Room Assignment

Room Assignment for Incoming Students

First year and sophomore students are required to live on campus. There are options for juniors and seniors to live on-campus as well. Your residence hall room will quickly become your "home away from home" as you meet new friends and take advantage of everything the halls have to offer. We look forward to your arrival on-campus!

Room  and Board Costs for the 2014-2015 academic year:

Residence Hall Room - $5608.00 yr; $2804.00 each semester

Required Board Plan: $4888.00 yr; $2444.00 each semester

Your Online Housing Access
Your personal MyHousing webpage will contain your housing assignments and dining plan selections while you are at Macalester. Once your Macalester email account is established in early June, we’ll ask you to access your MyHousing and ApplyOnline webpage. There you will find the Housing and Preferences 2014-2015 application and room and board contract. We’ll ask you to agree to the contract and to answer a few housing preference questions.

When room and roommate assignments are ready in early August we'll let you know its time to access your MyHousing page and room information.

Accessing your MyHousing Page (when you have a Mac user name and password)
Log into 1600grand, using your Macalester user name and password. Then choose the Student Life tab and My Housing from the dropdown menu. At the first screen select ApplyOnline. Agree to the Housing and Preferences 2014-2015 application and continue to the preferences questions.

If you receive an error message at MyHousing: Make sure your internet browser is set to accept cookies from third-party sites. Change internet settings by accessing the Control Panel on your computer and Network and Internet options,

Your Room and Roommate Assignment
We'll do our best to assign you a room and roommate or possibly roommates (we have some triple and quad rooms) based on your preferences. If you are assigned to a residential first-year course, the course location may take priority over your hall or room-type preference. We don't encourage roommate requests, and of the mutual requests we receive we can accommodate very few.