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Date & TimeEvent
Friday, August 26
7:30 am – 9:30 am Café Mac Open for Breakfast
8:00 am – 3:00 pm Move In/Registration
9:00 am – 3:00 pm Resource Fair
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Library Drop-In Events   

10–11 a.m.          Coffee and Cookies (Harmon Room) 

1:30–2:30 p.m.   Meet Your Librarians (Harmon Room)

1:30–4 p.m.        Mini-Golf (Main Floor)

2:30–4 p.m.        Root Beer Floats--while they last!  (Harmon Room)

11:00 am – 1:30 pm Café Mac Open for Lunch
4:00 pm – 5:15pm Zero Waste Welcome Dinner
5:15 pm – 5:30 pm Orientation Houses Meet & Line Up
5:45pm – 6:45 pm New Student Welcome*
6:45 pm – 7:30 pm Orientation House Meeting
7:30 pm – 8:15 pm Welcome to Your Life at Mac*
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm First Residence Hall Community Meetings
9:30 pm – 12:00 am Campus Center Extravaganza
Saturday, August 27
7:30 am – 9:30am Café Mac Open for Breakfast
8:00 am –  8:45am Placement Tests
8:45 am – 9:00 am Orientation Houses Meet
9:00am – 9:45am The Macalester NewsHour*
10:00 am –  11:00am First Year Course Meetings*
10:00 am – 11:00 am Transfer/Exchange Student Library/ITS Orientation
11:15 am – 12:15 pm Orientation House Meetings
11:00 am – 1:30 pm Café Mac Open for Lunch
12:30 pm – 3:00 pm Academic Advising Appointments (for those scheduled during this time)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Transfer Student Academic Programs/Registrar Meeting
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm World Languages at Mac Fair
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm Wellness Breaks
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Exchange Student Academic Programs/Registrar Meeting
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm World Languages at Mac Fair
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm Life at Mac Workshops
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

This Matters @ Mac: Understanding Consent  or This Matters @ Mac: Making Healthy Choices (Session #1)

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

This Matters @ Mac: Understanding Consent  or This Matters @ Mac: Making Healthy Choices (Session #2)

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm Café Mac Open for Dinner
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Center for Religious & Spiritual Life Reception
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Comedian Jeff Scheen
Sunday, August 28
7:30 am – 9:30 am Café Mac Open for Breakfast
8:30 am – 9:30 am Bagel Breakfast
9:00 am – 10:00 am DML Breakfast
9:00 am – 11:30 am Academic Advising Appointments (for those scheduled during this time)
10:00 am – 11:00 am Student Employment Information Session #1
11:00 am – 11:45 am Wellness Breaks
11:00 am – 1:30 pm Café Mac Open for Lunch
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Gap Year Luncheon
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm Academic Advising Appointments (for those scheduled during this time)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Student Employment Information Session #2
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Life at Mac Workshops
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Bon Appetit Student Staff Orientation
3:45 pm – 4:45 pm This Matters @ Mac: Engaging in a Diverse Community*
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Orientation House Meetings
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm Café Mac Open for Dinner
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Class Talent Show
Monday, August 29
7:30 am – 9:30 am Café Mac Open for Breakfast
9:00 am – 9:30 am Orientation House Meetings
9:40 am – 11:00 am This Matters @ Mac: Being a Sustainable Scot*
11:00 am – 1:30 pm Café Mac Open for Lunch
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Transfer/Exchange Orientation Lunch with Deans & Directors
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm Faces of Mac *
2:20 pm – 3:10 pm Orientation House Meetings
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm This Matters at Mac: Civic Engagement*
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Orientation Group Meetings
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm Café Mac Open for Dinner
Tuesday, August 30
7:30 am – 9:30am Café Mac Open for Breakfast
9:00am – 12:00pm Into the Streets, Session #1 *
9:00am – 11:00am Assessment Session #1 (including CIRP)
11:00am – 1:00pm Assessment Session #2 (including CIRP)
11:00am – 2:00pm Café Mac Open for Lunch
1:00pm – 3:00pm Assessment Session #3 (including CIRP)
1:45pm – 4:45pm Into the Streets, Session #2*
3:00pm – 5:00pm Assessment Session #4 (including CIRP)
5:00pm – 6:15pm Lavender Reception
5:00pm – 7:30pm Café Mac Open for Dinner
7:00pm – 8:00pm Second Residence Hall Community Meetings
Wednesday, August 31
First Day of Classes
Thursday, September 1
11:30am – 1:00pm First Thursday Speaker

*Students are encouraged to attend all Orientation Events.  The events in bold are mandatory.