Orientation Schedules

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

8:00am –3:00pm Residence Hall Move-in and Orientation registration
8:00am –4:00pm Resource Fair
Second Floor, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
9:00am –4:00pm Library Events
DeWitt Wallace Library
9:00am –4:00pm Library/Information Technology Services Drop-In
Main Floor, DeWitt Wallace Library
10:30am –11:30am Mac Chips Reception
Hugh S. Alexander Alumni House
3:00pm –4:30pm Campus Tours - optional - (depart at 3:00pm, 3:15pm, and 3:30pm)
Flagpole (outside), Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel
4:45pm –6:00pm All-campus Picnic
Bateman Plaza. Rain Site: Leonard Center Fieldhouse
6:20pm Students line up for convocation
6:45pm New Student Convocation
Old Main Lawn. Rain Site: Leonard Center Gymnasium
8:00pm Parent's Reception
Alumni House

Friday, August 29, 2014

7:30am –9:30am Cafe Mac Open for Breakfast
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
8:00am –9:00am  Bagel Breakfast with Rabbi Barry Cytron 
Lower Level, Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel
9:30am - 10:15am Students meet in Scottish Clans
10:45am - 11:45am Transfer Students: Library Orientation
11:00am –1:45pm Cafe Mac open for Lunch
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
11:45am –1:00pm Transfer Student: Orientation Lunch
2:15pm - 3:30pm Transfer students:  Meet Director of Academic Programs and Registrar
2:30pm-3:15pm World Languages At Macalester (Session 1)
Smail Gallery, Olin-Rice Science Center
2:30pm-3:15pm World Languages At Macalester (Session 2)
Smail Gallery, Olin-Rice Science Center
3:30pm-4:15pm Workshops (Session 1)
5:00pm –7:00pm Cafe Mac open for Dinner
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
6:15pm –6:45pm Center for Religious and Spiritual Life Open House
Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel
6:45pm –7:15pm Lives of Commitment Reception
Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel

Saturday, August 30, 2014

7:30am –9:30am Cafe Mac open for Breakfast
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
9:00am –10:30am Department of Multicultural Open House
Lealtad-Suzuki Center, Kagin Commons
10:30am - 11:15am Workshops (Session 2)
10:30am - 11:15am Student Employment Orientation
11:00am - 1:30pm Cafe Mac open for Lunch
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
11:45am – 1:00pm Transfer students: lunch with deans & directors
1:00pm - 1:45pm
Workshops (Session 3)
1:00pm - 1:45pm Student Employment Orientation
1:45pm - 2:45pm Bon Appetit Employee Orientation
2:00pm - 2:45pm Workshops (Session 4)
3:00pm - 4:30pm This Matters @ Mac
4:30pm - 5:30pm This Matters @ Mac discussion groups
6:00pm - 9:00pm Transfer students: dinner off campus
5:00pm – 7:00pm Cafe Mac open for Dinner
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center                                                             
9:30pm Social event

SUNday, August 31, 2014

7:30am –9:30am Cafe Mac open for Breakfast
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center                                                             
9:00am – noon Into the Streets (Session 1)
9:00am - 10:45am Assessment (Session 1)
11:00am - 12:45pm Assessment (Session 2)
11:00am - 1:30pm Cafe Mac open for Lunch
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
1:00pm - 2:45pm Assessment (Session 3)
1:45pm - 4:45pm Into the Streets (Session 2)
3:00pm - 4:45pm Into the Streets (Session 3)
5:00pm - 7:30pm Cafe Mac open for Dinner                                                                            
5:00pm - 9:00pm Shuttles to/from the Minnesota State Fair
9:30pm - 11:30pm Class of 2018 Talent Show

MONday, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014

7:30am –9:30am Cafe Mac open for Breakfast
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center                                                             
9:30am –10:30am MacReads Convocation
Alexander G. Hill Ballroom, Kagin Commons
10:45am - 11:45am MacReads Discussion Groups
11:00am - 1:30pm Cafe Mac open for Lunch
1:30pm - 2:45pm Surviving and Thriving at Mac
Alexander G. Hill Ballroom, Kagin Commons
2:45pm - 3:45pm Scottish Clan Wrap-Up
4:00pm - 5:00pm Lavender Reception
5:00pm - 7:30pm Cafe Mac open for Dinner
7:30pm Second Community meeting