Senior Week

Campus Activities and Operations
Eichhorn Student Activities Center
2nd Floor, Campus Center

Senior Week 2015! May 11 through May 16, 2015

This week is about celebrating achievements, reflecting and connecting. Take some time to think about the relationships you've gained and those who have impacted your experience at Mac. This is a momentous transition in our lives, expressing gratitude and saying goodbye well are an important part of this process.

Please remember to enjoy these events responsibly. Transportation is provided to all off campus events. We strongly encourage you not to drive.

We are currently working on creating a great week!

Registration Details

  • Registration is $25/senior.  If you have questions or concerns about the registration fee, please contact Allison Greenlee at .
  • Register by May 4 to avoid late fee. $30 will be charged after May 4, 2015.
  • No refunds can be given.
  • We cannot sell tickets to individual events.
  • Events are strictly for members of the Class of 2015.

Monday, May 11

  • Last Lecture and Champagne Toast, 1:30-3pm, Hill Ballroom, Kagin Commons
  • Senior Class Picnic, 5-6:30pm, Shaw Field (Olin-Rice=rain plan) registration required for food. Feast on tamales, burritos and roasted corn catered by El Burrito Mercado.
  • Various Activities, 10pm-1:45am, Kagin lower level. Activities include: Bingo, games and pizza!
  • Kagin Dance, 11-1:45am, Hill Ballroom - Mac ID required for entry

Tuesday, May 12

Yoga Sculpt! noon-1pm, Leonard Center Studio -  led by fellow senior Catherine Bretheim, '15. Come have some fun and get bendy with your fellow graduating seniors! Yoga Sculpt is a high-energy workout that adds free weights to a power yoga sequence to sculpt the entire body. This mind-body class strengthens every muscle through yoga and body-weight movements. Set to the beat of dynamic music, this all-levels workout is taught by a Corepower Yoga Sculpt certified teacher. Bring water and a mat if you have one - the LC also has mats that you can borrow.

Family Matters, 3:30-5pm, Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, Kagin 018, Apprehensive about your challenging (e.g., alcoholic, mentally ill, divorced or unaccepting) family visit at Commencement? Come gain support and learn healthy and practical strategies at the HWC and DML’s brief workshop.

  • Elsie's, NE Minneapolis, 9:30pm-1:30am, registration required to attend.
    A casual night of cosmic bowling, karaoke, games, food and fun!
    Buses will leave 67 Macalester St. at 9:30pm thru 10:30pm. Buses will be available to bring you back to Macalester throughout the evening.

Wednesday, May 13

  • Lavender Graduation, 2-3pm, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center
  • Last Supper, 5-6:30pm, Cafe Mac, registration required to enter
    Dine on your favorites a final time in Cafe Mac!
  • Science Museum of Minnesota, 9pm-12:30am (registration required to attend) 
    Join your class, faculty and staff at this semi-formal event. An evening of reconnecting, memories and merriment! All four floors of the Museum will be open for you to explore.
    Buses will leave 67 Macalester St. at 8:45pm, 9pm and 9:15pm. Buses will be available to bring you back to Macalester throughout the evening.

Thursday, May 14

  • Class Picture and Commencement Rehearsal, 10am-12pm, Leonard Center Gym. Smile! Rehearsal immediately follows the class picture. 
  • Senior Art Exhibit, 10am-4pm, Janet Wallace Fine Arts, Art Gallery
  • Reception for International Graduates and Families, 5-6:30pm, Hill Ballroom, Kagin

Friday, May 15

  • Senior Art Exhibit, 10am-4pm, Janet Wallace Fine Arts, Art Gallery 
  • Phi Beta Kappa Induction, 11am-12pm, Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel
  • All College Picnic, 11:30am-1:30pm, Bateman Plaza, Campus Center
  • Rites of Passage: Celebration for Students of Color & Families, 1:30pm Weyerhaeuser Chapel
  • Department Receptions, 3pm-6pm, Various locations
  • Seniors in Recital, 8pm, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Concert Hall

Saturday, May 16

  • Baccalaureate Service, 9:30-10:30am, Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel
  • All Campus Brunch, 10am-1pm, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
  • CHIPS Reception (sons/daughters of alumni), 10:30am-11:30am, Alumni House
  • Honoring the Journey: Celebration for Families of First Generation College Graduates,10:45-11:45am, Lowe Dayton Commons, Janet Wallace
  • Commencement, 1:30pm, Old Main Lawn, Rain site: Fieldhouse
  • All Campus Reception, 3:45pm, Shaw Field

Questions? Additional Information?

Allison Greenlee, staff advisor
Assistant Director
Campus Activities and Operations

Senior Week Committee

The Senior Week Committee is made up of members of the senior class. Under their planning and guidance, Senior Week will take shape for the entirety of the Class of 2015. The Committee is committed to hosting events and programs that will:

  • celebrate achievements and successes
  • reflect on a momentous transitional time in their lives
  • honor relationships and friendships
  • give thanks
  • be safe and responsible

Senior Week Committee is responsible for planning events on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.