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Incoming Students



We will continue to follow government and public health guidance as we make decisions about programs for the fall semester, including orientation activities. You can find out more about Macalester’s COVID-19 response on Macalester’s dedicated COVID-19 site.


See our Pre-Departure Checklist for everything you need to do before you leave home, as well as other important information/resources (visa applications, phones, winter clothes, etc).

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ISP Mentoring

All incoming international students and Ametrica participants are paired with returning students who serve as mentors.

Ametrica Program

Ametrica aims to promote dialogue, intercultural sensitivity, and friendship between first year international and domestic students.
Apply for Ametrica through the New Student Portal.

Student Employment

On-campus employment is considered a form of financial aid. Students authorized to work on campus by the Financial Aid Office may do so without any special work authorization.