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Snow covers Macalester's Great Lawn. The Campus Center is visible in the distance.

Transforming Macalester: 150th Storytelling Project

In the 150 years since our founding, we’ve seen a lot of change at Macalester. In fact, some might say that change is the heart of who we are. But what has not changed is our commitment to question and to improve ourselves and the communities around us. This curiosity and quest have included inspirational journeys and painful struggles, both of which have led to key moments of transformation, making our college and our world a better place. 

Throughout our 2024 sesquicentennial year, we will share these stories of transformation.

A student studies at a table in the library.
Mac at 150

Weyerhaeuser Library

1942: Weyerhaeuser Library is opened with help from students, who helped carry books from the old library. Hidden in the walls of this building is a yet-to-be-opened time capsule.