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Your journey to campus is officially underway.

 While you wait for Move-In Day, learn more about what’s next.

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Who is my Roommate?

The Office of Residence Life sends housing confirmations via your McDaniel College email address in August. Included in the confirmation are your housing assignment, roommate's name and their McDaniel email address. Once you receive this information, feel free to contact your roommate(s) to start getting to know them and to decide who's bringing what.

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Representing McDaniel College in the classroom and on the field?

In addition to the health forms required by the College, McDaniel Athletics requires all student-athletes to fill out additional forms to be eligible to practice or compete in intercollegiate athletics. Add these required forms to your "To Do List".

New Student Orientation

In addition to your required McDaniel Local experience, all new students should plan on attending New Student Orientation.

The New Student Orientation events assist you in your transition to McDaniel, both academically and socially. There is time to get settled in your hall, get to know classmates, meet professors, and figure out where your classes take place on campus. By Monday you'll feel like a Green Terror!

McDaniel Local

Impressive Outcomes

We know the impact McDaniel Local has on our new students because we ask them. With 98% of new students attending a McDaniel Local session, we see clear evidence of improved connection and readiness for college in our pre- and post-event surveys. When asked to measure their sense of connection to McDaniel and the community on a scale of 1-5 before and after McDaniel Local, student responses clearly demonstrated the impact of the program:

  • 3.72 (before McDaniel Local)
  • 4.27 after McDaniel Local)

There are NINE McDaniel Local Sessions. Pick the one that works best for you.

  • Session 1: June 10-11
  • Session 2: June 14-15
  • Session 3: June 21-22
  • Session 4: June 24-25
  • Session 5: July 8-9
  • Session 6: July 12-13
  • Session 7: July 19-20
  • Session 8: July 22-23
  • Session 9 (Virtual): August 6

One or more McDaniel Local sessions may become virtual due to COVID-19 state restrictions. You will be notified at least two weeks in advance of your session if it will be virtual.

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McDaniel Local Sessions

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More Connected After McDaniel Local

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Save the Date! Involvement Fair Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Join us for the Involvement Fair! Kick off the new academic year at McDaniel's annual Involvement Fair. Join us for an outdoor picnic, meet student leaders and learn about ways to get involve on campus. There's always something to do on the Hill with the more than 100 student organizations, including Greek life and intramural sports. If you don't see the organization you are looking for, contact the Office of Student Engagement to find out how you can start it yourself!