Family Weekend 2016

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Overview

Family Weekend, September 23 - 25, 2016, is jam-packed with activity and opportunity to participate in our campus community. It's time to...

Cheer on the home teams. Meet professors. Learn about study abroad. Find out about Jan Term. Get to know the roommate. Re-connect with your favorite student over a meal and much more.

It's time to experience McDaniel.
Register online today!

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Schedule of Events

On-Campus Events

Friday September 23, 2016

9:00am to 4:00pm Bursar’s Office and Financial Aid Office Open, First Floor Elderdice Hall
Have a question about your account or financial aid package? Office will be open.

9:00am to 4:00pm Student Academic Support Services (SASS) Office Open, Merritt Hall 117
SASS provides and assists all students with documented disabilities appropriate accommodations. Contact sass@mcdaniel.edu to schedule an appointment.

9:00am to 4:00pm “Unincorporated” An Experiemental Collaborative Video Presentation, Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall
McDaniel College's Department of Art and Art History presents "Unincorporated," an experimental collaborative video presentation by Tim Doud and Zoë Charlton, through September 23 in The Rice Gallery in Peterson Hall.  “This collaboration is an extension of our work with our project '’sindikit’ and our work as colleagues at American University,” says Doud.  “Zoë Charlton and I have collaborated as co-workers, professors, artists, curators, and organizers.  We are planning to make three distinct sets of videos and the McDaniel College exhibit will expand our collaboration as we have invited other artists in and outside of the Baltimore area to collaborate with us on one of the videos.”  Tim Doud was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts.  He graduated from Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri with a B.S. in Painting and Drawing and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing. 

11:00am to 4:30pm Family Weekend Information Center, Decker College Center Ensor Lounge
Visit the Welcome Desk in the Decker College Center and pick up a schedule of weekend events, tourist information, and listing of local restaurants.

11:00am to 4:30pm Open Classes
Sit in on classes with current students and experience excellent teaching first-hand. Schedule of open classes will be available at the Family Weekend Information Center upon your arrival to campus. Please do not attend a class unless it is listed on the schedule.

11:00am to 2:00pm Lunch in Englar Dining Hall
Enjoy lunch in the dining hall and sample the variety of food options available for our students. Pay at the door. $13.00 for guests, McDaniel Students should use their meal plan.

6:00pm to midnight FALL FEST DOWNTOWN WESTMINSTER, MD
Carroll County’s largest community event whose mission is to highlight Westminster’s Spirit of Community, and to provide benefits for non-profit organizations that serve the local community. Please see website for more details: www.westminsterfallfest.com

6pm – 10pm: Festival Hours
6pm – Midnight: Midnight Madness on Main Street: Shop, Dine, Experience Downtown Live Music, Car Show
6pm – 10pm: The Reagan Years (Food Court Stage)
6pm – 10pm: Roller Skating Rink (City Park)

Saturday September 24, 2016

8:45am to 9:00am Global Initiatives at McDaniel College: Bringing the World to Our Campus, Decker College Center Forum
This session will share the broad approach McDaniel is taking to deepen students' appreciation for the challenges of living in a global society, through curricular and co-curricular programs to support domestic and international student learning. 

9:00am to 9:15 am: The World Beyond Westminster: Opportunities for Study Abroad
This session will highlight study abroad options available to McDaniel students, and students who have participated in study abroad programs will share their experiences. 

9:15am to 9:45am Center for Experience and Opportunity, Decker College Center, Forum
Find out how the Center for Experience and Opportunity (CEO) assists students with on and off-campus work opportunities, internship preparation, career exploration, volunteerism, study abroad and service learning. 

9:45am to 10:45am Academic Affairs Welcome Reception for Families, Students, Faculty and Staff, Decker College Center, Outside Englar Dining Hall
Meet First Year Seminar (FYS) faculty, student peer mentors, and members of the Academic Affairs team. Learn about the experiences and the results of student-faculty research that unfolded over the summer. While talking to students and their faculty mentors, discover additional research opportunities that continue to unfold at McDaniel College.

10:30am to 1:00pm Brunch in Englar Dining Hall
Enjoy brunch in the dining hall and sample the variety of food options available for our students. Pay at the door. $13.00 for guests, McDaniel Students should use their meal plan.

11:00am to 12:00pm SmartTALK with Barbara Thomas, Decker College Center, Forum
Come listen to a moderated conversation between President Roger Casey and McDaniel Alum, Ms. Barbara Thomas, ’70, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity, and Global Activist.

