Current Status

  • As of October 10, over 99% of our students and employees are fully vaccinated. Reminders for travel and activities during the upcoming fall and Thanksgiving breaks were shared in an Oct. 12 campus message. This message included links to a CDC quarantine vs. isolation infographic and details on how those vaccinated in Minnesota can view  their immunization record electronically or via an app.
  • We strongly encourage those with symptoms to stay away from others and to seek testing and medical advice. Additional public health reminders were shared in a Sept. 24 campus message.
  • We expect everyone to follow the Mac Stays Safer 2.0 Community Commitment, including wearing a well-fitted mask when in public indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status. Updated guidance for gatherings, guests, events, transportation, building access, and other topics was shared in a Sept. 13 campus message.
  • Vaccination status, COVID-19 case status, and summary results from return-to-campus testing are being shared on our COVID-19 dashboard.



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

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: October 20, 2021


Additional Information

Recent Updates

COVID-19 Dashboard

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)