Skip to Main Content Skip to Footer Toggle Navigation Menu
Students gathering on campus in springtime.

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.

Student Perspectives

VIdeo Viewbook: Learning and living at Mac

What’s it like at Macalester? Students give a view into the college experience.


“You get the best of both worlds. You get the on campus experience. … But then, you also get the cities. They’re just a bus ride away, where you get to do these other fantastic opportunities.”


“Students are so engaged, and they really are passionate about the causes that exists both on Macalester’s campus and in the Twin Cities. I think that creates a really strong sense of community as well.”


“I love the Macalester campus. It’s one of my favorite things about the school. There are so many different places where you can hang out, or study, or have a good time.”

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.

On Campus

Minnesota Private Colleges Week

Macalester is participating in Minnesota Private Colleges Week (MPCW) along with 17 other colleges around the state. Find visit opportunities at our campus or check the full schedule to plan your week.

High School Visits


Macalester Admissions Counselors travel around the U.S. and the world meeting prospective students and families. Take a look to see if we are coming to your school or view virtual programming.

Macalester Workshops Talha A
Virtual Program


High school students are invited to view 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. This is an annual summer series, with recordings available year-round.

Helpful information