12:30pm to 2:30pm Division of Student Affairs Tailgate Lunch, Kenneth Gill Stadium
For parents and students, hosted by the Division of Student Affairs. Join other families for a tailgate lunch overlooking the Football field.

Pre-order your boxed tailgate lunch (hot dog or hamburger, bags of chips, dessert and a drink) $12.00 per person. Division of Student Affairs staff will be on hand to answer questions and chat with you, so please bring your own lawn chairs, blankets, and tents to pick out your tailgate spot, and enjoy your lunch. (This area will be designated substance free).

Cheer on the GREEN TERROR!
  
1:00pm Football vs. Ursinus College
  1:00pm Men’s Soccer vs. Haverford College
  1:00pm Volleyball vs. Bryn Mawr College
  4:00pm Women’s Soccer vs. Bryn Mawr College

2:00pm Alpha Lambda Delta Induction Ceremony (By Invitation Only), McDaniel Lounge
First Year Honor Society induction for students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.7 or higher after their first year of college.

3:30pm Next Generation Campus Tours, (pre-registration required), Carroll Hall-Office of Admissions
Have another student, relative or friend who is a prospective McDaniel student? Sign them up to tour the campus! Please register in advance for this tour. Tours will depart from the Welcome Desk in the Decker College Center on Saturday afternoon.

*Dinner on Your Own on the Town
A listing of area restaurants is available at the Family Weekend Information Center.

10:00am to 10:00pm FALL FEST DOWNTOWN WESTMINSTER, MD
Carroll County’s largest community event whose mission is to highlight Westminster’s Spirit of Community, and to provide benefits for non-profit organizations that serve the local community. Please see website for more details: www.westminsterfallfest.com

10am – 10pm: Festival Hours
10am – 4pm: Farmer’s Market
10am – 6pm: Art and Craft Shownin City Park
12 pm: Homebrew Cider Competition in City Park
6 pm – 10 pm: Dean Crawford (Food Court Stage)

  

Sunday September 25, 2016

10:30am to 1:00pm Brunch in Englar Dining Hall, Decker College Center
Enjoy brunch in the dining hall and sample the variety of food options available for our students. Pay at the door. $13.00 for guests, McDaniel Students should use their meal plan.

 

Off-Campus/Westminster Community Events

Corn Maze
(Adults $10; Children 3-12 $5; Children under 3 FREE)
Carroll County Agriculture Center $ Shipley Arena, 706 Agriculture Center Drive
http://carrollcountyagcenter.com/horsefair/carroll-county-horse-fair.asp

Fall Fest of Carroll County
All Weekend!!
Check out the link for more information and schedule of events:
www.westminsterfallfest.com

Area Accommodations

When making your reservation, please mention McDaniel College Family Weekend.

Hotels and Motels

Best Western (adjacent to McDaniel College campus),
Westminster, 410-857-1900, 410-876-0010, 1-800-528-1234

Boston Inn (1.5 miles from the College)
Westminster, 410-848-9095, 1-800-634-0846

Days Inn (1.2 miles from the College)
Westminster, 410-857-0500, 1-800-329-7466

Hyatt Place (20 miles from the College)
4730 Painters Mill Rd., Owings Mills, MD 21117, 410-998-3630

Hilton Garden Inn (20 miles from the College)
4770 Owings Mills Blvd.; Owings Mills, MD 21117 (located next to I-795 and adjacent to Owings Mills Mall), 410-654-0030

Bed & Breakfast Inns

Antrim 1844 Country Inn (10.4 miles from the College)
Taneytown, 1-800-858-1844; 410-756-6812

Atlee House Bed & Breakfast (7 miles from the College)
New Windsor, 410-871-9119

Hilltop Hideaway Bed & Breakfast (12 miles from the College)
Hampstead, 443-291-6470

Inn at Norwood (14.9 miles from the College)
Sykesville, 410-549-7868

Solace, the Bed and Breakfast (7.9 miles from the Collge)
Westminster, 443-952-1290

The Little Round House (8.4 miles from the College)
Taneytown, 907-694-5439

Vista Country Home (9 miles from the College)
Taneytown, 907-694-5439

Yellow Turtle Inn (5.8 miles from the College)
New Windsor (Westminster area), 410-635-3000, only 5 minutes from campus.