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First Year Student Residential Areas

Living on campus is an essential part of our first year experience, and over 95% of first-year students participate in on-campus residence life. The First Year residential communities are designed to provide support through the transition to college, and students interact regularly with professional staff as they get settled into their new home. Explore the First Year Resident Halls below.

Students on computers in residence hall room.

McDaniel Hall

  • McDaniel Hall exterior
    Community: 130 first and second-year students
  • Room Style: Traditional residence hall with shared rooms and hall bathrooms
  • Beds: Extra-long twin beds with 80" mattresses
    (Linens are available online for pre-order through our campus partner, Our Campus Market at ocm.com/mdn)

McDaniel Hall is a traditional style residence hall with four residential floors, community bathrooms on the floors, and bedrooms off the corridor. Bedrooms have an XL twin bed, desk, chair, dresser, and a wardrobe unit per student. Each bedroom comes with a microwave/refrigerator/freezer unit as well. There is common lounge space available on the first floor of the building and a laundry room for the building located on the ground floor. McDaniel Hall is located near the theater, STEM class building, and art studio.

Rouzer Hall

  • Rouzer Hall Exterior
    Community: 190 first-year students
  • Room Style: Traditional residence hall with shared rooms and hall bathrooms
  • Beds: Extra-long twin beds with 80" mattresses
    (Linens are available online for pre-order through our campus partner, Our Campus Market at ocm.com/mdn)

Rouzer Hall is a traditional style residence hall with four residential floors, community bathrooms on the floors, and bedrooms off the corridor. Rouzer Hall is directly connected to the Roj Student Center, giving the building's residents very easy access to Englar Dining Hall and other services. Bedrooms have an XL twin bed, desk, chair, dresser, and a wardrobe unit per student. Each bedroom comes with a microwave/refrigerator/freezer unit as well. Each floor has a lounge area shared by the students with seating and a flat-screen television. There is a laundry room for the building located on the ground floor, and an elevator links the floors along with three different stairwells. Rouzer Hall is a substance-free building, where alcohol is not permitted even for students of age.

Whiteford Hall

  • Whiteford Hall
    Community: 210 first-year students
  • Room Style: Traditional residence hall with shared rooms and hall bathrooms
  • Beds: Extra-long twin beds with 80" mattresses
    (Linens are available online for pre-order through our campus partner, Our Campus Market at ocm.com/mdn)

Whiteford Hall is a traditional style residence hall with six residential floors, community bathrooms on the floors, and bedrooms off the corridor. Whiteford Hall is located just outside the Roj Student Center. Similar to Rouzer Hall, Whiteford does have an elevator. Bedrooms have an XL twin bed, desk, chair, dresser, and wardrobe closet per student. Each bedroom comes with a microwave/refrigerator/freezer unit as well. There is common lounge space available on the first and ground floors, as well as a laundry room for the building. Whiteford Hall is a substance­ free building, where alcohol is not permitted even for students of age.

Daniel MacLea Hall (DMC)

  • Daniel MacLea Hall
    Community: 120 students, upperclassmen and first-year Honors students
  • Room Style: Suite-style, featuring a shared common room, bathroom facilities, and bedrooms for 7-9 students typically
  • Beds: Extra-long twin beds with 80" mattresses
    (Linens are available online for pre-order through our campus partner, Our Campus Market at ocm.com/mdn)

Daniel MacLea Hall (DMC for short) is a suite-style residence hall with approximately 120 beds. The building is divided into 4 sections, with each section centered on a stairwell. In each section, there is a suite on the first, second, and third floors accessible from the stairwell. These suites feature a shared common room, bathroom facilities, and bedrooms for 7-9 students typically. Bedrooms include an XL twin bed, desk, chair, dresser, and a wardrobe unit per student. Each bedroom comes with a microwave/refrigerator/freezer unit as well. Window mounted AC units are provided by the College (although Physical Plant will remove them for storage at some point in the Fall and return them in the Spring in response to the weather/temperature outside).

The lower level of the building has a lounge with a flat-screen television, comfortable seating, as well as tables and chairs for working space. The lower level also houses the laundry facilities for the building. DMC Sections 1-3 typically house students in our Honors Program as well as incoming transfer students, while Section 4 houses a mix of upperclass students. Daniel MacLea is a substance-free hall, where alcohol is not permitted even for students of age.