What is Founders Day you ask?
Founders Day is an annual community-wide celebration of Macalester’s
history, held on the anniversary of our founding.
Founders Day Gala
Friday, March 6, 2020
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center


  • Live music 
  • Dancing 
  • Refreshments, with complimentary soft drinks and cash bar *
  • Bagpipes, photo booth, and more!

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

2020 Founders Day events are scheduled!  We look forward to seeing you at these events:

BABMD: Building a Better Macalester Day
Wednesday, March 4
8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
-Campus Center Atrium Hub from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. — Leo the dog to visit from Noon-1:00 p.m.
-Leonard Center Hub from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. — Koski the dog to visit from Noon-1:00 p.m.
-Student Volunteers around campus 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. — be on the look out for Mac the Scot
-Campus Center Grille from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Student Showcase
Thursday, March 5
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Lowe Dayton Commons
Reception to follow the Showcase at 9:00 p.m. in Lowe Dayton Commons

Founders Day Decathlon
Friday, March 6
2:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Various locations across campus
Sponsored by the Macalester Fund
Must register by 8:00 p.m. on March 5
Click here to register your team (required)!

Pushball – A Macalester Tradition
Pushball Video compliments of DeWitt Wallace group
Friday, March 6
4:30 p.m.
Great Lawn

Founders Day Gala
Friday, March 6
8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center