Aug 16, 2022  
2010-2011 Student Handbook 
    
2010-2011 Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Services


Bursar’s Office

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Location:   Elderdice Hall, first floor
Hours:   Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  Cashier’s Window:   Noon-3 p.m.
Phone:   Ext. 2702 or 410/857-2702

Bursar:

  Ms. Harriett Corbran

At the Cashier’s window, located across from the Registrar in Elderdice Hall, one and two-party personal checks will be cashed up to $100 for students with a McDaniel I.D. card. A check-cashing fee will be charged on personal and two-party checks. (College checks are exempt from this fee.) A $20 returned check fee is assessed to all checks returned from the bank.

There are a number of other banking institutions in close proximity to the College.

The Automated Teller Machine (ATM), located on the mid level of Decker Center, is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is serviced by BB&T (Branch Banking & Trust) and is affiliated with the MOST, CIRRUS, and PLUS networks. If you have an account with BB&T and a PIN (Personal Identification Number), there will be no charge for your transaction. Otherwise, charges set by your bank apply.

The Payroll Office will gladly direct deposit your work study payroll earnings. For information, call Barb Kashen at ext. 2206 or e-mail bkashen@mcdaniel.edu.

Bookstore

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Location:   Decker Center, middle level
Hours:   (Subject to change after first month of classes)
    Mon., Tue., Thu., Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Wed. 8:30 a.m-6:30 p.m.
Phone:   Ext. 2277 or 410/857-2277
Fax:   410/857-2756
Website:   www.mcdaniel.bncollege.com
Payment:   Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover, student debit card, or Barnes and Noble Gift Card
Manager:   Mr. Kyle Meloche

In addition to new and used textbooks and a general book department with special orders available, the bookstore offers:

  • General college and art supplies
  • McDaniel College clothing/hats/glassware
  • Key chains and I.D. wallets
  • Greeting cards
  • Health aids
  • Snacks and beverages

Campus Safety

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Location:   Winslow Hall, first floor
Hours:   24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Phone:   Ext. 2202 or 410/857-2202
Director:   Mr. Michael Webster
Website:   www.mcdaniel.edu/docs

The emergency number (fire, police, and ambulance) is 9-911. If it is necessary to call 9-911 and circumstances permit, please advise the Department of Campus Safety (ext. 2202) of the emergency. In this way we are better able to help you.

Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County can be reached at 410/848-2724.

Campus Safety will provide a walking escort to any member of the campus community. For an escort, please call ext. 2202 or 410/857-2202.

Mission Statement

The Department of Campus Safety affirms that the protection of human life is its primary charge. In addition, preservation of college resources is essential to the accomplishment of the goals indicated in the College’s First Principles. Quality of life substantially affects learning, and that quality is preserved by the enforcement of rules and laws, which is a responsibility of the department.

As educators, the Campus Safety staff provides or facilitates instruction in safety related topics. The department provides services to the College community in a professional, respectful, knowledgeable, and skillful manner with the highest standards of ethics, accountability, dignity, humanism, equity, and fairness.

Campus Safety places top priority on working with students to protect themselves and their property. Officers help with security, enforcement, emergency medical, environmental, life safety, fire safety issues, traffic and parking, and other emergency and disaster services.

DoCS is your 24-hour, 365-days-a-year campus resource. Students are encouraged to provide input on how services may be improved.

Safety Tips

Crime on campus can be reduced by common sense and following a few tips. Some are listed here, and others are available at the department.

  • Propping a door open may seem like a convenience, but when you do this, you jeopardize the safety of all residents. Please don’t prop doors, and remove any propping objects you find.
  • The misuse of fire-fighting equipment is a serious threat to your safety. Don’t allow others to put you in jeopardy.
  • Be careful about whom you allow in your room; lock your door and carry your keys when you leave, even if only for a few minutes; never go to sleep with your room unlocked. (Keep first floor or ground accessible windows locked.)
  • Engrave your property—details on Operation Identification are at Campus Safety.
  • If you lose your keys, report their loss immediately so an arrangement can be made to change your lock.
  • When returning to your residence hall or room, have your key ready beforehand.
  • Be aware of places attackers hide; exercise caution near bushes, under stairs, by doorways, parked cars, restrooms, etc.
  • If you are followed, reverse direction, cross the street, and go to a public place to call for help. If no phones are available, use a fire alarm box to summon help.
  • Don’t run, jog, or walk on the track, golf course, Harvey Stone Park, or other isolated areas alone at night; these places are not intended for night use.
  • Put your initials inside your texts on a page you will remember.
  • Victims of a crime should report the crime to Campus Safety. Criminal laws apply to the McDaniel College campus; charges are appropriately filed.
  • Weapons are not allowed on campus, and carrying them to protect yourself is a mistake; such weapons may be used against you.
  • Report suspicious activity–anything that just “doesn’t feel right.”

