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Living on Campus

Living on campus is an essential part of the McDaniel College experience. First-year students, sophomores, and juniors are required to live on campus (unless they live with their parents or are over the age of 25.) 

With over 90 student clubs, organizations, sports, and activities, our community always has something going on. No matter what your passions and interests might be, you’ll explore them, hone them, and discover new ones that you never dreamed of (but can’t believe you ever lived without).

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of McDaniel Students Live on Campus


Hours/Days per week Scotty's Convenience Store is Open.


Local Restaurants and Businesses Accepting McDaniel 1Card Payment. 

Students playing Spikeball on campus lawn.

Find what moves you at McDaniel. McDaniel Fitness and Recreation

You can stay active at McDaniel in all your favorite ways, whether that’s going for a jog around the Hill, gardening at the McDaniel Environmental Center, or scoring a hole-in-one at the on-campus golf course. The Hill is home to professional-grade sport and fitness facilities where you can enjoy independent and group recreation. If you're feeling adventurous, you can even add courses on activities like yogalates and weight training to your course schedule.

Students playing video games in Rec Room on campus.

A Place to Relax Rec Lounge Get Your Game On

The McDaniel Rec Lounge features pool tables, arcade games, board games and video game systems, providing you a relaxing place to hang out with friends, meet new people and unwind. Tournaments and other events are regularly held in the Rec Lounge and the arcade games are swapped out regularly so you can constantly achieve that new high score!