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Visit Options & Events

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 to help flatten the curve of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). 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!

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CANCELED Admitted Students Day Let's Celebrate

Out of an abundance of caution, our second Admitted Students Day program, scheduled for April 5, has been canceled. But fear not, Future Green Terrors! We're working on a variety of alternatives to help you celebrate your acceptance and explore all McDaniel has to offer. You'll have the chance to get a (virtual) look at McDaniel, gaining an in-depth understanding of how we prepare students for the world. Stay tuned. 

Additional Visit Options

Identifying whether or not a college is right for you requires seeing it for yourself. Select the visit that best fits your needs. We hope to continue to provide prospective students a wide variety of visit experiences to meet your needs during this time of COVID-19 (coronavirus). We’ve done our best to package our regular visits into a new digital format to keep you informed and help propel you forward on your college search process. 

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Undergraduate Visit Opportunity Day at McDaniel Virtual Options Coming Soon!

Our Day at McDaniel events are our most popular visit program. Typically, your Day at McDaniel includes an information session, a conversation with an admissions counselor, a special opportunity for parents to get their questions answered, and a campus tour with a current student. At this time, McDaniel has made the difficult but necessary decision to close the Office of Admissions to visitors. Check out our virtual visit options. 

McDaniel College entrance sign in Spring.

Accommodating Your Busy Schedule Saturdays at McDaniel Virtual Visit Opportunities coming soon!

Too busy to get to campus during the week? Join us on a Saturday for an overview of what it means to live and learn in our community. Your visit will include an information session with an admission counselor and a campus tour with a current student.  At this time, McDaniel has made the difficult but necessary decision to close the Office of Admissions to visitors. Check out our virtual visit options. 

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Undergraduate Visit Opportunity Junior Visit Day Jump start your college search

Spend some time with us on a weekend morning to learn about our unique commitment to student success and meet the individuals who will support you during your time on the Hill. In addition to a student-led campus tour, you will also enjoy lunch in our dining facility and learn more about financing a college education. Reserve your spot for Saturday, April 18, 2020.  At this time, our Junior Visit Day is scheduled as planned but this is subject to change as the college monitors COVID-19.

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Explore Your Interests Discover Your Passion: Discipline-Specific Discover McDaniel Days An In-Depth Visit

If you'd like to learn more about a specific discipline at McDaniel, we are pleased to offer discipline-specific Discover McDaniel Days. These day-long events expose you to special opportunities and faculty in specific academic areas. Annual events include STEM, Arts & Humanities, Business and Social Sciences. Each event includes an enhanced campus tour that highlights discipline-specific spaces and provides opportunities that you can't otherwise experience. Offered throughout the fall semester.

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Just for Athletes Homecoming on the Hill The Student-Athlete Experience

This athletics-focused visit includes the opportunity to learn about what it means to be a Division III student-athlete on the Hill. You'll interact with coaches, meet our Athletic Director, tour the facilities, and more. You'll wrap up the day by experiencing the special Green Terror atmosphere at the Homecoming football game or another athletic event of your choice. Offered annually on Homecoming (October 17, 2020).

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Transfer Students Transfer Information Sessions Multiple Sessions

Discover how McDaniel works with you to ensure a smooth transfer process so you can reach your academic goals. Your personal transfer recruiter will help you realize all that you can become on the Hill. And while you're here, take a tour of our beautiful hilltop campus, converse with students, and grab a meal in our dining facility. You'll leave knowing you belong.

Schedule your visit today.

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Scholars on the Hill

This invitation-only semi-formal event showcases the power of academic scholarship at McDaniel. The event includes a showcase of the college's Honors Program, an opportunity to learn about collaborative student-faculty research, an overview of the academic innovations across campus and much more. The day culminates in a faculty book signing where attendees interact one-on-one with faculty who have published books in their discipline (and walk away with free signed copies)! Scholars on the Hill 2020 was held Feb. 15, 2020. 

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Visiting the Hill Large Group Visits Seeing the Possibilities

Out of an abundance of caution, McDaniel has cancelled all group visits and will not be scheduling additional group visits through the spring 2020 semester. However, we do understand that group visits are an important part of developing a college-going culture for schools and organizations. At this time, requests to bring groups of students in 9th through 12th grade are being considered for the Fall 2020 semester. This includes most weekdays beginning in September and running through November. Every group visit includes our "Get to Know McDaniel" Information Session followed by a campus tour.  Lunch in Englar Dining Hall is available for groups that request it and the cost is $9.00 per person.

Please note that middle or elementary school groups cannot be accommodated.