Current First-Year Students
Current first-year residential students are required to live
on-campus for their second year, and therefore it is necessary for them to
participate in the room selection process. These current residents must
electronically sign a housing and food service contract between March 27 and April 10. Failure to do so does not release the student from the second year residency
requirement or from the requirement to participate in the room selection
process, and it will ensure they receive the higher (least desirable) lottery number. If eligible, these students may apply for specialized housing (see
below for details). Otherwise, these students will receive a residence hall room selection lottery number to select an assignment in either Coblentz,
Meyran, or Shriner Halls on Sunday, the afternoon of April 29 (see below for details). Those
planning to not return to Hood College next fall must complete a Leave of
Absence or Withdraw form with the Office of the Registrar before April 3 to not be required to have a fall room assignment as a result of the room selection process.
Current Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Students with upperclass standing are not required to live in Hood College housing next academic year and
they are able to decide between the following two options:
- Choose to secure their own lease/housing off-campus and commute to class. If a student
chooses to commute, please communicate as soon as possible with the Office of
Financial Aid. Having a commuter status
may result in an adjustment to the financial aid package.
- Between March 27 and April 10, commit to living
in Hood housing by electronically signing a housing and dining contract.
Students submitting this legally-binding contract will be eligible to apply for
specialized housing (see below for details) or will receive a residence hall room selection lottery number to select an assignment in either Coblentz, Meyran, or
Shriner Halls on April 29, 2018 (see below for details).
Students should review room and meal
plan rates with parents or others helping to pay. If receiving financial
aid restrictive with regards to room and board, check with staff in the Office
of Financial Aid. Click here for 2018-2019 rate information.
Room - Shared $3,300 per
Room - Single $3,815 per
Meal Plan Rates
The All Access Meal Plan costs $3,050 per semester and includes 100 Blazer Bucks for the semester and 5 meal exchanges per week at The Blazer. The All Access meal plan
allows students unlimited entrance to the Coblentz Dining Hall throughout the
day while open. Students can stop by for a snack, a
meal or just to visit friends whenever and as often as they like.
The 10 Meal Plan costs $2,735 per semester and includes 200 Blazer Bucks for the semester and 3 meal exchanges per week at The Blazer.
The Commuter meal
plan costs $842 per semester and includes 50 block (meals per semester), $400 in Blazer Bucks for the semester, and unlimited meal exchanges. Only residents in Duplexes/Language Houses and Honors
Housing/Marx Center may waive a meal plan or select a Commuter Meal Plan, and
must indicate this on their specialized application.
Housing and Food Service Contract
All 2018-2019 residents must complete
their housing and food service contract within Self Service between March 27 and
April 10. This contract is a
legally-binding agreement between the student and the College; students not
required to be residents who are tentative about living in Hood College housing
must not enter into a housing contract until they are certain. Click here to access the Housing and Food Service Contract 2018-2019.
All upperclass students must select their own roommates. Roommates
should discuss living options. Sometimes it is not the best idea to be
roommates with a good friend or to continue with a current roommate if there
are anticipated communication problems. Students may stop in the Student
Life Suite during office hours to complete a questionnaire
and read over others’ questionnaires to contact potentially compatible roommate
candidates; note that Residence Life will not match roommates together for continuing students room selection process.
Room Selection Eligibility
In order to
participate in the residence hall room selection lottery, students must be
assigned a lottery number and appointment time. Only undergraduate students currently enrolled in Hood
College courses or currently in an approved study abroad program are eligible
to participate in the room selection process. Students new to the 2018-2019
academic year are not permitted to participate in this process. Previous Hood
students on leave or otherwise making plans to return during the 2018-2019
academic year will be eligible for assignment of housing after July by
contacting the director of residence life and student conduct; the exception to this is if the student is officially readmitted before April 10 and has no holds on their student account.
Residence Hall Room Selection Lottery
The residence hall room selection lottery for Coblentz,
Meyran and Shriner Halls will take place the afternoon of Sunday, April 29, 2018 in the
Whitaker Campus Center Commons. By 5 p.m. on April 25, participants will
receive their room selection lottery number and room selection appointment time
for the lottery on Sunday, April 29. Numbers are randomly calculated by class
(giving rising seniors preference, then rising juniors, and then rising
sophomores). The student in the roommate
pair with the lowest number and earliest appointment time should attend at that
earlier time with the desired roommate(s) to select the group’s assignment. All
students must present their Hood College ID card (or another government-issued
ID card). Any student required to have a housing assignment who fails to enter
the required housing process and select an assignment will be administratively
placed in a room by the Residence Life staff immediately after Room Selection takes place.
