Margaret Scholl Hood, for whom Hood College is named, was one of Frederick's earliest philanthropists, known for her generous, thoughtful and discriminating philanthropy; interest in and concern for others; zealous support of good works; and cheerful and lively nature.
Margaret Elizabeth Scholl was born at Manchester Farm in Frederick on July 7, 1833.
Through an integration of the liberal arts and the professions, Hood College provides an education that empowers students to use their hearts, minds and hands to meet personal, professional and global challenges and to lead purposeful lives of responsibility, leadership, service and civic engagement.
Hood College is committed to:
Student workers are paid bi-weekly by check from the accounting office. Checks will be mailed to the student's home or campus mailbox. Direct deposit is available but the student will need to set this up in advance with the accounting office.
Undergraduate students in the Student Employment Program:
The Office of International Student Services offers services and programs to help international students transition to their new surroundings, support academic and personal goals and understand cultural adjustment issues.
The services provided by the office include immigration advising for international students in accordance with the regulations set forth by the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), host family placements, international buddies and cross cultural activities.
In addition to taking classes and participating in extracurricular activities, you're going to be a part of a vibrant community (and perhaps even live here) for four years—as Hood's comfortable campus environment has a lot to offer.
In residence halls, the Whitaker Campus Center, Coblentz dining room, and other buildings all over campus, you’ll make friends, cook family-style dinners, form study groups and find numerous other ways to connect with fellow students. You’ll learn not only what it means to be part of a community, but also how to take care of yourself—with resources like the counseling center, chapel, RAs and wellness center offering the support you might need.
The mission of the Beneficial-Hodson Library is to support the curricular and informational needs of students, faculty, and staff by providing expedient and appropriate library resources, instruction, and assistance.
Hood’s information technology is accessible on campus from all classrooms and residence hall rooms and off campus via the Internet. The residence halls are connected to the campus fiber optic network. From their own computers, students can access the Internet from their rooms, send email, print documents, consult course materials from the Hood’s Blackboard Learning Management System.
The Hood College Health Center supports the mission of the College to enhance the academic growth and health of all students. The Health Center provides quality medical and preventative health care, educates students about healthy choices and empowers them to make informed decisions in an environment that respects privacy, dignity and diversity.
Hood students have their pick of beautiful, comfortable spaces for relaxing, studying, grabbing a bite to eat or hanging out with friends. A few examples:
Hood College offers a variety of sports camps where area youth can gain valuable instruction. Further information on specific camps can be found below or on the respective sport's homepage.
Getting involved has a long list of perks: you can exercise, try new activities, perform, discover hidden talents, explore career options, publish, learn how to lead others and, of course, have fun! Plus, along the way, you’ll develop friendships with students—some exactly like you and some totally different. With a jam-packed campus events calendar, an array of intramural sports, and more than 60 clubs and organizations encompassing every interest, your biggest challenge will be finding time to check out everything that appeals to you.
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