Win one of three cash prizes!

View recorded event here.

Visit our 3MT website for more information.

The Graduate School organizes a speed mentoring event aimed at graduate women in the STEM to help them network and learn how to leverage their experience in a professional context. 

For more information, email gofurther@hood.edu.

Hood College is proud to celebrate International Education Week (IEW) during the month of November. We encourage all Hood students, faculty and staff to participate in our week of events!

International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of a national effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.

The Graduate School is proud to observe and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month which takes place September 15 - October 15 every year. For additional information, email gofurther@hood.edu.

Learn about policies and procedures for securing curricular practical training or optional practical training as an F1 student. Hear from a panel of international Hood alums and get helpful tips about finding CPT, OPT, and jobs after graduation. Visit our CPT & OPT website for more information.

Hood Parade of Flags

Hood College Celebrates Inaugural International Education Week

Celebrating Hood Cultural Diversity Faculty Graduate School Graduate Student Military Staff Undergraduate Student

Hood College celebrated its inaugural International Education Week (IEW) during the week of November 18 - 22, 2019.

  • International Students
  • Language & International Studies
  • Student Life
  • Student Engagement