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Family Weekend 2014

Overview

Family Weekend, September 26 - 28, 2014, 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 online now.

Schedule of Events

On-Campus Events

Events will continue to be added over the course of the next few weeks, please check back often for updates!

Friday September 26, 2014

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 “As You Will; A Mixed Media Exhibit by Marty Weishaar” Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall
Weishaar's seemingly disorganized objects are thoughtfully constructed of common materials such as packing tape, zip ties, cardboard, matchbox cars and spray foam. At first glance, these forms (that rarely include a right angle) seem to be both toppling and rising at the same time. His work forms symbolic relationships between traditional and nontraditional materials with various historical approaches, such as conceptualism and intuitive abstraction.

11:00am to 6:00pm Family Weekend Information Center, Decker College Center Ensor Lounge
Visit the Family Weekend Information Center and pick up your registration packet including a schedule of weekend events, tickets for events and meals, tourist information and listing of local restaurants. Free giveaways!

11:00am to 4:30pm 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.

11:30am to 1:30pm 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.

6:00pm Westminster FALL FEST: Midnight Madness Event
Join us in Downtown Westminster from 6pm to midnight for a great evening of shopping and dinning in our one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants. 
http://www.westminsterfallfest.com/events/index.php

 

Saturday September 27, 2014

8:00am to 11:30am Family Weekend Information Center, Decker College Center Ensor Lounge
Visit the Family Weekend Information Center and pick up your registration packet including a schedule of weekend events, tickets for events and meals, tourist information and listing of local restaurants. Free giveaways!

8:30am to 9:00am The World Beyond Westminster: Opportunities for Study Abroad, Decker College Center Forum
Coordinator of International Programs and Services, Jennifer Quijano Sax, will highlight study abroad options available to McDaniel students, and students who have participated in study abroad programs will share their experiences.

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

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 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.

10:30am to 1:00pm Brunch in Englar Dining Hall, Decker College Center
Pay at the door.

11:00am to 12:00pm SmartTALK with McDaniel Parent Eric Dezenhall, Founder of Washington, D.C. based PR Firm Denzenhall Resources, Ltd., Forum
Come listen to a moderated conversation between President Roger Casey and Eric Dezenhall about crisis management. Learn more »

12:15pm to 2:00pm Division of Student Affairs Tailgate Lunch at Hoffa Field, Kenneth R. Gill Stadium
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. Free Giveaways! Pre-Registration Required. $15 Adults, $8 children under 10, McDaniel students meal plan.

1:00pm Cheer on the GREEN TERROR, Kenneth R. Gill Stadium
Football vs. Ursinus College

2:00pm Alpha Lambda Delta Induction Ceremony (by invitation only), Baker Chapel
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 at the Family Weekend Information Center upon your arrival to campus. Tours will depart from the Admissions Office.

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

7:00pm LIVE In Concert: “Ball in the House” A Capella Group, Red Square, Rain Location TBD
Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a free concert.
http://degy.com/music-clients/ball-in-the-house/

 

Sunday September 28, 2014

10:30am to 1:00pm Brunch in Englar Dining Hall, Decker College Center 
Pay at the door.

Off-Campus/Westminster Community Events

Downtown Westminster Farmer's Market
A “producers only” market of farm fresh fruits, veggies, eggs, meats, cheeses, baked goods.
Saturday September 27, 2014, 8:00am to 12:00pm
Conaway Municipal Parking Lot at Railroad Avenue, Route 27

Corn Maze
(Adults $10; Children 3-12 $5; Children under 3 FREE)
Friday September 26, 5-9pm; Saturday September 27, 5-9pm; September 28, 2-7pm
Carroll County Agriculture Center $ Shipley Arena, 706 Agriculture Center Drive

Westminster Fall Fest
All Weekend September 26-28, 2014
http://www.westminsterfallfest.com/events/index.php
Check out the link for more information and schedule of events.

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), 410-654-0300

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

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.

 
Book Talk at Carroll County Arts Center
October 21, 2014, 7:00 pm
McDaniel Free Press Weekly Meeting
October 22, 2014, 8:30 pm
Homecoming
October 25, 2014, 12:00 am
Holloway Lecture at McDaniel Lounge
October 28, 2014, 7:30 pm
Graduate Open House at Hoover Library
October 30, 2014, 5:30 pm
Terror Trot & Block and Roll at Gill Center
November 1, 2014, 12:00 am
Spring Undergraduate Registration
November 3, 2014, 12:00 am
Fall Open House at WMC Alumni Hall
November 9, 2014, 11:00 am