Founders Day is an annual community-wide celebration of Macalester's history held on the anniversary of our founding.

Founders Day Gala

8:30 p.m. to midnight
Friday, March 3, 2017
Ruth Stricker Dayton
Campus Center


  • Live music by The Big Strong Men on MGO Stage
  • Birthday cake and snacks
  • Complimentary soft drinks and cash bar *
  • Games, dancing, photo portraits, and more!

*Students must provide both a government-issued and a Macalester ID to enter the bar.
Semi-formal attire welcome

Founders Day Events

"Pub" Quiz
Thursday, March 2
8 p.m.
Smail Gallery, Olin-Rice Science Center

Founders Day Decathlon
Friday, March 3 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sponsored by the Annual Fund

Pushball - A Macalester Tradition
Friday, March 3
4:30 p.m. 
Old Main Lawn

Founders Day Gala
Friday, March 3
8:30 p.m. 
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

A Capella Showcase
Friday, March 3
9:40-10 p.m.
The Loch, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center


Photos from Last Year