Saturday, August 19:  Students and families arrive and students move into the dorms between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The program opens with dinner at 6 p.m. at Briggs House.  Families welcome for the dinner, but should plan to depart by noon on Sunday.

Sunday, August 20:  Paddleboat trip down the Mississippi River. Socializing and program overview on boat. Dinner at El Burrito, in the historic Districto del Sol. Evening on your own.

Monday, August 21:  9 a.m.–noon.  First-Year Course followed by lunch. 1 p.m.–4 p.m. Taking care of business. Walking tour of campus to identify key offices and what they do—Registrar, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Student Employment, Office of Student Affairs.

Tuesday, August 22:  9 a.m.–noon. First-Year Course followed by lunch. 1 p.m.–4 p.m. Interpreting the course syllabus; learning how different divisions approach knowledge.

Wednesday, August 23:  9 a.m.–noon. First-Year Course followed by lunch. 1 p.m.–4 p.m. The Library is your friend! Learn about Moodle, the Google Suite of tools and research techniques used by scholars and successful students.

Thursday, August 24:  9 a.m.–noon. First-Year Course followed by lunch. 1 p.m.–4 p.m. Understanding what assignments ask of you; writing strategies for various genres; the importance of rewriting and revising your work.

Friday, August 25:  9 a.m.–noon. First-Year Course followed by lunch. 1 p.m.–4 p.m. Speaking your mind!  How to contribute effectively in class; how to bring evidence from readings into the discussion; meeting with a faculty member during office hours.

Saturday/Sunday, August 26/27: Weekend retreat at the Katherine Ordway Natural History Study Area.

Monday, August 28:  9 a.m.–noon. First-Year Course followed by lunch. 1 p.m.–4 p.m. Fixed vs. growth mindset; navigating identities; contending with imposter syndrome.

Tuesday, August 29:  9 a.m.–noon. First-Year Course followed by lunch. 1 p.m.–4 p.m.  Mac beyond the classroom.”  Explore the Civic Engagement Center, Career Development Center, and student organizations.

Wednesday, August 30:  9 a.m.–noon. First-Year Course. Reflecting on your experience; evaluating the program. 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Cook-out and yard games. Saying goodbye to the summer program and hello to your first semester at Macalester.