Below are the terms and conditions of Hood
College Summer Housing for 2017.
Costs: Because of limited space
availability, double and triple rooms will be standard for all Hood College students
except in extremely rare cases (such as a medical condition or previously-approved housing accommodation) requested by the individual
and approved by Residence Life only if space is available. Hood College students may request consideration
by emailing the Assistant Director of Residence Life Christine Malone,
at email@example.com with the request including an explanation
of the exigent circumstances.
Hood College Students:
Tentatively, summer housing assignments for Hood College students will be in 7th Street Duplexes. These houses contain a triple room and a double room. They also contain a single room, which is where the Resident Assistant will be assigned.
Rates: $206 per week or portion thereof
for a double room (per person); $249 per week or portion thereof for a single room (per person).
Payment terms: Payment is required
in advance and will be billed by each summer term. Housing for May and June
will be billed under the terms of Summer I; housing for July and August will be
billed under the terms of Summer II. Charges
are waived for the ten week period for Hood College students participating with faculty on Summer
Research Institute Projects during the summer; any other time spent in summer housing will be billed to the student.
Hood students whose summer housing begins May 21
will be able to stay in their spring assignment until then at no cost, but will be required to move to
their summer room on May 21.
Non-Hood College Students:
Students attending classes at other
colleges and performing internships at local organizations may be provided Hood
College housing if they can be accommodated. Tentatively, summer housing assignments for these non-Hood College students will be on the fourth floor of Meyran Hall; this building has no operational elevator, and the kitchen and laundry room are in the basement.
Rates: $241 per week or portion thereof for a double
room (per person); $277 per week or portion thereof for a single room (per person).
Payment terms: Payment for the
entire contracted period is due in full before the individual may move in.
Dates: The first date summer housing is available is
May 21. The last date summer housing is available is Sunday, August 13.
Term 1 is from May 22 to July 2
Term 2 is from July 3 to August 13
Fall semester classes begin August 21
Move In: Residents may move in the first date they are
approved housing (no earlier than May 21), which is the date requested on their
application. Key pick-up is in Whitaker Campus Center front desk.
Move Out: Students who reside in summer housing may be
permitted to move into their fall residence halls early, depending upon when
summer facilities projects complete.
Students should monitor their e-mail for more information on moving
dates for fall residence halls. Students
not returning to Hood College housing for the fall 2017 semester must move out
of their summer rooms by 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 13. Students who are leaving summer housing
before August 13, but who are returning to campus for the fall must place their
belongings in storage if they will be residing in a different room in the fall.
Extended Stay for Hood College students:
If the requested move-in date (on the summer housing application) is the
earliest possible, May 21, and the resident is currently residing in Hood
College housing, he/she may stay on campus until that May 21 move-in date at no
additional cost, provided the resident moves along the timeline specified; if
the resident chooses not to move along this timeline, he/she must vacate their
current room by the published spring semester closing date and may not occupy
the summer assignment until the requested move-in date. If the requested
move-out date ends on or after August 13 and the resident is a Hood College
fall 2017 resident, he/she may stay on campus at no additional cost to move to
their fall residence along the timeline communicated by Residence Life in early
August. If choosing not to move along this timeline, the resident must vacate
their summer assignment at the requested move-out date and adhere to the
published fall semester move-in date to occupy their fall room assignment.
Matters: The residence hall rooms
contain bedroom furniture (bed, dresser, desk, and desk chair), as well as a
built-in closet). All rooms have central air conditioning.
Furniture should not be removed from the room. If a resident owns a limited amount
of additional furniture he/she would like to include in the room, it will need
to be rearranged or stored in a place for unwanted furniture within the
assignment. Inflatable furniture, bean bag chairs, and exercise (i.e.,
treadmills) and recreational (i.e., ping pong tables) equipment are not
permitted. Upholstered furniture must be fire retardant. Extension cords
except multiple outlet types with built-in fuse and surge protectors, are
prohibited. Other important items prohibited in residences are listed in the Student
There are no private bathrooms. Bathrooms are shared among the floor residents. There are private showers in the bathrooms. Occupants are expected to keep their rooms
clean and orderly at all times. Trash is to be placed in appropriate
hallway or bathroom receptacles. Residents are responsible for
notifying Residence Life staff immediately upon discovering any deteriorated or
altered room conditions. Facility-related
work order requests need to be reported immediately to Hood College Facilities staff by
the resident. Any non-emergency facilities work requests must be made through following
directions at https://www.hood.edu/Campus-Life/Residence-Life/Facilities-Matters.html.
Any disaster, unusual occurrence, utility malfunction or equipment failure
presenting an imminent danger to life, health, or property is an emergency and
should be reported immediately to Campus Safety by calling 301-696-3548.
Summertime is a busy time on campus.
Facilities staff personnel use this time to repair and replace, paint, update,
and complete various projects. Some of this may cause a temporary disruption of
service and inconvenience to residents including the possibility of relocation.
The College attempts to provide advance notice, but this is not always
possible. During the summer, the campus has also been known to experience
severe weather, resulting in power outages. At times, furniture is replaced
during the summer, and coordinating the removal of the old and installation of
the new may result in an inconvenience to residents.