Escort Service

  • Campus Safety officers are available to escort students between campus destinations.
  • Call ext. 2202 or 410/857-2202 in advance.
  • Emergency telephones are located at Gill Center,  Harrison House parking lots, the lobbies of Winslow Hall, Baker Memorial Chapel, Levine Hall, and the common room in Hoover Library. Telephones are also located at the exterior of Albert Norman Ward, Blanche Ward, Daniel McLea, McDaniel, Rouzer, Whiteford Halls and the Art Studio.

McDaniel Alert

It is now possible for the College to alert you immediately in the case of a campus emergency. McDaniel College has partnered with a firm that can, once you sign up, notify you instantly in the event of imminent danger or a life-threatening campus emergency.

Students, faculty and staff can enroll online in a few easy steps. You may choose to be contacted by the new McDaniel Alert system via telephone (TTY), cell phone, fax, wireless PDA device or e-mail. Simply register your contact information online (and up to 5 emergency contacts).

There will be no charges by McDaniel College. However, your phone company may charge for text messages or phone calls received. Your personal data is held under the highest security standard in existence—an encryption level more secure than the technology protocol credit card companies use to protect on-line transactions.

Take action and enroll now at http://www.irisdispatch.com/users
Your username is your first name followed by your last name with no spaces (Example: williammcdaniel).
Your password is your McDaniel College I.D. number. Omit any zeros at the beginning of the I.D. number (Example: 000012305, you would enter 12305.)
Your I.D. number can be found on your McDaniel I.D. card or on a tuition bill.

Vehicle Security

  • Always lock your car. Keep valuables in the trunk. When driving, keep the doors locked and windows up at least halfway. Park in well-lit areas.
  • Don’t let your friends carry alcohol or drugs in your car.
  • If followed by strangers, drive to the Campus Safety Office, a police station, hospital, or other public place.
  • If your car breaks down on the road, don’t get out if strangers approach to help. Ask them to call the police or a tow service. Honest people will understand your reluctance.
  • Consider the installation of an alarm system in your car. Many insurers will provide a discount on your premiums if an alarm system is installed.
  • When parking your car, try to park close to well-lit areas, especially those near entrances to buildings or sidewalks. If you plan to be on campus especially late, consider moving your car during the day.

Grievance Procedure

If a student has a grievance against a member of the Department of Campus Safety, contact the Associate Dean of Students, who is responsible for the oversight of the grievance investigation. Upon launching an investigation, various parties will be interviewed and requested to provide written documentation. At the conclusion of the investigation, the Associate Dean of Students submits a written report to the Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students summarizing the findings. The Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students is responsible for making decisions regarding an individual’s employment status with the College.

Career Services

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Location:   Smith House
Hours:   Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Tuesday until 6 p.m.
Phone:   Ext. 3305 or 410/871-3305
Director:   Ms. April Johnson
Assistant Director:   Ms. Amanda Blankenship
E-mail:   career@mcdaniel.edu
Website:   www.mcdanielcareers.org

Career Services, a unit within the Student Affairs Division, is here to help you with all of your career planning and job search concerns and questions. Here are the top 6 reasons why we feel a visit to Smith House will be well worth your time….

1. Career Counseling

Receive career advice via e-mail, an individual appointment, the telephone, or during our walk-in hours.

2. Take a Career Assessment

Identify your skills, interests, values, and personality preferences and match this information to occupations and college majors.

3. Major Exploration

We can help you choose a major that best suits your interests, skills, and career goals. We can also help you explore what you can do with your current major. Our Career Resource Library offers more than 100 print resources to help you explore the world-of-work.

4. Internship and Job Search Assistance

  • Use our online employment databases to locate full-time and part-time jobs and internships – GT Job Connection, Current Jobs for Graduates, Internships.com and Internships-USA.com
  • Meet with employers to discuss job and internship opportunities at our job fairs.
  • Employers from a variety of industries visit McDaniel College each semester to conduct interviews for full-time, career related positions and internships. They also set up information tables, host information sessions, and participate in Career Dinners.
  • View our database of over 100 McDaniel graduates from a variety of career fields who give back to McDaniel students by sharing information about their work and offering career advice.

5. Graduate and Professional School Resources

We offer resources that can help you research and choose a graduate school, prepare for admissions tests, write essays, and locate funding sources. We also host a Graduate School Fair where you can talk with representatives from local programs.

6. Career Services Website

Our website provides more than 40 customized pages with links to jobs, internships, career tutorials, and career exploration sites. We also provide downloadable career guides, forms and career-related handouts. Information regarding our events and local job fairs is available too.

Commuter Students

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Advisor: Ms. Elizabeth Towle, etowle@mcdaniel.edu  
Contact: Decker College Center, Office of Student Affairs  

Commuter Student Association

Commuters comprise about 21 percent of the College student population. Both full and part-time undergraduate students are welcome to join the Commuter Student Association. The open-style meeting enables students to discuss their needs or opinions, as well as to arrange fund-raisers and social events.

