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Merritt Fitness Center Hours

All gym users are required to present their McDaniel ID to the desk staff at the fitness center.  Thank you.



Fall Semester 2018

Monday through Thursday: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Friday: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.


  • Please note:  Hours are subject to change.
  • Fitness Center will be open on Labor Day, and during Fall Break.
  • Fitness Center will be closed for Thanksgiving holiday.

Your McDaniel College ID (1Card) is required to enter the Merritt Fitness Center.   

If you need assistance please contact Kurt Udseth, or 410-857-2432.


Fitness Center Rules:

  • Everyone is required to sign-in at the attendant desk and provide McDaniel College ID
  • Proper gym attire and footwear is required. No flip flops or sandals.
  • Only personal music devices may be used in the fitness center.
  • Always put equipment back when you are done.
  • Always use sanitizer wipes to clean pads and equipment immediately after you are done.
  • Enter and exit the fitness center through the main entry only.
  • Please be considerate and respectful of others. 


This list provides apps for the following categories:  Strength, Activity Tracking, Circuit Training & Interval Training, Cardio, Running, Cycling, Weight Management, Diet/Nutrition, Mind/Brain, and much more!  




Frequently Asked Questions – Merritt Fitness Center

Who can use the fitness center?
Current students, faculty, staff, immediate family members of faculty/staff, and their guests may use the fitness center.  I.D. card is required to enter the facility.  Guests must obtain a guest pass from the fitness desk attendant.  Everyone must sign in at the attendant desk and present their McDaniel College I.D.

Where is the Fitness Center?
The facility is located at the Gill Center.

If I need assistance, have questions or concerns who can help me?
The fitness desk attendant can assist you.

Are there rules and user guidelines for the fitness center?
Yes, everyone is expected to comply with posted rules and standard gym etiquette.

Is there a risk of injury?
Yes, use of exercise equipment and participation in fitness activities could increase the risk of injury or even death.  You agree that your use of the Fitness Center is at your own risk and you assume full responsibility and all risks arising from your use of the Fitness Center. 

Can I safely begin exercising or should I check with my doctor first?
If you have physical or medical conditions, impairment, disease, illness or any other reason why you should not engage in physical activity even if you wanted to then you should consult a qualified healthcare provider before beginning an exercise program. 

In the event of an emergency what happens?
Call Campus Safety at ext. 2202.  Campus Safety can provide first aid and CPR.  If the Fitness Center or Gill Center becomes unsafe then it may require evacuation of the facility.  Locate the nearest exit and immediately leave the facility.

What else do I need to know about using the Fitness Center?
Read all signage posted in the facility.  Signage will provide important information about rules, emergency and safety notices, danger and warning statements, and other miscellaneous information. 

How do I know the facility and equipment is clean?
Everyone is required to wipe and clean equipment after use and to return equipment back to its appropriate place.  Weight plates, bars and dumbbells must be re-racked.  The Fitness Center staff will also complete a daily list of cleaning tasks to help maintain the cleanliness of the facility.

How should I dress for the fitness center?
Appropriate attire is required.  Loose and comfortable athletic clothing and supportive athletic shoes is suggested.  Shirts must be worn at all times.  Sandals and flip flops are not allowed. 

Is there television or music at the fitness center?
Televisions are located in close proximity to the cardiovascular equipment on the second level.  Only personal music devices may be brought into the fitness center.

Is there a place to store my things during my workout?
Yes, lockers are available just outside the free weight room and on the second level.  Locks may be used but must be removed after each use.

Exercise, Nutrition, and Wellness links: