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As you plan for the end of fall semester please review the following dates and break information:

Fall Semester Closing:

Saturday, December 17 – Halls close by noon for all students except those approved to stay for a later scheduled  ACTC class final. 

January Break 2017:

The residence halls will open for on-campus students involved in college approved January break activities on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 and runs through Tuesday, January 17, 2017.  Only students who complete the January Break Housing Request form will be approved to return during the break. 

The January break dining plan opens with breakfast on Tuesday, January 3. Café Mac will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner January 3 – 17 to students approved for January Break Housing and who have a dining Plan A, B, C or D for fall and spring semesters.   There is no additional charge for housing and dining to students approved to be on campus.  Atrium Market, Nessie’s and Scotties are closed.

In order to plan for food preparation and staffing all students approved to return to campus during the break must complete the Request for January Break Housing formby December 2nd.

All students must also check-in upon arrival to activate their break meal plan.  Check-in details will be sent in early December to students who complete the form.   

Spring Semester 2017 – Halls open for spring semester at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, January 17.  Spring dining plans begin with breakfast on Wednesday, January 18.

Housing Calendar Fall 2016 and Spring 2017

Fall 2016

August 14 - Preseason housing opens for students approved for early activities.

August 26, Friday - New First-Year and Transfer students arrive.  Orientation begins.

August 28, Sunday -  Upper class students return for Fall semester.  

August 31, Wednesday -  Classes Begin

September 5, Monday - Labor Day - No Classes

September 30, Friday through October 1, Saturday - Family Fest

October 20, Thursday through  October 23, Sunday - Fall Break; Halls stay open, food service in Cafe Mac and Grille is open.

November 23, Wednesday through November 27, Sunday - Thanksgiving Break;  Halls stay open; Food Service in Cafe Mac is open with adjusted holiday hours.

December 9, Friday  - Classes End

December 10, Saturday - Atrium Market, Scotty's and Nessie's closed for winter break.

December 10, Saturday through Friday, December 16 - Study Days and Final Exams

December 16, Friday - Food Service ends after dinner. Cafe Mac and Grill, close for winter break

December 17, Saturday - Residence Halls, Houses, and Apartments close by Noon.

Winter Break December 18, 2016  through January 16, 2017

January Break Housing - January 3, 2017 through January 16, 2017 - For International students with permanent addresses outside the USA and students approved for athletic, academic, and Macalester sponsored break programs and activities. 

January Break Dining - Begins with breakfast on Tuesday, January 3, ends after dinner on January 17th.  Break dining service is Cafe Mac breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday through Friday and brunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. 

Spring 2017

January 17, Tuesday - Residence Halls open for spring semester.

January 18 Dining Plans begin with breakfast

January 19, Thursday - Spring Semester Classes Begin

February 1, Wednesday - Language House and Specialty Housing applications open for 2017-2018 housing. 

March 11 - 19, Saturday through Sunday - Spring Break; Halls stay open but Cafe Mac, and auxiliary food stations are closed except for The Grille.  The Grille is open Monday through Friday with shortened hours. 

March 19, Sunday - Cafe Mac opens at dinner for spring semester dining plans. 

March 20, Monday through March 31, Friday - Room Selection season for returning students

May 4, Thursday through May 8, Monday - Final exam period.  Non-graduates depart campus after their last final. 

May 9, Tuesday - Residence Halls close by Noon for all but graduating seniors and students approved to stay on campus during senior week.

May 9, Tuesday through May 12, Friday - Senior Week. Halls stay open for graduates and students approved to be on campus during senior week. 

May 13, Saturday - Commencement.  Senior week and graduates departures begin

May 14, Sunday - Halls close by Noon for all students except those taking a final at an ACTC location with a later final schedule.