There are a lot of things for you "to do" between NOW and August. We've created this checklist to keep you on track. You'll need to work in order, as each step is needed in order for you to move on to the next. You can check off the items as you complete them, or print out this checklist. Make sure you meet all deadlines.
Green Terror FYE Progress Meter
Each of the steps below is extremely important to complete in order! Follow the steps below and when you complete a step be sure to check the box and watch your progress meter move you towards becoming a First Year Green Terror student!!.
Step 1 - Activate Your Account
Due:NOW Why?Your new account must be active before you can continue to next steps. You also should register with the SASS Office NOW if you have a learning, psychological or physical disability to get the most support possible.
Having trouble logging in to your McDaniel email? The first time you use the "email" link on the portal page for your McDaniel login, click on Add Account. Enter your Email as email@example.com, where "username" is the combination of letters and numbers at the beginning of your McDaniel email address. Your password should be the same as before, it has not changed. If you still have trouble, please contact the I.T. Help Desk at 410-871-3800 or 410-871-3390.
Step 2 - Take Your Exams
Due:June 2, 2014 (**Blackboard will not be available on June 1, 2014) Why?Placement exams are needed to help you and your advisor choose the most appropriate classes for you to take in the Fall semester. What if?If you have pending AP credits or college credits, etc., send the official report to the Registrar's Office for review. That office can be reached at 410-857-2755.
Want to brush up on your skills before you take the Math placement exam? Click here for practice tests in Arithmetic and Algebra, or visit www.purplemath.com (see "Preliminary Topics" and "Beginning Algebra Topics").
Step 3 - Rate your First Year Seminar (FYS) Course
Due:June 1, 2014 Why?This form is your chance to RATE your required First Year Seminar course for your Fall 2014 schedule. The professor of the FYS course also becomes your advisor who you need this summer!
Due: Housing/Roommate Form: June 1st. All other forms due July st. Why? So you have given the college all the information it needs regarding your roommate preferences (if a resident), your health and your financial aid package.
**JULY 26: REQUIRED AND DUE - Complete the Academic Reception Form to request TWO departments to visit and meet faculty during August orientation.**
Step 5 - Prepare to be here!!
Due: August Why?So you are ready to arrive and start your new adventure!
Make a plan to visit "First Stop" this summer or when you arrive – the first year experience office for all your first year needs. Hoover Library – 2nd floor - 410-857-2790. Visit the Bookstore to buy McDaniel Swag and books for your classes Start Part 1 of the Alcohol EDU Course (Required for all new students). Take a look at the overview for move in day (August 20) and orientation. Get in touch with your roommate Review the dining plan/mealplan so you know how it works when you arrive! Take a look at the pictures online of the residence hall rooms and also the “FY FAQs” from residence life about measurements, etc. Update your class schedule as needed before classes start Talk with your Peer mentor (s) and get to know them before arriving Participate in the student Facebook group to connect to other students and get all your questions answered Arrive on Wednesday, August 20 to move in (if a resident) and start orientation (for all resident and commuter students).
First Year Resident Students & Parking
McDaniel College will offer limited parking to first year students through a lottery system. An email with information will be sent to all first year students in mid-June with information on how to enroll in the lottery for the 100 permits available.
Questions? Please contact:
Michael N. Webster, CPP
Director, Department of Campus Safety
Adjunct Lecturer, Sociology Department
2 College Hill
Westminster, MD 21157 firstname.lastname@example.org