Current Status

  • We are currently in Module 3. The last day of classes for Module 3 is Wednesday, March 10. Plans for in-person campus activities, including instructional and co-curricular activities, are at the discretion of relevant faculty and staff. Successfully moving to in-person gatherings while still minimizing community risk is dependent on our continued support of the Mac Stays Safer community commitment. Additional details were shared in a January 27 campus update.
  • President Rivera and Prof. Paul Overvoorde shared a spring break and Module 4 update including information about campus facilities during break, and details about the modified quiet period at the beginning of Module 4.
  • Our College Dashboard provides an overview of COVID-19 status , including results from back-to-campus testing at the beginning of Module 3.
  • Macalester’s Mac Stays Safer community commitment and face covering policy requires everyone on the Macalester campus wear a face covering when indoors, and outdoors when six-foot physical distancing cannot be maintained.



Learning and Building Community During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has required a re-envisioning of teaching and learning, new approaches to working, and creative solutions to help us find community when we are separated by distance. We are making this change together and we are finding strength in our community.

Responsive Teaching and Learning

A collection of resources for teaching, learning, and working during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual Community and Wellness

An online hub for student engagement, community, and involvement.

Thanks to those of you who’ve asked how to support students. You can make a gift to the Macalester Fund, which provides critical flexible support that can be deployed rapidly wherever it’s needed. Gifts will help our students with unanticipated expenses and help every campus department reimagine remote student support and programming.

For students or parents of current students: Have a question that isn’t answered in our FAQ or on this site? Please email us at

For alumni: Have a question that isn’t answered in our FAQ or on this site? Please email us at

Reviewed: February 25, 2021


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