Members are notified of meetings by a note on the commuter bulletin board, located on the middle level of Decker Center. If interested in joining, contact Dean Elizabeth Towle (ext. 2241 or 410/857-2241) in the Office of Student Affairs in the Decker College Center.

Parking

Commuter students may park in any legal student parking space on campus. The Department of Campus Safety parking regulations can be found at www.mcdaniel.edu/docs.  Yearly parking stickers are required and may be purchased for $100 from Campus Safety. Regulations and a map will be issued at the time of registration.

Snow Policy

In cases when the College closes due to inclement weather, closings will be announced on area radio stations including WTTR (AM 1470) and WBSB (104 FM), and Baltimore television stations. However, the official word on closings is the McDaniel College home page (www.mcdaniel.edu). It is assumed all classes will meet unless a professor notifies the school otherwise. To find out about an individual class cancellation, call the Information Desk in Decker College Center at 410/848-7000, or contact the appropriate department secretary.

Commuter Lounge

Located on the first floor of Academic Hall, the Commuter Lounge has sofas and chairs, a microwave, color television, campus telephone and a refrigerator. A limited number of keys are available in the Office of Student Affairs for a $5 deposit, which is refundable at the end of the year. (Please lock the door when you leave.)

Lockers

Lockers are located on the middle level of Decker Center near the Post Office. They may be reserved for the year in the Office of Student Affairs with a $2 refundable deposit. Students must supply their own padlocks, which may be purchased in the Bookstore.

Post Office

A campus mailbox keeps you in touch with the College. Every student should have one! The Registrar’s Office, department chairpersons, professors, and fellow students use campus mail. There is not a deposit for a mailbox key. However, there will be a fine if the key is lost.

Food

See Dining Services for The Grille, Budapest Cafe and Sandellas.

Englar Dining Hall is also available for commuters and their guests. Meals can be purchased separately or through a meal plan. The 90-block plan allows the student to eat six meals per week, on average, and a 5 lunch-only plan is available. See the Bursar for details.

Dining Services

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Location:   Englar Dining Hall, Decker Center, lower level
Phone:   Ext. 2730 or 410/857-2730
General Manager:   Ms. Debbie Shaffer
Website:  

www2.mcdaniel.edu/foodservice

I.D. Cards

  • Obtained from the I.D. Card Office (outside Englar Dining Hall)
  • Replace lost card for $20

Meal Plans

All first-year students living in traditional residence halls must select from the 210, 240, or the unlimited meal block plan. Upper class students living in traditional residence halls may select the 180- or 150-meal block plan. An upperclass student may choose from the larger meal plans (210, 240, or unlimited), if he/she prefers.  Students living in the Garden Apartments with a kitchen, North Village, and Pennsylvania Avenue housing may choose either the unlimited, 240, 210, 180, 150, or 90 meal block plan. Additional blocks of 5 meals may be purchased in the event that all meals are consumed. Please ask for additional information at the Englar Dining Hall.

All changes to meal plans must be done within the first two weeks of the semester.

Each plan offers guest passes as well as opportunities to enjoy a “4th” meal starting at 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. in The Grille and limited meal equivalency in Sandellas. Please refer to the meal plan brochure for more information.

Specialty bars, theme meals, and ethnic celebrations are planned on a weekly basis.

Special meal hours may be announced during the year.

Note: I.D. cards are for the individual student’s use only and must be presented at each meal. Meals are not transferable.

Other services include:  
Catering Services   Ext. 2731
Class conflict meal service   Ext. 2730
Employment   Ext. 2732
Food Service Committee   Ext. 2732
Sick tray service   Ext. 2742

Englar Dining Hall

Location:   Decker Center, lower level
Prices and Hours:    
  Full Breakfast   $5.50, plus tax;
      Mon.-Fri. 7:15-9:30 a.m.
  Continental Breakfast   $4.00, plus tax;
      Mon.-Fri. 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  Lunch   $7.50, plus tax;
      Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
      Soup, salad, deli 2-3 p.m.
      Weekends (Brunch) 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  Dinner   $10.25 plus tax;
      Mon.-Thu. 4:15-7 p.m.
      Fri., Sat. & Sun. 4:15-6:30 p.m.
Payment:   I.D. (meal plan), declining balance, meal ticket, or cash.

Types of Food

Lunch: Selection of hot entrees, deli, pizza, made-to-order wraps and grill, self-serve baked potato bar, soup and salad bar, frozen yogurt and ice cream station

Dinner: Selection of hot entrees, pizza, pasta bar, self-serve soup and salad bar, frozen yogurt and ice cream station

Available every meal: Assortment of fresh fruits and cereals, muffins, freshly baked desserts, hot and cold beverages

The Grille

Location:   Decker Center, middle level
Hours:   (subject to change)
    Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-12 midnight
    Sat. 11 a.m.-12 midnight
    Sun. 1 p.m.-12 midnight
Phone:   Ext. 2735 or 410/857-2735

Types of Food

Hot and cold sandwiches, pizza, special entrees, hamburgers, French fries, breakfast foods, salad, soup, desserts, frozen yogurt, assorted beverages

Budapest Cafe

Location:   Decker Center, middle level
Hours:   Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Seattle’s Best Coffees, Island Oasis Smoothies
 

Sandellas

   
Location:   Gill Center
Hours:   Mon.-Thu. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
    and 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
    Fri. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
    and 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
    Sunday 7p.m. - 10 p.m.

