2018 Spring Samplers, April 5-6 and 12-13.

Registration for both Spring Samplers is closed. View our Visit Campus page for individual visit opportunities in April.

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Spring Sampler Transportation and Hotels

Macalester will provide the following transportation during the Spring Sampler: 

  • Thursday MSP Airport shuttle to campus, noon to 5:00PM
    There will be a Mac representative in Terminal 1-Lindbergh (near Door #2) and Terminal 2 - Humphrey (near the Caribou Coffee).
  • Thursday evening transport to select hotels (listed below), 6:30PM for parents, 9:00PM 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 select hotels (listed below), 6:45AM to 7:30AM
    Departing from select area hotels (listed below). Details available upon arrival to campus.
  • Friday shuttles to MSP Airport, noon to 5:00PM
    Departing from the Admissions Office.
Other ways to get to campus, campus maps, directions, and more.

We have secured special rates and courtesy blocks for Spring Sampler attendees. Please reference "Macalester College Spring Sampler" when booking one of the following hotels. 


Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 376-1000 Website

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Minneapolis
225 S 11th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 341-3300 Website

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 370-1234 Website

Hampton Inn Suites MSP-Mall of America
2860 Metro Dr, Bloomington, MN 55425
(952) 854-7600 Website 

Marriot MSP Airport
2020 American Blvd E, Bloomington, MN 55425
(952) 854-7441 Website

Radisson Blu MSP-Mall of America
2100 Killebrew Dr, Bloomington, MN 55425
(952) 881-5258 Website

Holiday Inn St. Paul
175 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 225-1515 Website

The Saint Paul Hotel
350 Market St, St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 292-9292 Website

Double Tree by Hilton St. Paul Downtown
411 Minnesota St, St Paul, MN 55101
(651) 291-8800 Website

Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Paul Downtown
175 10th St E, St Paul, MN 55101
(651) 224-5400 Website