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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 form by December 2nd.
All students must also check-in upon arrival to activate their break meal plan. Check-in details will be sent near the end of fall semester to students who complete the form.
Macalester College Residence Hall Closing 2016
Residence Halls close for all students on Tuesday, May 10 at noon. Students check out 24 hours after their last final. Those with a final on Monday May 9th must check out by noon on Tuesday, May 10.
Graduates and students asked to stay for performances at graduation may stay until Sunday, May 15 at Noon. We also permit students enrolled in a class at an ACTC institution with a later finals schedule and students transitioning to on-campus summer housing to stay on campus until after the final or summer hall check-in.
Leaving your Room in good condition
- Remove all your belongings--double-check closets & drawers!
- Remove everything from the walls including posters, pictures, tape, poster putty, etc.
- Take out trash/recycle/donate as outlined below.
- Clean your room (vacuum, dust and wipe down all surfaces).
- Return your room to way it was set up when you moved in.
- Leave your heat on the setting it is now.
- Close exterior storm windows and interior windows and lock; close curtains/blinds
- Turn off the lights and close and lock the door.
- Proceed to your check-out as directed by the residence hall staff in your building
24-Hour Quiet Hours
24-Hour Quiet Hours start the night before Study Day on Monday, May 2 at 10:00 p.m. 24-Hour Quiet Hours end after the last final on Monday, May 9. Please be extra considerate of your residence hall community by keeping the noise you make to a minimum during the final exam period.
Trash and Recycling rooms will be locked and bins removed on Monday, May 2. Trash bags and cleaning supplies will arrive to designated areas on the floors and the hall offices. Students will be responsible for taking out their own trash and recycling on May 2nd through closing. THINK GREEN! Sort your trash, recycling, and items you can donate!
The main trash/recycling/donation sites will be on Macalester Street by Wallace Hall; underneath the Dupre Hall overhang, and the south side of Kirk (by the Leonard Center). Those living in Veggie Co-op, & Houses will have smaller trash and recycling spots locally (use the three locations listed for donations). Trash/Recycling/Donation Areas include:
• “Trash/Garbage” – anything you can’t recycle or donate!
• “Paper & Cardboard” – pretty self-explanatory
• “Recyclable Glass/Metal/Plastics” – Recyclable glass, tin or aluminum cans, #1 and #2 Plastics
• “Electronic Waste – E-Waste” – Electronics that are broken or obsolete
• “Usable Donations to the Fall Habitat for Humanity/Bonner Scholars Garage Sale” – items you would give a friend
2016 END OF YEAR CLOSING- SUMMER STORAGE INFORMATION:
- Anyone living on campus for the upcoming academic school year whose home address is 400 miles or MORE away from campus (Google Maps will be used to calculate the distance)
- You can store up to 4 items . These items can include boxes, plastic tubs/containers, microfridges, trucks, suitcases. (if you have a question about your item ask your RHD as soon as possible)
- Boxes should be 20 X 20 X 20 or smaller anything larger cannot be stored.
- All items must be completely secured/ shut tightly/ tapped closed
- You must be able to lift your items on your own to get them in and out of storage.
- You CANNOT store pets, food, plants, bicycles
Where can you Store?
Students Living Next Year in:
Wallace Hall 4th floor
(Hall Office located in Bigelow)
30 Mac & Bigelow Hall
GDD, GCA, Houses, Summit
Kirk and Veggie Co-op
(Hall Office located in Section 1)
(Hall Office located in Doty)
Summer Housing (Dupre Hall)
Dupre (2 boxes only for summer)
Arriving early for Fall Pre-Season 2016
- Stop by the respective Hall Offices for instructions
- Storage will NOT be available outside of those hours. Students involved in Senior week must store in advance.
- Have all of your items ready to store at the same time.
- Storage space is limited and is on a first come first serve basis. STORE EARLY
- Label your boxes clearly and note where in the room you stored your items on your storage sheet.
- Do not store any valuables that can be easily be damaged or important documents such as passports or IDs.
- Access to storage is not available until August 28th 2016 (unless you have been approved for preseason storage)
- Follow the instructions of the hall staff
Smartbox- At SMARTBOX, we want to help alleviate some of the demands on your budget, by offering a college student discount that allows you to utilize the convenient moving and storage services that we provide.
Link to find storage units in the Twin Cities- You are able to search by zip code to find storage units near you.
