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Schedule of Events

Please note that some dates and times are subject to change.

More information about Senior Week activities can be found on the Senior Week webpage.

*notes that due to programmatic or space constraints, this program is reserved for our graduating seniors

Monday
May 6, 2024

Senior Art Show
Monday, May 6, 2024 – Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Law Warschaw Gallery

Last Lecture*
Monday, May 6, 2024 – 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Kagin Ballroom

Senior Bingo*
Monday, May 6, 2024 – 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Kagin Ballroom

Tuesday
May 7, 2024

Senior Art Show
Tuesday, May 7, 2024 – Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Law Warschaw Gallery

Senior Class Social*
Tuesday, May 7, 2024 – 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Bateman Plaza / Great Lawn

Wednesday
May 8, 2024

Student Athlete Commencement (tentative)
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 – TBD
Leonard Center Hall of Fame Room

Senior Art Show
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 – Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Law Warschaw Gallery

Lavender Graduation
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 – 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Kagin Ballroom

RSVPs required. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in attending.

Last Supper
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 – 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Café Mac

Senior Class Night at the Science Museum of MN*
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 – 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Science Museum of MN

Thursday
May 9, 2024

Commencement Rehearsal and Class Photo*
Thursday, May 9, 2024 – 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Leonard Center Fieldhouse

Senior Art Show
Thursday, May 9, 2024 – Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Law Warschaw Gallery

International Graduate Reception
Thursday, May 9, 2024 – 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Kagin Ballroom

By invitation. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in attending.

Friday
May 10, 2024

Phi Beta Kappa Induction
Friday, May 10, 2024 – 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel

Zero Waste Picnic (FREE)
Friday, May 10, 2024 – 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Café Mac and the Great Lawn

Registration link coming soon.

Senior Art Show
Friday, May 10, 2024 – Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Law Warschaw Gallery

Rites of Passage
Friday, May 10, 2024 – 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Kagin Ballroom

Registration link coming soon.

Academic Department Receptions
Friday, May 10, 2024 – 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Various locations across campus

Academic departments hold receptions for majors, minors, and students connected to the department to celebrate their extraordinary work. Location details will be shared closer to the event.

Marking the Moment
Friday, May 10, 2024 – 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Weyerhaeuser Chapel

Commencement Shabbat Gathering
Friday, May 10, 2024 –
TBD
Chapel Lawn

Graduating seniors, bring your friends, families, and guests for one final gathering with Macalester’s Jewish community.  We’ll have time to connect, share stories, sing, and have a bite of challah together as we celebrate your commencement.  Questions?  Email Rabbi Emma: [email protected]

Music Seniors in Recital
Friday, May 10, 2024 – 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Mairs Concert Hall

Saturday
May 11, 2024

Honoring the Journey
Saturday, May 11, 2024 – 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Mairs Concert Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center

Breakfast begins at 7:50 a.m., and the program will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m.

Honoring the Journey is a special gathering that honors the families of those who are amongst the first generation in their family to graduate from college. Graduating first generation seniors will have an opportunity to acknowledge those who have supported their journey as a first generation college student. RSVPs required to participate.  Breakfast will begin at 7:50 a.m. and the program will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. Questions?  Email Ruth Janisch [email protected] or Sedric McClure [email protected] 

Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 11, 2024
10:30 a.m., Macalester Stadium (inclement weather location: Leonard Center Fieldhouse)

Senior Art Show
Saturday, May 11, 2024 – Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Law Warschaw Gallery

Rental Robe Return
Saturday, May 11, 2024 – Directly after the Commencement Ceremony
TBD

Post Commencement Reception
Saturday, May 11, 2024 – Directly after the Commencement Ceremony
Shaw Field (inclement weather plan location TBD)

African Music Ensemble Performance
Saturday, May 11, 2024 – Directly after the Commencement Ceremony
McLaughlin Plaza
(inclement weather plan location TBD)

Lunch on your own