Engage the issues that matter the most to you during your time at Mac

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Get Involved through Galaxy Digital

There are many opportunities to safely and authentically engage and volunteer in the Twin Cities. All students can check out our online portal Galaxy Digital to view specific opportunities. Whether you just have a general idea of the issues you care about, or have a specific nonprofit in mind, there are multiple ways to find the right fit for you. Questions can be emailed to cec@macalester.edu.

Centering Black Lives

This page highlights ways to work for justice and equity in the local Twin Cities community and our larger society. We allespecially those of us who identify as white — must work to dismantle racism and white supremacy as we also work to reimagine, support, and strengthen just and equitable communities.

Annual Events

Photo of children creating crafts at a table at International Kidsfest.From orientation visits throughout the Twin Cities to International Kidsfest to Debating for Democracy, the Civic Engagement Center sponsors several annual events to encourage and help students become involved in the community. For these annual events and more, we are frequent collaborators with the DeWitt Wallace Library, Office of Student Leadership & Engagement, Department of Multicultural Life, International Student Programs, and many academic departments throughout campus.

Carnegie Foundation Seal

Macalester is one of only 361 institutions that has been awarded the prestigious Carnegie Community Engagement Classification for excellence in civic engagement.

Academic-Year Hours
Monday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – Noon

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