Your First Year Experience

First Year Advising Campus Resources and Support Orientation Program Peer Mentor Program Summer Pre-arrival Connection First Year Seminar and Transfer Seminar

The First Year Program at McDaniel has many levels of support for you and your family as a new first-year student or first-year transfer student. Take this chance to explore all the great components of the FYE at McDaniel and all the wonderful opportunities that lie ahead for your adventure!

Contact us!

The First Year Experience is led by McDaniel’s First Year Team.

Dr. Karen Violanti (Associate Dean for First Year Students)
Michael Robbins (Director, Office of Student Engagement)
Dr. Rebecca Carpenter (Director, First Year Seminar (FYS) & Transfer Student Seminar (TSS) Programs)
Dr. Deb Lemke (Assistant Director, First Year Seminar (FYS) & Transfer Student Seminar (TSS) Programs)
Erin Giles (Coordinator of First Year Programs) Email Contact: firstyearteam@mcdaniel.edu
Phone Contact: 410-857-2790