Macward Bound Timeline


Macward Bound Pre-Orientation Outdoor Program
August 20 thru August 27, 2015

Timeline 2015

Friday, May 22, 2015 - Online applications available to new students
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - Application deadline
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - Applicants notified of entry to program
Friday, July 24, 2015 - Payment due ($350) - Must pay by the July 24th deadline. Failure to pay by this date may void your spot in the program. If you need an extension for payment please contact .
Thursday, August 20, 2015 - *US and International participants arrive to Macalester. Domestic students cannot check in prior to this date. Check in between 9am-4pm at the Campus Center for information and keys to residence hall.
Thursday, August 20, 2015 (evening) - Large and small group introductions and pre-departure meeting.
Friday, 8/21 - 6am breakfast followed by a prompt 7am departure. Later that afternoon the adventure begins!   Students will spend five adventurous days hiking or canoeing, camping and developing new friendships.
Tuesday , 8/25 - Students will return back to Mac in the evening, where hot showers await! 
Wednesday, 8/26 & Thursday, 8/27 - Afternoon picnic (Wednesday) with post trip reflection wrap up. All students must attend this picnic. Afterwards, explore the twin cities and campus with your group leaders and new friends! 
Thursday, 8/28 - New Student Orientation begins!

".. and to any others who have felt the thrill of the back country and still long to explore what might lie just around the next bend. I know of no better way of doing just that, than having a fine canoe under one's seat, a sleek paddle in one's hand, a little bug dope in your pocket, and a harmonica near the top of your pack."

Book dedication from Kenai Canoe Trails by Daniel Quick