Your opinion of Hood College facilities will largely have to do with your major, interests, and hobbies. Certain facilities are pleasantly surprising, like the modern Beneficial-Hodson Library and the Hodson Auditorium in Rosenstock Hall. Whitaker Campus Center, the hub of activity on campus, is a large and comfortable space, complete with a pool, pingpong tables, and plenty of available seating for students studying or enjoying meals from the Blazer café. The Hodson Science and Technology Center, "home" for math and science majors, is equipped with state-of-the-art technology as well as many labs, lecture halls, and classrooms. Other unique facilities on campus include an observatory and a child development school.
However, take a walk across campus to Gambrill Gymnasium, and you'll see trash cans collecting rain water from dripping onto the non-regulation-sized basketball court. Thankfully, construction of a much-needed, up-to-date and spacious gymnasium has been approved, and a new gymnasium will be ready by the 2011 basketball season. Other than this well-known eyesore, the campus is very aesthetically pleasing, with all kinds of flower varieties planted all over campus. In addition, the Pergola, otherwise known as "that gazebo thing" to non-locals, is a long-standing wisteria-entwined structure that encompasses many Hood traditions.