Students during orientation.

New Student Orientation 2016

The New Student Orientation events assist you in the transition to McDaniel, both academically and socially.  There is time to get settled in your hall, get to know classmates, meet professors, and figure out where all of your classes actually take place on campus.  By Monday you’ll feel like a Green Terror!

Here is an overview of the January orientation for new students (both first year and transfers).

Please contact the First Year Team at firstyearteam@mcdaniel.edu with any questions you may have.


Day One: Friday, January 22, 2016

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM 

Transfer Student Resident Check In in the Office of Residence Life - Decker College Center (410-857-2240)

Day One: January 22, 2016

  • Move into the residence hall (if you are a resident student): Res Life Office - 410-857-2240
  • Get your student ID (1st Floor in Hoover Library)
  • Get to know the Peer Mentors
  • Visit the bookstore
  • Meet the Peer Mentors at 6pm in Ensor Lounge for a fun event/evening!

Day Two: Saturday, January 23, 2016

9:30am - 10:00am - Orientation Check-In for ALL New Students

At 9:30am, come to the Forum to check-in and receive your orientation folder and other McDaniel gifts!

10:00am - 10:15am - Get to Know the Other Transfers!

A time for you to meet other new transfers and find out what you have in common.

10:20am - 11:20am - 20 MINUTE ROUND ROBIN SESSIONS

Student Life at McDaniel (Office of Student Engagement)

Academic Life and Honor Code at McDaniel (Academic Affairs)

The Transfer Transition (Wellness Center)

11:20am - 11:40am - In a Large Group - The Student Scoop (Transfer PMs and Other Transfers - Panel)

Noon - 1:00pm - Welcome Luncheon: 

We will be joined by Peer Mentors and other representatives of the college, including faculty and staff from the International Programs Office, Alumni Office, Academic Affairs, Center of Experience and Opportunity, Office of Student Engagement, Wellness Center, Residence Life, Campus Safety, Hoover Library, Student Academic Support Services, Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and additional office representatives from Student Affairs and Academic Affairs. 

1:10pm - Ceremonial "Bell Ringing"

After Bell Ringing (approximately 1:25pm/ 1:30pm) - First Meeting of your Transfer Student Seminar Class (TSS):

Meet your TSS Professor before you attend the first session of this great class for new transfers!

Day Three: Sunday, January 24, 2016

  • Walk the campus, meet people, find your classrooms, etc.
  • Connect with Peer Mentors with questions you have
  • Rest up for classes starting on Monday
Classes Resume
November 30, 2015, 8:00 am
Spring Graduate registration begins
December 1, 2015, 12:00 am
Therapy Dogs at Kriel Lounge
December 2, 2015, 11:00 am
De-Stress at Rec Lounge
December 3, 2015, 5:00 pm
Undergraduate classes end
December 4, 2015, 12:00 am
College Band Concert at WMC Alumni Hall
December 4, 2015, 7:00 pm
Reading Days
December 5, 2015, 12:00 am
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