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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.

Get SOCIAL!

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. 

Need a ride?

Does your student need a shuttle 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

The reservation form is closed. Please contact Campus Safety at 410-857-2202 for availability. 

Winter Break

Registration opens up the week of Nov. 21.

Shuttles provided from campus to BWI Airport and BWI Amtrak:

  • Fri., Dec. 9 at 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. 

  • Sat., Dec. 10 at 10:00 a.m

Jan Term

Registration will be available at a later date for students to return to campus for Jan Term.

Shuttles provided from BWI Airport and BWI Amtrak to campus:

  • Mon., Jan. 2 at 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. 

Times are subject to change. 

Spring Semester

Registration will be available at a later date for students to return to campus for Spring Semester.

Shuttles provided from BWI Airport and BWI Amtrak to campus:

  • Sun., Jan. 22 at 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., & 8:00 p.m. 

Times are subject to change. 

Spring Break

Registration will be available at a later date for students to secure a ride to/from the airport and train station for spring break. 

Shuttles provided from campus to BWI Airport and BWI Amtrak:

  • Fri., March 10 at 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
  • Sat., March 11 at 10 a.m.

Shuttles provided from BWI Airport and BWI Amtrak to campus:

  • Sun., March 19 at 2:00 p.m.,  5:00 p.m., & 8:00 p.m. 

Times are subject to change. 

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. 

 

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Save the Date! Parent & Family Weekend November 3-5, 2023

This fun fall weekend allows parents and families the opportunity to get to know the McDaniel community while spending quality time together. It's a great time to make memories on the Hill and in downtown historic Westminster!

Featured 2022 Parent & Family Weekend events included Tailgating with the President, Late Night Breakfast with Trivia, and a Farewell Champaign Brunch. 

Mark your calendars now for November 3-5, 2023!

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).