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Visit Options & Events

The Office of Admissions is open for a limited number of prospective student visitors. Due to established health and safety protocols we are unable to show a residence hall. Please check them out here in the meantime! If you aren't quite ready to visit us in person, a virtual visit is the next best thing. 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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Join us to celebrate your acceptance! For Admitted Students Virtual and In-Person Options

We are pleased to offer a variety of virtual and in-person events for our admitted students. Celebrate your acceptance with us!

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Information Session & Campus Tour

Join other families and an admissions counselor in a socially distanced environment for an information session to learn all things McDaniel. Your visit includes a tour of our beautiful hilltop campus with a current student. 

Hoover Library outdoor courtyard.

Saturdays at McDaniel

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 a socially distanced information session with an admission counselor and a campus tour with a current student. 

Additional Visit Options

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Virtual Junior Visit Day Date and Details Coming Soon!

Check back soon for details and registration for our upcoming Junior Discover McDaniel Day to be held in early May!

Students walking across campus.

Transfer Information Sessions Transfer Students

Discover how McDaniel works with you to ensure a smooth transfer process so you can reach your academic goals. While we are not holding in-person transfer information sessions at this time, we are offering Virtual Transfer Talks Sessions

Learn more about Virtual Visit Options

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Explore Your Interests Discover Your Passion: Discipline-Specific Discover McDaniel Days Fall 2021 schedule will be released in late summer 2021

If you'd like to learn more about specific academic areas at McDaniel, while discovering how to tackle the admissions process, join us for our Fall 2020 Discover McDaniel Days! While we are not offering in person events at this time, we have several virtual options to choose from. These virtual events expose you to special opportunities and faculty in specific areas. Annual events include STEM, Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities, and the Campus Community. Register for a Virtual Discover McDaniel Day.

Learn more about Virtual Visit Options.

Aerial view of McDaniel College campus athletic fields.

Canceled Day at McDaniel

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 only offer Information Sessions & Campus Tours. Check out our visit options. 

Football team at halftime

Canceled 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. At this time, McDaniel has made the difficult but necessary decision to only offer Information Sessions & Campus Tours. Check out our visit options. 

Students taking group selfie outside on campus.

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 fall 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.