Types of Food

Variety of flat bread pizzas, wraps, paninis, and organic foods.

Food Committee
 

Please join the Food Committee.  The committee is an opportunity for students’ to have their voices heard.  The committee meets the first Tuesday of every month at 3pm in Englar Dining Hall.

All hours are subject to change

 

Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

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Location:   Rouzer Hall, lower level
Hours:   Mon.-Fri.. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Phone:   Ext. 2791 or 410/857-2791
Director:   Ms. Mahlia Joyce
Website:   www.mcdaniel.edu/oms

McDaniel College students share much in common—the same address, challenging academic programs, and bright futures. Part of a college education is learning about and sharing in each other’s differences.

The College community is comprised of classmates from diverse ethnic, racial, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds. Organizations like the Jewish Student Union, the Black Student Union, and the International Club, with members from places as culturally varied as Greece, India, and Africa, are open to everyone. These groups provide an opportunity for all students to gain new perspectives on issues, as well as an appreciation of different kinds of food, dress, art, and literature.

The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs provides academic and personal support to students of color, including counseling and referrals. Scholarship and internship information is also available along with a multicultural resource library. Diversity training is offered to the community as a whole. The office sponsors cultural, social, and educational events to coordinate with religious holidays,Women’s History Month, Black History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, and several other Heritage Months.

Some cultural/ethnic organizations include:

  • Allies (gay, lesbian, bisexual student alliance)
  • Amnesty International
  • Asian Community Coalition
  • Black Student Union
  • Eye to Eye (deaf awareness group)
  • Hispano-Latino Alliance
  • International Club
  • Jewish Student Union
  • Multicultural Student Association
  • Women’s Issues Group

Financial Aid

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Location:   Elderdice Hall
Hours:   8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Phone:   Ext. 2233 or 410/857-2233
Director:   Ms. Patricia Williams
Website:   www.mcdaniel.edu/finaid

Philosophy

The goal of the McDaniel College financial aid program is to try to ensure that all academically qualified students who want to attend the College can do so regardless of financial considerations. Financial need, therefore, is the primary criterion used to determine eligibility for aid.

The following is a summary of financial aid at McDaniel College; the Financial Aid Office has complete and detailed information. Eligibility is based on financial information from the FAFSA and McDaniel Financial Aid Application. Some programs list other eligibility qualifications.

Application

Both students who are seeking aid for the first time and those desiring renewal of aid must submit a FAFSA listing McDaniel College (code #002109) as a recipient. The FAFSA is available at www.fafsa.ed.gov. To receive priority consideration for financial aid from the College, the FAFSA should be submitted before March 1. Students must be registered for at least 12 credits to be eligible for financial aid.

All financial aid awards administered by McDaniel College (including federal, state and college grants,  loans and work-study) are made on a one-year basis and are renewable with demonstrated need. If a student’s financial need increases, additional aid will be considered; conversely, if financial need decreases, aid may also decrease.

When offering financial aid, McDaniel College takes into account all resources available to a student, including state and federal scholarships, and scholarships from other sources. Because the amounts of these awards are frequently unknown when original commitments of McDaniel College financial aid monies are made, it is sometimes necessary to repackage a student’s financial aid award to accommodate these new awards.

Need-Based Aid

  • Federal Pell Grant: does not have to be repaid; maximum award $5,550.
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG): does not have to be repaid; average award $500, determined by the College.
  • McDaniel Grant: does not have to be repaid; range of $1000 to full tuition, based on financial need.
  • Federal Work Study (FWS) or Campus Employment (CE): campus employment; student paid directly; average award $1,000-$1,600.
  • Federal Perkins Loan: must be repaid at 5% interest rate; average award $1,500, determined by the College.
  • Subsidized Federal Direct Loan Program: must be repaid; check with Financial Aid Office for current interest rates.Maximum award during first year is $3,500, $4,500 for sophomore year, and $5,500 for the junior and senior years. Graduate students may borrow up to $8,500 per year, according to need.

Non-Need-Based Aid

  • Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan: a loan for dependent and independent students without financial need or for students with special circumstances. Dependent students have the same loan limits as in the regular Direct Loan program while independent students may borrow up to $7,500 during their first year; up to $8,500 as sophomores; and up to $10,500 as juniors and seniors.
  • PLUS Loan (Parent Loan): loan for parents; maximum loan is cost of attendance minus financial aid.
  • Carroll County Grant: Carroll County resident; $2,000 per year for full-time students.
  • Family Tuition Reduction Grant: $2,000 grant; more than one immediate family member in attendance at McDaniel College; starts with the second family member at McDaniel College; must be undergraduate students and full time.

