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Spring Semester Orientation

This website has been designed to assist you in your transition to Hood. It will have all the forms that need to be completed, copies of Orientation publications and important information for you!

Orientation resource notebook

You will receive your orientation resource notebook in the mail beginning mid-November. This notebook will contain information about your transition to Hood as well as the forms that you will need to complete during your transition.


Watch for your Orientation Newsletters. This will arrive in mid-December and will contain important information about your transition to Hood.

Spring transition date

Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015
Whitaker Campus Center
9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

The Spring Transition program, designed specifically for new and transfer students, is a compact program that will teach you what you need to know about navigating through Hood College, and give you the opportunity to meet other new and returning students.

During this program you will:

  • Learn about and sign the Honor Code
  • Have your picture taken and receive your Hood ID
  • Have the opportunity to purchase a parking permit
  • Receive your mailbox combination
  • Learn about support services available to you
  • Receive the name and contact information for your academic adviser

If we can answer any questions, please don't hesitate to email us at, or phone us at 301-696-3575

Register for the Spring Transition program

Transfer advising

Shortly after you submit your enrollment deposit, the Registrar's office will complete your official transcript evaluation and will contact you to set up an appointment for advising and course registration.
During this meeting, you will discuss your transfer evaluation, career goals, areas of interest, and register for the spring semester (this is the only time that you will not register online).
This process usually takes place within two weeks after you submit your enrollment deposit and acceptance confirmation form. If you have questions or have not yet been contacted for an advising appointment, please call the Office of Admission at 301-696-3400.

Freshman advising

The first step in your advising process is to complete your placement tests.
Once you have completed your placement tests, you will be contacted to set up your spring course schedule. There will be an opportunity to meet with your freshman/sophomore academic adviser when you arrive on campus in January.