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

Students should review room and meal plan rates with parents or others helping to pay. Students applying to live in Blazer 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

Single: $4,700 per semester
Single with bathroom: $5,000 per semester

Double: $4,200 per semester
Double with bathroom: $4,550 per semester

Triple: $3,850 per semester
Triple with bathroom: $4,200 per semester 

Quad: $3,500 per semester

Semi-suite: $5,100 per semester
Suite: $5250 per semester 

Meal Plan Information and Rates

The All Access Meal Plan costs $3,900 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 $3,500 per semester and includes 200 flex dollars for the semester and 3 meal exchanges per week at The Blazer.

The Commuter meal plan costs $1,100 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.

Any current residential student requesting an exception to the residency requirement, must complete an Exemption Application. This includes seniors (those with 87 credits or more by May, 17, 2024) not wanting to live on campus. The application is available here.  Exemption Applications are due on Friday, March 29, 2024.

Students are not considered exempt from the residency requirement, until they receive an approval notification from Residence Life. Students will be notified of their exemption status on Tuesday, April 1, 2024. The only valid exceptions to the residency requirement that students must meet in order to be considered exempt are the following: 

  • The student is 23 years of age or older at the start of the academic year.
  • The student is 22 years of age or younger and living with an immediate family member (defined as a parent/legal guardian, grandparent, or sibling) no more than a 30-mile commute from Hood College according to online map directions. A parent/legal guardian is defined as the person(s) who is named and whose financial information appears on the student’s completed FAFSA.
  • The student is currently married, in a civil union or a domestic partner relationship (civil union and domestic partnership must have been in existence at least six months prior to date of request).
  • The student is a military veteran.
  • The student has dependent children living with them.
  • The student is considered a rising senior with 87 credits (or more by May, 17, 2024). 

All current students attending Hood College for the 2024-2025 academic year, must either fill out a housing contract, or be approved for exemption. Students who do not fill out a housing contract, and are not approved for exemption will be administratively placed in housing and charged. 

View the Hood College residency requirement. If you are a rising sophomore and junior (with 86 credits or less as of May, 17, 2024) 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 Friday, March 1, 2024 and Friday, March 29, 2024 by 11:59pm. (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, Smith, or Shriner Hall at the beginning of May (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 Friday, April 19, 2024 to not be required to have a fall room assignment as a result of the room selection process.

Rising Seniors (those with 87 credits or more by May, 17, 2024) are not required to live in Hood College housing next academic year are able to decide between the following two options:

  • Between March 1, 2024 and March 29, 2024, 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, Smith, Blazer, Memorial, or Shriner Hall at the beginning of May (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.
    • Seniors (those with 87 credits or more by May, 17, 2024) choosing to live off campus must also complete a housing exemption form and be approved through the exemption process. 

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 2024, are eligible to participate in the room selection process. Students new to the 2024-2025 academic year will participate in the process after all returning students are placed.

Previous Hood College students on leave or otherwise making plans to return during the 2024-2025 academic year are eligible to participate in this process only if they meet all of the following requirements:

  • Are readmitted to the College by April 15th
  • Email 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 2024 classes no later than May 1st

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

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 Friday, April 19, 2024. Students participating in the Room Selection Process with holds on their account will be placed on a waitlist until the holds are resolved. 

All 2024-2025 residents must complete their housing and food service contract within Self Service between Friday, March 1, 2024 and Friday, April 5, 2024. This contract is a legally-binding agreement between the student and the College.

Beginning March 1, 2024, 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. 

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 match you with a random roommate if you do not put a preferred roommate on the Housing/Food Service Contract. 

Deadlines & Submission:

In order to ensure that you receive appropriate accommodations, you must submit your housing accommodation request form by the deadline below.  Any student seeking to apply for or renew housing accommodations must also participate in the Room Selection process. Once your accommodation is approved, The Office of Residence Life will follow up with you regarding your new housing assignment.   

If you have a need for a housing accommodation which arises for the first time after the deadline, email to make it known that you will be submitting a post-deadline request. The Housing Accommodation Committee will strive to determine and, for those deemed eligible, meet newly arising needs for housing accommodations as soon as reasonably possible given the limited availability of housing options following the assignment process. If accommodated housing is granted, but unavailable, the student will be placed on a waitlist until such housing becomes available.

If you wish to seek a housing accommodation request for subsequent semesters, we urge you to take note of the guidance, notification information, and deadlines posted on the Hood College website. All approved housing accommodations must be reapplied for the next academic year and updated medical documentation may be requested.

