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Meet Macalester Day

Join us at Macalester for an entire day of exploring campus and meeting the Mac community! As you contemplate colleges and research your options, Macalester invites you to connect with our current students, professors, and staff at our college in the city at this special on-campus event.

October 16 & October 23, 2023

Reserve your spot at this day-long experience for high school students and families to meet our community through class visits, tours, panels, and presentations.


You are invited to begin and end your day at our group events. For the remainder of your time, you’ll choose from our list of options and fill your day with activities that interest you most.

Class visits are only open to student visitors. We ask that parents and other guests choose another activity while their student is in class.  At 10:50, all visitors are welcome to join a special sample class taught exclusively for Meet Mac visitors.

Visit Day Schedule
8:30-9:00 | Check In / Choose your schedule
9:15 | Welcome Session
9:40 | Choose from Introduction to Macalester College, Campus Tour, or Class Visits
10:50 | Choose from Sample Class, Campus Tour, or Class Visits
12:00 | Lunch with Current Students
1:10 | Choose from Admissions and Financial Aid Deep Dive, Affinity Mixer, Campus Tour, or Class Visits
2:20 | Choose from Academics at Mac Panel, Campus Tour, or Class Visits
3:30 | Send-Off Mixer
Full Day | Departments are open for drop-ins all day or as noted in the Meet Mac Day program.

Register now to reserve your spot at the Meet Macalester Visit Day that fits best with your schedule. Events have reached capacity in past years.

More in October

Virtual Professor Panels

As a complement to Meet Macalester Visit Day or on their own, these virtual sessions with Macalester professors dive deeper into the nuances within different majors and areas of study. Hear about the classes, research, internships, and career opportunities for STEM, Humanities, Fine Arts, and Social Sciences. TUESDAYS IN OCTOBER


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.