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Life at Mac

Welcome to your community

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100+ student organizations

From badminton and rugby to comic books and anime, student organizations at Macalester cover all sorts of interests and experiences and provide space to build community—because there’s more to college life than coursework.

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Activism is highly encouraged

Because even small acts of social advocacy, like voicing an unpopular opinion, can contribute to social transformation.

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Making space for everyone

Diversity, equity, and inclusion underscore life at Macalester. We pay attention to historically marginalized voices, bolster leadership, and grapple with social justice in theory and practice.

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Taking action against climate change

At Macalester, we’re reducing our carbon footprint by implementing more sustainable practices campus-wide.

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Mac Athletics

Home of the Scots

Student athletes compete in 19 varsity and 7 club sports at Macalester.

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Residential Living

Campus life

Macalester students learn a lot from each other while living on campus together.

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A Day in the Life

Ruby Rich ’23

Take a look at Macalester from Ruby’s perspective.

A Day in the Life

Ruby Rich ’23

Take a look at Macalester from Ruby’s perspective.

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