Orientation Program

First-year students during orientation. First-year students during orientation.

The First Year Program has orientation programs for first-year students and new transfer students. The goals of the overall orientation program are as follows:

  • To support new students as they begin the college and McDaniel experience.
  • To promote engagement with the values of the McDaniel community.
  • To provide accurate and relevant information about the McDaniel community.
  • To create opportunities and offer experiences in academic and social settings in which students can begin the connection to the campus community.
  • To support the connection of new students to faculty, staff, administration and other students at McDaniel with opportunities to start and build relationships.
  • To create opportunities for new students to connect with campus departments, offices and programs that will support student success at McDaniel.
  • To provide students with opportunities to discuss and reflect, in a supportive environment, on any fears and anxieties about starting college.
  • To establish a strong network and foundation in which students can move forward to a successful semester.

Orientation — August 2017 

New student move in day and Orientation will begin, for both first-year students and transfers, on Wednesday, August 23, 2017.

Specific pieces of Orientation are required for new students. We will share a detailed schedule early in the summer so you are able to plan ahead to meet those requirements.

Please watch this page for additional updates as we move into the summer!