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We call our campus the Hill. Located in Westminster, Maryland, on a hilltop ideally situated between the Chesapeake Bay and the Blue Ridge Mountains, you'll immediately feel right at home on our beautiful campus.

Hotels and Accomodations

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), 410-654-0030

Residence Inn Marriott - Baltimore Owings Mills (20 miles from the College) 10620 Red Run Boulevard, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117, 855-499-0001

Bed & Breakfasts

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

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

Georges on York Bed & Breakfast (11 miles from the College) Taneytown, MD 410-746-5251

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

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

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

Seasons at Magnolia Manor (5.8 miles from the College) New Windsor (Westminster area), MD (301) 466-6644

Directions to Campus

Just 30 miles from Baltimore's Inner Harbor and 60 miles from Washington, D.C., students here enjoy the resources of major cities, yet reside on a park-like campus. Campus itself has won multiple awards for its landscaping and beauty. Shaggy canopied American Elm trees accentuate the unique topography of the hilltop campus while Zelkova-lined walkways, evergreen landscapes and unique hardscapes offer inviting scenery for students year-round.

Directions from Baltimore, MD

Take I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) to Exit 19 onto I-795 North (Northwest Expressway), continue to its completion. Follow signs to Westminster via Route 140 West around Westminster, and turn left exiting onto Route 31. Make a left at the first traffic light - onto Main Street. Drive 3/10 of a mile and turn right into Admissions Visitor Parking. The Office of Admissions is located in Carroll Hall, the Victorian-style red brick building.

Directions from Penn Station

Follow Charles Street north, then go left on North Ave. Proceed for about four blocks and drive over bridge. Follow signs to Interstate 83 north. Take I-83 to I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) exiting toward Pikesville. Continue to Exit 19 onto I-795 North (Northwest Expressway), continue to its completion. Follow signs to Westminster via Route 140 West around Westminster, and turn left exiting onto Route 31. Make a left at the first traffic light - onto Main Street. Drive 3/10 of a mile and turn right into Admissions Visitor Parking. The Office of Admissions is located in Carroll Hall, the Victorian-style red brick building.

Directions from Washington, D.C.

From the Washington Beltway (I-495), exit onto I-270 North toward Frederick, then onto Route 27 North towards Damascus (Exit 16). Take Route 27 North to Westminster (approximately 35 miles from Damascus). Turn left at the intersection of Route 27 and Main Street (Route 32) and drive 1/2 mile. Prior to the stop sign at McDaniel Memorial Arch, bear right, continuing on Main Street, and make your first left into Admissions Visitor Parking.The Office of Admissions is located in Carroll Hall, the Victorian-style red brick building.

Directions from New York, New Jersey or Philadelphia

Drive I-95 South to Exit 64B (I-695 West/Baltimore Beltway). Continue on I-695 to Exit 19 (Northwest Expressway), continue to its completion. Follow signs to Westminster via Route 140 West around Westminster, and turn left exiting onto Route 31. Make a left at the first traffic light onto Main Street. Drive 3/10 of a mile and turn right into Admissions Visitor Parking. The Office of Admissions is located in Carroll Hall, the Victorian-style red brick building.

By Air

Both Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Maryland, are served by major airlines. Westminster is about an hour drive from area airports.

  • Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) is the airport closest to McDaniel College (45 minutes) and serves as a Southwest hub. 
  • Washington, D.C., is served by two airports, Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA) and Washington Dulles International (IAD)

Visit http://www.mwaa.com/ to find information on directions to and from either airport.

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Location

Mailing Address

McDaniel College
2 College Hill
Westminster, MD 21157

GPS Address

235 West Main Street
Westminster MD, 21157

The Arch in the winter snow.

Campus Closings Inclement Weather

McDaniel College is primarily a residential college with a majority of its undergraduate students living on campus; therefore, it is the intention of the College to remain open during inclement weather conditions. Should the weather create hazardous conditions, the College may modify the normal operating schedule. Our primary consideration is always the safety of our campus community.  The official sources for inclement weather information include the www.mcdaniel.edu website.

Visitor Parking We've saved you a parking spot.

Visitor parking is available in Visitor Lots across campus, which are indicated with a "V" inside a yellow circle on our Campus Map.

Prospective students and families who have pre-scheduled a visit through our Office of Admissions will have a personal reserved "Future Green Terror"  parking spot in the Visitor Lot adjacent to our Office of Admissions in Carroll Hall.

In Case of Emergency

Campus Safety

Campus Safety provides 24 hour a day protection to the College community 365 days a year.

Phone: 410-857-2202

Location

152 Pennsylvania Ave.
Westminster, MD 21157

Campus Photography and Videography Policy

For Students, Staff & Faculty

McDaniel College reserves the right to photograph/videotape students, staff or faculty for the purposes of institutional promotion. When possible, McDaniel observes the common practice among colleges of obtaining individual permissions for the use of campus photographs/videos in which individuals are featured prominently as the subject. However, permissions are not obtained for the use of student, staff or faculty images in photographs/videos of public events on campus, such as but not limited to rehearsals, performances, lectures, readings, athletic events, student life events, alumnae/i events, and college ceremonies. Academic departments such as but not limited to theatre, art, and English also reserve the right to photograph/videotape students and their work for institutional use.

For the General Public

At any time, photography/videography may be occurring on the McDaniel College campus and incidental footage of members of the general public may be obtained. By entering campus property, individuals grant permission for use to McDaniel College in such circumstances. Questions about this policy should be directed to ocm@mcdaniel.edu.

Aerial view of McDaniel College campus.

Plan your event on the Hill Conference & Auxiliary Services

Located in historic in Westminster, Maryland, McDaniel College is ideally situated between the Chesapeake Bay and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our proximity to Washington DC and Baltimore allows many organizations the ability to get away for team building. And the charm of our campus beckons couples to be married in the iconic Baker Chapel. Whatever you need, the staff in the Office of Conference and Auxiliary Services division is eager to assist you in all aspects of your planning - from choosing the perfect space on campus for your event to selecting a great catering menu. We can do it all to make your gathering memorable. 

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Location

Mailing Address

McDaniel College
2 College Hill
Westminster, MD 21157

GPS Address

235 West Main Street
Westminster MD, 21157