Your Social Agenda
  • Hang with friends in Red Square
  • Rock free food & games in the Rec Lounge
  • Play laser tag in the dark
  • Watch a free movie in Decker auditorium
  • See big-name musicians, magicians, dancers on campus
  • Take the shuttle shopping around Westminster
  • Catch a bus trip to Baltimore or D.C.

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.


Dig In
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 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 Caseys' Corner. Vocilli Pizzeria in the Gill Athletic Center, is a convenient place to grab a meal after a workout — or have a pizza delivered directly to your dorm.

Beyond Pizza Delivery
Besides the gazillion pizza delivery options, you can take out a variety of cuisines nearby eateries 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.


Lauren Hawkins- Best 'doesn’t look like a dorm room'- Blanche Hall Kelini Coker - Best Use of Space -  North Village Apartments Andrew Schiller and Justin- Biggest Professional Team Fan -  Rouzer Ema Barnes- Best Personal Expression - DMC Olivia Kipe Kaitlynn-Marie Cendaña.Best Roomate Coordination- Whiteford Sarah Fritz and Tiffany Gauger - Best Dorm Room Blanche Christina Claypool and Meg Rosario- Best First Year Room-  Rouzer Ashley Taylor – Ms. McDaniel/ McSwagger - Whiteford Nateia Templeton– Brightest and Most Inviting - Whiteford Pereviva Besong & Kiara Stanton - Most Artistic – McDaniel

Additional information and forms can be found at the Office of Residence Life website.

The buildings described below are where our first year students are housed on campus. Daniel MacLea Hall in particular, though, will also have upperclass students living there alongside the first year students enrolled in the Honors Program.

As a reminder, if you are a prospective or incoming first year student to McDaniel College, don't forget to read over the FY FAQ!

Daniel MacLea Hall

Daniel MacLea Hall (DMC for short) is a suite style residence hall with approximately 120 beds. The building is divided into 4 sections, with each section centered on a stairwell. In each section, there is a suite on the first, second, and third floors accessible from the stairwell. These suites feature a shared common room, bathroom facilities, and bedrooms for 7-9 students typically. Bedrooms include an XL twin bed, desk, chair, dresser, and a wardrobe unit per student. Each bedroom comes with a microwave/refrigerator/freezer unit as well. Window mounted AC units are provided by the College (although Physical Plant will remove them for storage at some point in the Fall and return them in the Spring in response to the weather/temperature outside). The lower level of the building has a lounge with a flatscreen television, comfortable seating, as well as tables and chairs for working space. The lower level also houses the laundry facilities for the building. DMC sections 1-3 typically house students in our Honors Program as well as incoming transfer students, while section 4 houses a mix of upperclass students. Daniel MacLea is a substance free hall, where alcohol is not permitted even for students of age.

Rouzer Hall

Rouzer Hall is a traditional style residence hall of approximately 190 residents with four residential floors, community bathrooms on the floors, and bedrooms off the corridor. Rouzer Hall is directly connected to the Decker College Center, giving the building's residents very easy access to the Englar Dining Hall and other services. Bedrooms have an XL twin bed, desk, chair, dresser, and a wardrobe unit per student. Each bedroom comes with a microwave/refrigerator/freezer unit as well. Each floor has a lounge area shared by the students with seating and a flat-screen television. There is a laundry room for the building located on the ground floor, and an elevator links the floors along with three different stairwells. Rouzer Hall is a substance free building, where alcohol is not permitted even for students of age.

Whiteford Hall

Whiteford Hall is a traditional style residence hall of approximately 210 students with six residential floors, community bathrooms on the floors, and bedrooms off the corridor. Whiteford Hall is located just outside the Decker College Center. Similar to Rouzer Hall, Whiteford does have an elevator. Bedrooms have an XL twin bed, desk, chair, dresser, and wardrobe closet per student. Each bedroom comes with a microwave/refrigerator/freezer unit as well. There is common lounge space available on the first and ground floors, as well as a a laundry room for the building. Whiteford Hall is a substance free building, where alcohol is not permitted even for students of age.

McDaniel College students in yoga class.


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.

Health Form

All full-time undergraduate students must have a completed health form, including immunization 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 Wellness Center.


The Federal Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 2013, HIPAA Omnibus Rule, require us to maintain the confidentiality of all your healthcare records and other identifiable patient health information (PHI) used by or disclosed to us in any form, whether electronic, on paper, or spoken. Click here to read the HIPAA NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES for the McDaniel College Wellness Center.

Last date to add an undergraduate class
September 3, 2014, 4:30 pm
“Le démantèlement/The Auction”
September 15, 2014, 5:00 pm
Graduate Open House at Hoover Library
September 17, 2014, 6:00 pm
AAUP Meeting at Hill Hall
September 18, 2014, 11:30 am
2014 Grandparents Conference
September 20, 2014, 8:30 am
January Term undergraduate registration
September 22, 2014, 12:00 am
Families Weekend
September 26, 2014, 12:00 am