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Admissions Office
62 Macalester Street (actual address)
1600 Grand Avenue (mailing address)
St. Paul, MN 55105 USA
(800) 231-7974
651-696-6724 (fax)
Financial Aid
(800) 231-7974
651-696-6866 (fax)

Office Hours
Monday through Friday:
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday (fall semester and April only):
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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You may also call (651) 696-6357, (800) 231-7974, to request a visit.

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Information Sessions & Campus Tours. We encourage all visitors to attend the Information Session and Campus Tour. The 30-minute Information Session is followed by a campus tour that is approximately one hour in length.

Both are offered Monday-Friday, year round, and on Saturday mornings during the fall semester. View the Visit Calendar for more details.

Interviews. Interviews are recommended, but not required. They are available Monday-Friday year round and on Saturdays during the fall semester. Interviews are conducted by Admissions counselors, interns and interviewers. Please allow for 45 minutes.

Seniors who wish to interview must do so by January 24 of their senior year. Juniors may interview beginning the January prior to their senior year. Each student may interview only once. Off-campus interviews are available on a limited basis. Contact the Admissions Office for more information.

Class Visits. The best place to begin your investigation of Macalester’s academic program is in the classroom. Sit in on a class or two while you are here. During the semester, when you arrive on campus, you will be able to choose from a select list of available classes.

Overnight Visits. Spending the night in a residence hall with a volunteer host is the best way to experience Mac life outside of the classroom. Overnight visits are available during the academic year only.

Reservations for on-campus overnights must be made at least two weeks in advance. We cannot provide overnight accommodations during vacations, examination periods, Saturday nights, or for more than one night. Space is limited; plan ahead.

Because so many high school seniors request overnight visits, Macalester is not able to host juniors overnight. We welcome juniors for daytime visits and campus tours.

Other Requests. You may want to schedule an appointment to meet with a faculty member, coach, or other member of the Macalester community while you are on campus. The Admissions Office will put you in contact with the appropriate person on campus so that you can arrange a meeting directly.

Group Visits. We offer group visit opportunities to student visitors who are in or entering 10th through 12th grades. View more information on the Group Visit FAQ.

Visit days

Our Visit Days are an ideal way for you to get a sense of student life and academics at Macalester.

Fall Micro Visit Days are half-day programs offered on Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16. These days include an introduction to Macalester, campus tours, and breakout sessions.

Fall Samplers are day-long programs offered on the following Fridays: September 25 and October 30. The samplers include campus tours, class visits, a student panel, info session, opportunities to meet students and professors, and more.

Spring Samplers for admitted students in April offer the opportunity to stay overnight with a Macalester student in addition to the Sampler program activities.

For All Visitors.  If you are a student with a disability or traveling with a family member with a disability, please mention your needs when you call or sign up for a visit. We will be better able to make appropriate accommodations for your visit.