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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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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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Explore Your Interests Discover Your Passion: Discipline-Specific Discover McDaniel Days Check out our Fall 2020 Schedule!

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. 

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

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 with notebooks and computers.

Scholars on the Hill Virtual event

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)! A virtual event will be scheduled for Saturday, February 13, 2021. 

Quad Walkway

Canceled Junior Visit Day

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

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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 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.

Green Terror mascot with cheerleaders.

Admitted Students Day Saturday, March 6, 2021 & Sunday, April 11, 2021

All admitted students for Fall 2021 are invited to a celebration of academics and life on the Hill. Meet future professors, converse with the staff who will make McDaniel feel like home, and introduce yourself to future Green Terrors!