Fall 2017 News and Updates

As the fall 2017 semester is coming to a close, we’re celebrating some exciting changes and events on our campus.

This year marks the 125th anniversary of the founding of Hood College. Earlier this year, a kick-off celebration was held at Winchester Hall in Downtown Frederick, the original site of Hood College. Events and celebrations will be continuing throughout the year. For more information and fun facts about the history of Hood College, visit 125.hood.edu.

The 2018-2019 FAFSA is now available! If you have not yet filled out the FAFSA for next school year, please visit fafsa.gov to apply for financial aid as soon as possible. The priority deadline for filing in Maryland is February 15.

On a related note, please welcome Melena Verity, the Interim Director of Financial Aid. Former Director of Financial Aid Brenda DiSorbo recently resigned to accommodate family situations out of state; we will be conducting a thorough and deliberate search for a permanent director in the coming months.

Course Registration is now open for Spring 2018. Students met with their advisors on Advising Day, Nov. 3, to select courses for the upcoming semester.

As your students are beginning to prepare for final exams, please keep in mind the annual Exam Goody Bag fundraiser sponsored by the Campus Activities Board. An email will be sent on Nov. 13 with more information, and Goody Bags will be distributed to students during the pre-exam coffeehouse on Dec. 6.

What would you like to read about in the parent newsletter? Email Biz Gomer at gomer@hood.edu with your suggestions and ideas!