The Campus Center hosts a wide variety of programs in the evenings. With a wide variety of types of programming and occurrence, these late-night events aim to foster community, learning, and engagement, while making students feel at home in our facility.  

Campus Center After Dark

Campus Center After Dark is a late-night program occurring on weekends during evening hours in The Campus Center. This late-night program provides students the opportunity for creative expression, to engage with the community and expand their learning. Macalester students, student organizations and campus departments apply to host an event with The Campus Center team. Learn how to apply for Campus Center After Dark

Midnight Breakfast

At the end of the Fall semester, the Campus Center teams up with Cafe Mac to bring students Late Night Breakfast. It is a welcomed study break for students just before finals for them to fill their bellies with a late-night meal served by faculty and staff. All students are welcome – this is a free meal regardless of whether they’re on a meal plan. All students must have their Mac ID to enter.

Campus Center Programming Team

Our department has its own programming team – Campus Center Programming Assistants. This small team is made up of student employees who share a passion for event planning, ideas, and finding out what their peers want to see on campus. Our team hosts several events a month in addition to Campus Center After Dark and Partners in Programming events. These include things like Pub Trivia, board game nights, “Break the Bubble” – a program where students are encouraged to attend an event and meet new folks outside of their already existing friend groups, crafting nights, and “The Loch, LIVE” – ensuring one of our most popular student hangout spots has live performances a few times per semester.