It’s pronounced “Kuh-tock-tin.”It means home.

Perched at the base of the Catoctin Mountains in Emmitsburg, Md., we have access to the Great Outdoors right out in our backyard. You’ll find hiking, kayaking, skiing, snowboarding, golfing and even a 78-foot waterfall—all less than 15 minutes from campus.

Like small towns?

Get “hipstoric” in Frederick, Md., where American history meets modern, top-rated restaurants (including two by Top Chef’s Brian Voltaggio) and the only high wheel bike race in the country. And don’t forget Gettysburg, Pa., also home to boutique shopping, national theaters, wineries, ghost tours and more.

If the city’s more your speed, we’re near some great ones.

You can get a taste of history and a delicacy called the half-smoke in our nation’s capital, or visit Inner Harbor and see the O’s in action in Baltimore—both are only an hour away.