Orientation Schedule

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Friday, August 28

7:30am –9:30am Café Mac Open for Breakfast
Cafe Mac, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
8:00am –3:00pm Check-in (for Residence Halls and Orientation)
Alexander G. Hill Ballroom, Kagin Commons
8:00am –4:00pm Information Technology Services Drop-In
Third Floor, Neill Hall (formerly Humanities Building)
8:00am –4:00pm Resource Fair
Second Floor Atrium, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
9:00am –4:00pm Library Drop-In and Events
DeWitt Wallace Library
10:30am –11:30am Mac Chips Reception
Hugh S. Alexander Alumni House
11:00am –1:30pm Café Mac Open for Lunch
Café Mac, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
1:30pm –4:00pm Campus Tours
Flagpole (outside), Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel
3:00pm –4:00pm New to College Workshop
John B. Davis Lecture Hall (lower level), Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
4:00pm –4:45pm Lives of Commitment Reception
Boardroom, Weyerhaeuser Hall
5:00pm –6:15pm Zero Waste Welcome Dinner
Fieldhouse, Leonard Center athletic & wellness complex
6:15pm –6:30pm Scottish Clans Meet & Line Up for New Student Welcome
Fieldhouse, Leonard Center athletic & wellness complex
6:45pm –7:45pm New Student Welcome
Alumni Gymnasium, Leonard Center athletic & wellness complex
7:45pm –8:45pm Scottish Clan Meetings
Various locations—See your name tag
8:00pm –9:00pm Parent/Family Reception Hosted by Student Affairs
Lowe Dayton Commons, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center & Gallery
9:00pm –10:00pm Welcome to Your Life @ Mac
Alumni Gymnasium, Leonard Center athletic & wellness complex
10:15pm –11:15pm First Community Meetings
Various locations—Meet on your residence hall floor

 

Saturday, August 29

7:30am –9:30am Café Mac Open for Breakfast
Cafe Mac, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
8:00am –8:45am Placement Exams
Various locations
8:00am –4:00pm Information Technology Services Drop-In
Third Floor, Neill Hall (formerly Humanities Building)
9:00am –9:45am Parent/Family Meet the First Year Course Professors
Various locations—See sticker on your Orientation schedule or check with staff
9:00am –9:45am The Macalester Newshour
Alumni Gymnasium, Leonard Center athletic & wellness complex
10:00am –11:00am First Year Course Meetings
Various locations—See your name tag
10:00am –11:00am Transfer and Exchange Students: Library and ITS Orientation
Harmon Room, DeWitt Wallace Library
10:00am –12:30pm Parent/Family Overview of Life at Mac
Alexander G. Hill Ballroom (second floor), Kagin Commons
10:00am –4:30pm Library Drop-In
DeWitt Wallace Library
11:00am –12:00pm Scottish Clan Meetings
Various locations—See your name tag
11:00am –1:30pm Café Mac Open for Lunch
Café Mac, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
12:30pm –3:30pm Academic Advising Appointments
Various locations—See your name tag
1:00pm –2:00pm Transfers: Academic Programs and Registrar Orientation
Davis Court, Markim Hall
1:30pm –2:15pm New Students Workshop and Open Dialogue Circles Session 1
Various locations
1:30pm –2:15pm World Languages at Macalester Session 1
Smail Gallery (main floor), Olin-Rice Science Center
1:30pm –4:05pm Parent Orientation Workshops
Boardroom, Weyerhaeuser Hall
2:00pm –2:30pm Exchange Students: Academic Programs and Registrar Orientation
Davis Court, Markim Hall
2:30pm –3:15pm Workshop and Open Dialogue Circles Session 2
Various locations
2:30pm –3:15pm World Languages at Macalester Session 2
Smail Gallery (main floor), Olin-Rice Science Center
3:45pm –4:45pm This Matters @ Mac: Making Healthy Choices
Alumni Gymnasium, Leonard Center athletic & wellness complex
4:15pm –5:00pm Q&A with the President
Mairs Concert Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center & Gallery
5:00pm –5:30pm Mix & Mingle with Staff
Lowe Dayton Commons, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center & Gallery
5:00pm –7:30pm Café Mac Open for Dinner
Café Mac, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
6:30pm –7:30pm Center for Religious and Spiritual Life Open House
Center for Religious and Spiritual Life (lower level), Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel
8:00pm –9:00pm This Matters @ Mac: Being a Sustainable Scot
Alumni Gymnasium, Leonard Center athletic & wellness complex
9:30pm –11:59pm Campus Center Extravaganza
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

