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Orientation is an important step in adjusting to life at college and at Hood. Students may be feeling many mixed emotions right now and Orientation is designed to help them in their transition into Hood's neighborhood. At orientation, students will learn about the policies and procedures that are specific to Hood College, get to know the layout of the campus, receive academic advising, meet the faculty and staff who will help students on their path toward graduation and meet many new people who are sure to become lifelong friends! Learn more

Transfer students

Hood understand that transfer students are likely to already have the experience needed to be successful students, so the college has specifically designed an orientation program for transfer students with that in mind. At this condensed, "one-stop shop" orientation, students will learn about important Hood College support services available to them; receive their Hood ID, student mail box and other important documents; purchase a parking pass; and meet faculty, staff and other incoming students.
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Parents and family members

Hood College recognizes that going to college is a new chapter not only in the lives of the students, but also in the lives of parents and family members, who are an integral part of each student's transition into Hood College. Parents and family members are invited to be involved in the orientation program, which include sessions on academic and personal issues students will experience, information on financial matters, housing, dining and health concerns. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet other parents and family members, faculty and staff members on campus. Learn more

Spring semester orientation

For students who will be attending Hood for the first time in the spring semester, the college has designed a special orientation session. Join other first-year and transfer students for a condensed program that will provide all the information needed to get started at Hood. Students will learn about important Hood College support services, receive their on-campus mail box and ID card, purchase a parking permit and meet other incoming students, faculty and staff! Learn more