I Love the Hill Month


We all love the Hill for a variety of reasons – the beautiful rolling hills of Central Maryland, faculty who shaped our futures or friendships that last a lifetime.

I Love the Hill month is a celebration of all of those reasons, and we want you to be a part of it!



Last year, more than a thousand of you told us why you loved the Hill and we filled the windows of both Ensor Lounge and Klitzberg Pavilion. Please take a moment to share the love this year for all to enjoy.


Print this heart and tell us what you love about the Hill.

Download and print this I Love the Hill heart.

Mail your heart back to us at and we’ll display it on campus for others to enjoy!

Mail to: McDaniel College Office of Institutional Advancement, 2 College Hill, Westminster, MD 21157

Take a picture of yourself holding your heart and share it on social media with the hashtag #ilovethehill. Each week of February, we’ll randomly select one person to receive some I Love the Hill swag!

An I Love the Hill heart made out to the Sociology Department. An I Love the Hill heart for the Resident Assistants. An I Love the Hill heart filled out to a McDaniel sorority. An I Love the Hill heart filled out to former math professor and current Trustee, Dr. Jim Lightner. An I Love the Hill heart filled out to the professors at McDaniel. An I Love the Hill heart filled out to the Theatre Department.

#ilovethehill on FB!

Join fellow alumni, students, parents, and friends for our annual Homecoming on the Hill -- October 20 & 21, 2017. Reconnect with classmates, relive your college days, and cheer on our Green Terror in our largest alumni event of the year. This year we will also be celebrating the college's 150th birthday and unveiling the new Green Terror mascot costume. You won't want to miss it! Use the links at the bottom of each page to navigate through the website. If you have questions, please call (410) 857-2296 or e-mail alumni@mcdaniel.edu and a staff member will assist you. We hope to see you back on the Hill this October! Visit our Homecoming Celebration website here: https://ilovethehill.mcdaniel.edu/homecoming

How many of our alumni out there remember what it felt like around this time of year before your first year on the Hill? Do you remember what those first few days felt like? Any memories you still think about to this day? We know, better than anyone, how many emotions you experience in those first few days, so we LOVE that we get to welcome the Class of 2021 in a very special way. We hope to have even more alumni volunteers help us at the annual Green Terror Tea Party on Saturday, August 26. This event is your chance to meet the new faces of the campus, give back to your alma mater with your time (which we know is precious) and make these incredible new students feel at home on the Hill. We hope to see you there! You can register for the event here: https://ilovethehill.mcdaniel.edu/alumni/SACEvents

Amy Latta '02 is the mom, the talent and the business woman behind the blog, One Artsy Mama, and the brand new author of just released "Hand Lettering for Relaxation." We love her journey and cannot wait to have her back to the Hill! Amy will be on-campus leading a session for McDaniel alumni and friends on Friday, September 29. Using Amy's interactive workbook to turn doodles into art while enjoying our creative journey. You can register for the event here: https://ilovethehill.mcdaniel.edu/fdk092917

I Love The Hill Month

Events are being held throughout February


Throughout February, we will host events both on campus and around the country. Please mark your calendar for the following events, and check back throughout the month for updates!

I Love the Hill Kickoff Event & Mug Event

Thursday, February 2, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Outside Englar Dining Hall

Fill out your heart telling us why you love the Hill, and receive an I Love the Hill t-shirt!

I Love the Hill Heart Events

February 6, 14, and 22, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Outside Englar Dining Hall

Fill out your heart telling us why you love the Hill, and receive an I Love the Hill t-shirt!

CEO Art Department Alumni-Student Networking Night

Thursday, February 2, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
McDaniel Lounge



Women's Basketball Alumnae Game

Saturday, February 4, 10:30 a.m.
Gill Athletic Center
Followed by McDaniel vs. Swarthmore at 1:00 p.m.

Valentine Card Making

February 6-13
Hoover Library Rotunda

Valentine’s Day cards will be given to residents at Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster, MD

Senior 100 Days Reception

Wednesday, February 8

Philly Loves the Hill: Women’s and Men’s Basketball Games

Saturday, February 11, 1:00 p.m.
Haverford College, Haverford, PA


Alumni Council Meeting

Thursday, February 23, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Wahrhaftig Conference Room, Hoover Library


Baltimore Loves the Hill Reception

Friday, February 24, 6 p.m.
Location TBD

Long Island Loves the Hill Event

Saturday, February 25
Oyster Bay, NY

I Love the Hill After Dark

Saturday, February 25, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Decker Student Center
$2 admission to benefit a local cause

Students can enjoy DJ music, pub trivia, paint night, airbrush tattoos, body marbling and more.

Romance Remixed: A Multimedia Student Art Exhibition

February 27 – March 24
Hill Hall Lobby
Opening Reception, Tuesday, February 28, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Includes participation from Hoover Library, Professor Steven Pearson and Professor Chloe Irla’s courses.


Last year, alumni and friends of the College helped to raise more than $376,000 during I Love the Hill month. That was a lot of love, but we think we can do even better this year!
In honor of I Love the Hill month, we hope you’ll show your love for the Hill with a gift to the Fund for McDaniel.



Send a vintage eValentines Card to share even more!

February is I Love the Hill month. Arch you glad you're mine?
February is I Love the Hill month. Checking you out, valentine.
February is I Love the Hill month. My bell rings true for you Valentine.
February is I Love the Hill month. There's SNOW doubt we're a perfect match.




I Love the Hill Month - 2016

I Love The Hill Month - 2015

I Love The Hill Month Finale- 2015



Throughout the month of February, present your McDaniel ID and redeem these offers at participating restaurants and retail stores. Be sure to leave them a signed I Love the Heart as well!

We love the Hill, but we also love our community. Thank you to the Westminster businesses who are proudly displaying heartfelt messages from our students, faculty and staff.

I love the hill banner
Over Main Street in Downtown Westminster, MD.