Thanksgiving Break: Residence halls close at noon Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018 and reopen at
9 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25. Thanksgiving break housing forms are due Friday, Nov. 16.
Residence halls close at noon Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 and reopen at 9 a.m. on
Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. Winter break housing forms are due Monday, Dec. 17.
Residence halls close at noon Saturday, March 2, 2019 and reopen at 9 a.m. on Sunday,
March 10, 2019. Spring break housing forms are due
Monday, February 25, 2019.
During Thanksgiving, Winter,
and Spring Breaks, all campus housing is closed. Students living in campus residence halls
must complete the Break Housing Form (link will be updated for the form when it is open) in order to stay in their residence; the $30 daily rate for
the dates staying in campus housing over the break is charged to the student’s
account. The following students are eligible
for a waiver of the break housing fee:
- A resident of the 7th Street Duplexes or Marx Center Honor House.
- A graduate student living in graduate student housing.
- A student
teacher/intern doing an internship required by my major. (Student must email
documentation of their internship to firstname.lastname@example.org
- An international
- A Resident
- Though not an
international student, a student with a home more than 1,000 miles away. (Note:
only applicable for Thanksgiving break.)
- A student participating
in a Hood-sponsored community service program.
athlete required by their coach to remain during the break do not complete the form; coaches will provide student names to the Office of Residence Life for approved athletes (who are not charged for staying during the required break period).
Though the Marx Center and 7th Street Duplexes are open during the breaks, these
residents still must complete the break housing form so the College is aware of
who is present in case of an emergency.
All residence hall policies and
procedures will remain in effect, as are other College policies outlined at
Alcohol possession and/or
use by students
is not permitted
in College residential facilities (including
leased facilities) when regular
classes are not in session including during these break periods. Any
student who is
found in violation of
this policy will receive
a sanction and may find
him or herself
in jeopardy of
automatic suspension or
dismissal from the College.
Restrictions on alcohol possession and use in non-residential buildings
and public areas of the campus, also remain in effect.
Students remaining during
the break are responsible for their meals as the dining hall is not open. Campus Safety staff are present during break
periods, but everyone needs to do their part to assist in the effort to ensure
their own safety. Students must take the following precautions to help ensure
the safety and security of themselves and their personal belongings:
- Lock their residential
doors at all times.
- Walk with someone
whenever possible or call Campus Safety at 301-696-3548 for an escort.
- Call Campus
Safety to report any suspicious persons, concerns, or problems.
Before departing for the break, all students
must prepare their room as outlined below.
- Empty all trash and remove all opened perishable
food (to avoid attracting pests).
- To help safeguard against damage to personal
property, in case of a maintenance emergency, remove all electronics and
other valuables from the floor of your room.
- Unplug from the wall all appliances, clocks,
computers, stereos, window air conditioner units, etc. Everything must be unplugged.
- Remove batteries from alarm clocks so they do not
- Close all windows and blinds.
- Defrost your personal mini-fridge, and keep it
unplugged. Note: this applies to Winter and Spring Breaks
only. Over Thanksgiving Break,
mini-fridges may be kept plugged in.
- Turn off the lights and lock the room door when
you leave, and remember to take your key and ID card with you so you can
get back in the building when you return.
All Hood campus residence hall rooms will be
visited at the beginning of each break by Resident Assistants for health,
maintenance, and safety inspections. These are done to ensure compliance with College
policy and safety regulations. Hood College takes safety very seriously,
and students are expected to do the same. During the break inspection of
the residences, two RAs will survey the entire room to ensure it is safe and ready
for the break period. Typically, it takes less than a few minutes.
For more information about residence hall policies, all residents are
encouraged to read the Student Handbook at URL https://www.hood.edu/policies/.
Residence Life always has two people conduct these inspections so no one is
ever in your room alone, and a notice is left so you know they were there.