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Spring Samplers, April 9-10 and 16-17, 2020

Spring Samplers for admitted Class of 2024 students will provide a broad sampling of Macalester life. You may choose to participate in both Thursday (can include an overnight in a residence hall with a volunteer host) and Friday activities, or in Friday activities only. Limited overnight stays are available on a first come first served basis. Parents are welcome to attend the presentations on both Thursday and Friday.

View our Visit Campus page for individual visit opportunities.

Invited to the Multicultural Fly‐In? Find details in your portal.


View the events, days, and times at Spring Samplers.

Meet with Athletic Coaches

If you wish to meet with a particular coach when you are visiting campus, please contact the Athletics Department directly. Coaches will make every effort to meet the needs of your schedule.

Macalester-Provided Transportation and Hotels

Macalester will provide the following transportation during the Spring Sampler:

  • Thursday MSP Airport shuttle to campus, noon to 5:00 p.m.
    There will be a Macalester Welcome Booth in Terminal 1 near baggage claim carousel #6 and Terminal 2 near the Caribou Coffee.
  • Thursday evening transport to preferred hotels, 6:30 p.m. for parents, 9:00 p.m. for students
    Transport for parents will depart from the Parent Reception. Transport for students will depart from the Admissions Office.
  • Friday transport to campus from preferred hotels, 6:45 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
    Departing from select area hotels (listed below). Details available upon arrival to campus.
  • Friday shuttles to MSP Airport, noon to 5:00 p.m.
    Departing from the Admissions Office.

Other ways to get to campus, campus maps, directions, and more.

Spring Sampler Preferred Hotels

Find hotels at special rates for your stay.