As a freshman, transfer, or returning student, a major question at the beginning of the year is “what is going on this semester?” Well, look no further because the Office of Student Engagement along with other clubs and campus organizations has an array of activities and trips planned!
First, the semester will kick off with the annual “Welcome Week” during the first week of classes. The schedule is chock full of fun events and information sessions to get everyone back in the swing of things for the semester. Here is what you can expect August 26-31.
Sunday August 26: Bingo for Books: 5pm-7pm; Englar Dining Hall
Monday August 27: Beyond the Wall Poster Sale: 10am-6pm; The Forum
Meet the Sororities Ice Cream Social: 8pm-10pm; McDaniel Lounge
Tuesday August 28: Beyond the Wall Poster Sale: 9am-4:30pm; The Forum
Spin Art Stunner Shades; 11am-3pm (or until supplies last); Ensor Lounge
Zumba Party: 7pm-8pm; Gill Gym
Meet the Fraternities Greek Games: 7pm-9pm; Red Square
Wednesday August 29: Diverse and Delicious: 10:30am-1pm; Ensor Lounge
Wellness Center Open House: 12pm-1pm; Winslow Center, 2nd floor
Involvement Fair: 5pm-7pm; Red Square
Thursday August 30: Ice Cream Sundae Bar: 12pm-1pm; Outside Glar
Part Time Job Fair: 4pm-6pm; Forum
Nachos and Rec Lounge Grand Opening: 6pm-9pm; Rec Lounge
Magic Tournament: 8pm-10pm; Ensor Lounge
Friday August 31: Green Terror Productions Kickoff Meeting: 3pm-4pm: Glar Dining Porch
World Café: 4pm-6pm; Ensor Lounge
Grass Volleyball Tournament: 4pm-7pm; Outside Gill Gym
Movie on the Lawn: 9pm; Red Square
If you are looking to go see a movie, but can’t get off campus and don’t want to pay 13 bucks for a ticket (I know I don’t!) then check out these movies which will be shown at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. every other Friday of the fall semester in Decker Auditorium (unless otherwise noted).
August 31: The Avengers (outdoor movie with pizza, weather permitting)
September 14: That’s My Boy
September 28: The Amazing Spiderman
October 12: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
October 26: The Dark Knight Rises
November 2: The Bourne Legacy
November 16: The Campaign
November 30: The Apparition
There are also a number of off-campus trips being offered this semester at a cheap price! Be sure to sign up to snag a seat on one of these adventures!
Saturday, September 8: Hershey Park Trip, $15.00
Saturday September 29: National Zoo Trip, $5.00*
Wednesday October 10: Wicked at the Hippodrome Theatre, $15.00
Saturday October 27: Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, $10.00
Friday November 9: Cosmic Bowling, $5.00*
Saturday December 1: Hunt Valley Mall Trip, $5.00*
*The trips with the * next to the price indicates that you pay a $5.00 fee when you sign up to hold your seat on the bus and you will receive the $5.00 back when you get on the bus for the trip. So that means the trip is totally free! All costs include your ticket(s) and transportation to and from the activity. Can’t beat these trips!
These are just SOME of the activities McDaniel offers throughout the semester that you can look forward to. This does not include other events and activities you will have with other clubs and organizations you may decide to join!
Also, don’t forget about Families Weekend, September 21-23, and Homecoming on Saturday November 3! More great events to enjoy that will allow you to spend time with your families and introduce them to your new friends. With all these activities and events to look forward too, you will never be bored on (or off) The Hill!