MARCH 4, 2022

Founding Day is an annual community-wide celebration of Macalester’s history and the official birthday of the college. This year will include a unique adventure campus-wide scavenger hunt highlighting different areas across campus, bouts of Pushball on the Great Lawn in the afternoon, and an early evening kickback on Bateman Plaza with food, beverage, and celebration for all.

Please join us for March 4 Founding Day Celebration events:

Scavenger Hunt: Begins at 2:30 p.m. You can pre-register for the scavenger hunt with a team of up to 6 people. Walk-in registrations accepted the day-of on the Campus Center 2nd Floor Atrium. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams: 1st place—$50 gift cards for each team member, 2nd place—$25 gift cards for each team member, 3rd place—$10 gift cards for each team member. Students will get to pick the business/location for all prizes.

Food, Beverage, Music, and More: 3-6 p.m. on Bateman Plaza just outside of the Campus Center. Come join us for cupcakes, hot chocolate, giveaways, and some tunes. The heaters will be back on the plaza in case it gets a little chilly!

Pushball: 4:30-6 p.m. on The Great Lawn. Come join this classic Mac tradition—you can get in on the game or cheer along your pals from the sidelines. Join a team, line up on the goal lines, and at the sound of the whistle, you’ll rush to the huge ball (six feet in diameter, for reference) and try to push it into the opponent’s goal line.

Pushball Zoom Backgrounds:

Old Main/Winter Scene



Photos from past events