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Family Weekend 2013

Overview

Family Weekend, October 4 - 6, 2013, 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 in GLAR or in downtown Westminster.

It's time to experience McDaniel.
Register now.

Schedule of Events

Friday October 4

9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Bursar’s Office and Financial Aid Office Open

Have a question about your account or financial aid package? Offices will be open.
First Floor Elderdice Hall

9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Student Academic Support Services (SASS) Office Open

SASS provides and assists all students with documented disabilities with appropriate accommodations. Contact sass@mcdaniel.edu to schedule an appointment.
Merritt Hall 117

9:00 am to 4:00 pm
"Look/out," a mixed media exhibit by Naomi Falk
For more information about the artist visit naomijfalk.com
Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall

11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Family Weekend Information Center

Visit the Family Weekend Information Center and pick up your registration packet including a schedule of weekend events, official nametag, tickets for events and meals, tourist information, and listing of local restaurants participating in the McDaniel Family “Downtown Discount” program. Free giveaways!
Decker College Center Ensor Lounge

11:00 am to 4:30 pm
Open Classes

Sit in on classes with current students and experience excellent teaching first-hand. Schedule of classes will be available at the Family Weekend Information Center upon your arrival to campus.

11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Lunch in Englar Dining Hall

Enjoy lunch in the dining hall and sample the variety of food options available for our students. $9.00 for Guests, free for McDaniel students on the Meal Plan, pay at the door.
Englar Dining Hall, Decker College Center

3:00pm to 4:00pm
Great Decisions: The Politics of Polarization: Ideological Extremism in 21st Century America
Location TBD

7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
On Stage “Pygmalion” by George Bernard Shaw

McDaniel College Theater Arts department presents its fall production directed by Department Chair Elizabeth van den Berg. For ticket information please contact the Box Office at 410-857-2448.
WMC Alumni Hall

 

Saturday October 5

8:00 am to 11:30 am
Family Weekend Information Center

Visit the Family Weekend Information Center and pick up your registration packet including a schedule of weekend events, official nametag, tickets for events and meals, tourist information, and listing of local restaurants participating in the McDaniel Family “Downtown Discount” program. Free giveaways!
Decker College Center Ensor Lounge

8:30 am to 9:00 am
The World Beyond Westminster: Opportunities for Study Abroad

Director of International and Off-Campus Study, Rose Falkner, will highlight study abroad options available to McDaniel students, and students who have participated in study abroad programs will share their experiences.
Decker College Center Forum

9:10 am to 9:40 am
Center for Experience and Opportunity and Global Initiatives Program

Find out how the Center for Experience and Opportunity (CEO) assists students with on- and off-campus work opportunities, internship preparation, career exploration, volunteerism, and service learning. Also, understand the broad approach McDaniel is taking to enhance students’ global learning and deepen their appreciation for the challenges of living in a global society.
Decker College Center Forum

9:45 am to 10:45 am
Academic Affairs
Welcome Reception for Families, Students, Faculty and Staff

Meet First Year Seminar (FYS) faculty, student peer mentors, and members of the Academic Affairs staff at McDaniel. Learn more about the opportunities for students to collaborate with the McDaniel Faculty in conducting research. Students currently engaged in research with faculty members will be highlighted."
Decker College Center, Outside Englar Dining Hall

10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Brunch in Englar Dining Hall

$9.00 for Guests, Free for McDaniel students on the Meal Plan, pay at the door.
Englar Dining Hall, Decker College Center

11:00 am to 12 noon
SmartTALK with McDaniel Alumnus Jim Naughton ’94 International Sports Agent

An hour long conversation moderated by President Roger Casey
Decker College Center Forum

12:15 pm to 2:00 pm
Division of Student Affairs Tailgate Lunch at Hoffa Field 
(Pre Registration REQUIRED)
For parents and students on Hoffa Field, hosted by the Division of Student Affairs. Join other families for a tailgate lunch overlooking the football field. Campus Safety, Residence Life, Student Engagement, Wellness Center, and Student Affairs staff will be on hand to answer questions and chat with you. McDaniel students on a meal plan should use their ID card for lunch. $12.00 per adult, $8.00 children under 10, Free for McDaniel Student on meal plan. Free Giveaways!
Kenneth Gill Stadium

1:00 pm
Cheer on the GREEN TERROR

Football vs. Gettysburg College
Kenneth Gill Stadium

2:00 pm
Alpha Lambda Delta Induction Ceremony (by invitation only)

First Year Honor Society induction for students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.7 or higher after their first year of college.
(Little) Baker Chapel

3:30 pm
Next Generation Campus Tours, (pre-registration required)

Have another student, relative or friend who is a prospective McDaniel student? Sign them up to tour the campus. Please register at the Family Weekend Information Center upon your arrival to campus. Tours will depart from the Admissions Office.
Carroll Hall, Office of Admissions

Dinner on Your Own on the Town
Use your downtown discount card and sample local cuisine. A listing of area restaurants participating in the program is available at the Family Weekend Information Center.

7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
On Stage “Pygmalion” by George Bernard Shaw

McDaniel College Theater Arts department presents its fall producation, directed by Department Chair Elizabeth van den Berg. For ticket information please contact the Box Office at 410-857-2448.
WMC Alumni Hall

8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Movie Night: MONSTERS UNIVERSITY

Come enjoy a FREE showing of the summer hit. Sponsored by Green Terror Productions, McDaniel College’s student-run programming board.
Decker Auditorium in Lewis Hall of Science

 

Sunday October 6

10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Sunday Brunch in Englar Dining Hall, Decker College Center

$9.00 for Guests, Free for McDaniel students on the Meal Plan, pay at the door..

3:00 pm
Celebratory Dedication Recital, Baker Memorial Chapel

Celebrate the Chapel’s new piano, with several McDaniel Faculty musicians.

 

Off-Campus/Westminster Community Events

Downtown Westminster Farmer’s Market
Saturday October 5, 8:00am to 12:00pm
A “producers only” market of farm fresh fruits, veggies, eggs, meats, cheeses, baked goods.
Conaway Municipal Parking Lot at Railroad Avenue, Route 27

Common Ground on the Hill Concert
Saturday October 5, 8:00pm

Featuring Adrian Legg an English guitar player who has been called impossible to categorize. He plays custom guitars that are a hybrid of electric and acoustic, and his fingerstyle picking technique was acknowledged by the readers of Guitar Player who voted Legg “best acoustic fingerstyle” player from 1993-96.
Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St, two blocks from campus. Tickets available by visiting www.commongroundonthehill.org.

Corn Maze
Friday October 4, 5-9pm; Saturday October 5, 5-9pm; Sunday October 6, 2-7pm
(Adults $10; Children 3-12 $5; Children under 3 FREE)
Carroll County Agriculture Center $ Shipley Arena, 706 Agriculture Center Drive

Area Accommodations

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

 

Boston Inn (1.5 miles from campus)
410-848-9095

Days Inn (1.2 miles from campus)
410-857-0500

Best Western (0.5 miles from campus)
410-857-1900

 

 

 
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