College Access Campus Visits

Civic Engagement Center
Markim Hall, Third Floor
651-696-6040
651-696-6030 (fax)

Academic-Year Hours
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.-noon

Four offices--Admissions, Financial Aid, the Civic Engagement Center, and the Department of Multicultural Life--collaborate to host campus visits for local college access programs.

More than 2,000 students in grades K-12 have come to campus for a sample class, lunch in Cafe Mac, a dorm room vist and Q & A with Mac students. Tours reinforce that college is possible and planning is important. Please email Ruth Janisch Lake at or Sedric McClure at  for additional information about scheduling a local youth program visit.

Individuals who will enter the admissions process soon (junior or senior year of high school) or who are interested in specific information about Macalester College are encouraged to arrange a visit through our Admissions Office. Tours of the campus with one of our volunteer student guides are offered daily Monday-Friday, year round, and on Saturday mornings during the fall semester. Please call the Admissions Office 800-231-7974  for the exact times.