April 6-7 and 13-14

Transportation from Terminal #1 (Lindbergh) to campus will be available on Thursday from 12 noon until 4:30 pm.  Please check in at the Macalester Welcome Table on the Baggage Claim level of the Terminal #1 near Door #5.

Thursday, April 6 and 13

3:00 p.m. Spring Sampler Check-In
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

Check in at the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center (2nd floor atrium). 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 Lorne Robinson (Dean of Admissions), a faculty member, and a current Macalester student.

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 St. Paul hotels will be provided for parents after the reception.)

7:00-8:30 p.m. Ice Cream Van Run to Grand Ole Creamery for Students
Admissions Office

Vans 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

Friday, April 7 and 14

Transportation from the campus to the airport will be available Friday afternoon (1-6 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

8:45 a.m. Academic Overview

Introduction to academic life at Mac

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, 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.

If you are interested in playing competitive varsity athletics at Macalester, you may connect with individual coaches during this hour. Please contact coaches directly to reserve a meeting time. For a complete list of coaches and their contact information, refer to the online Athletics Staff Directory.

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 from around the world.

11:45-1 p.m. Student Services Fair
Campus Center, Second Floor Atrium

This is your opportunity to ask questions about the services and resources that are available to the Macalester community.

1-6 p.m. Shuttle Service to the Airport
Admissions Office

Please sign up in the Admissions Office for a specific shuttle.

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

This is a great meeting place for students and parents at the end of the program. Stop by to mingle with other prospective students and parents. Admissions staff members will be on hand for any lingering questions.