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    VISIT McDANIEL COLLEGE

    McDaniel has many ways for you to explore campus.

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    Unlock Your Undergraduate Visit Incentive Grant

    The Visit Incentive Grant totals $4,000 ($1,000/year), and is added to any merit scholarships a student may receive.

    You will qualify when you visit in-person anytime before you complete your application when applying for the Spring or Fall of 2024

    Day at McDaniel

    The best way to experience McDaniel is to spend some time on the Hill. Join us for an information session with an admission counselor, take a tour of campus from a current student, and start envisioning this as your home for the next four years!

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    Virtual Information Sessions

    Our virtual information sessions offer an in-depth look at McDaniel College. During these virtual sessions we will dive into academics, campus life, financial aid, and more. Get your questions answered and gain valuable insights to help you make an informed decision about joining our community.

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    Graduate Program Virtual Open Houses

    These virtual events provide participants the opportunity to explore our diverse graduate offerings and engage with our program coordinators. Participants will learn more about their specific program of interest to include the program's design, admission criteria, curriculum, course sequence, program expectations and more.

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    Junior Visit Day

    Prospective students entering college in the fall of 2025 are invited kick-start their college search! This first-look at McDaniel will provide foundational knowledge on our programs, community, plan, and commitment. The goal is to show you what the McDaniel community is like- whether you know what you want to pursue or not.

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    Discover McDaniel Day

    Discover McDaniel Day is an immersive event offering a glimpse into college life. Tour our campus, meet faculty, explore programs, and engage with students to see into your future at McDaniel!

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    Admitted Student Day

    Celebrate your acceptance to McDaniel College at our Admitted Students Day! Explore our campus, meet professors, connect with fellow future students, and get excited for the vibrant student life that awaits you.

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    Last Look Celebration

    We are here to celebrate that you are #InatMcDaniel! Stop by the Admissions Office for your "Last Look" before accepting your offer of Admissions and making your enrollment deposit! You'll be able to check out campus one last time, chat with an admissions counselor, a current student or a financial aid specialist!

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    View from the Top of the Hill

    Admitted Students and their guests are invited to special evening reception with President Jasken and members of the McDaniel College community! Join us to learn about how McDaniel's opportunity and commitment to excellence make a lasting impact on the lives of our students!

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    Junior Visit Day

    Junior year is the perfect time to get started on your college search — and Junior Visit Day is the perfect option for you. Come explore campus, connect with admissions, hear about the McDaniel Experience, and learn more about scholarships and aid.

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    Admitted Student Days

    Celebrate your acceptance to McDaniel College at our Admitted Students Day! Explore our campus, meet professors, connect with fellow future students, and get excited for the vibrant student life that awaits you.

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    Chat with your Counselor

    Your personal admissions counselor is your go-to person throughout your entire admissions process and they want to get to know you! Whether in person, or virtual, there are options to connect.

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    Game Day for Green Terrors

    You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to see the extraordinary Green Terror spirit, strength, and teamwork. You’ll learn about the college admissions process, hear about campus involvement and athletics, and experience Homecoming on the Hill firsthand.

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    Transfer Thursdays: Information Session and Tour

    We understand that the college transfer process is unique. That’s why we offer transfer-specific information sessions and tours. You’ll have the chance to chat with our dedicated transfer admission counselor and take a tour of campus with a current student.

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    Campus Safety Parent Visits

    As a parent, you want to know that your student will be safe at college. That’s why we have launched a first-of-its-kind visit experience hosted by McDaniel’s director of campus safety. This event is designed to introduce you to the McDaniel campus in a new way—through the lens of campus safety.

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    Virtual Counselor Conversations

    Join us virtually this fall for informative sessions hosted by our Admissions Counselors. Learn all about the McDaniel Application process and explore various themes on select Monday evenings. We're here to support you in your college journey.

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    On the Road

    Join us 'On the Road' in a nearby town to to discuss credit evaluations, financial aid, and the transfer process. Get your questions answered and find out if McDaniel is the right fit for you.

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    On Campus Coffee Meetings

    Enjoy some coffee, learn about the transfer process, review your credits, and get answers to your McDaniel transfer questions. After, take a personalized campus tour led by a student. Share your interests and make your McDaniel journey unique!

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    Live McDaniel Information Session

    Explore McDaniel College from the comfort of your home! Join our virtual session covering our curriculum, student support, experiential learning, campus life, and more. You’ll even have the ability to live chat for your questions. Explore all we offer for your college journey!

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    Virtual Student to Student Conversations

    Join current McDaniel student ambassadors via Zoom for a 30 minute long casual conversation about McDaniel. This session is all about what you want to know! Be ready to ask your questions about campus life, residence halls, academic departments, and more!

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    On Campus Walks and Tours

    Transfer students, come experience McDaniel up close with On Campus Walks and Tours. Explore our campus, chat 1:1 with you counselor about transfer-specific information, and see how we can make your transition seamless. Discover why McDaniel is your ideal academic destination!

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    On-Campus Visit for Counselors

    Join us for our counselor visit experience. Your personalized visit includes a tour with a student ambassador and connecting with an admissions staff member over lunch. Our goal is to help you get to know McDaniel so you can help your students with finding the best fit! (Note: this event is by request only).

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    Campus Safety Parent Visits

    As a parent, you want to know that your student will be safe at college. That’s why we have launched a first-of-its-kind visit experience hosted by McDaniel’s director of campus safety. This event is designed to introduce you to the McDaniel campus in a new way—through the lens of campus safety.

