Convocation crowd

Welcome New Students

Meet the Orientation Coordinators!


My name is Domota Byrd and I graduate May 2022! I am a political science major from Silver Spring, Maryland. I am also the president of The Black Student Union, and I love to play volleyball!  

I cannot wait for this year's orientation.  I am looking forward to meeting all the new incoming students and showing them the life of a Hood student!


Hi! My name is Tori.  I am a senior this year and will be graduating in May with a Bachelors in Elementary and Special Education. I am from Ellicott City, Maryland, but I live on campus at Hood.

Hood is really home to me, and I cannot wait to share my love for the school with the incoming students this year. I'm excited to help create a great orientation to welcome our new students.

I am very involved on campus and have a love for music. I am in both the Hood Choir and the Chamber Choir, involved in Hood College Student Musical Theatre, and take vocal lessons through Hood. I can easily be found hanging out with friends in the residence halls, in Whitaker or singing my heart out in Brodbeck and Carson Cottage! 

Meredith%20taylor_0.pngHello!  I'm Meredith Taylor and I am 2020 graduate with a degree in Integrated Marketing and Communications. This is my fourth year working with the orientation program! My favorite place to be on campus is sitting in the Adirondack chairs on the quad when it’s sunny out. I spend my free time in Frederick’s coffee shops, watching Grey’s Anatomy, and enjoying yoga. I am looking forward to meeting the all of you and showing you that Hood is my home. 

Do you have questions about fall orientation?