Satisfactory Progress Standards

All students receiving financial aid must meet the requirements of satisfactory progress in order to continue receiving aid each year. In addition to successfully completing at least 75 percent of the credit hours attempted for a given semester, students must maintain the GPA and credit requirements for the semesters listed below:

 

# of semesters # of credits CUM GPA  
1 12 1.00  
2 24 1.50  
3 36 1.60  
4 48 1.70  
5 60 1.80  
6 72 1.90  
7 84 1.95  
8 96 2.00  

Successful completion of a course requires a letter grade of A, B, C, D, or CR for a nongrade course. Incompletes and withdrawals do not count in the calculation. Transfer students will have their progress calculated using their credit hours and GPA from prior institutions plus the work completed at McDaniel College.

Students not meeting the requirements will be notified and placed on a one-semester probation. If the requirements are not met following one semester of probation, financial aid will be withheld. Students with extraordinary circumstances may appeal in writing to the Director of Financial Aid.

Students who have earned greater than 150 credit hours must appeal to the Director of Financial Aid for continued aid.

Return of Financial Aid

Students who withdraw from the College or stop attending classes during the semester may not be eligible for some or all of the financial aid they received for that semester. Funds for which students are no longer eligible must be returned to the appropriate program fund. Students should see the Financial Aid and Bursar’s offices before they withdraw to determine what they will owe the College. The College’s return of Title IV funds policy can be found at www.mcdaniel.edu/finaid.

Information Technology

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Location:   Decker Center, middle level and Lewis Basement
Hours:   Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Phone:   Ext. 3390 (Help Desk)
CIO:   Dr. Esther Iglich

The Information Technology Department supports college computer equipment in computer labs, classrooms and academic and administrative offices. It also maintains the College network, the Archway and campus e-mail accounts.

Internet/E-Mail Accounts

Publicly accessible computers on campus and in the library’s online catalog area are networked to the campus mail server and to the Internet and World Wide Web. Ethernet is available from residence hall rooms. For directions on Ethernet access, contact Information Technology at ext. 3328.

WiFi access is currently available in all residential buildings, common areas such as Ensor Lounge, the Grille Pub, Hoover Library, etc. and is expanding to academic buildings.

All current students, both undergraduate and graduate, are assigned a college e-mail account. These accounts will remain active until graduation, unless a student does not register for three consecutive semesters. An e-mail and Internet access account is a privilege, not a right. All users must agree to abide by the Responsible Use of Computing Policy on the College website. McDaniel e-mail accounts are the official method of communicating between the College and students. It is imperative that students monitor their accounts.

Computing Labs

The computing labs are for the use of current students, faculty, and staff with current McDaniel College I.D.s and according to the posted lab rules. Nine computer labs are available for use. Check the posted schedules at each lab for hours of operation. Hours are also available on the Information Technology web page (www.mcdaniel.edu). Closings due to classes scheduled in a particular lab will be posted outside that lab.

24-Hour Computer Lab

During the fall and spring semesters, students may access the Charlson Lab in Hoover Library 24 hours a day by activating their College ID card at Campus Safety.  (If a student’s ID card does not have a 5 digit number on the back that starts with zero, the student will need to get an updated ID Card from the ID Card Office by Englar Dining Hall.)

Other Labs

The following labs are primarily used as classrooms but also have open-access hours. Priority is given to the students indicated:

  • Academic Hall Lab in Academic Hall, G1 (primarily used as a classroom lab)
  • Foreign Languages Lab in Baker Memorial Chapel, basement (foreign language students)
  • Graphics Lab in Peterson Hall, 1st floor (graphic arts students)
  • Lewis Mathematics/Computer Science/Communications Lab in Lewis Hall G5 (mathematics, computer science and communications students)
  • Maggie Lab in Academic Hall, 1st floor (SWAT help available)
  • Physics Lab in Lewis Hall, 3rd floor (physics students)
  • Windows Lab in Lewis Hall B5, basement (primarily used as a classroom lab)
  • Writing Center in Hill Hall, 1st floor (English students); closings due to classes posted on a daily basis

Library (Hoover)

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Location:   Memorial Square
Hours (during academic term):   Mon.-Thu. 8 a.m.-midnight
    Fri. 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
    Sat. 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
    Sun. Noon-midnight
    Note: Hours vary during vacations and summer. Call or check the library’s home page for updates.
Phone:   Ext. 2281 or 410/857-2281
Reference:   Ext. 2282 or 410/857-2282
Website:   http://hoover.mcdaniel.edu
Director:   Ms. Jessame Ferguson

Facilities

  • 24-hour computer lab
  • Media area for viewing videos and listening to CDs, DVDs and cassettes
  • Study spaces for individuals and small groups
  • Group study rooms, collaboration workstations, group technology rooms
  • Library Commons: 24-hour public lounge with vending machines

Services

  • Librarians are available to provide research assistance approximately fifty-eight hours per week. Research help is also available by appointment, and by using the “Ask a Librarian” feature located on the Library’s home page.
  • The Library provides online access to over sixty databases, electronic journals, and the library’s catalog.
  • Computers, both PC and Macintosh, are available in the reference area for research and coursework.
  • Hoover Library offers free Interlibrary Loan services for students and faculty. Request materials using print forms available at the reference desk, or online request forms located on the Library’s web page.

