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Group Visits

Requesting a Group Visit

We are currently welcoming groups to visit the Macalester Campus. Each request is being reviewed by our Associate Director for Campus Visits. To inquire about visiting campus, and to schedule your visit please email

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Who may we bring to campus?

    The Macalester Admissions Office welcomes groups of students who are high-school aged (10th through 12th grades) to visit campus. Although the Admissions Office is unable to accommodate younger visitors, the Opportunities Abound partnership offers a limited number of group visit opportunities for younger students in college access programs.

  • What size of group may we bring?

    To ensure the highest-quality visit possible, we are best able to accommodate groups of 40 students or fewer. If you have a group of more than 40, please consider splitting your group into two separate visits on different days.

  • What days and times are available for group visits?

    Group visits to Macalester are available Mondays through Fridays during business hours (8:30 AM to 5 PM) from mid-June through mid-November. Requests at other times may be approved on a case-by-case basis.

  • How far in advance do we need to schedule our visit?

    Please request your visit at least one month in advance. Requests sooner than this will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

  • What will be included in our visit? How long does a typical visit take?

    A typical group visit is approximately 90 minutes and features tours led by Macalester student tour guides and an information session conducted by a Macalester Admissions staff member.

  • How many chaperones do we need for our group?

    To keep tour groups of a manageable size, we request that you provide at least one adult chaperone for every 8-10 student visitors present.

  • How do we get to/around campus, and where should we park?

    Refer to the campus map and directions page for instructions on how to get to campus. When you arrive, meet us directly at the Admissions Office, 62 Macalester Street, for the visit (#31 on the campus map). Parking for cars, trucks, and smaller vans is available in the visitor parking lots behind 77 Mac (#32) or adjacent to the Studio Art building (#19). Otherwise, if you have a larger van or a bus, there is usually on-street parking available near the Admissions Office and on Macalester Drive.