We have moved to remote work and will not be available for walk-ins or calls, though staff are otherwise working as usual. Please email for assistance.  If you wish to talk with someone, we are monitoring voicemail and you may leave a voicemail at 651-696-6036 and someone will get back to as quickly as possible.

Change of Advisor:  can be done electronically and the form and instructions are found on this web page under “Forms.”
Prectorships:  email
Scholarships:  email
Students who would like to make a virtual appointment with Ann Minnick should email her at
Faculty FTR requests:  complete the fill in form found on this page under “Forms” and email the completed form and receipts to
Outside speaker requests:  email
Honors Program:  email

Ann Minnick, Director of Academic Programs and Advising
Brenda Piatz, Program Assistant

The Academic Programs and Advising Office works closely with faculty and staff to carry out the academic mission of the college. We support faculty advisors, coordinate Macalester’s First-Year Course Program, manage the Academic Standing process, work with students in academic difficulty, facilitate Macalester’s Honors Program, coordinate national scholarship nominations, and oversee funds for student academic travel and outside speakers.

The Vice Provost and Associate Dean of the Faculty, Paul Overvoorde, and the Assistant Provost, Lynn Hertz, are co-located with Academic Programs and Advising in 215 Weyerhaeuser and are supported by Brenda Piatz and Claire Sislo. Additional information about their roles and responsibilities can be found on the Provost and Dean of the Faculty website.