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Community Safe. McDaniel Strong.

“Community Safe. McDaniel Strong.” is our way of uniting our campus in our shared responsibility in preventing the spread of COVID-19. It requires each of us to commit to following all guidelines and proactive measures that have been put in place to positively impact the health, safety and well-being of our community.

Community Safe. McDaniel Strong. The Pledge #WeAreMcDaniel


Our McDaniel College community is committed to living our First Principles. Our vision is clear. We think critically, respond creatively and form intelligent, dynamic decisions concerning the world and its future.

COVID-19 has changed our world, and our future depends on how we respond. As Green Terrors, we share this moment - this responsibility and opportunity - to showcase the strength of our community. By doing our part, we make a difference that echoes far beyond the Hill.

We may stand farther apart, but we still climb higher together.

As outlined in our Return to the Hill Guidebook and our Student Protocols for COVID-19, we pledge:

  • To always wear a face covering or mask when inside buildings and residential common areas, as well as outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained. We also understand that we should kindly ask any member of our campus community to wear a face covering if they are not wearing one in a required setting.
  • To maintain appropriate physical distance, at least six feet, whenever possible, and follow social distancing practices.
  • To remain vigilant about frequent handwashing and/or the use of hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • To adhere to all cleaning protocols and regularly clean and disinfect our personal space and items.
  • To self-monitor for symptoms each day and to contact the Wellness Center or a healthcare provider right away if symptoms develop.
  • To carefully observe and read all signage throughout campus and follow all procedures and directions as communicated.
Green Terror with on track challenge sign

On Track Challenge Students will have the opportunity to participate in the “On Track Challenge” during move in.

The Green Terror challenges you to follow in their tracks as you navigate around campus with a map highlighting some of their favorite spots. Along the way, you will discover McDaniel’s treasured icons and explore our new additions to campus. Stay on track to avoid missing out on fun giveaways and a tasty treat at the conclusion of your journey. Complete this adventure to receive your voucher and look out for the Green Terror!

How to Wear a Cloth Mask Properly Consumer Reports

In accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, all members of the McDaniel College community will be required to wear face coverings or masks when inside buildings and residential common areas, as well as in outdoor spaces when social distancing cannot be maintained. During move in, students will be provided with a McDaniel College-branded cloth mask in their Wellness Kit along with a thermometer, alcohol wipes, and hand sanitizer. Here are some simple steps to make sure you that you are wearing your cloth mask properly.

McDaniel Healthy Behaviors

Englar Dining Hall

Remember to:

  • Practice Social Distancing at all times during your time in the dining hall
  • Wear a mask at all times, except when eating at your table
  • Utilize the many hand sanitizing stations throughout the dining hall
  • Be patient and courteous toward staff and other students!