Living & Dining
You Define the Good Life
It won’t take long for you to feel at home on the Hill. Whether you live in residence halls, or a campus apartment or house, you’ll be just a few steps from everything, and everyone, on a beautiful hilltop campus where something fun is always happening—often after the sun sets. Your evenings will be full of choices, from karaoke nights to stargazing parties and snowball fights. Autumn weekends are made for home football games and one-of-a-kind tailgating at McDaniel’s unique drive-in stadium. And jaunts to Baltimore hot spots like Fells Point and Federal Hill are always a great option.
What are you hungry for? Chances are you’ll find everything to satisfy your craving within a few steps of your front door—and you can choose from a variety of meal plans designed for dorm or apartment living that accommodate your busy schedule. There’s even a fourth meal option if you don’t get a chance, or an appetite, to eat until later at night.
Start at the newly renovated Englar Dining Hall, where there’s always a fully stocked salad bar and a variety of comfort foods, from roasted turkey to freshly made pasta dishes to burritos to burgers and fries. For a change of scene, there’s also the pub, which stays open until 1 a.m. and is a favorite hangout for kicking back in front of the TV. Really good coffee and smoothies are served at the Caseys' Corner. The eatery, located next to the fitness center, is a convenient place to grab a meal after a workout.
Beyond Pizza Delivery
Besides the gazillion pizza delivery options, you can get a variety of cuisines delivered right to your door including:
• Sushi from Asian Sakae
• Authentic Mexican from Papa Joe’s
• Terrific Thai from Thai Classic
For more information regarding the dining at McDaniel including daily menus, nutritional information and much more, please visit www.mcdanieldining.com.
Additional information and forms can be found at the Office of Residence Life website.
For first-year women: Whiteford Hall, the single-sex housing option for first-year women, is a remodeled historic building that houses about 200 residents and offers many amenities, including laundry facilities, vending machines and a cozy lounge with TV located on the first floor. Most rooms are double or triple occupancy; residents share common bathrooms located on each floor. Five resident assistants and one graduate assistant live in Whiteford.
All rooms come standard with a microfridge, two beds (with mattresses), desks, desk chairs, a room phone, and cable hook-up. In Whiteford you can expect either pull- out beds or bunked beds.
You are welcome to decorate your walls with any materials as long as they can be removed at the end of the year. \
Room dimensions: Standard double rooms are 12’ x 14’ (Daniel MacLea Hall has a common area in each suite that also measures about 12’ x 14’).
Window dimensions: Whiteford: 44 1/2” x 67” (4th floor: 38” x 53”).
Beds: 12” from floor in pull-out style beds (Whiteford Hall only), 18” from floor, Rouzer and Whiteford Halls: Standard twin-sized mattress (A limited number of extra-long 80” mattresses are available upon request).
Desks: 42” x 24” surface with three drawers.
For first-year men: Rouzer Hall is the single-sex traditional corridor-style residence hall for first-year men, housing about 200 residents. Rouzer is complete with its own laundry room, vending machines in the basement, and TV unit with seating area located on each residence hall floor. Most rooms are double or triple occupancy; residents share common bathrooms located on each floor. Four Resident Assistants and one full-time professional live in Rouzer.
All rooms come standard with a microfridge, two beds (with mattresses), desks, desk chairs, a room phone, and cable hook-up.
You are welcome to decorate your walls with any materials as long as they can be removed at the end of the year.
Room dimensions: Standard double room is 12’ x 14’
Window dimensions: Rouzer: 46” x 66”
Beds: Rouzer and Whiteford Halls: Standard twin-sized mattress (A limited number of extra-long 80” mattresses are available upon request).
Desks: 42” x 24” surface with three drawers.
“Whiteford Hall is an interesting place that provides a home for freshman girls, most of whom have never lived away from home before, that develop families and relationships with each other.” — Molly Friedman, 2014
“Last year I lived in a North Village apartment. If I had to describe it in one word, it would be amazing.” — James McGrady, 2013
“Everyone from the football team, to sororities calls Blanche Ward Hall home. With such a mix of residents, there was always someone to go to Glar or the gym, but it was also easy to get some peace and quiet for that dreaded study time in the common rooms on each hall.” — Nate Adamczyk, 2013
“I have generally always had a pleasant experience with residence life; I've never had to change roommates or rooms. I loved living on campus for four years.” — Tim Connors, 2013
Relieve Stress, Stay Strong
There is no excuse for sitting still while you’re on the Hill — and not many people do. Our community is an active one, with plenty of opportunities to develop healthy habits that will help you relieve stress and stay strong.
- Work out in our state-of-the-art, two-story fitness center featuring the best views around.
- Take up kayaking or yoga.
- Compete on one of the Green Terror’s 24 NCAA Division III athletic teams or join a club sport, including snowboarding and Ultimate Frisbee. Your physical and emotional well being is taken seriously at McDaniel.
Education and support are offered through the Wellness Center, which encompasses Counseling and Health Services and embraces a holistic philosophy focused on optimizing your capacity to achieve your goals inside and outside the classroom. Health Services provides free medical and health consultations to all full-time students by licensed health care professionals. Counseling Services offers a variety of short-term services, free of charge, to help students address academic, personal, social and career concerns. These include assessment, crisis intervention, consultation, individual counseling, group counseling and referrals to on-campus resources and off-campus providers and specialists.
All full-time undergraduate students must have a completed health form, including immiunization records, on file in the Wellness Center prior to starting classes. Download the Full Time Student Form or Full Time Student Athlete Health Form. Completed forms may be mailed or faxed to the Wellnesss Center.