Parent Orientation

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Parent 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

7:30am-9:30am Cafe Mac Open
8:00am-3:00pm Check-In (for Residence Halls and Orientation)
Kagin Lawn (if rain, Kagin Ballroom)
10:30am-11:30am Mac Chips Reception (for alumni parents & their new students)
Alumni House
11:00am-1:30pm Cafe Mac Open for Lunch (tickets available to purchase at InfoDesk)
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, Cafe Mac
1:30pm-4:00pm Campus Tours (optional)
3:00pm-4:00pm New To College (Introduction for parents of first generation students)
John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
, Dean of Multicultural Life
, Multicultural Counselor, MAX Center
4:00pm-4:45pm Lives of Committment (LOC) Reception for students/families
5:00pm-6:15pm Picnic dinner for new students and families
Bateman Plaza and Chapel Lawn (if rain, Field House)
6:45pm New Student Welcome
Old Main Lawn (if rain, Leonard Center Alumni Gym)

8:00pm Parents' Reception at Alumni House
Alumni House

Saturday, AUGUST 29, 2015

7:30am-9:30am Cafe Mac Open
9:00am-9:45am Meet First Year Course Faculty
10:00am-10:30am 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.
10:30am-11:15am Living at Mac
Kagin Ballroom

Learn about life and resources in the residence halls and meet Residential Life staff.

Residence Hall Guide for Parents

, Residence Hall Director
, Residence Hall Director
, Associate Director, Residential Life
, Director of Campus Life
11:30am-12:15pm Healthy Transitions
Kagin Ballroom
Hear from our Medical Director and one of our mental health counselors about services offered through the Health and Wellness Center.
Associate Director, Health and Wellness Center - Counseling Services, Licensed Psychologist
, Medical Director, Specialty training: Family Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
11am-1:30pm Cafe Mac open (board plan for students, others may pay)
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
1:30pm-2:15pm Career Development Planning
2:15pm-3:00pm Money Matters: Info on Employment, Banking, Budgeting

3:15pm-4:00pm Support for Students With Disabilities

4:15pm-5:15pm Parents: Q&A with President Brian Rosenberg
Mairs Concert Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts

Bring your questions to a brief Q&A session with Macalester President Brian Rosenberg.
5:00pm-7:30pm Cafe Mac open (board plan for students, others may pay)
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
6:30pm-7:30pm Center for Religious and Spiritual Life Open House
Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel
, Jewish Chaplain & Assistant Director for Religious and Spiritual Life
, Lilly Program Associate
, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Staff
, Chaplain & Associate Dean for Religious and Spiritual Life

Sunday, AUGUST 30, 2015

7:30am-9:30am Cafe Mac open (board plan for students, others may pay)
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
9:00am-10:00am Department of Multicultural Life Open House/Reception
Lealtad-Suzuki Center, Kagin Commons
, Director, Lealtad-Suzuki Center
, Assistant Director, Lealtad-Suzuki Center
, Dean of Multicultural Life
, Multicultural Counselor, MAX Center