Philosophy

Macalester College seeks to create a welcoming environment in which all students can reach their academic potential and have equal access to academic opportunities and co-curricular activities. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination and assured services. The College is committed to addressing barriers encountered by members of the Macalester community with appropriately documented physical, cognitive, and psychological disabilities.

Location and Hours

Kagin Commons

First Floor
8:30 am – 4:30 pm during the academic year

Summer Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Friday 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Summer hours may vary. For best service, please email Melissa Fletcher to schedule an appointment!

Macalester College
1600 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105
Phone: 651-696-6874
Fax: 651-696-6698

Who to Contact?

Melissa Fletcher. The Director of Disability Services oversees the Disability Services office and monitors campus compliance with federal and state legislation. The Director also determines reasonable accommodations for students in collaboration with faculty, staff and various campus departments. Melissa’s office is located in Kagin Commons, Room 125. Email

  • Department Coordinator for Disability Services arranges accessible texts and notetakers, interacts with students, faculty and staff and manages daily operations of Disability Services. Email disabilityservices@macalester.edu
  • Julie Lucking, Department Coordinator for the (MAX) Macalester Academic Excellence Center, arranges approved testing accommodations. Julie may be found in Kagin 102. Email
  • Brad Belbas, AIA for Social Sciences, Information Technology Services provides support with Assistive Technology of all sorts. Brad’s office is Carnegie 04H. Brad can be reached at