Archive for February, 2017

February News and Updates

February 1, 2017  |  News  |  No Comments

ShieldWelcome back to the Hood College Counselor Connection! Since the last issue, we’ve been hard at work planning events, reading applications, and chatting with prospective students about everything Hood has to offer.

ABET Accreditation

Last month, Hood College became one of just 12 schools in Maryland to receive ABET accreditation for our B.S. Computer Science program. This accreditation was granted after an extensive peer-review evaluation process, and it will give Hood’s computer science graduates an advantage over their peers in the job market. For more information about the accreditation process and Hood College’s computer science programs, please click here.


We are excited to welcome Laurie Ward to campus this month as the new executive director of marketing and communications. Ward comes to Hood from Delaware Valley University in Pennsylvania, where she served as chief marketing and communications officer. She brings with her years of experience in marketing and public relations for private liberal arts colleges, and she is looking forward to working with the Hood College community to strengthen the brand and increase awareness.

Top Scholars

On February 11th, we will be welcoming a number of academically outstanding prospective students to campus for Scholars Day. This invitation-only event will consist of interviews, meetings with faculty, and lunch with the president and provost. Four of the students in attendance will be selected as recipients of our Chair of the Board Scholarship, a full-tuition award that is renewable for four years.

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Have a great semester!

Spring Visit Opportunities

February 1, 2017  |  Admissions, Events  |  No Comments

Hood College offers a variety of visit options to ensure that prospective students and their families have a wonderful campus experience customized to their needs.

Weekday Visits

Weekday visits are offered twice-daily, in the morning and afternoon, and include a student-led tour and an appointment with one of our admission counselors. Visits can also be customized to include meetings with coaches or faculty members.

“Blazer for a Day” Campus Visits

“Blazer for a Day” is an extended visit option that allows students to sit in on a class of their choosing, eat lunch in the dining hall, take a student-led tour of campus, and meet with an admission counselor. Visits are customizable and can be created to include meetings with the financial aid department, professors and coaches, among other options.

Saturday Visits

Hood College is open on select Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Saturday visits include a group presentation with an admission counselor and a student-led tour. This spring, Saturday visits will be held on the following dates:

  • February 4 and 18

  • March 4

  • April 22 and 29

Spring Break Daily Visit Opportunities

During the spring break dates for Maryland counties, we will be offering additional daily visit options.  In addition to our regular 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. campus visit time slots, we will be offering arrival times at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.  These visits will include an admission interview and student-led campus tour.

Admitted Students’ Day

On April 8, students who have been admitted to Hood College are invited to come to campus to learn more about what it means to be part of our thriving community. During this program, students will have the opportunity to attend two mini-courses of their choosing, attend a showcase of student clubs and organizations, take an inside look at the campus and residence halls, meet with faculty members and much more.  We are also offering an overnight experience with evening programming prior to the Admitted Students’ Day event, which we will be registering students for separately.

Spring Open House

This year’s Spring Open House is on Saturday, March 25. Current students, faculty and staff members will be on hand to talk to you and your family about academics, life on campus, the financial aid process and anything else that you want to know more about. Campus tours will be offered.

To register for events, please visit or call the Office of Admission at 301-696-3400.