Pre-Orientation Program


As you begin your Macalester career, it is important to remember that some of the most important educational opportunities take place outside the classroom. The descriptions below and their related links detail information about pre-orientation co-curricular opportunities for first-year students.

MacWard Bound Outdoor Adventure Program: August 20-27, 2015: The mission of MacWard Bound is to provide shared experiences in which new students will develop social support systems, self-awareness and confidence in an outdoor environment. MacWard Bound offers adventure trips for all skill levels. Upperclass Macalester students will lead and accompany each group. They will provide mentorship and facilitate conversations to discuss transitioning to college and Macalester. Trip destinations include the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and Superior National Hiking Trail.

For more information:
MacWard Bound

Apply here

New Student Gatherings: Each year, the Student Affairs Office organizes new student gatherings in eight cities that take place later in the summer. Please look for more information soon!