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A Day in the Life

Experience McDaniel through the eyes of current and former students. 

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Take an insider's tour around McDaniel College and see why the best part of McDaniel is the people you'll meet and the friends you'll have for a lifetime. Take the Tour

Decker Student Center Renovation

McDaniel is getting a makeover! Decker Student Center is in the heart of campus and is one of the buildings students spend the most time in during their hours outside the classroom. Decker houses two of our dining options, including Englar Dining Hall, as well as many campus resources that serve our students, such as the Center for Experience and Opportunity and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Take a look at this video to see all you’ll be able to take advantage of as a McDaniel student!

Campus Sneak Peeks

Take a look around campus with our Student Ambassadors and get the inside scoop on what it's like to live on The Hill. 

Residence Hall Sneak Peek

Join student ambassador Ben Pigott ‘20 for an inside look at our first-year residence halls. See for yourself what it’s like to live as a Green Terror here on the Hill!

Dining Hall Sneak Peek

What does a Green Terror eat? Ambassadors Ben Pigott ’20 and Makayla Patterson ’21 give you the inside scoop on our dining options and an exclusive after-hours tour of the affectionately-named “Glar” Dining Hall.

Fitness Center Sneak Peek

Here at McDaniel, we want to help you take care of yourself in many ways. Our classes will train your brain, but we want to keep your body moving too. Check out the Merritt Fitness Center at Gill Gymnasium with ambassador Makayla Patterson ‘21.

Theatre Sneak Peek

Hoping to “tread the boards” of McDaniel’s esteemed Western Maryland College Alumni Hall theatre? Admissions counselor, alum and former thespian Katie Ridgway ’10 will take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of our performance spaces, acting studio and green room to show you how you’ll fit in to McDaniel’s theatrical traditions!

Art Studio Sneak Peek

If you are interested in Visual Arts, join Associate Director of Admissions and McDaniel alum Brooke Hain ’12 to get an exclusive peek at some of our Art Studio spaces that you can take advantage of to hone your artistic skills on the Hill. We hope you brought your smock!

Game Room Sneak Peek

At McDaniel, we want to ensure our students have a healthy balance of challenging work and stress-free fun. Check out our newly renovated Game Room where students can retreat to relax, connect, and completely demolish their friends in an air hockey tournament!

Biology Lab Sneak Peek

Ready to delve into the complex world of Biology at McDaniel? Follow Pre-Med student Makayla Patterson ’21 on a tour of the Biology department through a student researcher’s eyes, complete with an exclusive view of our top-of-the-line laboratory spaces.

Kinesiology Lab Sneak Peek

The science of the human body — how it moves, how it operates and how it can be improved, shaped or healed — is one of the fastest-growing industries in the career world. Let’s take a look at how McDaniel helps prepare its Kinesiology students for their future careers through the use of new interactive technologies and fully renovated lab spaces. Admissions counselor Katie Ridgway ’10, Kinesiology student Ben Pigott ’20, and student ambassador Makayla Patterson ’21 will show you a world of possibilities open to you at McDaniel.

Writing Center Sneak Peek

Let’s face it: no matter what course of study or career option you pursue, you will need to do some type of professional writing. What better way to work toward becoming an effective, persuasive and skillful communicator than by taking advantage of our amazing Writing Center? With professionally trained peer tutors from all disciplines and frequent workshops to hone your skills, you’ll become the best academic essayist, critic, composer, research writer, creative author and case study creator you can be!

Student Produced Videos

Surviving Finals Week Don't Stress! Do Your Best!

A McDaniel student shows some of the relaxing and fun activities provided at the College for Finals Week, plus hear some tips from students and faculty for surviving Finals Week. Don't stress, do your best!

My McDaniel Experience My Place, My Voice

Mackenzie Greene '23 talks about how she found her place on the Hill.  What Mackenzie found was place with solid connections, smaller classroom sizes, and opportunities to learn independence. A place to listen to her own voice and experience herself. 

Theatre at McDaniel Student-Directed Play Festival

McDaniel students have the opportunity direct one-act plays with student actors during the College's Student-Directed Play Festival presented by the Department of Theatre Arts. Video was filmed and edited by Cinema major Mackenzie Greene.

Bryson's Top Five Cinema major Bryson Neverdon shares his campus top Five's.

Meals at McDaniel Englar "Glar" Dining Hall

Bryson's top five meals at Englar Dining Hall aka "Glar" at McDaniel. 

Chill Spots on Campus for studying or hanging out

Bryson shares the best spots to hangout and study on the Hill.

Become a Member of the McDaniel Community

What sets us apart from other colleges is our dedication to you and your future. Our students get one-on-one guidance from faculty mentors, peer mentors, advisors and experts who help them discover how to turn talents and interests into careers they can be passionate about.

What could McDaniel become for you?

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Live McDaniel Information Sessions Ready to Visit? Campus Conversations

Visiting our campus is the best way to discover McDaniel. Unfortunately, at this time, McDaniel has made the difficult but necessary decision to close the Office of Admissions to visitors. As we adjust to these changing dynamics, please check out our Virtual Visit Options. We’ve done our best to package our regular visits into this new digital format to keep you informed and help propel you forward on your college search process. Get ready to discover all that our community can do for you!