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Visit Options & Events

Visiting our campus is the best way to discover McDaniel. Your visit will help you envision yourself as a Green Terror as you walk along our tree-lined pathways with current students, eat a meal on campus, attend a class and gain a better understanding of our academic and extracurricular opportunities. 

Students walking across campus in Spring.

Visit Options

We are happy to provide prospective students a wide variety of visit experiences to meet your needs and allow you to sample campus culture. Identifying whether or not a college is right for you requires seeing it for yourself. Select the visit that best fits your needs.

Aerial view of McDaniel College campus athletic fields.

Undergraduate Visit Opportunity Day at McDaniel Offered Twice Daily

Our Day at McDaniel events are our most popular visit program. Your Day at McDaniel includes an information session, a conversation with an admissions counselor, a special opportunity for parent's to get their questions answered, and a campus tour with a current student. Students who attend the 9:15 am session will be provided complimentary lunch in Gladfelter Dining Hall for them and their guests. Offered weekdays at 9:15am and 1:30pm. 

McDaniel College entrance sign in Spring.

Accommodating Your Busy Schedule Saturdays at McDaniel Weekend Opportunity

Too busy to get to campus during the week? Join us on a Saturday for an overview of what it means to live and learn in our community. Your visit will include an information session with an admission counselor and a campus tour with a current student. Please note that because classes are not offered on weekdays, we cannot accommodate requests for class visits or faculty meetings on Saturday. Offered select Saturdays at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.

Professor holding pigeon in the pigeon lab speaking with students.

Explore Your Interests Discover Your Passion: Discipline-Specific Discover McDaniel Days An In-Depth Visit

If you'd like to learn more about a specific discipline at McDaniel, we are pleased to offer discipline-specific Discover McDaniel Days. These day-long events expose you to special opportunities and faculty in specific academic areas. Annual events include STEM, Arts & Humanities, Business and Social Sciences. Each event includes an enhanced campus tour that highlights discipline-specific spaces and provides opportunities that you can't otherwise experience. Offered throughout the fall semester.

Football team at halftime

Just for Athletes Homecoming on the Hill The Student-Athlete Experience

This athletics-focused visit includes the opportunity to learn about what it means to be a Division III student-athlete on the Hill. You'll interact with coaches, meet our Athletic Director, tour the facilities, and more. You'll wrap up the day by experiencing the special Green Terror atmosphere at the Homecoming football game or another athletic event of your choice. Offered annually on Homecoming (October 17, 2020).

Save the Date Events for Admitted Students Celebrating Your Acceptance

Students with notebooks and computers.

Scholars on the Hill

This invitation-only semi-formal event showcases the power of academic scholarship at McDaniel. The event includes a showcase of the college's Honors Program, an opportunity to learn about collaborative student-faculty research, an overview of the academic innovations across campus and much more. The day culminates in a faculty book signing where attendees interact one-on-one with faculty who have published books in their discipline (and walk away with free signed copies)! Register now for February 15, 2020.

Green Terror mascot with cheerleaders.

Admitted Student's Day

You got in! We're rolling out the green carpet to celebrate together at Admitted Student's Day. You'll have the chance to get another look at all McDaniel has to offer by interacting with alumni, meeting faculty and students in your major of interest, gaining an in-depth understanding of how we prepare students for the world after graduation and more. You'll also have the chance to get your photo taken with the Green Terror and, if you're ready, choose McDaniel by submitting your $500 enrollment deposit. Offered March 7, 2020 & April 5, 2020.

Students taking group selfie outside on campus.

Visiting the Hill Large Group Visits Seeing the Possibilities

We understand that group visits are an important part of developing a college-going culture for schools and organizations, and we are pleased to support group visits. Requests to bring groups of students in 9th through 12th grade are considered for most weekdays beginning in September and running through November. Every group visit includes our "Get to Know McDaniel" Information Session followed by a campus tour.  Lunch in Englar Dining Hall is available for groups that request it and the cost is $9.00 per person.

Please note that middle or elementary school groups cannot be accommodated.