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Visit Macalester

Get to know Macalester

Campus visits may look a little different this year, but we have you covered. There are plenty of experiences and opportunities to get to know Mac. Take a look and choose the options that work best for you.

Macalester College
Special Event

Fall Virtual Visit Days

High school students and families are invited to join our faculty, admissions counselors, and students for this three-hour, virtual program, with a welcome from Macalester’s new president, Dr. Suzanne Rivera.

Macalester Info Session
Virtual Programs

Information Session & Tour

Learn more about Macalester in our Online Info Session & Tour. Hear about a variety of opportunities, classes, and pathways to graduation. Then join current students to explore the campus from their perspective. The 30-minute information session is followed by a 30-minute live tour.

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Take a virtual tour

Visit campus from the comfort of your couch.

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Join Us

Workshop Wednesdays

You’re invited to join us for these free workshops, geared at making your college search and application process easier. Topics like writing a college essay, filling out the application, and and navigating financial aid are just a few of your choices.

Visit Us at Virtual College Fairs and Presentations

Macalester is participating in a variety of virtual events through the fall, partnering with other colleges across Minnesota and the nation. Select from these upcoming opportunities to hear directly from Admissions representatives and learn more about Macalester.



Current students provide the insights and perspective that truly push your college search to the next level. They can describe everything from a typical day at Mac to the extraordinary moments that occur along the way.

Macalester Student

Chat with a Student

These scheduled, one-to-one chats (call or video chats) are the perfect time hear about Mac and to ask questions about the topics that interest you most.

Macalester Tour

Tour our campus

Reserved for seniors and their families, these individual tours will highlight the favorite spots on campus, as well as reveal some hidden gems.

Macalester Admissions Interview
Getting to know you


Interviews are reserved for senior and transfer student applicants. Applicants who wish to interview must do so by February 1 of their senior year. In these online conversations with Admissions staff, you’ll tell us about yourself, and we’ll answer any questions you may have!



Out of concern for public health in response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, Macalester College has suspended in-person Information Sessions, Class Visits, and Overnights until further notice.

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The Twin Cities

Location amplifies everything

The Twin Cities offer countless opportunities for Macalester students to actively engage in their education through community-based learning and real-world experiences.

Helpful information

Maps & Directions

Whether you’re traveling by plane, bus, train, or car, here’s how you get to our campus.

Our Hours

See open hours, holiday closings, and more.