A Message from the President

August 2022

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

The past few months have certainly flown by, and I know we are all a little sad to see the end of vacations, summer and the (slightly) slower pace of campus, while at the same time excited for the return of all our students, faculty and staff. I hope you have been able to take time away and time to relax.

Below is information about the start of the semester, as well as a preview of some of our fall events. I look forward to seeing you on campus soon.


Andrea Chapdelaine



Week of August 15, 2022

Resident assistants and peer mentors are now on campus, preparing for the arrival of new students.

  • Tuesday: Fall student-athlete move-in
  • Friday: New first-year students arrive
  • Saturday: New transfer students arrive
  • Sunday: Returning students arrive
  • Monday, August 22: Classes begin

Orientation, which takes place Friday-Sunday, concludes with Convocation in the Hodson Outdoor Theatre on Sunday, August 22 at 5 p.m. The community is invited to attend.

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Un/Familiar Territory: A Site Specific Installation

Opens Monday, August 15

Hodson Gallery, Tatem Arts Center

Using yarn, paper and steel, Virginia Sperry, the artist, has created an opportunity for the viewer to physically enter the space between two separate worlds. This show delves into the different emotional realities of living in America based solely on skin color, as well as the historical beginnings of this separation and how it continues to this day.

S.H.E. Pitch

Wednesday, August 24, 5:30 p.m.

Hodson Auditorium, Rosenstock Hall

As part of the Chamber's annual S.H.E. Week, we will once again host S.H.E Pitch, showcasing seven up-and-coming women-owned businesses in Frederick. A ticket is not required to attend S.H.E Pitch.

​These finalists have gone through a rigorous amount of time to nail down their perfect pitch. You don’t want to miss out on seeing the competition! Winners will be awarded over $10,000 in prizes that evening. And YOU get the chance to cast a vote for the People’s Choice Award.


  • Dream Free Art LLC
  • JoNa’s Exterior Design
  • Maryland Bakes! LLC
  • SL Studio


  • Seek Care Solutions
  • Shift Work + Play
  • SpellRead Works

Artificial Intelligence in Cancer Research and Clinical Care: Turning Promise into Reality

Keynote: Keith Yamamoto, Ph.D., President of AAAS, and Special Advisor to the Chancellor for Science Policy and Strategy, University of California, San Francisco

Tuesday, September 20, Reception at 5:30 p.m.; Keynote at 7 p.m.

The Artificial Intelligence in Cancer Research and Clinical Care Symposium—the second in the Hood College-Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research Life Sciences Symposium Series—will showcase the latest applications of AI in cancer research and clinical care. The keynote is free and open to the public; registration is required.

An Evening with Harriet A. Washington: A Lecture on the History of Medical Experimentation on African Americans

Tuesday, September 27, 6 p.m.

Harriet A. Washington is a prolific science writer, editor and ethicist. She teaches bioethics at Columbia University. Free and open to the public.

For more event information, visit our Campus Events Calendar.


Monday, Oct. 10th, 7:30am

Brodbeck Drive

Frederick, MD


We love to see dogs on campus walking with their humans.

Our policy is that all pets must be on a leash. We appreciate you abiding by this policy and not letting your dog run free off-leash.

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