Orientation


Students from the class of 2022 and transfers to McDaniel College gather in Red Square ahead of the Convocation and Candlewalk as part of New Student Orientation on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 in Westminster, Md. (Marya Topina / McDaniel College).

A welcome from the Free Press

On behalf of our editorial team and writing staff at the Free Press, we’d like to officially welcome all McDaniel students to the Fall 2018 semester! As both of us are…






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New Student Orientation Schedule 2014

Wednesday Aug. 20  Resident Student Key Pick Up and Move In 8 to 11 a.m., Klitzberg Pavilion New Student Welcome Center 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Forum, Decker College…


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8 Real Tips for Orientation

Now that you’re all moved in, McDaniel Class of 2017, you still have a few days of orientation ahead of you. Here are some tips for making the best of…


Hoover Library is equipped with computers, group spaces, a silent floor, and reference librarians.

Resources on the Hill

Welcome to McDaniel, class of 2017! You can expect to find a lot of freedom and independence while you’re here on the Hill, but there are plenty of organizations, offices…




Students volunteer to participate in a Diet Coke chugging contest on stage during a Wednesday night "Happy Hour" presentation by guest speaker Mike Green..

“Happy Hour” Lessons from Mike Green

Mike Green is no stranger at McDaniel College, with over 10 years of experience on this campus of his responsible drinking presentation, “Happy Hour with Mike Green.” Both as a…



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The McDaniel Dictionary

Route 140 – Westminster’s main road that has anything you could need from Target to 5 Guys to Michaels to 5 Below. Advisor – a professor you chose to lead…


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The Highlights of Orientation

Orientation is one of the most exciting, exhausting parts of freshman year.  Between moving in, making new friends, and saying goodbye to loved ones, it’s a lot to take in….


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How to Get a Job on the Hill

Although it is more difficult for freshman to find an open job than it is for upper classmen, there are still many opportunities available for on-campus jobs and federal work-study. …


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A Beginner’s Guide to Westminster

Let me guess—you think there’s nothing to do here in Westminster because you saw more farms than gas stations on your way to McDaniel.  Well, I’m here to tell you…


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Freshman Survival Guide

Applications have been turned in, decisions have been made, diplomas have been handed out, and it’s time to finally take the next big step: college. It’s a new place with…


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College Pro Tips

Buy in bulk to save money.  A membership to a wholesale club usually costs about $50 for the year and comes with two licenses. Split the cost with your roommate…


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Hoover Library: Use it or lose out

Congratulations, the next four years of your life have begun! You’ll have plenty of fun along the way, but you can also expect to work hard during your McDaniel years,…