Sophomore Retreat - January 22 - 25, 2014
~open to all members of the Class of 2016


  • Deepen relationships with peers
  • Reflect on Macalester experiences
  • Develop a plan for the second half of your time at Mac
  • Meet senior students who will help facilitate this experience
  • Visit the woods of Minnesota - in January!
  • And, it's going to be fun!!

Return to Macalester on Wednesday, Jan 22nd, 2014 - you can check in to your Res Hall
Retreat officially begins on Thursday morning at 8am
Cost: $20/student*. Funding for this program is supported by the Office of Student Affairs
Registration: Priority is given to students who register by 10/30/13

Off campus location: Baker Near Wilderness Settlement

Contact staff advisors with questions:
, Campus Programs
, Dean of Students


Wednesday, January 22nd - Return to St. Paul/Macalester -return at any time on this day
6-7:30pm - Dinner (optional) Weyerhaeuser Boardroom
7:30-10pm- Social in the Loch (optional)

Thursday, January 23rd - depart campus in afternoon
8-9am - Breakfast - Weyerhaeuser Boardroom
9-10:15am - Introductions and small group time
10:30 - noon - Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
noon-1:30 - Lunch/Faculty Panel - Weyerhaeuser Boardroom
2pm - Depart for Baker Park Reserve
3-3:30 - Arrive and unpack
3:30-4:30 - Senior Panel
4:30-6 - Free time (snowshoeing, board games, s'mores, naps, etc.)
6-7:30 - Dinner
7:30-10pm - Movie and discussion

Friday, January, 24th

9am - Breakfast
10am - 10:45 - Map of the world activity
10:45 - Post its and small group discussion
noon-1pm - lunch
1-2:15pm - Social Identity activity
2:30-3 - Pack up/leave
3:30-5pm - Group picture at Walker Sculpture Garden
5-7pm - Dinner at Buca's in Mpls
8:30pm - 9:30pm - Community Norms - Weyerhaeuser Boardroom
10pm - midnight - Scavenger Hunt - Meet in Smail Gallery, Olin Rice

Saturday, January 25th - on campus
8am - Breakfast in Weyerhaeuser Boardroom
9am - 11:30 - Senior Panel
11:30-12:30 - brunch in Cafe Mac
1pm - 2pm - Body maps and small groups - Kagin Ballroom
2-3:45pm - Small and large group closing
4pm - Done!