  • Supporting Documents Deadline: All supporting documents must be received by 12:00 pm on Friday, April 26, 2024. 
  • New incoming students and current students new to the accommodation process Regular Deadline: For those requesting housing and/or ESA for the 2024-2025 academic year, please submit the Housing Accommodation Request Form and supporting medical documentation by 12:00 pm on Monday, July 1, 2024. 

The residential experience is an integral part of a Hood College education, and the College is committed to the full participation of students with disabilities in all aspects of college life, including residential life.

Students who seek housing accommodations based on their disability must complete the forms below, and provide appropriate supporting documentation from a health care professional to demonstrate the need for the accommodation requested.

Housing accommodations are reserved for individuals whose documentation illustrates clear and substantial needs for a particular living environment or location. The Housing Accommodation Committee will review all requests and documentation provided on a case-by-case basis.

If a student seeks accommodations related to more than one disability, more than one professional may need to be involved in providing documentation.  Students who are unsure about the type(s) of documentation needed should consult with the Office of Accessibility Services.

While housing accommodations can be requested at any time, the Office of Accessibility Services cannot guarantee the request can be met due to room availability, especially if the request is made after the start of a semester. If a requested housing accommodation cannot be met at the time of the request, the student will be requested to meet with the Office of Accessibility Services and Residence Life to determine if an alternative reasonable accommodation may be provided.

Hood College does not discriminate in the provision of housing to students with disabilities. The College will provide comparable, convenient, and accessible housing to students with disabilities at the same cost as to others, and the College will make reasonable modifications to its housing policies, procedures, and practices when the modifications are necessary to avoid discrimination, unless the College can demonstrate that making the modifications would fundamentally alter the nature of the housing services provided by the College.

Click here for additional information and to access the Accommodations electronic form for current or accepted students.

Rising junior and senior (those with 56 credits or more by May, 17, 2024) students only may submit an application to be waitlisted for a single room beginning at 12 am. on Friday, April 26 (link will be available at that time) , which can be accessed by clicking here. This means you must have at least 56 credits by May, 17, 2024. The highest credit hours of applicants and the spaces available will determine which students are reassigned to a single room in late July.  Meaning, even if you apply to be waitlisted for a single, you will still need to participate in the housing selection process and plan to have a roommate. 

Applicants will be notified by 5 p.m. Friday, August 9, 2024 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 Blazer hall as that is a group application process.

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 April 1. If approved, you may indicate preferred roommates/suite-mates or be administratively assigned. Applicants will be notified by 5 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2024 whether they are assigned.

Honors program housing is in Blazer hall, and it requires residents to have 1 roommate, and potentially 3 suite-mates. 

Click here for details about Blazer hall, including pictures, floor plan layouts, and information.

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

Click here for details about Memorial Hall, including pictures, floor plan layouts, and information.

Review room rates above as Memorial Hall costs more (since it has new amenities and contains some semi-suites and enabling students to share bathrooms with fewer students).

The residence hall Room Selection Lottery for Blazer, Coblentz, Memorial, Meyran, Smith, Shriner Halls will take place at the end of April. 

The Room Selection process begins on Tuesday, April 23, 2024: 

  • Tuesday, April 23, 2024: Juniors/non-graduating Seniors (Over 55 credits earned) begin selecting rooms at 12am. 

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2024: Sophomores (25-55 credits) begin selecting rooms at 12am. 

  • Thursday, April 25, 2024: First Years (<25 credits earned) begin selecting rooms at 12am. 

Here's how it works: 

  1. Log in to the Housing Selection Portal "UnderTheHood" using your Hood College email and password: UnderTheHood Portal Link.

  1. Click the icon in the upper left-hand corner to access the dropdown box. 

  1. Select "Student Self Assign Residence Hall Room." 

  1. Choose the desired building from the dropdown menu. 

  1. Choose the exact room you want 

  1. Enter your information in the first roommate box. 

  1. Select your roommate's name from the drop-down menu. 

  1. Click submit! 

Any student required to have a housing assignment, who fails to participate in the required housing process and select an assignment, risks the chances of not receiving a housing assignment for the upcoming academic year. 

All-Female Floors

The fourth floor of Coblentz Hall and the first floors of Meyran and Shriner Hall are designated all-female floors. Smith Hall first and third floor are also all Female.

Smith Hall second floor and Meyran ground floor are all male floors. 

All-Gender Floors

All other floors besides the all-female  and all-male 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, Blazer Hall, Shriner or Smith Hall and should request a housing accommodation. The Shriner Hall elevator stops at the third floor (does not go to the fourth floor).


Every building has access to air-conditioning either through centralized air-conditioning in the building, or a window unit. 

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.

The housing wait list will be first available beginning at 10 p.m. on Friday, April 28th (link will be available at that time), and will be accessible by clicking here. 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.