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Visit Macalester

Get to know Macalester

There are plenty of experiences and opportunities to get to know Mac. Whether you’re planning a visit to our campus, or want to take advantage of the virtual options, we have you covered. Take a look and choose what works best for you.

On-campus tour guide


Macalester offers on-campus information sessions and student-led campus tours Monday-Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. Each session lasts approximately 2 hours. Sessions will be socially distanced, and we will ask all guests to wear face masks indoors.


Fall Virtual Visit Day & More

Take a look at these special virtual programs for high school students and families.

Fall at Macalester


Now available to view online, join current students, professors, and staff as they highlight what you should know about Macalester as you embark on your college search. This event was recorded on October 11.

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Through October, join professors to hear more about learning at Macalester, specifically in the four divisions: STEM, humanities, fine arts, and social sciences.


Take a virtual sample class and get a glimpse into learning at Macalester. Different classes are offered through October, so register for the topic that interests you most!

High School Visit
High School Visits

Mac in your Area

The Macalester Admissions Staff typically travels around the world meeting prospective students and families throughout the spring and fall. Take a look to see if we are coming to your school to connect in-person or view virtual programming.

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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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Workshops to Guide Your College Search

These recorded workshops are geared at making your college search and application process easier. Interest in Macalester is not required (but we hope to leave a great impression). Topics like writing a college essay, filling out the Common App, and navigating financial aid are just a few of your choices. Workshops are available to view anytime.

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About Us

Discover more about Macalester

Explore our virtual viewbook and discover more about our values, academics, and location in the Twin Cities. See the videos, photos, and details that give you an inside view into our Macalester community.

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Take a virtual 360° tour

Visit campus from the comfort of your couch. Discover Macalester’s favorite spaces for learning, studying, and hanging out.

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