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Welcome to the Macalester community! Mac Day is an immersive program where admitted students can experience college life and learn more about Macalester. Students, professors, and staff are ready to share their experiences about academic and student life at Macalester.

MAC DAY SCHEDULE (April 8 or April 15)

7:45-8:30 – Check-in and Schedule Selection
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center – 2nd Floor Atrium
Plan your day, collect tickets for tours and class visits, grab coffee and a snack, and chat with Admissions staff.

8:30-9:30 – Welcome and Academic Overview
Weyerhaeuser Chapel
Welcome to Macalester and a chance to hear from professors across several academic divisions.

9:40-10:40 – Choice of Tours, Class Visits, and Department Visits

10:50-11:50 – Choice of Tours, Class Visits, Panels, and Department Visits

12:00-1:00 – Lunch
Kagin Ballroom
Chat with a current Macalester student while enjoying a boxed lunch from Bon Appetit, our campus food service provider. Please contact Admissions if you need to update the dietary considerations associated with your registration.

1:10-2:10 – Choice of Tours, Class Visits, Panels, and Department Visits

2:20-3:20 – Choice of Tours, Class Visits, and Department Visits

3:30-4:30 – Send Off Mixer
Weyerhaeuser Boardroom
Grab a snack, ask lingering questions, and chat with current students and Admissions staff

Schedule Options & Descriptions

Class Visits
Offered at 9:40, 10:50, 1:10, and 2:20
Join current students for a class. To ensure that all participants have a seat in our small class settings, please collect tickets when you check in at the beginning of the day. Class visits are open to admitted students only, not their additional guest.

Campus Tours
Offered at 9:40, 10:50, 1:10, and 2:20
Meet in the Board Room, Weyerhaeuser Hall
Please collect tickets when you check in at the beginning of the day.

Financial Aid Office Open 
Weyerhaeuser Hall Lower Level
Stop by with questions about your financial aid package.

Career Exploration Open 
Kagin Commons First Floor
Stop by to learn how we help students make connections in the Twin Cities and across the world to find internships, jobs, and advanced degree programs.

Center for Study Away Office Open
Markim Hall Second Floor
Nearly 60 percent of Macalester students participate in study away programs.  Learn how our staff have helped Macalester students find programs to take their learning across the globe.

Theater and Dance Department Tour
Meet at the Theater Box Office, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Art Commons
See our theater and dance spaces.  Space is limited; please collect tickets when you check in at the beginning of the day.

Music Department Info Session
Mairs Concert Hall, Music Building
Join us in the concert hall for a short overview of the department and plenty of time for questions.

Panel: Engaging the Twin Cities
John B. Davis Lecture Hall (Campus Center Lower Level)
Hear from the Civic Engagement Center, Career Exploration, and Entrepreneurship and Innovation about ways our students have learned from the Twin Cities community and made an impact.

Chemistry Department Tour
Chemistry Office, Olin Rice Room 320
Join professors from the Chemistry department for a tour of our facilities.

Muslim Student Association Gathering
Center for Religious and Spiritual Life – Lower Level
The Macalester Muslim Student Association invites visitors observing Ramadan to join our weekly community gathering, held Fridays at noon.

Parent Panel
John B. Davis Lecture Hall (Campus Center Lower Level)
Hear from parents of current Macalester students about how their students have gotten the most of their time at Macalester.

Biology Department Info Session
Olin Rice Room 273
Join us in one of our biology labs to learn more about our department.  Capacity is limited; please get tickets when you check-in for the morning.

Disability Services Meet and Greet
Kagin Commons Lower Level
Stop by to meet staff from Disability Services and learn how Macalester supports and builds community around disabilities, neurodiversity, and mental health.

Art and Art History Open House
Joan Adams Mondale Hall of Studio Art
Stop by to see our art studio and gallery spaces, and meet staff and faculty from the Art and Art History Department.

Department of Multicultural Life Meet and Greet
Kagin Commons First Floor
The Department of Multicultural Life (DML) is a space for BIPOC students, students who identify as LGBTQIA+, first-generation students, and all students who are passionate about making Macalester and our world a more just and equitable space. This mix-and-mingle session provides the opportunity to connect with both current students and staff at the DML – come join us!

Idea Lab Open House
Dewitt Wallace Library Second Floor
Stop by the Idea Lab, a community-oriented workspace designed to encourage collaboration by giving everyone the tools and support they need to realize their ideas.  Students have the space and tools to work collaboratively, share a skill, solve problems, and play.


Please park in the South Parking Lot at 165 Snelling Ave, south of the Leonard Center off of Snelling Avenue.  Street parking is also available in the surrounding neighborhood.  Visit our Maps and Directions page for general directions and printable maps.


Visitors are expected to be fully vaccinated and wear a high-quality mask.

Please contact us if you have any questions.