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    Group Visits

    Group Visits at McDaniel College allow high school students to experience college campus life together. Tailored for school groups, students will tour our facilities, learn about academic offerings, and get a taste of the supportive McDaniel community.

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    Meet SASS: for CBOs & School/Independent Counselors:

    Join Melanie Conley, Director of Student Accessibility & Support Services (SASS) at McDaniel College virtually to learn how our SASS office works with each student on a case-by-case basis to determine and implement accommodations based on individual needs.

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    Day at McDaniel - Summer Visit

    The best way to take in the real McDaniel experience is to spend some time on the Hill. Join us for an information session and a campus tour with an admission counselor and start envisioning this as your home for the next four years!

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    Graduate On-Campus Visit

    Join us in person for an overview of what it means to be a part of and learn in our community. Your visit will include an information session with a graduate admission counselor and a campus tour with a current undergraduate student.

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    Class Visits

    Class Visits at McDaniel College let you sit with current students in their real classes. Experience dynamic teaching styles, engage in discussions, and get a real feel for what to expect out of a McDaniel College education.

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    Virtual Event for Juniors: Kick-start your college search

    Join us virtually for this virtual event, designed for high school juniors. It doesn't matter if you know what you want to major in, where you'd like to apply or what you want to be involved in. Ww are here to help you understand the college search process and feel more confident about what lies ahead.

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    Graduate Virtual One-on-One

    Unable to visit campus or attend an Open house? This 45-minute Zoom or phone conversation allows you to chat with your admissions counselor, identify your goals, review your academic and professional background, and receive program information.

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    Graduate Program Virtual Open Houses

    These virtual events provide participants the opportunity to explore our diverse graduate offerings and engage with our program coordinators. Participants will learn more about their specific program of interest to include the program's design, admission criteria, curriculum, course sequence, program expectations and more.

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    Graduate Program Virtual Open House for Deaf Education

    This virtual event provides participants the opportunity to explore our Deaf Education Master's program. Participants will learn more about their specific program of interest to include the program's design, course sequence, admission criteria, curriculum, and more!

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    Virtual Parent Series

    The college search process can be challenging for parents, too. That’s why we’re offering a series of virtual events to help. We’ll walk you through the various stages of the college search process so you’re informed and prepared to guide your student.

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    Transfer Student Virtual Event

    Join current McDaniel transfer students to learn about their experiences on the Hill, both in and out of the classroom. This session is designed for prospective transfer students to connect with those who have been in your place. Learn how to make your transition and connection to your new community the best it can be!

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    Transfer Coffee Meetings

    In-person coffee meetings give you the opportunity to understand how to navigate the transfer process, review the credit evaluation process and, of course, get answers to your questions about transferring to McDaniel College. Following our meeting, a current student will give you a mini-campus tour based on your interests.

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    Virtual Parent Session: Fiancial Aid and Paying your Bill

    This parent virtual event is scheduled to help parents and guardians navigate the financial aid and billing process! We’ll be answering your questions about understanding your financial aid offer letter, accepting financial aid, paying your bill, payment plans, health insurance and more.

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    Lunch and Learn Financial Aid Session

    This virtual event is scheduled to help parents and guardians navigate the financial aid process and the updated FAFSA. We’ll walk you through the important updates, expected timelines and answer your questions.

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    Transfer 1:1 Virtual Meetings

    Here at McDaniel, we recognize each transfer student has individual goals within their pursuit to complete their undergraduate degree. In these one-to-one virtual meetings we can discuss campus life, the application process, scholarships, housing, academic programs, and more!

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    Virtual 1:1 Financial Aid Meetings

    Chat one-on-one with McDaniel College financial experts when you register for a virtual financial aid session. You'll get valuable insights on scholarships, aid options, and financial planning so that McDaniel can be an affordable choice for you.

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    McDaniel Near Me

    McDaniel Near Me brings McDaniel College to your doorstep. Connect with admissions counselors at local events, ask questions, and learn about our offerings to make it easier to discover if McDaniel is the perfect college fit for you!

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    Admitted Student VIP Visit

    You’ve applied, been accepted, and officially committed to McDaniel College (yay!). All that’s left to do is schedule your VIP visit — hear from an admissions staff member, get your final questions answered, and preview the place you’ll call home for the next four years.

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    Making McDaniel Affordable

    Our team is here to take the anxiety out of paying for college and help you understand the financial aid options available to you. More than 90% of McDaniel College students receive some type of financial assistance — ensuring that students from all kinds of financial backgrounds are able to experience a McDaniel education.

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    A Top-Ranked College

    McDaniel College provides a vibrant academic environment, combining a strong liberal arts foundation, experiential learning opportunities, and dedicated faculty support. As you embark on your higher education journey, McDaniel can be an excellent choice to foster your intellectual curiosity, shape your character, and prepare you for a fulfilling and successful future.

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    Constantly climbing. Always exploring.

    On the Hill, learning doesn’t end in the classroom. The McDaniel Commitment guarantees that you’ll participate in at least two experiential learning opportunities tailored to your unique interests. Programs like service learning, study abroad, credit-based internships, and research allow you to fully experience a subject — not just learn about it.

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    Find Your Home on The Hill

    McDaniel College offers a rich and fulfilling student life experience. From various student organizations to exciting events and activities, you’re sure to find your place. You’ll join a one-of-a-kind community to make lasting friendships, become a leader, and get involved in ways that make a real difference.

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    The Perfect College Town

    Westminster really is the best of both worlds. It’s a picture-perfect, small-town setting to immerse yourself in academics and college life. But we’re also centrally located for weekend excursions — close to Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and a short drive to Deep Creek Lake, waterfalls, and the Appalachian Trail.

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