Conferences & Rentals
Our meeting facilities can host a group of any size from 10 to 500 in a variety of seating styles. Many of our newer venues include state-of-the-art audio visual equipment that is included in our facility rental costs. You can use the menu to the right or scroll down to learn more about our outstanding facilities.
The Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center is home to 6 conference rooms (which seat 8-24 people) and the John B. Davis Lecture Hall, a 270-seat lecture hall equipped with state-of-the-art AV technology, including a stage-to-ceiling cinemascope screen for PowerPoint presentations. Cafe Mac is also located on the main level of the Campus Center.
The recently renovated Alexander G. Hill Ballroom, is beautifully highlighted by natural light and provides an elegant setting for any event. The Hill Ballroom will seat up to 350 guests at round tables for 8, 575 in lecture style seating or 648 for a stand up reception and is equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment. Take virtual tour here.
The Weyerhaeuser Boardroom and Lounge has high ceilings, large beautiful windows, formal art and furniture and a comfortable feel. The Boardroom can be set for 100 lecture style, 35 conference style or 60 banquet style. An adjacent lounge offers an attractive pre-event reception site.
The Weyerhaeuser Chapel has a unique hexagon-shaped sanctuary that can hold up to 350 people and offers picturesque views of campus. It is a lovely wedding ceremony site and can also be used a plenary location for larger meetings or lecture events.
In addition to the wonderful facilities listed above, Macalester also has over 50 general purpose classrooms available for your use, with seating from 16 to 88 in a variety of styles and decors. Many of the rooms are equipped with extensive audio visual equipment.
The Old Main 4th Floor Lounge has sloped ceilings and lots of natural daylight. It is an intimate space located in one of the most beautiful buildings on campus. It can seat 32 at round tables or 20 conference style or 40 lecture style.
Macalester's indoor athletic facilities in the Leonard Center include the field house, performance gymnasium, and Riley Pool. The center features state-of-the-art fitness equipment and a beautiful atrium suitable for receptions.
Macalester's outdoor athletic facilities include a stadium that accommodates 4,000 fans, multiple playing fields for football, soccer, baseball, softball or other events and 9-lane, 400-meter all weather track equipped with new lighting.