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Parent & Family Resources

Whether your family is new to McDaniel or has been around for generations, parents and families play an integral role in the McDaniel community. The parent and family resource page will serve as a one-stop shop for all the information you need to ensure your student's success at McDaniel and beyond. 

Staying Connected

Staying informed and connected is an important part of your McDaniel College journey.

Here at McDaniel, we believe a knowledgeable and supportive family plays a critical role in a student's educational achievements and in helping them navigate the challenges and opportunities inherent in their college experience. For that reason, we invite you to participate in your student's experience at McDaniel, and are committed to providing important tools and resources to make it easy for your family to stay engaged.

Our goal is to make the McDaniel experience as positive for you as it is for your student.

Save the date!

Parent & Family Weekend 2023 was a blast and we hope you'll save the date for 2024. Mark your calendars for November 15-17!

Need a ride?

Does your student need a ride to BWI Airport or BWI Amtrak for breaks? The shuttle reservation form can be accessed in the Student Resources section of MyMcDaniel (student portal).

Thanksgiving Break

Shuttles to BWI and BWI Amtrak are available on:

  • Tues., Nov 21 at 10:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. 
  • Wed., Nov. 22 at 10:00 a.m.

Shuttles to campus from BWI and BWI Amtrak are available on:

  • Sun., Nov. 26 at 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., & 8:00 p.m.

 

Winter Break

Shuttles to BWI and BWI Amtrak are available on:

  • Fri., Dec 15 at 10:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. 
  • Sat., Dec. 16 at 10:00 a.m.

Jan Term

Shuttles to campus from BWI and BWI Amtrak are available on:

  • Mon., Jan. 1 at 10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m.

Spring Semester

Shuttles to campus from BWI and BWI Amtrak are available on:

  • Sun., Jan. 21 at 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., & 8:00 p.m.

Spring Break

Shuttles to BWI and BWI Amtrak are available on:

  • Thurs., March 7 at 10:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. 
  • Fri., March 8 at 10:00 a.m.

Shuttles to campus from BWI and BWI Amtrak are available on:

  • Sun., March 17 at 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., & 8:00 p.m.

End of the academic year

Shuttles to BWI and BWI Amtrak are available on:

  • Fri., May 10 at 10:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. 
  • Sat., May 11 at 10:00 a.m.

 

A Commitment to Inclusion

McDaniel College was the first coeducational college south of the Mason-Dixon Line, and one of the first coeducational colleges in the nation. We strive to continue this tradition of social justice by committing ourselves to being a diverse and inclusive community. We are guided by our First Principles, which compel us to place students at the center of a humane environment and demand that we respect others and share responsibility for the common good.

Get SOCIAL! Stay connected.

Join us and be in the know. Whether it's checking in on your favorite Green Terror sports team or wanting to know the special food events in our dining hall, our social media has you covered. You can stay on top of important financial aid posts, know when our Wellness Center organizes events to help manage stress, and jot the date down of the networking event your student should attend. Check out our Social Media Directory for a complete list of approved McDaniel College social media accounts.

Parent and Family Council member Diana Kloorfain Smart, right, is the mother of sophomore Jane Smart.

Parent and Family Council

The McDaniel College Parent and Family Council serves as an advisory group for the college and is comprised of a diverse cross-section of families, which includes McDaniel’s most committed parents and family members. These parent and family leaders bring expertise, resources, and a passion for McDaniel College to both support and be actively engaged with the college. 

 

Professor interacting with students.

the legal stuff Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act FERPA

Your student's McDaniel College records (including academic and financial records) belong to them. This means that McDaniel College staff are legally required to have your student's written permission before we can disclose details of their academic and financial accounts with others (including parents or guardians).