Family Weekend 2018

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Family Weekend, October 5 - 6, 2018, is jam-packed with activity and opportunity to participate in our campus community. It's time to...

Cheer on the home teams. Meet professors. Learn about study abroad. Find out about Jan Term. Get to know the roommate. Re-connect with your favorite student over a meal and much more. It's time to experience McDaniel!

On-Campus Events: Friday October, 5, 2018

Open Classes
Sit in on classes with current students and experience excellent teaching first-hand.
Please do not attend a class unless it is listed on the schedule below.

Schedule of open classes
Time Course Title and Professor Building and Room No.
9:10am-10:10am Principles of Biology with Dr. Susan Parrish Lewis Recitation Hall 116
9:10am-10:10am Intro to College Writing with Dr. Becky Carpenter Hill Hall 222
10:20am-11:20am Close Encounters – Merging Worlds with Dr. Vera Jakoby Merritt Hall 300
10:20am-11:20am Exploring Disabilities/Media with Dr. Henry Reiff Merritt Hall 205
10:20am-11:20am Decoding Disney with Dr. Lauren Dundes Lewis Recitation Hall 226
11:30am-12:30pm Principles of Biology with Dr. Holly Martinson Lewis Recitation Hall 227
11:30am-12:30pm American Literature III with Dr. Mary Bendel-Simso Hill Hall 201
11:30am-12:30pm Introduction to Kinesiology with Dr. Andi Hoffman Gill 204
11:30am-12:30pm Approaches to International Relations with Dr. Francis Grice Hill Hall 322
12:40pm-1:40pm Republican Rome with Donna Evergates Hill Hall 302
12:40pm-1:40pm Introduction to Kinesiology with Dr. Steve McCole Gill 204
12:40pm-1:40pm Religion and Critical Thought with Dr. Brad Stoddard Baker Memorial Chapel 100
1:50pm-2:50pm Economic Issues and Policy with Dr. Nick Kahn Lewis Recitation Hall 119
1:50pm-2:50pm College Composition with Ms. Vanessa Flora-Nakoski Hill Hall 013

7:00pm - 8:30pm, McDaniel Student Organization Showcase 
Baker Memorial Chapel (Big Baker)

Come out and see our student performance groups put on a showcase for our visiting families!


On-Campus Events: Saturday October 6, 2018

10am-11am, Academic Reception/Summer Research Highlights 
Ensor Lounge in Decker College Center

Each summer our faculty work with select students to conduct research on a wide variety of topics. Please come to Ensor lounge for light refreshments and a chance to see them present what they worked on this past summer.

1pm-3pm, The Cow ice/custard and Outdoor Games with Student Engagement and Staff
Join staff from Student Engagement and other Campus Life offices to enjoy some outdoor games in front of Gill Center. Connect with staff that you may have met at Parent Preview, play games, and take a break to get some custard, water ice (or both) from our local vendor, The Cow!

Cheer on the GREEN TERROR!

  - 12:00pm: Volleyball vs. Bryn Mawr

  - 12:00pm: Women’s Soccer vs. Bryn Mawr

  - 1:00pm: Football vs. Dickinson

  - 4:00pm: Men’s Soccer vs. Haverford

  - 6:00pm: Field Hockey vs. Bryn Mawr

For more information about Homecoming Events happening on campus please visit:

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Campus map (.pdf)