Student Account Holds
Each student needs to ensure there is
no hold on their Student Account by April 20. Students participating in
the Room Selection Lottery process with holds on their account will
receive the highest (least desirable) lottery numbers. (Students with Accounting (overdue balances) holds on their student account will not be permitted to move into their fall assignment until it is cleared.)
Students unable to attend the room selection process to
select their assignment must designate a proxy to send to select on their
behalf. At the student’s selection appointment time, the proxy must bring a
signed Proxy Form. Click here for the Proxy Form. Alternatively, the student may email firstname.lastname@example.org from their Hood email account providing the name of the person serving as their proxy.
Housing Wait List
The housing wait list will be first available beginning at 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, and will be accessible by clicking here. Prior to August move-in, submitted requests will be processed based on available space. Those unable to change assignments will be processed, if
possible, during the fall semester if spaces become available. Hood College sophomore students must have roommates. Therefore, any housing wait list request for a single room from a first-year (rising sophomore) student will be processed after juniors and seniors prior to fall classes beginning.
About Available Spaces
Prior to the Room Selection Lottery, a floor plan file of available spaces will be shared with all participants. This will indicate which spaces are available after housing accommodation assignments and other assignments.
Only female residents may be assigned on these floors as they are designated all-female floors. They are the fourth floor of Coblentz Hall, the first floor of Meyran Hall, and the first floor of Shriner Hall.
The basement floor of Meyran Hall is designated an all-male
floor. Only male residents may be assigned on this floor.
All other floors besides the all-female and all-male floors
are designated all-gender. This means one room on the floor may be designated
male residents and the next room may be designated female residents. It also means students of different genders may choose to live together in a room on these floors (see All-Gender Rooms below).
Upperclass students in the room selection process of varying genders (or sex) may choose to live together in a room on all-gender floors. Should any student depart their housing
assignment, the remaining roommate(s) would have 72 hours to find a replacement
roommate to fill the vacancy; if a replacement is not found, the space would be
designated as single-sex for administrative assignment; this would result in
the apartment roommate or triple/quad roommate of the departing student moving
to another housing assignment to allow for the space to be available as a
single-sex for the duration of the academic year.
The elevator in Meyran Hall will remain offline for student
use next academic year. Students requiring
elevator access must select Coblentz Hall or Shriner Hall and should request a
housing accommodation. The Shriner Hall elevator stops at the third floor (does
not go to the fourth floor).
Coblentz Hall Air-Conditioning
Coblentz rooms have air-conditioning window units which are removed in October and may not be replaced before May. Students with health needs requiring an all-year window unit need to submit a housing accommodations request form.
Students with the lowest (best) numbers will have access to the available single occupancy rooms. One of the most frequently asked questions is, "What is the likelihood I will get a single with XYZ number?" This is not a question which can be answered. Students with low numbers desiring a single rooms are advised to have a back-up plan of a selected roommate in case a single room is not available at the Room Selection Lottery; individuals with low numbers unable to select a single room will be able to select a double room with a random roommate in the same situation. Students may then complete the housing wait list the week after the process if wishing to change their assignment.
Animal Allergy-Reduced Floors
Coblentz third floor, Meyran third floor, and Shriner second floor are considered animal allergy-reduced floors. This means if students are approved to have an emotional support animal, effort will be made to have assignments on other floors so residents on these floors are not impacted as much.
Specialized Housing Application Processes
Students interested in living in the French, German or Spanish House should click here for the application, due March
23. Preference is given to students needing to fulfill major or
graduation requirements of language house residency.
Students in the honors program are eligible to apply for Honors Housing
residency. Click here for the application. Deadline extended to Monday, April 9.
Quad, Suite, and Triple
Click here for the application, due
March 30, for groups desiring to live in a quad, suite, or triple room. Available rooms are below.
- Shriner Hall rooms 307 and 309, 2-Person
Suite, all-gender floor (billed as single room for each resident)
- Shriner Hall rooms 115 and 117, 4-Person
Suite, all-female floor
- Meyran Hall room 005 Triple, all-male
floor [Note: this room may be a Quad if selected by
the four applicants]
- Meyran Hall room 100 Triple, all-female
- Shriner Hall 4th Floor Triple,
all-gender floor, 6 rooms available
These housing accommodations requests may be based on any of the following
reasons: medical, psychological, temporary disability factors,
non-medical physical, religious reasons, cultural reasons, ethnic reasons, and
gender-related reasons. Current residents with approved accommodations must
reapply if living in Hood College housing next academic year. Click here for the form, due March 21. Also,
click here to see the Guidelines for
Service and Emotional Support Animals.
After reviewing the information above, if you have questions regarding Room Selection, please contact director of residence life and student conduct, Matt Troutman, at email@example.com.