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Campus Communication

Campus Mail/Post Office

The full-service post office distributes both campus and U.S. mail. All full-time matriculated students are assigned campus mailboxes. Part-time students are not automatically assigned mailboxes, but are encouraged to request one. The post office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., although some services are unavailable on government holidays. The College distributes important information every day so it is vital that you check your mailbox each time you are on campus. Campus mail is also a useful way to contact faculty, staff and other students.

Bulletin Boards

The commuter lounge on the second floor of the Whitaker Campus Center has several bulletin boards that contain information about commuter events as well as campus-wide events. The Commuter Council bulletin board has the names and pictures of all the members of the Council.


Every member of the Hood community receives a Hood College student email account. This account provides access to information and services at Hood, including the library. Many offices use email as a means of communicating with students, so be sure to check your Hood email often. Your Hood email account can also be set to automatically forward correspondence to another email you designate. Emergency notifications are also sent via email. For more information, see the Emergency Notification System in Campus Safety.

Campus phones

Campus phones are located in every office on campus and on the first floor of each residence hall. If a campus directory is not available, dial “0” and the operator will connect you with the person or office you wish to contact. While on campus, dial the last 4 digits of a phone number to call an office or student. Off campus, you must dial the area code and 3-digit exchange (360 for student; 696 for offices). For your convenience, a campus phone is located in the commuter lounge on the second floor of the Whitaker Campus Center.

Emergency Phones

There are six outdoor emergency blue light phones on campus. These phones are located:

  • Whitaker Campus Center Parking Lot
  • Behind Alumnae House
  • South Entrance to Chapel Parking lot
  • Between the Athletic Field and the Athletic Complex
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Gambrill Gym Parking Lot

Look for additional blue light phones in Brodbeck Music Hall, Hodson Technology Center, Rosenstock Hall, and Tatem Arts Center. In addition, each residence hall has a call box at the main entrance as well as red emergency phones on each floor. These are direct phones to the Campus Communications Center, which is monitored 24 hours a day.

Call box

Call box phones are located by the front door of each residence hall. These phones can be used by visitors to contact a resident of the hall, but do not provide a means of entrance. Student residents will need to open the front door to allow visitors access.