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Learning to think and act critically, taking charge of your life to develop your unique potential, expressing yourself for your own satisfaction as well as the larger community, and sharing responsibility for the common good are all lessons that are enhanced by living on campus among your peers. At McDaniel, you'll leave the residence halls having learned lessons beyond your coursework that will serve you in your personal and professional life long after you leave the college.

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Welcome Home! First Year Student Housing

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.

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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.

Frequently Asked Questions First Year FAQ's What You Need to Know

As an incoming first-year student, we know you have many questions about the residential experience here at McDaniel. We've gathered the most common questions that incoming students have to make sure you get all the information you need.

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Upperclass Student Housing

Upperclass students have several options for housing on campus. Options include traditional residence halls comprised of mainly double rooms with some singles and triples, apartment style living in North Village or Garden Apartments, and college-owned houses located on Pennsylvania Avenue bordering campus. 

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Affinity Housing

The Affinity Housing Program at McDaniel College provides a unique living experience that enables a group of students to reside together for a shared purpose: a commitment to a student organization on campus, service to the campus and community, or educational programming. Groups are approved through an application process in the early spring semester for the following academic year. Housing is provided for qualified groups to have a common and publicized area for meetings, programs, and activities that benefit the campus as a whole. This has included groups such as Student Alumni Council, the Jewish Student Union, Hispano-LatinX Alliance, and Green Terror Esports.

Linen & Care Package Program

For your convenience, we have partnered with Dormify to provide an easy, affordable way to purchase Twin XL bedding, Residence Hall storage solutions, and everything else you'll need (and want) for your new home away from home.


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McDaniel Cribs

Get to know three of our current students as they each take us on a tour of their residences. 

  • Episode 1 - Lillian Peters '22, Garden Apartments
  • Episode 2 - Kobe Morrison '23, Blanche Ward Hall
  • Episode 3 - Egypt Burrell '24, Albert Norman Ward Hall

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 1 Lilian Peters '22 Garden Apartments

Season 1, Episode 2 Kobe Morrison Blanche Ward Hall

Season 1, Episode 3 Egypt Burrell '24 Albert Norman Ward Hall