Residents with a key or lock issue (such as
a lost, stolen, or misplaced their key or a lock that is not functioning
properly) should immediately report this information to Campus Safety. All spaces during the summertime are subject
to fire drills, testing of fire equipment, Room Condition Form inspections, air
filter changes, Health, Maintenance, and Safety inspections, and Facilities
staff and contractor repairs. Belongings
left in rooms during times not assigned will be considered abandoned and/or
discarded, and charges will be assessed to the resident’s account. In addition,
the resident may face judicial action and will be assessed a charge of $100 a
Assignment: Residents agree to
live in the location assigned and not participate in unapproved room changes. The College reserves the right to reassign,
remove, or suspend (pending review) from the residence halls any resident whose
conduct exhibits disregard for the residential community, who violates the
terms and conditions of residence hall occupancy, or who violates other College
rules and regulations. The Director of Residence Life and/or designee will make
Room changes are not permitted for summer
assignments. Vacancies will be filled as new requests for housing are
submitted. Residents in a double room with a vacancy are expected to keep
the space clean and clear, ready to receive a new occupant at any time. Residents
must accept a new occupant as assigned by the Office of Residence Life. The
Office of Residence Life may not have time to notify residents they will be
getting a new roommate or suitemate. Staff will regularly check the
vacancy to ensure it is ready to receive a new roommate; if the space is found
to be unavailable for a new resident, a $100 fine will be assessed to the resident
(after a warning of such is first provided). Behavior which discriminates
against or impedes an interested resident or assigned occupant will be
considered sufficient grounds for disciplinary action, including reassignment
or removal from the residence halls, without refund, as determined by the Director
of Residence Life or his/her designee. The College reserves the right to
change room assignments at its discretion at any time, including but not
limited to consolidation of room assignments. The Office of Residence
Life reserves the right to consolidate space/vacancies in order to accommodate
Residents must move in and move out of
their housing assignment during the proper dates and times. Check-out instructions will be provided by
Resident Assistants and must be followed to avoid improper checkout fees and
key charges. When checking out of their housing assignment, residents must
leave the space in the same condition that they found it in or better.
Specifically, rooms should be cleaned, garbage removed, floors free of debris, and
furniture tops dusted. All residents will be charged any room damage charges
which are assessed from comparing move-in conditions with those at move-out.
to Summer Residency: Should a resident
wish to cancel their summer housing assignment, it must be requested in writing
to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon
as possible (prior to the cancellation). If possible, Hood College Accounting
Office staff will adjust housing charges. The College may terminate this
Agreement and take possession of the room at any time upon (A) violation of the
provisions of this Agreement; (B) the direction of a duly authorized judicial
body, dean, director, or other officer of the College; or (C) suspension/expulsion or a directive removing them from the College.
and Behavior: Residents are
responsible for observing all College regulations and directives issued
through the Office of Residence Life, Campus Safety, and other staff.
Every resident should read and adhere to College policies at https://www.hood.edu/policies. All housing-related policies are in effect
during the summer. Non-students also must comply with policies outlined in the
Per the Code of Conduct guidelines, Hood
College housing is dry during the summer sessions. This means that no alcoholic
beverages (open or unopened containers) are permitted in the residences during the summer housing period, regardless of age. Students who violate this policy will be
evicted from summer housing. Living on
campus during any part of the summer is a privilege.
Regular overnight guests are not permitted
in residence during the summer housing period. Summer housing residents will be
allowed one guest per week who may stay for no more than two days and nights.
Guests must be registered with Residence Life by signing in (and signing out). Failure to comply with all listed
expectations could result in immediate removal from housing.
Strict quiet hours will be observed 11 p.m. through 10 a.m. daily and courtesy hours will be observed at all other
times. In addition, there is a city noise ordinance in effect beginning at 11 p.m.
Preparation: The dining hall is
not open for almost all of the summer. Residents must make alternative meal
arrangements or prepare meals in the house or residence hall kitchen (with the
stipulation they clean up after each use).
Cooking is not allowed in the residence hall rooms. Although there will be housekeeping service
available during the summer only in the residence hall common areas (not in the 7th Street Duplexes), failure to keep the residence hall and kitchen
area clean may result in fines to the entire residence hall or responsible
party and/or closure of the kitchen for a specified period of time.
Support: Resident Assistants (RAs) will be periodically present and available. Professional staff in the Office of Residence Life
will be available during most weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (on days when the College
is open for business) to handle concerns beyond the scope of the RAs. To
contact the Office of Residence Life, residents should call 301-696-3577, email
email@example.com, or visit
Whitaker Campus Center room 221. In addition, there is a Residence Life Professional On Call each day, 24 hours a day to support the RAs during residential emergencies.
Application: Submitting an application is essential to
notify the Office of Residence Life of the request for summer housing. The
application must be submitted no later than April 14, 2017, to participate in
the first round of approval and housing assignments. Hood College summer
housing is limited. Applications are processed on a first-submitted, first
processed basis. All applications received after the due date will be approved
and assigned on a rolling basis only if space is available. Desired/requested
roommates must request each other on their applications. Priority will be given to international
students, students working on-campus, and/or taking classes, students doing
internships in the area and Summer Research Institute students. Graduating seniors and those students not
returning to campus housing in the fall will be housed after all current and
Hood College Students: click here to access the application.
Non-Hood College Students: click here to access the application.