Lending Periods

Books:   Four weeks
Video and other AV:   3 days; (Limit two items)
Reserves:   Three hours, unless noted otherwise by instructor
Note:   Periodicals, newspapers, and reference materials may not be taken from the library.

Fines

Books:   $ .25 per day
Video and other AV:   $1.00 per day
Reserves:   $0.50 per hour
Maximum fine:   $25.00 per item
Lost or damages:   $65.00 per item

Failure to pay fines may result in suspension of borrowing privileges and may prevent college re-registration and graduation. Theft, mutilation, or destruction of library materials is an Honor Code violation.

Carroll Library Partnership

The Carroll Library Partnership includes Hoover Library, Carroll County Public Library, and Carroll Community College, and offers access to combined holdings of more than 800,000 volumes and 450,000 titles. McDaniel College library I.D. cards are valid at all locations and materials available at a partnership library will be delivered by courier to Hoover Library upon request.

Post Office

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Location:   Decker Center, middle level
Hours:   Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Phone:   Ext. 2270 or 410/857-2270
Manager:   Mr. Larry Shockney

The College Post Office is a contractual branch of the United States Postal Services and is bound by the USPS regulations. We offer all domestic and international services, along with money orders, fax services and mailing supplies. All incoming mail should be in your mailboxes by 11 a.m. and all outgoing mail leaves our location by 3:30 p.m. each day. There is no weekend service. We currently accept cash and checks only for payment of service.

Mailboxes

  • All students (including commuters) must have a campus mailbox to ensure receipt of campus mail from the College community. The College distributes campus announcements, schedules, happenings and news each month though campus mail.
  • We ask you to empty your mailbox daily, due to the size of the box and the volume of mail we deliver.
  • The Post Office is not responsible for theft from mailboxes left unlocked. It is a federal offense to tamper with another person’s mailbox or mail.

Mailbox Keys

  • You must bring your key and open your mailbox to receive your mail. We will not issue your mail at the Postal Window; you must have your key.
  • There is no deposit for a mailbox key; however you will be charged to replace a lost key.
  • All mailbox keys must be returned to the College Post Office within 10 days of graduation or departure from the College. Failure to return your key will result with a charge.

Mail/Packages

  • The benefit of a properly addressed mail piece is deliverability. Mail pieces with complete addresses are delivered promptly and correctly. Please attempt to have all your mail addressed as follows:

    NAME
    McDaniel College
    2 College Hill, Box # (your box number)
    Westminster, MD 21157-4390
     
  •  When you receive mail larger than your mailbox, you will receive a slip indicating this. Please bring this slip to the customer service window, where you are asked to sign for the mail piece and will receive it.
  • College groups or clubs wishing to send campus mail to the student population must prepare them in alphabetical order and are required to file them in the mailboxes.
  • Cash should not be sent via the campus mail system or through the United States Postal System.
  • You can mail letters and ship packages by the United States Postal Service or with the United Parcel Service, daily at the customer service window. We offer packing and shipping supplies to meet your mailing needs.

Recycling

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McDaniel College continues to recycle and encourages all community members to do so. The College has a very simple policy: items that can be recycled are placed in green recycling bags; garbage is placed in black trash bags. Recyclables can be commingled and will be hauled free of charge. If any item other than what is listed below is found in the white bag, the entire bag is contaminated and will be regarded as garbage. Please put the following items, and only these items, in containers lined with green recycling bags (these items can be commingled):

  • Aluminum cans/aluminum foil/scrap aluminum void of any residue
  • Steel cans (rinse before placing in bag)
  • Glass bottles and jars (rinse before placing in bag)
  • All plastics #1 PETE and #2 HDPE (rinse before placing in bag)
  • Plastic bottles #3-7 (rinse before placing in bag)
  • All paper (white, news, books, colored paper, junk mail, envelopes)

Exceptions

Shredded paper must be bagged and placed in the green bag. Plastic shopping bags must be bagged separately and placed in the green bag. Cardboard must be broken down and placed next to the container lined with the green bag.

Green bags can be obtained from your housekeeper or your Residence Life Area Coordinator. Containers lined with these items can be found in all residence halls, academic buildings and common areas across campus.

