April 5-6 and 12-13

Transportation from Terminal #1 (Lindbergh) to campus will be available on Thursday from noon until 4:30 pm.  Please check in at the Macalester Welcome Table (Booth #12) on the Baggage Claim level near Door #2.

Thursday, April 5 and 12

12:00 p.m. Spring Sampler Check-In Begins
Campus Center
Luggage may be stored in the Admissions Office, located on the ground level of Weyerhaeuser Hall. The Admissions Office will be open until 8:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m. Welcome
Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel
Hear from Jeff Allen, (VP of Admissions & Financial Aid), a faculty member, and current Macalester students.

5:00 p.m. Student Dinner
Alexander G. Hill Ballroom, Kagin Commons
Enjoy an informal buffet with other Spring Sampler participants.

5:00 p.m. Parent Reception
Lowe Dayton Commons, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Complex
Parents are invited to meet Macalester faculty and staff members over heavy hors d'oeuvres. (Transportation to area hotels will be provided for parents after the reception.)

6:30-8:00 p.m. Ice Cream Trolley Run to Grand Ole Creamery for Students
Admissions Office
Trolleys will leave from the Admissions Office. Enjoy a complimentary ice cream at a Grand Avenue institution.

Locations Across Campus
Activities on campus to be announced. Overnight guests will meet their volunteer host.

Friday, April 6 and 13

Transportation from the campus to the airport will be available Friday afternoon (12-5 p.m.).  Details will be available in your welcome packet.

7:30 a.m. Breakfast
Café Mac, Campus Center
Parents are also welcome to sample the food in the campus dining hall. Café Mac is open for breakfast from 7:30-9:30 a.m.

8:30 a.m. Welcome from President Brian Rosenberg and Academic Overview
Kagin Ballroom
Select faculty speak to the academic experience at Macalester.

The schedule for the remaining portion of the program will be divided into five sessions beginning at 9:40 a.m., 10:50 a.m., noon, 1:10 p.m., and 2:20 p.m.

You may choose from campus tours, class visits (students only), informational sessions with academic departments and different offices on campus, or drop in to a professor's open office hours and get your questions answered. A specific schedule of these options will be available at Sampler registration.

11-1:30 p.m. Lunch
Café Mac, Campus Center
Café Mac is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Come sample food inspired by world cuisines.

12-5 p.m. Shuttle Service to the Airport
Admissions Office

2:20 p.m. Chat with Mac Students
Campus Center and Weyerhaeuser Hall Board Room
Engage in a Q&A session with a panel of current students. There will be separate panels for students (Campus Center) and parents (Weyerhaeuser Hall Board Room).

3:30-4:30 p.m. Refreshments
Weyerhaeuser Hall Board Room and Lounge
Gather with fellow admitted students and families for a casual social gathering to end your stay. Admissions staff members will be on hand for any lingering questions.