About the Student Handbook

More than just a manual of rules and regulations, the Handbook identifies expectations, opportunities, policies, procedures, and rights that have been established to enhance the educational and personal growth for Macalester students. The relationships between Macalester College and its students is a legal and contractual one; the College has certain responsibilities to students, and in turn, students have responsibilities to the College and the College community.

The legal and contractual relationship is defined in the Handbook, as well as the College Catalog and other official documents of the institution. While the Handbook provides a review of general policies, guidelines and resources, the College reserves the right to change statements and policies when modified according to established procedures.

The Student Handbook is published by the Student Affairs Office. Corrections or information for the Handbook should be submitted to the Associate Dean of Students.

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