Spring Sampler Overnight FAQ

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Admissions Office
1600 Grand Avenue (mailing address)
62 Macalester Street (actual address)
St. Paul, MN 55105 USA
1-651-696-6357
1-800-231-7974 (toll free)
1-651-696-6724 (fax)

Financial Aid
1-651-696-6214
1-800-231-7974 (toll free)
1-651-696-6866 (fax)


What should I bring?
You will want to bring a sleeping bag, pillow, towel, and any other personal items. Please dress comfortably; your stay at Macalester will be busy!

What should I expect?
A Macalester student has volunteered to help welcome you to our campus and provide you with a place to sleep. Your host looks forward to introducing you to Macalester. However, he/she may have other commitments or obligations (papers to write, sports, play rehearsal, etc.), so be adventurous during your stay at Mac. Introduce yourself to a variety of students and have fun exploring our community. Rest assured - there's never a shortage of activity at Macalester and we're excited to have you on our campus.

When will I meet my host?
Following Sampler check-in and the welcome, you will meet your student host at a dinner on Thursday at 5:00 p.m. You'll get to know your host over an informal buffet and you'll also have the chance to meet other visiting admitted students and their hosts.

What if I am arriving late for my overnight stay?
Students completing the overnight portion of the program are expected to arrive on campus by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. In case of flight or other transit delays, the Admissions Office will remain open until 8:00 p.m. to connect you with your overnight host. After 8:00 p.m., you should visit the Information Desk on the first floor of the Campus Center, and an on-call Visit Coordinator will assist you.

What if I am staying with a friend on campus and don't need the Admissions Office to assign a host to me?
If you will be staying on campus with a friend, please call the Admissions Office and let us know:
the name of the student who will host you
if you and your host will attend the dinner on Thursday at 5:00 p.m.
If you are not planning to attend the dinner, please arrange an alternate meeting time and location with your host.