RecycleMania

RecycleMania is a nationwide recycling contest among over 400 colleges and universities. During a ten-week period in the Fall and Spring semesters, McDaniel joins this competition to see which college can recycle the most and landfill the least. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact the Environmental Action Club.

Residence Life

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Location:   Decker Center, upper level
Hours:   Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Phone:   Ext. 2240
Director:   Mr. Michael Robbins

McDaniel College offers a wide range of residential experiences for students. Living in close proximity with others, with a constant exchange of ideas, possibilities for friendships and awareness of the rights and responsibilities of all concerned, is part of what makes the residential environment one of the most educational and fun facets of campus life.

The Residence Life professional staff is responsible for the daily operation of the halls and supervision of the resident and graduate assistant staff.

Area Coordinators

Area Coordinators (ACs) are full time professional staff who supervise our Resident Assistants. The ACs are available to students for support. They manage the administrative processes involved in housing, oversee educational and social programming efforts, interact with the Physical Plant staff to have maintenance or cleaning issues addressed, and also serve as discipline officers in the College’s Discipline Process. The Area Coordinators live in apartments within the residence halls and take part in a nightly and weekend crisis response duty rotation. They work with Campus Safety officers to address problems outside of normal business hours.

Resident Assistants

Resident Assistants (RAs) are specially trained undergraduate students who live and work in campus housing. They are responsible for communicating campus policies to the residents of their areas and encouraging students to respect the rights of other members of the community. They also provide educational, cultural, and social programs in their residential areas. Resident Assistants are interested in knowing each student individually and assisting in his or her adjustment to college life. They:

  • Provide information about policies and services.
  • Advise on social, academic, or personal problems.
  • Make referrals to appropriate offices.
  • Convey student needs and special matters to administrative staff.
  • Encourage the maintenance of good study conditions.
  • Promote student leadership.
  • Interest students in scholastic achievement and intellectual and cultural experiences outside the classroom.
  • Enforce college policies and regulations.
  • Handle the administrative details of operating campus housing.

If You Need Help

One RA is on duty in each building or area every night, beginning at 9 p.m. An Area Coordinator is on call during the week from 4:30 p.m. until 8:30 a.m. the next morning. On the weekends, an Area Coordinator can be reached any time from Friday at 4:30 p.m. through Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. by calling the Department of Campus Safety at (410) 857-2202.

 

Office of Student Engagement

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Location:

Decker Center, lower level
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Phone: Ext. 2266 or 410/857-2266
Director: Ms. Christine Workman

The Office of Student Engagement is responsible for advising student clubs and organizations, overseeing the event programming board, and overseeing Greek Life. Also, staff members work with organizations, advisors, and departments in sponsoring events. The Office of Student Engagement keeps the official list of student organizations and their advisors.

  • Organizations that wish to be recognized by the College must submit a Registration Form; the forms are available in the Office of Student Engagement . To receive funds from the Student Government Association, organizations other than media groups, classes and honor societies must be recognized by a majority vote of the SGA.
  • Student groups wishing to use the College facilities must schedule and reserve them through the Conference and Auxiliary Services Office.
  • Activities should be registered as early as possible but at least seven working days in advance. Requests must be made with the Space Reservation Form. Short-notice reservations may be possible to arrange if space is available.
  • Regular meetings of College organizations should be scheduled for a full semester, if possible.
  • There is no charge for use of facilities by campus organizations for College events.
  • Special set-up arrangements should be made seven working days in advance with the Conference and Auxiliary Services Office by completing the Set-Up Form.
  • College individuals and organizations planning activities off campus should do so in conjunction with the Office of Student Engagement.
  • Places are available for posters and other forms of publicity in Decker College Center and Englar Hall. The approval of the Office of Student Engagement is required before posting or distributing material in Decker College Center.
  • The Office of Student Engagement assigns clubrooms and office space as available to student organizations.

 

Telecommunications

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Location:   Decker Center, middle level
Hours:   8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Phone:   Ext. 3328 or 410/871-3328
Manager:   Ms. Kellie Wuorinen

Residence hall rooms will no longer be equipped with a college provided phone.  If the student would like a room phone, they should contact the Telecommunications Office at (410) 871-3328 or email kwuorinen@mcdaniel.edu.

 Dialing

  • When you use any campus phone, you need only dial the 4-digit extension number.
  • To find an extension on campus, ask at the Information Desk in Decker Center or dial 0.

Dialing Extensions from Off Campus

  • Dial 410-751- plus the four-digit extension if the extension is between 8000 and 8699.
  • Dial 410-386- plus the four-digit extension if the extension is between 4600 and 4699.
  • Dial 410-857- plus the four-digit extension if the extension is between 2200 and 2299 or 2400 and 2599 or 2700 and 2799.
  • Dial 410-871- plus the four-digit extension if the extension is between 3300 and 3399 or 3100 and 3199 or 3800 and 3999.

