Campus Center 236
Pre-Orientation Outdoor Program
August 21 thru August 28, 2014
Class of 2018!!
Thanks for your interest in the Macward Bound program. There is a lot of information about the program in the links below. Please read all of the information thoroughly!
Former participants have stated:
“Macward Bound is one of the best ways to really get to know some of your classmates. The woods will strip your pretenses and really allow you to connect with a large group of people in ways you didn't know possible.” - Palmer Fliss, ‘11
“Macward Bound was the perfect introduction to Macalester. Making friends with a bunch of crazy-nerdy-cool kids for half a week in the middle of the woods prepared me to make friends with a bunch of crazy-nerdy-cool kids for four years in the middle of the city.”- Matt Kazinka, ‘11
“Macward Bound was the beginning of my Macalester adventure. And what an adventure it was! Some of my best friends here at Mac I made during those first days out on the trail, sweating up hills, cooking well-deserved meals, and playing games.” -Hannah Rivenburgh, ‘10
The Macward Bound pre-orientation program offers trips to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and the Superior Hiking Trail in northern Minnesota. Both destinations are about a 5 hour drive north from the twin cities.
Macward Bound Mission
To provide shared experiences in which new students will develop social support systems, self-awareness and confidence in an outdoor environment.