Sep 19, 2019  
2016-17 Student Handbook 
2016-17 Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Life





Location: Gill Center
Phone: Ext. 2580 or 410/857-2580
Athletic Director: Mr. Paul Moyer

Intercollegiate athletics give students the opportunity to develop and maintain sound physical and mental health, desirable social and recreational competencies, lasting personal relationships, and a positive self-image.

The College is a Division III member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Centennial Conference.

The school colors are green and gold; McDaniel College teams are called the Green Terror.

Intercollegiate Teams

Men: Baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, indoor and outdoor track, and wrestling.

Women: Basketball, cross-country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, indoor and outdoor track, and volleyball.


A student must be enrolled for 12 credit hours during the semester of competition and be making satisfactory progress toward a baccalaureate degree.

Intramural Sports



Location: Gill Center
Phone: Ext. 2432 or 410/857-2432
Director: TBD

A variety of intramural activities are scheduled throughout the academic year. There is no fee to participate in Intramural programs. Individual player entries or team rosters may be submitted to register for an activity.

Check the Intramural website at for yearly schedule and upcoming events, results, and rules of play.




Gill Center/Merritt Fitness Center


Hours (subject to change):
  Mon.-Thu. 6 a.m.-11 p.m.
  Fri. 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
  Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  Sun. 1 p.m. -11 p.m.


Operating hours are subject to change.

The Gill Center offers a fitness center and playing courts.

Students, faculty, and staff are eligible to use the facility.  There is no user fee.  A McDaniel College I.D. is required to use the facility and individuals
must sign in prior to using the facility.

Guests are permitted on a limited basis and must obtain a guess pass at the Gill Center Lobby desk.

All facility users must follow posted rules and signs in Gill Center.

McDaniel P.E. classes and athletic team activities (e.g. classes, games, practices) have priority use of the facilities.

For more information visit:, or to request assistance call x2432 or (410) 857-2432.



Location: Campus golf course
Hours: Fall, spring, summer hours: 8 a.m.-dark
  Winter hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Seven days a week, weather permitting)
Phone: 410/848-7667
Admission: Students-I.D.; Guests- $10 (weekday); $15 (weekends/holidays); $8 (twilight-after 4 p.m. every day) $10 (9 holes-weekends only) $8 (17 yrs. of age and under)

Riding carts, pull carts and rental clubs are available for a nominal fee.

Swimming Pool


Location: Decker Center, ground floor
Phone: Ext. 2717 or 410/857-2717
Admission: Students-I.D.; Guests-$1

Use of the pool is free for students, faculty, and staff; I.D. required.

Swimming not permitted without a lifeguard on duty.

Families of nontraditional students may use the pool by showing their spouse’s/parent’s I.D., but children under 12 must be supervised. There is no charge.

Tennis Courts


Location: Between stadium and Main Street
Hours: Depends on classes scheduled
Phone: Ext. 2580 or 410/857-2580
Admission: Students-I.D.; Guests-Sign in

Only tennis may be played on the tennis courts. Tennis shoes are required.


College Committees with Student Representation


Various faculty and trustee committees with student members make recommendations to the faculty, the president or the trustees, and, in some cases, handle specialized functions. Committees with student members are listed below. Student representatives are selected by the appropriate individual or group.  To apply for one of these positions, visit the Office of Student Affairs.

Honor and Conduct Board

Ten students serve on the Board along with ten faculty members. The Board hears cases regarding student conduct and academic dishonesty.

Student Visitors to the Board of Trustees

Three student visitors serve as liaison persons between the students and the Board of Trustees. Students are selected in their sophomore year for a term of three years.

Student Government Association

The SGA is the central coordinating body that serves to promote the general welfare of the student body and to express a student voice in the affairs of the College. Voting members of the SGA include the Executive Board, Cabinet Members, and Senators. The Executive Board leads the SGA and is elected by the student body in the spring for the upcoming school year. SGA Cabinet members are appointed members that serve as directors to one of the following committees: Academic Affairs, Organizations Council, Public Relations and SGA Affairs. Senators are elected at the beginning of the school year, 3 representatives from each class. In order to serve as a member of SGA, a student must have a 2.5 and be in good standing with the college.

Green Terror Programs

Green Terror Programs promotes social, cultural, and educational programs for the campus community. It also provides a number of leadership opportunities for students. Committee membership is open to all students, and the variety of programs allows for varying degrees of input and participation.

Advisors: Ms. Kelly Harvey, Associate Director of Student Engagement
Office: Decker Center, Lower Level; Ext. 2265.


Publications and Media



The College literary magazine is composed of poetry, short stories, photography, and art work. Submissions are accepted from students, faculty and staff.

The McDaniel Free Press

The student newspaper is published for the McDaniel College community every other Thursday. Copies are available in the Decker College Center.

College Radio

The College radio station operates during the academic year and is run by students.


The College yearbook is a pictorial collage of the varied social, cultural, and athletic activities representing life on “the Hill.” Yearbook orders are taken throughout the school year. 

Green Terror TV Station

This cable TV station covers campus events and provides movies and other programming.

The Media Board coordinates the efforts of the campus media.