 

Sunday, August 30

7:30am –9:30am Café Mac Open for Breakfast
Café Mac, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
8:30am –9:30am CRSL Bagel Breakfast with Rabbi Barry Cytron
Center for Religious and Spiritual Life (CRSL) (lower level), Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel
9:00am –10:30am Department of Multicultural Life Open House and Breakfast
Lealtad-Suzuki Center (first floor), Kagin Commons
9:00am –11:30am Academic Advising Appointments
Various locations
10:00am –11:00am Student Employment Session 1
John B. Davis Lecture Hall (lower level), Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
11:00am –11:45am Workshop and Open Dialogue Circles Session 3
Various locations
11:00am –1:30pm Café Mac Open for Lunch
Café Mac, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
11:30am –1:00pm Gap Year Luncheon
Boardroom, Weyerhaeuser Hall
12:30pm –3:00pm Academic Advising Appointments
Various locations
1:00pm –1:45pm Student Employment Session 2
John B. Davis Lecture Hall (lower level), Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
1:30pm –2:15pm Workshop and Open Dialogue Circles Session 4
Various locations
2:15pm –3:15pm Bon Appetit Student Employment Session
John B. Davis Lecture Hall (lower level), Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
3:00pm –4:00pm Scottish Clan Meeting
Various locations—See your name tag
4:00pm –5:30pm This Matters @ Mac: Understanding Consent
Alumni Gymnasium, Leonard Center athletic & wellness complex
5:00pm –7:30pm Café Mac Open for Dinner
Café Mac, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
5:30pm –7:00pm Pluralism and Unity Dinner
first floor, Kagin Commons
7:30pm –9:00pm This Matters @ Mac: Engaging in a Diverse Community
Alumni Gymnasium, Leonard Center athletic & wellness complex
9:30pm –11:00pm The Freddie Justice Comedy Hypnotist Show
Alexander G. Hill Ballroom, Kagin Commons

 

Monday, August 31

7:30am –9:30am Café Mac Open for Breakfast
Café Mac, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
10:00am –11:00am MacReads
Alumni Gymnasium, Leonard Center athletic & wellness complex
11:00am –1:30pm Café Mac Open for Lunch
Café Mac, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
11:30am –1:00pm Transfer and Exchange Student Lunch with Deans and Directors
Boardroom, Weyerhaeuser Hall
12:00pm –1:00pm Emerging Scholars Program Welcome Lunch
first floor, Kagin Commons
1:15pm –3:00pm Faces of Mac
Alumni Gymnasium, Leonard Center athletic & wellness complex
3:05pm –3:30pm This Matters @ Mac: Civic Engagement
Alumni Gymnasium, Leonard Center athletic & wellness complex
3:15pm –4:00pm Beginning Your Macalester Journey
Alumni Gymnasium, Leonard Center athletic & wellness complex
4:00pm –5:00pm Scottish Clan Meetings
Various locations—See your name tag
5:00pm –7:00pm Transfer and Exchange Students: Off-Campus Dinner (Midtown Global Market)
5:00pm –7:30pm Café Mac Open for Dinner
Café Mac, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
8:00pm –10:00pm Class of 2019 Talent Show
Alexander G. Hill Ballroom, Kagin Commons

 

Tuesday, September 1

7:30am –9:00am Café Mac Open for Breakfast
Café Mac, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
8:30am –9:00am Morning Participants for Into the Streets Meet Their Scottish Clans
Various locations—See your name tag
9:00am –11:00am Assessment Session 1
Various locations—See your name tag
9:00am –12:00pm Into the Streets Session 1
Alexander G. Hill Ballroom, Kagin Commons
11:00am –1:00pm Assessment Session 2
Various locations—See your name tag
11:00am –1:30pm Café Mac Open for Lunch
Café Mac, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
1:00pm –3:00pm Assessment Session 3
Various locations—See your name tag
1:15pm –1:45pm Afternoon Participants for Into the Streets Meet Their Scottish Clans
Various locations—See your name tag
1:45pm –4:45pm Into the Streets Session 2
Alexander G. Hill Ballroom, Kagin Commons
3:00pm –5:00pm Assessment Session 4
Various locations—See your name tag
5:00pm –6:15pm Lavender Reception
Boardroom, Weyerhaeuser Hall
5:00pm –7:30pm Café Mac Open for Dinner
Cafe Mac, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
7:00pm –8:00pm Second Community Meetings
Various locations—Meet on your residence hall floor