Founders Day

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

8:30 p.m. to midnight
Friday, March 4, 2016
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 3
10 p.m.
Café Mac, south side by stage area, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

#WeFoundMac Scavenger Hunt
Competition runs Thursday, March 3 at 8 a.m. until Friday, March 4 at 6 p.m.
Sponsored by the Annual Fund
Learn More
Registration now open

Pushball - A Macalester Tradition
Friday, March 4
4:30 p.m. 
Great Lawn

Live Music - The Big Strong Men
Friday, March 4
8:30 p.m. 
MGO Stage - Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

A Capella Performances
Friday, March 4
Intermission of The Big Strong Men concert
The Loch - lower level of Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

Photos from Last Year

View photosView photos from Founders Day 2015