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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 through Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. Each session lasts approximately 2 hours. We ask all visitors to be fully vaccinated and wear a well-fitted, high-quality mask.

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

Free workshops to guide your college search

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

Fly-In Program Participants
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Multicultural Fly-In Program

Apply to this special on-campus visit program running October 27-29. Selected multicultural fly-in participants will join other BIPOC students and professors for meals, excursions into our surrounding Twin Cities, and energizing conversations to experience college life first-hand. Applications accepted through September 16.

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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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