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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


Throughout the year, Macalester offers a 40-minute information session followed by an hour-long student-led campus tour. Other options such as student panels and class visits may be available, depending on the season. We ask all visitors to have an up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination and to bring a high-quality mask, which may be required for some activities.

Macalester Info Session
Online Program

Virtual 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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Virtual Program


High school students are invited to register for our Workshop Wednesdays. The same admissions counselors who read thousands of applications simplify topics like writing a college essay and filling out the Common App. Sign up for one or the whole series.

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High School Visits

Mac in your Area

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

Macalester is participating in Minnesota Private College Week (MPCW) along with 17 other colleges around the state. Use the easy search tools to plan your itinerary. These free, low-pressure introductory campus tours and informational meetings can serve as a first step to help you discover just what you’re looking for in a college. Visit Minnesota Private Colleges.
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About Us

Discover more about Macalester

Explore our video 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.

Old Main, a red brick building with a large gray stone entryway, and Carnegie Hall on Macalester's campus

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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