Preseason storage - Dupre Hall basement, 10K Lounge. For Students approved to move into their campus fall room assignments for preseason activities may store to Dupre Hall basement, 10K, before they leave campus.
- Preseason storage is open only to students with home addresses at least 400 from St. Paul, MN.
- Storage policies and hours are the same as general storage.
- Students will have access only to preseason storage, during the preseason period.
- General storage is not open during preseason.
Preseason students approved to arrive to campus during the last two weeks in August, may store items (max of four boxes/trunks/bins) in Dupre 10K. Preseason storage will open in August for students returning early for preseason activities.
Other: If you have other questions, please contact your RA, your RHD, or the Residential Life Office. Best wishes on a great rest of the semester!
Written materials outlining check-out procedures will be available to students via this web site.
- Students should note the closing procedures for their rooms noted above. Students who do not follow the check-out procedures may be held financially accountable through fees and fines.
- All college owned furniture must be returned to the student's room and reset to its original design (either lofted or delofted, beds on the middle-settings, and bunked/debunked). Beds must also be reassembled correctly.
- Students are expected to check-out 24 hours after their last final exam. Residents who live internationally, have transportation problems, or have extenuating circumstances should talk to the Residential Life office to receive permission to stay in the halls past the official closing date. Students who check out of the halls late may incur substantial fees with the minimum fee for an improper check-out starting at $100. Please be aware of your responsibility to manage your time in order to avoid an improper check-out fee. Returning students who refuse to leave the halls at their designated time will risk having their housing contract rescinded for the coming year.
- Students who choose to become involved in conduct within the last few days of the semester may be asked to leave the halls immediately.
Summer Housing 2016
Monday, May 16, 2016 through Friday, August 5, 2016
Meal Plans: Lunch, Tuesday, May 31 through Dinner on Friday, August 5, 2016
Room $10.00 per day
Minimum summer stay is three weeks. Cost is $210.00 and $70.00 for each additional week.
Dining(required): Summer Meal Block Options:
Summer Block A - 60 Meals for $400.00
Summer Block B - 100 Meals for $600.00
Summer Block C - 140 Meals for $800.00
Summer Housing room and board charges will be added to students’ billing accounts by May 15th. Payment is due by June 15, 2016. If you have questions regarding payment of these charges, please contact the Student Accounts Office.
Applications are due by May 1, 2016. If your application is not accepted you will be contacted. Room assignments announced by Friday, May 13, 2016.
Eligibility Requirements for Summer Housing:
Students with outstanding spring semester charges will not be approved for summer housing until the outstanding balance is paid. Contact the Student Accounts Office if you have questions about your student billing account.
Current Macalester College students are eligible to live on-campus for the following reasons:
- Working on campus for Macalester College
- Registered for an internship or independent study
- Registered for the Physics Institute
- Awarded Summer Research Housing
Students planning to live on campus for research programs must check in by May 31st, in order to have time to fulfill the 10-week housing option. No check-ins permitted after July 15, 2016. Summer Housing ends on August 5, 2016. Minimum summer housing is three weeks.
Students requesting accommodations for religious observances while in summer housing should contact Marian Aden, Summer Hall Director.
The Summer Meal Plan (Every day including weekends):
Lunch - 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Dinner - 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Also, Breakfast will usually be available when summer conferences are on campus.
Summer Transition Storage:
Some storage will be available for students that will not move directly into summer housing at the end of the spring semester. Students who will live on-campus in the Fall may use temporary summer storage for one (1) reasonably sized box for the time between their spring departure and return to summer housing and the time between their summer departure and return for fall housing. Storage space is not guaranteed due to limited space.
If you have any questions regarding summer housing, please contact the Residential Life Office at x6215. We look forward to assisting you and your students in your summer projects.
Preseason 2015 - August 17 - August 27, 2015
Athletes, Resident Assistants, Orientation Leaders, special program participants, and others may be asked to return to campus before Residence Halls open for fall semester. Sponsoring departments will submit preseason housing requests and rosters to Residential Life in March and April. Residential Life will notify students of their approved preseason check-in date before they leave campus in the spring. New students approved for preseason activities will be notified in early August.
Students: The person in charge of your program will inform you of the date when you should arrive on campus. Any student arriving early without approval from Residential Life or before their scheduled preseason check-in date will incur an early arrival fee.