Pay Phone Locations

Inside:    
Decker Center:    Middle and lower levels
Hoover Library:   Charleston Computer Lab
Gill Center:   Lobby
     
Pay phones with TTY:    
Decker College Ctr.:    Middle level
Hoover Library:   Commons Rm.
Gill Center:   Lobby

Campus Extension Phones

Decker College Ctr.:   Upper level
Decker College Ctr.:   Across from Post Office
Hoover Library:   The Commons
Alumni Hall:   Lobby

TTY (TDD) Teletypewriter Locations (for incoming calls from hearing-impaired persons)

  • Student Affairs Office
  • Information Desk in Decker Center
  • Deaf Education department
  • Registrar’s Office
  • Campus Safety Office
  • Bursar’s Office
  • Wellness Center

Wellness Center - Counseling and Health Services

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Location:   Winslow Hall, second floor
Hours:   8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    (Call to schedule appointment)
Phone:   410/857-2243 or Ext. 2243
Staff:   Ms. Susan Glore, LCPC - Director and Assistant Dean
    Ms. Megan Hearron, LCSW-C
    Ms. Kate Mastroianni, LCPC
    Ms. Dana Plevyak, R.N.
    Ms. Rhonda Hall, Office Coordinator/Receptionist
    Dr. Kim Johnston, Consulting Physician
    Nurse Practitioner Service available 3 hours per day

Counseling Services

Counseling Services provides an opportunity for students to explore problems and concerns that interfere with their adjustment to and success in college.  Below is a list of services offered:

  • Students meet with a licensed mental health professional in a confidential setting.
  • Individual counseling is available to all full-time undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Counselling is provided on a short-term basis at no cost to the student.
  • Crisis intervention available as needed.
  • Referrals to off campus resources as needed.
  • Limited psychiatric consultation is available to students who are in treatment with a counselor at the center.
  • Workshops and educations programs on a variety of mental health topics.
  • Campus-wide alcohol education and prevention programs are provided each year.

Confidential Services

Counseling Center services are confidential and not part of or connected in any way to a student’s academic record.  Information is shared only with the written authorization of the student (including whether or not a student has received services).  There are exceptions to confidentiality that legally and ethically require a counselor to disclose information in order to protect clients and identified others.  Such exceptions include evidence of serious and foreseeable harm to self and/or others, reports of child or elder abuse/neglect, or as a result of a court order.

Reasons to Come to Counseling

There are many reasons why students may seek counseling services. Some typical concerns students may have include:

  • Adjustment to college
  • Separating from old friends
  • Troubled relationships
  • Feeling sad and depressed
  • Rape/sexual assault
  • Feeling anxious
  • Feeling distracted and unable to concentrate
  • Alcohol and other drug use
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Eating concerns/dieting

Health Services

McDaniel College Health Services provides free medical and health consultations to all full-time students by licensed health care professionals.  Nominal fees will be charged for some clinical services and prescription medications.

Appointment Hours:

To schedule an appointment in Health Services, call the Wellness Center at (410) 857-2243.  Health Services is located in the Wellness Center on the 2nd floor of Winslow Hall.  Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm.  The Wellness Center makes every effort to accomodate urgent matters.

No Show Policy

A $10.00 no show fee will be charged to a student’s tuition account for any missed health appointment that is not canceled at least 2 hours before the appointment time. 

For emergencies after hours, call the Department of Campus Safety at Ext. 2202 or 410/857-2202.

McDaniel College Health Services offers the following clinical services:

  • Medical treatment for minor illnesses and injuries, including routine lab work
  • Medications (over the counter) and some prescription medications available
  • Immunizations including Meningitis, Gardasil, Hepatitis B, Tetanus and PPD (Tuberculin skin testing).
  • Gynecological services for routine exams, problems and birth control.
  • STD Testing
  • Mononucleosis test, rapid Strep test, urinalysis and urine pregnancy test, while you wait.
  • Referall to specialists arranged as needed.
  • Allergy injections per Clinical review
  • Annual Flu Clinic

Note: Verification of class absences due to illness or injury will be provided to students who are treated in Health Services and sign the appropriate medical release of information forms.

The Writing Center

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Location:   Hill Hall, Room 101
Hours:   Mon.-Thu.:
    8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
    Fri.: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Sat.: By appointment
    Sun: 3 to 10 p.m.
Phone:   Ext. 2420 or 410/857-2420
Director:   Ms. Lisa M. Breslin

The Writing Center offers assistance with the writing process, including brainstorming, free-writing, outlining, revising, and polishing. Writing tutors:

  • Guide students through the writing process and build the skills necessary to revise, develop, and edit their work independently.
  • Implement widely researched strategies to educate students about all aspects of writing, including structure, style, and mechanics.
  • Do not proofread or write papers for students.

Writing Center tutors can also help with:

  • Research documentation
  • Abstracts
  • Literary analysis
  • Expository writing
  • Argumentative writing
  • Resumes

Please call ahead to make an appointment with a tutor in the Writing Center. Walk-ins are also welcome.