Friday, September 29 • Friday, October 6

Come sample life at Macalester!

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Fall Sampler Schedule

  • 8 a.m. Check-in begins, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
  • 9:15 a.m. Welcome, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
  • 9:40 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Choose from the many activities listed below including class visits, campus tours, information sessions, lunch on us, and more to create a schedule that works for you. The detailed schedule with available classes will be provided at registration.
  • Note: Fall Samplers are for high school juniors and seniors.

If you would like to also schedule an interview during your visit, please call our office directly at (800) 231-7974 to make an appointment

Phone (800) 231-7974 with any questions.


Campus Tours

Student guides will show you around campus and answer your questions.

  • 9:40 a.m.
  • 10:50 a.m.
  • 12 noon
  • 1:10 p.m.
  • 2:20 p.m.
  • 3:30 p.m.

Introduction to Macalester

Admissions staff will give a short presentation followed by time for questions about admissions and financial aid.

  • 9:40 a.m.


Sample cuisine from around the world inside Cafe Mac.

  • 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Study Away and Global Citizenship

Staff and students from the Institute for Global Citizenship will discuss how civic engagement, study away, and internships are an integral part of the the Macalester experience.

  • 10:50 a.m.

Campus Life and Activities

Staff from the Student Affairs Office will provide an overview of life outside the classroom.

  • 1:10 p.m.

Call the Athletics Department at (651) 696-6260 or if you wish to meet with a particular coach. Coaches will make every effort to meet the needs of your schedule.

Student Panel

A panel of current Macalester students will answer questions about Macalester.

  • 2:20 p.m.

Class Visits

Select classes from across the curriculum. Pick up a course schedule when you arrive and decide which classes you want to attend.

  • 9:40 a.m.
  • 10:50 a.m.
  • 12 noon
  • 1:10 p.m.
  • 2:20 p.m.
  • 3:30 p.m.


A limited number of interviews will be available with Admissions staff. Please call early if you would like to schedule an interview: (800) 231-7974 or (651) 696-6339.

  • 8:45 a.m.
  • 9:45 a.m.
  • 10:50 a.m.
  • 11:30 a.m.
  • 12:30 p.m.
  • 1:15 p.m.
  • 2:30 p.m.
  • 3:30 p.m.

Open Office Hours

You may also drop in at any of the following offices throughout the day

  • Career Development
  • Center for Religious & Spiritual Life
  • Civic Engagement Center
  • Financial Aid
  • Health and Wellness Center
  • Internships
  • Max Center (academic support)
  • Multicultural Life

For All Visitors

If you are a student with a disability or traveling with a family member with a disability, please mention your needs when you call or sign up for a visit. We will be better able to make appropriate accommodations for your visit.