Parent Orientation


Parent and Family Orientation 2015

What appears below is a working copy of the 2015 Parent Orientation schedule.  Final schedules with detailed program descriptions will be available at Orientation check in. 

friday, August 28, 2015

7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Cafe Mac Open
8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Check-In (for Residence Halls and Orientation)
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Resource Fair

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Mac Chips Reception (for alumni parents & their new students)
11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Cafe Mac Open for Lunch (tickets available to purchase at InfoDesk)
1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Campus Tours (optional)
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. New To College (Introduction for parents of first generation students)
4:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Lives of Commitment (LOC) Reception for students/families
5:00 p.m.-6:15 p.m. Welcome Dinner
6:45 p.m. New Student Welcome
8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Parent and Family Reception 

Saturday, AUGUST 29, 2015

7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Cafe Mac Open
9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Meet First Year Course Faculty
10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. The Macalester Experience
Kagin Ballroom
Meet Dean of Students, Director of Academic Programs, members of the Residential Life staff, and other faculty on campus and learn about resources and involvement at Mac. Bring your questions!
10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

Living at Mac
Learn about life and resources in the residence halls and meet Residential Life staff.
Residence Hall Guide for Parents

11:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m.


11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Healthy Transitions
Hear from our Medical Director and one of our mental health counselors about services offered through the Health and Wellness Center.
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Cafe Mac open (board plan for students, others may pay)
1:30 p.m.12:15 p.m. Support for Students with Disabilities
2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Money Matters: Info on Employment, Finances, and Budgeting

3:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Career Development Planning

4:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Parents and Family: Q&A with President Brian Rosenberg
Bring your questions to a brief Q&A session with Macalester President Brian Rosenberg. 
5-6:15 p.m. Reception with the President
Light refreshments with Student Affairs staff available in the Lowe Dayton Commons after the Q&A.
5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Cafe Mac open (board plan for students, others may pay)
6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Center for Religious and Spiritual Life Open House

Sunday, AUGUST 30, 2015

7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Cafe Mac open (board plan for students, others may pay)
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Department of Multicultural Life Open House/Reception