Residence Halls

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Grand Avenue Apartment, students Camilla Engblom, Jaime Moore, Thuto Thipe and Krista Moore

On-Campus Living

Doty Hall

Doty Hall is located on Summit Avenue between Wallace and Turck Halls. Doty Hall was built in 1964 and features alternating single-sex floors. Doty Hall houses all first-year students and is the home to several residential First Year Courses.
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Dupre Hall

Dupre Hall is located on the northeast corner of campus. It is at the corner of Summit and Snelling Avenues. Dupre was built in 1962 and renovated in the summer of 1994. There are four floors that are co-ed. Dupre is Macalester’s largest residence hall. Dupre houses mostly first-year students, some in residential First Year Courses, with large sections of floor communities reserved for sophomore students as well.
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Turck Hall

Turck Hall is located on Grand Ave. between Dupre and Wallace/Bigelow/30 Macalester. Turck Hall was constructed in 1957 and had some remodeling work done in 1992. Turck has recently undergone construction to add lounge spaces, storage and approximately 50 beds. Turck Hall houses all first-year students and is the home to several residential First Year Courses.
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Bigelow Hall

Bigelow Hall is on the corner of Grand Avenue and Macalester Street. Bigelow was built in 1947 and was most recently remodeled in 1992. It is connected via tunnels to Wallace, Doty and 30 Mac and features single-sex floor arrangements in the basement and first floor, and co-ed floors on the second and third floors. It is also connected to Turck via a skyway. Bigelow Hall houses almost entirely sophomore students.
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30 Mac Residence Hall

This residence hall is located on 30 Macalester Street between Bigelow and Wallace Halls. 30 Mac was converted to a residential living area in the summer of 1997 with the help of a student design team. It is directly connected to Wallace and Bigelow, as well as Doty Hall via a tunnel. 30 Mac is a co-ed hall and has one floor. 30 Mac is designated as a Wellness Community, which means all residents commit to fostering a quiet and chemical free living area. This Wellness Community is open for all upper-class students to apply. The Wellness Community is a partnership with Health and Wellness Promotion.
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Wallace Hall

Wallace Hall is located on the corner of Macalester Street and Summit Avenue. Originally constructed in 1907, Wallace Hall is the oldest residence hall on campus. Now a co-ed dorm, Wallace once housed only women. The building is known for its hardwood floors, marble staircases, the formal lounge, and old charm. Wallace’s top floor was renovated in 2002 to create a study lounge and approximately 40 beds. The first and fourth floors of Wallace are designated as quiet living areas. Wallace Hall houses almost entirely sophomore students.
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Cultural House

Located at 37 Macalester Street,the Cultural House strives to be a living environment that practices, models, and celebrates multiculturalism. Although the Cultural House is organized around the dismantling of racism, there is careful attention paid to the intersection of multiple identities, including gender, class, sexual orientation, national origin, age, ability, and religion. The Cultural House includes living space upstairs and programming space downstairs that is utilized by campus offices and student organizations. The Cultural House is a partnership with the Department of Multicultural Life.

Cottages

The cottages are located directly across the street from the Admissions Office at 53, 57, and 63 Macalester Street as well as 1662 Princeton Ave. Established as a residential living area in 1996, the Cottages offer a more independent living environment. Each unique house is occupied by 3 to 6 students. The cottages are quiet and chemical free living areas. The cottages are designated as a Wellness Community, which means all residents commit to fostering a quiet and chemical free living area. This Wellness Community is open for all upper-class students to apply. The Wellness Community is a partnership with Health and Wellness Promotion.

George Draper Dayton Suites

George Draper Dayton Hall (GDD) is located on Cambridge Street, between the Macalester Alumni House and the Cultural House. GDD is the newest residence hall on campus. Named after one of the benefactors of the College, the Hall opened in fall 1997 and houses upper-class students in four, five, and six person suites with common living areas and private baths. There are also seminar rooms on the third floor, available for classes, meetings and studying.
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Grand-Cambridge Apartments

The Grand-Cambridge Apartments (GCA) are located at the corner of Grand Avenue and Cambridge, and are situated on the 2nd and 3rd floors, above Pad Thai restaurant. These apartments are just one block away from campus and appeal to juniors and seniors who are seeking apartment-style living, but do not wish to lose easy accessibility to Macalester facilities.

Kirk Hall

Kirk Hall is located along the eastern boundary of campus along Snelling Avenue. Originally constructed in 1926 and most recently renovated in 1993, Kirk was the second residence hall built at Macalester and is divided into nine co-ed and single sex sections. Section 4 is home to Macalester's All Gender Living Community. Section 8 is home to Macalester’s Hebrew House. Section 9 is a quiet living area. Kirk houses mostly juniors and seniors with some sophomores as well.
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Languages Houses

The Language Houses are homes near campus that provide students the opportunity to live in an environment where they can immerse themselves in the language and culture of the given house.  The Language Houses currently consist of five residential style houses:

  • Russian House (3 spaces)
  • Japanese House (3 students)
  • French House (4 students)
  • German House (6 students)
  • Spanish House (10 students)
  • Chinese Suite (5 students)

. One or two Native Speakers live in the house andhelp students improve their language skills and learn authentic information about the culture of the given country from which they hail. The Language Houses are a partnership with the academic language departments. photos / floor plans

Veggie Co-Op

The Veggie Co-op is a special interest option of 20 students who choose to live together in the manner of a cooperative sharing food, and each participating equally in the work required to maintain an active and healthy community experience for all. This has traditionally been a very close-knit group who takes seriously their responsibilities toward the creation of a family atmosphere where each member feels they have an equal and important voice and role in the growth of the community. The Veggies Co-Op is housed in the unique living space located on the second floor of the football stadium.

EcoHouse

The EcoHouse is a renovated home near campus that house four students a unique opportunity to explore practical sustainable living lifestyles, to test the effectiveness of new green technologies, and to work with community partners to develop better resources on green renovations and sustainable lifestyles. The EcoHouse is a partnership with the environmental studies department and works closely with the Sustainability Office.