The Hill is Your Home Away From Home
Commuter students will find they enjoy spending time on the Hill outside the classroom. Think of campus as your second home. Find out more with this McDaniel Commuter Student Brochure and have a look at some FAQ's below.
FAQs for Commuters
Where do I register and park my vehicle on campus?
You will need to complete this online form, be sure to have your student ID number, car insurance information, and license plate information. Commuters may park in the Harrison, North Village, Stadium, or Commuter lots.
Are there places to go between classes around campus?
Lots of campus hangouts are available to commuters for relaxation and study including Hoover Library, the Commuter Lounge (located in Merrit Hall), Decker Center Pub, Klitzberg Pavilion, Ensor Lounge, Rec. Lounge, Kriel Lounge, and Casey's Corner.
The Commuter Lounge, located on the first floor of Merrit Hall, is available to commuters. Each commuter can stop by the Office of Student Engagement for a unique 4 digit pin that can be used to access the lounge. The Office of Student Engagement is located in the Decker College Center directly across from the Englar Dining Hall.
Computer lab facilities are scattered throughout campus and include:
- Merrit Hall Computer Lab, Merrit Hall G1
- Charlson Computer Lab, Hoover Library, 1st floor
- Foreign Language Lab, Baker Memorial Chapel, lower level
- Graphics Lab, Peterson Hall, 1st floor
- Lewis Computer Science and Cinema Lab, Lewis Hall G5
- Maggie Lab, Academic Hall, 1st floor
- Physics Lab, Lewis Hall of Science, 3rd floor
- Windows Lab, Lewis Hall of Science, lower level
- Writing Center, Hill Hall, 1st floor
Is there someplace to go on campus if I’m not feeling well?
Health services are available at the Wellness Center, located in Winslow Center on the second floor.
If I lock my keys in my car or need my battery jumped, will the College help me?
Campus Safety is always available to help you when situations like these arise, call (410) 857-2202.
Can I get a meal plan, if I am a commuter?
Yes, meal plans are available to commuter students, for more information go to http://www.mcdanieldining.com/ or go to the Bursar’s Office on the first floor of Elderdice.
If I have an evening class and would like an escort back to my vehicle, will the College help me?
Campus Safety will gladly walk students to any campus location by calling (410) 857-2202.
Where can I store my belongings on campus?
Lockers are made available to students adjacent to the post office in Decker College Center. However, students are responsible for the safety and security of their belongings and should bring their own lock.
What do I do if I get snowed in, or the weather is bad and I cannot make it to campus for class?
McDaniel College is primarily a residential college with a majority of its undergraduate students living on campus; therefore, it is the intention of the College to remain open during inclement weather conditions. Be sure that your instructors know you are a commuter in advance.
What groups can I join on campus?
There are over 90 student groups on campus and multiple ways to be involved with campus life outside of the classroom. Start with the Commuter Student Association (CSA) created to help and advocate for commuter students.