Your all-access pass to all things Mac.

Your Mac Pass is the official form of identification for students, faculty and staff, and an essential part of your life here on campus. If you are a member of the Macalester community, you must carry it with you at all times.

There is a 15 minute gap between receiving a new Mac Pass and when door access is reinstated.

Questions? Email Card Services at 

Getting Your Mac Pass

All individuals are required to show a current government-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, passport, military ID, state ID) in order to get a Mac Pass.

Students

  • Most Macalester students get their first Mac Pass card during Orientation or Pre-Season.
  • ACTC & PSEO Students must get a Registration Form from the Registrar’s Office before getting their Mac Pass.
  • If you have any questions regarding cross-registration, email the Registrar’s Office at 

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Faculty & Staff

  • Most staff and faculty get their first Mac Pass during their first day of employment at Macalester.
  • Staff and faculty members must bring an Identification Card Authorization Form from Employment Services in order to get their first Mac Pass.
  • If you have any questions regarding staff and faculty ID cards, email Annie McBurney at 

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Leonard Center Memberships

Community Memberships
  • In order to get a Leonard Center card, you must have approval from the High Winds Office and bring a completed Membership Application from the Leonard Center.
  • For more information on Leonard Center Memberships, see the Leonard Center Membership Page

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+1 Memberships
  • In order to get a Leonard Center +1 card, you must bring a completed Membership Application from the Leonard Center.
  • New and renewing +1 members should email all questions to Deanna Brabant at 

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Alumni

  • Must bring a Registration Form from the Registrar’s Office before getting an Alumni Mac ID.
  • Questions should be emailed to the Registrar’s Office at 

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Questions? Email Card Services at 

Using Your Mac Pass

On-Campus Dining

Your Mac Pass is used to access your meal plan at on-campus dining locations. You are required to bring your Mac Pass or virtual ID via GET Mobile whenever you want to use your meal plan. You can also use your Mac Pass at a variety of off-campus locations.

On-Campus Locations
  • Atrium Market
  • Café Mac
  • Coffee Cart at Fine Arts Common
  • Document Services
  • The Grille
  • The Loch
  • Scotty’s
  • Highlander – The Shop at Macalester
  • Information Desk
  • Library Copy Machine and Front Desk
  • Laundry
  • Vending Machines

All meal plan changes must be done through Residential Life. For details, see Residence Hall and Commuter Dining Programs. Please direct all questions to Residential Life. Email Residential Life at 

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Mac Money (formerly Aux Points)

Funds that you put on your Mac Pass to use at Macalester are called Mac Money (formerly known as “Aux Points”). Mac Money can be used at locations both on-campus and off-campus for things like food, laundry, textbooks, and more! For complete information on Mac Money, see the Mac Money page

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Access to Campus Spaces

Use your Mac Pass to gain access to the Leonard Center (Athletic & Wellness Complex) and other spaces on campus.

All card door access requests are handled through Facilities Services. For more information, visit the Card Access page. To report a problem or get assistance with card access, email Card Access Assistance at 

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Library Card

The barcode on your Mac Pass allows you to check out books and materials from the DeWitt Wallace Library. You must activate your Mac Pass barcode at the main Circulation Desk in the Library before using it for the first time.

You can also use Mac Money to make copies at the library copy machines.

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Questions? Email Card Services at 

Replacing Your Mac Pass

Lost or Damaged

The replacement fee for a lost or intentionally damaged Mac Pass is $20.00.

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Normal Wear-&-Tear

Replacing a worn-out card due to normal wear and tear is free.

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Pay for a Replacement Mac Pass

Students may use Mac Money or bill their student account directly at the Card Services Office.

For cash, check, and credit card payments, please pay at the Information Desk and bring the receipt to the Card Services Office.

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Questions? Email Card Services at 

Securing Your Mac Pass

Tips to prevent unauthorized use:

  • Do not give your Mac Pass to anyone.
  • Do not leave your Mac Pass as collateral.
  • Do not give your Mac Pass to your friend to use your Mac Money or Dining Plan.
  • Do not give your Mac Pass to your friend to access a building or lab.
  • Report a lost Mac Pass on GET Funds immediately! The card will be deactivated, and it can be reactivated when found.

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Questions? Email Card Services at