April 11-12 and 18-19

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 by Baggage Claim #6.

Thursday Program

12:00 PM Spring Sampler Check-In Begins
Weyerhaeuser Board Room
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 PM

4:00 PM Welcome from President Rosenberg
Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel
Hear from President Rosenberg and current Macalester students.

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

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

6:30-8:00 PM Ice Cream Trolley Run to Grand Ole Creamery for Students
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 Program

Transportation to campus will be available from select area hotels preceding breakfast. Airport shuttles from campus will be available Friday afternoon (12-5 PM).  Details will be provided in your welcome packet.

7:30 AM 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 AM

8:30 AM Academic Overview and Faculty Panel
Kagin Ballroom

Sampler Programming

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

You may choose from campus tours, class visits (students only), departmental information sessions, student panels, open office hours, and more. A specific schedule of these options will be available at Sampler registration.

11 AM-2:30 PM Lunch
Various campus locations

3:30-4:30 PM 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.